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Another Month, Another Mediocre Jobs Report

Published on July 5, 2013 By bmagnus

Sadly, I’ve written on this topic many times over the last 10 years. This time it’s the June employment report. I’ll let Bill McBride summarize it for you: The good news: This was the best first half for private employment gains since 1999.  Also hourly and weekly wages increased 0.4% in June, and hourly wages are […]

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time

Published on December 27, 2012 By bmagnus

USA Today tells us that thanks to patient surveys, hospitals are kissing our butts: Special air-blowing vests keep patients warm pre-surgery. Private rooms are the norm. Staffers regularly check in with patients to anticipate their toilet and showering needs to cut down on call-light usage. Patients are given clear discharge instructions. Cleaning is no longer […]

What did I tell you?

Published on October 4, 2012 By bmagnus

Back in July, I talked about turkey sandwiches being dressed up in Thanksgiving condiments. I figured the trend would percolate around the high end dining scene for a while before hitting casual dining. Well, I was a little off. It is returning to the carry out restaurant world from which it came first. Einstein Bros […]

Music Monday: Inspiration, Part 2

Published on September 24, 2012 By bmagnus

Last week I said I had two inspiring videos. This is the other one.   It took guts to make this video. But no, don’t go off the antibiotics until the whole run is done, ever, ok? In Closing: gee I wonder why; some negatives??; this could be bad; “How dare researchers publish research that isn’t about […]

Have you seen this crazy thing yet?

Published on August 27, 2012 By bmagnus

Ok, here’s an explanation of that thing you just watched. It’s nice to see someone with a sense of humor about himself.   Ok, and here’s a Music Monday Bonus: 10 Songs that you’re more likely to have heard the cover than the original! Complete with videos. In Closing: hiding in plain sight; seriously?; AOL paying […]