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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 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 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

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of March 27……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of March 27 ……

Pollster.comObama Average Job Approval
46.9%
Pollster.comObama Favorability
51.0%
Pollster.comRight Direction / Wrong Track
32.7% / 60.2%
Pollster.comCongressional Approval
11.7%
National Federation of Independent BusinessesSmall Business Optimism Index
88.0 (down 1.5% from January)
ABC News/Washington PostConsumer Comfort Index
44 points below zero
U.S. Department of LaborInitial Weekly Jobless Claims
457,000 (down 128,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTracNewly foreclosed properties in February
308,524
U.S. Department of LaborUnemployment
9.7%

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of March 22nd……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of March 22 th……

Pollster.comObama Average Job Approval
46.4%
Pollster.comObama Favorability
51.8%
Pollster.comRight Direction / Wrong Track
32.4% / 60.3%
Pollster.comCongressional Approval
12.9%
National Federation of Independent BusinessesSmall Business Optimism Index
88.0 (down 1.5% from January)
ABC News/Washington PostConsumer Comfort Index
43 points below zero
U.S. Department of LaborInitial Weekly Jobless Claims
457,000 (down 128,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTracNewly foreclosed properties in February
308,524
U.S. Department of LaborUnemployment
9.7%

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of March 14 th……

Pollster.comObama Favorability
52.3%
Pollster.comRight Direction / Wrong Track
34.1% / 59.9%
Pollster.comCongressional Approval
13.7%
National Federation of Independent BusinessesSmall Business Optimism Index
88.0 (down 1.5% from January)
ABC News/Washington PostConsumer Comfort Index
49 points below zero
U.S. Department of LaborInitial Weekly Jobless Claims
462,000 (down 116,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTracNewly foreclosed properties in January
308,524
U.S. Department of LaborUnemployment
9.7%

March 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment