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30-11-2016, 03:59 AM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2016 03:12 AM by Vosur.)
The Good News Thread
There has been plenty of bad news since the conclusion of this election cycle, so feel free to post some good ones you found here. I'll start.

"We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon."
https://twitter.com/Carrier/status/803764047300722688

NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/busine...in-us.html

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30-11-2016, 07:01 AM
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There was once a local paper from Cockpimpleton, Nowhersey, called The Good News. It's mission statement quipped that it would only print "good, wholesome, heartwarming articles and stories".

It folded after only six months.

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30-11-2016, 07:08 AM
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(30-11-2016 03:59 AM)Vosur Wrote:  There have been plenty of bad news since the conclusion of this election cycle, so feel free to post some good ones you found here. I'll start.

"We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon."
https://twitter.com/Carrier/status/803764047300722688

NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/busine...in-us.html

It's bad news for Mexico. As Einstein said, it's all relative.

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30-11-2016, 07:10 AM
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Yabbut, how much did he pay for that?

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30-11-2016, 07:16 AM
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Billionaire former Goldman-Sachs partner as Treasury Secretary and Tom "Nobody cares if your gramma gonna die" Price head of HHS. Things are really starting to happen now. Yes

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30-11-2016, 07:16 AM
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Best Black Friday in history,
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30-11-2016, 07:22 AM
RE: The Good News Thread
Full Circle:
What has changed since 2008? Is it really as bad as the talking heads say it is? What calamities has the Obama administration presided over? Inquiring minds want to know.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-t...2016-11-30
The link has an easier layout to read

By the numbers:

The Obama Economy
Third-quarter 2008 - Third-quarter 2016 = Verdict

Gross domestic product (2009 dollars) $14.892 trillion $16.713 trillion Up 12%

30-year mortgage loan rate 6.46% 3.54% Nearly halved

Nonfarm payrolls 136.3 million 145.0 million Up 8.7 million

Uninsured (health) 45 million 27 million Down 18 million

Exports (2009 dollars) $1.766 trillion $2.163 trillion Up 22%

Un- and under-employed rate (U6) 11.8% 9.5% Down 20%

Median household income $50,303 $57,929 Up 15%

Manufacturing output per worker (2009 dollars) $382,977 $436,776 Up 14%

Dow Jones Industrial Average 9,319 18,332 Nearly doubled

"Of course, this isn’t all about the president (or Congress, for that matter). Growth mainly comes from the private sector — from entrepreneurs and workers. But presidents and governments play a role. They can foster an environment in which growth occurs. Or they can screw things up. If people blame President Obama for bad economic news, then they do really need to give him some credit for the good.”


With this being said, here’s to you Mr. President. Nice work."


This should be in the Good news thread. ... There. Big Grin

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30-11-2016, 08:16 AM
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(30-11-2016 07:22 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Full Circle:
What has changed since 2008? Is it really as bad as the talking heads say it is? What calamities has the Obama administration presided over? Inquiring minds want to know.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-t...2016-11-30
The link has an easier layout to read

By the numbers:

The Obama Economy
Third-quarter 2008 - Third-quarter 2016 = Verdict

Gross domestic product (2009 dollars) $14.892 trillion $16.713 trillion Up 12%

30-year mortgage loan rate 6.46% 3.54% Nearly halved

Nonfarm payrolls 136.3 million 145.0 million Up 8.7 million

Uninsured (health) 45 million 27 million Down 18 million

Exports (2009 dollars) $1.766 trillion $2.163 trillion Up 22%

Un- and under-employed rate (U6) 11.8% 9.5% Down 20%

Median household income $50,303 $57,929 Up 15%

Manufacturing output per worker (2009 dollars) $382,977 $436,776 Up 14%

Dow Jones Industrial Average 9,319 18,332 Nearly doubled

"Of course, this isn’t all about the president (or Congress, for that matter). Growth mainly comes from the private sector — from entrepreneurs and workers. But presidents and governments play a role. They can foster an environment in which growth occurs. Or they can screw things up. If people blame President Obama for bad economic news, then they do really need to give him some credit for the good.”


With this being said, here’s to you Mr. President. Nice work."


This should be in the Good news thread. ... There. Big Grin

This is temporary good news at best. All of it will be undone by the upcoming administration. Sorry, but I can't find much to be happy about these days. "Good news" is about as real as God and Heaven.
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30-11-2016, 09:19 AM
RE: The Good News Thread
(30-11-2016 03:59 AM)Vosur Wrote:  There have been plenty of bad news since the conclusion of this election cycle, so feel free to post some good ones you found here. I'll start.

"We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon."
https://twitter.com/Carrier/status/803764047300722688

NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/busine...in-us.html
Can't wait for all the corporate tax breaks that will make this type of thing possible and especially what will be required to make up for that lost revenue. Dodgy

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30-11-2016, 09:23 AM
RE: The Good News Thread
(30-11-2016 09:19 AM)Impulse Wrote:  
(30-11-2016 03:59 AM)Vosur Wrote:  There have been plenty of bad news since the conclusion of this election cycle, so feel free to post some good ones you found here. I'll start.

"We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon."
https://twitter.com/Carrier/status/803764047300722688

NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/busine...in-us.html
Can't wait for all the corporate tax breaks that will make this type of thing possible and especially what will be required to make up for that lost revenue. Dodgy
Those jobs are going to be gone in 5 years anyway. The whole damn factory will be run by robots.

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