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The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of June13th……

From the Atlantic Magazine…..

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
46.4%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
52.6%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
33.8% / 58.7%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
18.8%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
90.6 (up 4.4% from March)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
43 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
456,000
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in April
333,837
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%
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June 13, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Politics, Polls, Projections, The Economy, Updates | , , | 4 Comments

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of June 8th……

From the Atlantic Magazine…..

Obama Average Job Approval
46.2%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
52.9%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
33.0% / 58.0%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
17.7%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
90.6 (up 4.4% from March)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
44 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
453,000 (down 102,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in April
333,837
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of May 30th……

From the Atlantic Magazine…..

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
47.0%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
53.4%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
34.1% / 57.2%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
18.0%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
90.6 (up 4.4% from March)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
45 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
471,000 (down 114,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in April
333,837
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.9%

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of May 23rd……

Pollster.com
Obama Average Job Approval
48.3%
Pollster.com
Obama Favorability
54.3%
Pollster.com
Right Direction / Wrong Track
36.0% / 56.9%
Pollster.com
Congressional Approval
19.6%
National Federation of Independent Businesses
Small Business Optimism Index
86.8 (up 4.4% from March)
ABC News/Washington Post
Consumer Comfort Index
44 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor
Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
471,000 (down 114,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac
Newly foreclosed properties in April
333,837
U.S. Department of Labor
Unemployment
9.9%

May 23, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, The Economy, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of May 11……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
48.84%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
54.2%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
34.9% / 56.8%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
19.9%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
86.8 (down 1.4% from February)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
47 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
444,000 (down 141,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in March
367,056
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.9%

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of May 2……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
48.0%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
53.4%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
35.6% / 58.4%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
20.0%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
86.8 (down 1.4% from February)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
50 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
456,000 (down 129,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in March
367,056
U.S. Department of LaborUnemployment
9.7%

May 2, 2010 Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Home, Media, Other Things, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , , | 1 Comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of April 25……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
47.1%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
53.1%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
37.1% / 57.4%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
20.0%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
86.8 (down 1.4% from February)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
50 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
456,000 (down 129,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in March
367,056
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%

April 25, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of April 18……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
47.7%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
52.7%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
38.2% / 55.6%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
16.6%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
86.8 (down 1.4% from February)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
47 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
460,000 (down 143,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in February
308,524
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%

April 18, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of April 11……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
47.4%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
51.7%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
38.1% / 55.8%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
15.3%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
88.0 (down 1.5% from January)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
43 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
460,000 (down 143,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in February
308,524
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%

April 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of April 3……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.comObama Average Job Approval
47.2%
Pollster.comObama Favorability
51.5%
Pollster.comRight Direction / Wrong Track
36.7% / 57.1%
Pollster.comCongressional Approval
13.0%
National Federation of Independent BusinessesSmall Business Optimism Index
88.0 (down 1.5% from January)
ABC News/Washington PostConsumer Comfort Index
45 points below zero
U.S. Department of LaborInitial Weekly Jobless Claims
439,000 (down 143,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTracNewly foreclosed properties in February
308,524
U.S. Department of LaborUnemployment
9.7%

April 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment