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“Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
If you pay your real estate taxes instead of your mortgage lender, you could pre-pay some 2012 taxes this year to qualify for a deduction on your 1040.
Gerald Ford was our 38th President, but he was actually the 37th man to take the job. Why was that?
Last week’s riddle:
Last week’s answer:
Halfway; after he gets halfway in, he’s running out of the forest.
|November 21, 2011
CONSUMER PRICES RETREAT IN OCTOBER
RETAIL SALES, HOUSING STARTS, LEI ALL ENCOURAGE
GOLD & OIL PRICES SLIDE
STOCKS LOSE SOME GROUND
THIS WEEK: Monday, the National Association of Realtors tells us about October existing home sales and Hewlett-Packard and Tyson Foods issue 3Q results. Tuesday brings the second estimate of 3Q GDP, the most recent Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes and earnings from Campbell Soup and Hormel Foods. Wednesday is big indeed: the day before Thanksgiving is the deadline for the Congressional “super committee” to approve a deficit-trimming plan. Wednesday will also see the release of data on October consumer spending and October durable goods orders, plus the latest initial claims figures and the final University of Michigan consumer sentiment poll for the month. Thursday being Thanksgiving, all U.S. financial markets will be closed. This Friday will be Black Friday, of course; the NYSE will have a shortened trading day.
Sources: cnbc.com, bigcharts.com, treasury.gov, treasurydirect.gov – 11/18/118,9,10,11
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2 – www.nytimes.com/2011/18/16/business/economy/us-retail-sales-rose-0-5-in-october.html [11/16/11]
3 – www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-housing-starts-20111118,0,4792319.story [11/17/11]
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11 – treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/press/preanre/2001/ofm71101.pdf [7/11/01]