May 05, 2004

Wictory Wednesday

Bush fails...Blah-Blah-Blah. Iraqis demand Blah-Blah-Blah. Democrats Outraged Blah-Blah-Blah. Daschle regrets Blah-Blah-Blah. Rumsfeld to testify Blah-Blah-Blah. Military Blah-Blah-Blah Blah-Blah-Blah. Kerry rips Bush on education Halb-Halb-Halb.

Amid the Dem breast-beating and media hysteria over the prisoner abuse story, good economic news continues as the recovery gains strength.

  • California Deficit Bonds sell briskly.

    Individual investors continued to buy the first batch of California's voter-approved deficit bonds at a record pace Tuesday.

    The state's two-day sale for individual investors ended Tuesday with individuals buying $2.26 billion in bonds - the most ever sold in a retail order period, according to the treasurer's office.

  • Factories Are Humming With Backlogs Building And Hiring On Upswing
    The manufacturing sector continued to charge ahead in April, as a key industry report showed hiring and prices ramping up ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting.

    The Institute for Supply Management's index of factory activity barely dipped to 62.4 in April from 62.5 in March, staying well above the robust 60 level for a sixth straight month. The index has been above 50, which signals growth, for 11 straight months.

    "Very strong growth is continuing," said David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor's. The index has reached "a remarkable level for a sustained period of time."

  • U.S. steel industry on the rebound
    Exports help feed China's growing demand

    Driven by China's voracious appetite for imported steel, buoyed by a booming construction market at home and braced by U.S. tariffs on some imported steel, the U.S. steel industry has been on a fast run lately.

  • (SF Bay Area) Region's prosperity returning.

    In a stunning turnaround, Bay Area companies are back in the black after three years awash in a sea of red ink, giving hope to the region's beleaguered residents that they may eventually get to share in some of that bounty.

  • Dot-coms are back.

    Yahoo, EBay and other Internet firms have been some of the strongest-performing Bay Area companies during the past year, recording impressive gains in both revenue and market value.

    "The sector is doing very well,'' said Safa Rashtchy, an analyst for Piper Jaffray & Co., adding that Internet firms have benefited from both the general economic recovery and the growing use of Internet sites. "It is certainly one of the hottest sectors."

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Posted by feste at May 5, 2004 12:52 PM | TrackBack

This week's Time has an op-ed
on how the president does NOT
have any effect on the economy.
I guess Time is covering all
the bases. If the ecomony starts
to stumble, though, Time will run another
op-ed cancelling this week's op-ed.


Posted by: jaspar at May 5, 2004 08:12 PM
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