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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_api_filter_handler.inc on line 578.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of uc_product_handler_field_price::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/ubercart/uc_product/views/uc_product_handler_field_price.inc on line 94.
  • strict warning: Declaration of uc_product_handler_field_weight::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/ubercart/uc_product/views/uc_product_handler_field_weight.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of semanticviews_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/semanticviews/semanticviews_plugin_style_default.inc on line 232.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/handlers.inc on line 653.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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(May 2014) Life expectancy in New York City is now more than two years higher than the national average and besides health benefits in the digital age, face-to-face contact remains a crucial promoter and transmitter of knowledge in cities.
(March 2014) If you want to protect someone in Washington DC, call them a “job creator.” Such wonderful, rare creatures must be insulated from taxes, regulation, and especially unfriendly rhetoric.
(March 2014) The United States is not prepared for the slower growth that China’s successful rebalancing implies, according to Stephen Roach, Yale economist and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. US economic growth has long been led by American consumers. Dr Roach says that in 2013, personal consumption expenditures accounted for fully 69% of US gross domestic product (GDP) -- a record for any nation in modern history. Paradoxically, this consumer-led growth has occurred in a period of unusually sluggish real income growth for most American families. That’s where China enters the equation - - as a source of cheap goods that enables a hard-pressed middle class to buy more with their limited incomes. China has also become a huge source of demand for US government securities; it is now America’s largest foreign lender, currently owning approximately $2tn of such assets. That partially fills the void of a shortfall in US domestic saving and helps prevent US interest rates from rising - - thereby providing further support to American economic growth. "Regaining our economic independence is simple on paper - - boosting our saving capacity and revitalizing the competiveness of our workers and manufacturing industries - - but much tougher in practice." Meanwhile, the US had trade deficits with 102 nations in 2012.
(March 2014) After a wobble in January triggered by emerging markets' concerns, US stocks resumed their upward march in February, boosted by record borrowings. Margin debt at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has hit $451bn.
(February 2014) While the US lead in science and technology is shrinking, research shows that fears in the United States that overseas R&D expenditures substitute for domestic R&D expenditures and that US R&D activity abroad confers little benefit in the United States, are misplaced. It is argued that external R&D expenditures may complement and support domestic R&D and production activity, and new laboratories, R&D campuses, and engineering graduates abroad (even in India and China) can help to raise living standards in the United States.
(February 2014) The United States' predominance in science and technology (S&T) eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations--particularly China and South Korea--rapidly increased their innovation capacities.
(February 2014) President Barack Obama's goal to raise the US federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would eliminate about 500,000 jobs by 2016 but increase pay for millions of Americans and lift nearly a million out of poverty, a Congressional Budget Office report found.
(February 2014) David Wessel, an American economist, points to an alarming sign that the US economy is still far from healthy: More than one in six men between 25 and 54 years old - - the prime working years -- aren’t working. That’s 10.4m men, more than double the population of the city of Los Angeles. Some of them are looking for jobs. Two-thirds say they aren’t. Some are supported by families or friends; men without jobs are far less likely to be married than men with jobs. About 2m of these prime-age men are on Social Security Disability Insurance.
(February 2014) The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped more than expected last week, in a boost to the labour market outlook and the broader economy. Following a December monthly employment report that showed that only 74,000 net jobs were added in the economy, economists expect that numbers will return to the recent trend and about 180,000 jobs will have been added in January. Data on Thursday showed a slump in exports in December and economists said that suggested trade likely contributed a bit less to fourth-quarter economic growth than previously believed. Also this week, manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers' index) data was weak while services PMI improved. With emerging economies facing headwinds, US prospects look slightly shakier than on New Year's Day.
(February 2014) The final six months of 2013 was the strongest second half for US growth since 2003. It was boosted by exports, consumer spending and business investment. Consumer spending accelerated, reflecting a pickup in spending on household services, notably household utilities as well as food services and accommodations. The rate of growth was 3.3%, the fastest pace in three years - - it accounts for roughly two-thirds of economic activity. However, low wages growth could stall the surge in consumer spending.