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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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(October 2011) Non-financial companies in the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500-stock index were holding $1.12trn in cash and short-term investments in their reports issued in Q3 2011, up 59% from $703bn in the third quarter of 2008, when Lehman Brothers, the investment bank, crashed. Meanwhile, profits per employee in 2011 are so far 12% higher than the total in 2007. The last recession began in December of 2007… Against a backdrop of a faltering recovery in the US, there is rising concern about the foreign cash hoards and the need to overhaul the corporate tax system - - a forthcoming topic for Finfacts Premium.
(October 2011) S&P 500 companies (the biggest US companies on the New York Stock Exchange) with full reporting information posted 46.3% of their sales revenues from outside of the United States in 2010, down slightly from the 46.6% posted in 2009 and significantly below the 47.9% recorded in 2008, according to research published by S&P Indices. The data is derived from the 255 companies within the S&P 500 that have full reporting information...In Apple's fiscal first quarter, ending in Dec 2010, 62% of its sales came from overseas; 57% of sales came from overseas in its fiscal fourth quarter 2010.
(October 2011) America's public infrastructure has been in dire straits long before the Great Recession and the emergence of the no-tax Tea Party within the Republican Party.. ..In 2006 German road fees brought in 2.6 times the money spent building and maintaining roads. American road taxes collected at the federal, state and local level covered just 72% of the money spent on highways that year… US cities may opt to abandon services in some districts and when lightly used blacktopped rural roads would be allowed to return to nature. Eventually, the report says, the federal gas tax will be increased; local governments will be allowed to toll interstate highways; water bills will rise to pay for pipe and sewer replacement.
(October 2011) US Plutonomy: A plutonomy is an economy dependent on the spending and investing of the wealthy and while the share of consumer spending as a ratio of US economic output or GDP (gross domestic product) is now above 70% - - near its highest level since World War II - - spending by the rich accounts for the largest share of consumer outlays in at least 20 years..The middle class nonetheless continued to spend, at first facilitated by the flow of women into the workforce. (In the 1960s only 12% of married women with young children were working for pay; by the late 1990s, 55% were). When that way of life stopped generating enough income, Americans went deeper into debt. From the late 1990s to 2007, the typical household debt grew by a third. As long as housing values continued to rise it seemed a painless way to get additional money.