Economy

Main Street Meets Wall Street

The unemployment rate fell below 4% for the first time in 18 years. Good news for Main Street. But Wall Street’s not so sure. Main Street Meets Wall Street The Fed hit its 2% inflation target. Will it raise interest rates more? Is Trump starting a trade war? Who knows? Well, we do know he killed

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Driverless Cars Eliminate Human Error

A woman walking her bicycle was hit and killed by a driverless Uber.  So Uber and Toyota stopped testing driverless cars. But GM still says it will have a fleet sans drivers on the road in 2019. Human Error Meanwhile The Atlantic estimates driverless cars could save 300,000 lives per decade. Most vehicle accidents involve human

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Trumponomics

President Trump yesterday announced a 25% tariff on imported steel. Good news for American steelmakers but not so good for American Steel users. He also slapped aluminum with a 10% charge. The news came as a surprise to the stock market. The Dow displayed its displeasure with Trumponomics by tanking 420 points. And it opened

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FGST:  Pick Pockets not just at state level – busy in Bartlesville too!  Vote No March 6th

We have this wonderful idea and we’re going to let you pay for it…

Well let’s just say, I have my yard sign up!

Make our Downtown Great Again
The Downtown doesn’t need a new theme park with an amphitheater (The Price Tower Park Project)

Instead…  The Downtown does need its long overdue landscaping finished!

Vote No to the Parks & Recreation Bond on March 6th

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Pick Pockets not just at state level – busy in Bartlesville too! Vote No March 6th

Pelosi’s Crumbs

Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s tax cuts for workers “crumbs”. Thousand dollar crumbs, but still crumbs. No doubt the House Minority Leader from San Francisco does have thousand dollar crumbs on her plate. By her lights those crumbs are a “little piece of cheese in a mouse trap” for the little people who elect her to

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Life Expectancy

The Dow hit another record high yesterday.  Unemployment is at a record low. Though The Hill says the 4.1% rate is more like 8% when you include the underemployed. At any rate over half of those polled by CNBC  rated the economy as “good” or “excellent. Life Expectancy Yet life expectancy declined in the U.S. from

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Slow Walking iPhone

Apple is sorry it slowed your old iPhone 6. But the company wasn’t trying to force you to buy a new one. Just saving the batteries of the old ones. Meanwhile, Apple compensated C.E.O. Tim Cook $89 million in stock options, along with another $12 million cash. Airplane Mode He won’t be using airplane mode

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Big Bitcoin Bounce

It’s been a wild ride for bitcoin. According to Cointelegraph.com the crypto coin lost 40% of its value last week. It dropped from $20,078 to $11,833. But was it just a buying opportunity? Bitcoin bounced to $15,147 yesterday. Big Bitcoin Heists Leonid Bershidsky writes in Bloomberg View that you’re money is safer in a bank. And don’t

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