Archive for March 29th, 2011

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The Last U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

March 29, 2011

A budgetary impasse between democrats and republicans caused the suspension of non-essential federal services during November 14-19, 1995 and from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996.  The U.S. economy was growing then at a very similar pace to now.  GDP advanced 2.8% at an annualized rate in both the final quarter of 1995 and […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Lower Share Prices

March 29, 2011

Stocks are down 0.8% in Germany, 0.6% in France, and 0.3% in Britain.  Earlier, equity markets lost 1.0% in China, 0.3% in Indonesia, and 0.2% in Japan but climbed 0.9% in India, 0.8% in South Korea and 0.5% in Australia. The dollar rose 0.3% against the yen and Swiss franc, a sign of greater risk […] More