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Economic Outlook
May 11, 2010 Posted by
OK, perhaps things are not as bleak as a "burning ring of fire," but positive price action over the last few months has reminded me of our title’s famous line issued by Chip Diller as pandemonium ensued at the homecoming parade in "Animal House." It was time for a correction.
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Economic Outlook
May 04, 2010 Posted by
Howdy and salutations from your future self!

I wanted to write to test the new iSend software we just installed, which allows the user to send a fax back in time. (Yes, in addition to a fax machine, we also still have a VCR, a gasoline-powered truck, and a cell phone!)
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Economic Outlook
April 27, 2010 Posted by
At 6:03 a.m. PST on September 11, 2001, I was sitting at my desk watching the unfolding horror in New York City when the second hijacked airplane crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center.
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Economic Outlook
April 20, 2010 Posted by
I'm a firm believer in the "KISS" methodology: Keep It Simple, Stupid.
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Economic Outlook
April 13, 2010 Posted by
From the start, rap music has been the underdog. First enjoyed only by a small segment of the population, no music genre ever spread so quickly to cross barriers or race, country and class so quickly. I believe there is a simply reason for this: Rap is emotional and raw, always driving for an expanded audience through an unabashed desire for high sales volume.
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Economic Outlook
April 06, 2010 Posted by
The bond market seems to be screaming in favor of "bad medicine" in the form of higher interest rates.

Over the last two weeks, the 10-year yields have risen close to 30 basis points. The latest burst came after Friday's employment figure release showed an additional 162,000 workers added to payrolls last month.
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Quarterly Economic Report
April 01, 2010 Posted by
In recent weeks we have seen interest rates on the rise some 20 percent or more! Of course, that’s only about 20 basis points in the front end, but many believe this indicates a market gearing up for interest rate increases.
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Economic Outlook
March 30, 2010 Posted by
I had the typical childhood growing up, including time with most of the classic fairy tales. However, I never read Alice in Wonderland, nor did I see any film versions until just this past weekend.
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