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What is the worst kind of cat?
What do you get when you cross snowman with vampire Frost-Bite.
What kind of air 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? Apple…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
The DOW up 74 points
The DOW was up 74 points or 0.45%, the S&P500 was down a point or 0.05%, and NASDAQ was also down 27 points or 0.67%, for this week ending May 9th. Oil was up $0.04 to $100.03 per barrel.
Manufacturing and Service continues to expand
The U.S. Service and Manufacturing business expansion (growth) or contraction (decline) is tracked by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The ISM Manufacturing index for April was 54.9 up from 53.7 in March 2014. Since April 2011 the U.S. manufacturing has been expanding.
The ISM index number above 50 indicates that businesses are growing and a number below 50 indicates that businesses are contracting. So at 50 there is no growth or contraction. It is good news when businesses grow or expand, because businesses hire more people to make more Goods and provide more Services. On the other hand, when businesses contract, it means fewer jobs and more lay-offs, which is a bad sign for the economy. This is the 34th month is a row for manufacturing expansion. During the recent recession the ISM was recorded at dismal 33.3 in December 2008.