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Knock...Knock...Who is there? FedEx...FedEx who? FedEx will be there tomorrow!
What is the worst kind of cat? CAT-astro-phe !
What do you get when you cross snowman with vampire Frost-Bite.
What kind of Bill can you breath? Billionaire.
Why did Dino go to the hospital?
Because he was (Dino) "Saur".
How do you make eleven even?
Take away the "el."
How do you make seven even?
Take away the "s"
Why did the chicken cross the railroad track?
Because it wanted to get to the Chick train.
What is a duck on the 4th of July?
Knock, Knock...Who is there?Banana...Banana who? Banana...Banana who?Banana...Banana who? OR-ange...Aren't you glad I didn't say banana?
Are you 5?
No! I am not 5! I am 4.95 plus shipping and handling!
Knock knock...Who is there? Panther!Panther, who? PantH-or-no-PantH I am going Thwiming!
Laughs above are credited to kids and various sources.
Business fun facts!
Over $18 Trillion a year is spend on ConsumerGoods worldwide.Women account for almost two third of it. Just think about this women power!
Did you know the ancestry of American people?It is a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world.This trend continues today.These immigrants make the America great, including best in business.
There are over 300 million Americans.Ancestry of Americans include approximately Germans over 14%, African American 12%, Irish 12%, English 8%, Mexican 8%, Italian 6%, Hispanic 5%, French 4%, Polish Scottish, Dutch, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and Swedish are between 1-3% but add up to 11%.The rest are from other countries.
About US housing
At the end of 2008 approximately 7 out of 10 people in the US owned a home. The US population is over 300 million.
In 2008, $3.3 Trillion was the total loss in value for the US housing market. In early 2006 housing market value was close to $9.4 Trillion.
Not so fun fact…there are over 15 million home owners with questionable mortgage loans.Experts believe that 2/3 or over 10 million have potential of foreclosure...but this number is going down
Memorial Day (May 25th) honors and remembers US men and women who died while in military service for the US.It is a US Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May.It was originally called Decoration Day to honor the Union (23 US states) soldiers who died during the American Civil War. This is also the start of summer time.
The DOW slips 219 points but NASDAQ at record high
The DOW closed down 219 points or 1.2%, the S&P500 was down 18 points or 0.8% and NASDAQ was up 13 points or 0.2% week ending May 29th. The DOW Year-To-Date gains are now 1.1%, S&P500 is up 2.4% and hovering at record high, and NASDAQ is up 7.1% for the year and all time high. The oil was down $0.99 or 0.68% to $60.52 per barrel.
The Producer Price Index (PPI)is a family of indexes developed and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their goods and services. This contrasts with other measures, like the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Index (CPI), which measures price change from the purchaser's perspective. Sellers' and purchasers' prices may differ due to various outside influence, such as, government subsidies, sales and excise taxes, and distribution costs.
The PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services.
There are three broad subcategories within PPI: crude, intermediate, and finished. The market tracks the finished goods index the closest, as it represents prices for goods that are ready for sale to the consumer.
April Consumer Confidence drops to 94.3 from 101.4 in March
Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) fell to 94.3 in April from 101.4 in March. CCI of above 90 shows stable economy and above 100 is a sign of strong growth.
Despite improving job market consumer's confidence seems to be still lagging. The rise of CCI rise is a sign that consumers are feeling good about the job market, economic recovery outlook, and their future.Why is consumer confidence so important?Volume 64.