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2009 

Consumer spending is responsible for 70% of US economic growth according to an article written by Hale "Bonddad" Stewart, a former Bond Broker, for the Huffington Post dated 26 Feb 2009. Hale also states that the outstanding Total Household Debt has increased from 47% of GDP in 1981 to 96% of GDP...
02/26/2009
The assumptions for the baseline scenario and the adverse scenario used to develop the so-called ‘Stress Tests' are overly optimistic and fall far short of any 'worst case' scenario to the point that some may charge that they are more like a ‘Best Case' scenario and a ‘Mild Discomfort' scenario. ...
02/25/2009
Investors, Government Regulators, and Banks are still struggling to determine if the Banks deemed "To Big to fail' have all the capital they need. In the current situation I submit that Investors are more conservative and the Banks are less conservative in their valuation of the Banks' tangible a...
02/25/2009
According to Linda Tarr, when the rare opportunity to apply for a full-power FM radio construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission arose, North Curry Families' and Children's Center agreed to be the 501C3 organization to respond.  This was the beginning of North Curry Community ...
02/23/2009
Reckless, irresponsible, and criminal behavior by the executive officers in our financial institutions has damaged investors (corporate, public agencies, non-profits, & private), customers (businesses, public agencies, non-profits & individuals), competitors, markets, government income (local, st...
02/23/2009
‘Kitchen Witches,’ written by Caroline Smith,  is a comedy in which two culinary divas unfold the story of their 30 year rivalry over the man they both loved while preparing recipes that are seasoned with insults, mixed with laughs and served with a twist of love. Kitchen Witches creates some hil...
02/20/2009
Port Orford has chosen to participate in the Oregon ‘Main Street' program, a statewide initiative to revitalize commercial districts through the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. According to the Department's website, the underlying premise of Main Street is to encourage econo...
02/20/2009
Port Orford is a small town on the southwest coast of Oregon with a population of approximately 1200 people. Our town has a small business district and only 1 major highway, Hwy 101, going through it. Members of the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society and other concerned residents were moved to action in ...
02/19/2009
The Port Orford Arts Council (POAC) had its annual fund raising event at the Port Orford Community Hall. The decorating committee did an excellent job painting panels that made our community center feel like a street in New Orleans with balconies, doorways,  wrought iron railings, and shuttered w...
02/18/2009
In our town approximately 75% of the properties are listed by local agents and approximately 88% of the clients who buy in our town worked with a local agent. We have both Sellers Agents and Buyers Agents yet there are some sellers and some buyers who choose to work with out of town agents. If yo...
02/18/2009
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