The ECB Just Gave Cyprus Its Drop Dead Date
Next Monday is the drop dead date by Cyprus.
If Cyprus doesn’t have a deal in place by then, the ECB will not provide its banks the emergency liquidity assistance they need to continue to operate.
Cypriots prefer euro-zone exit over EU tax: report
An overwhelming majority of the citizens in Cyprus would rather leave the euro zone than accept an unprecedented levy on [...]
More than four in 10 Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and nearly one in 10 doesn’t earn enough to pay for essentials, according to a study released Tuesday.
The survey, conducted for the Allstate insurance company by FTI Consulting Inc., underscored the conflicted emotions and attitudes about personal finances among ordinary people.
It showed the challenges that people are facing in a soft economy and troubled labor market, but it also [...]
People who watch non-competition reality shows are more extroverted, neurotic and have a lower self-esteem, according to a new study.
The survey, conducted by Today.com polled 19,000 people and found that “those who watched non-competition reality shows are more extroverted, neurotic and have lower self-esteem than watchers who are not fans of the genre.”
Additionally, the survey found that 72% of women and 60% of men watch Reality television simply because they’re [...]
Gallup produced results based on thousands of voter contacts indicating that Mitt Romney is leading in national early voting by roughly six percentage points. Last night, another venerable polling outfit confirmed Gallup’s findings:
From Pew Research:
The Pew Research Center survey found that the race is even among all likely voters nationwide (47% Obama, 47% Romney). Unlike the last campaign, the race also is close among voters who say they have already [...]
Why is there so little trust in the mainstream media these days? CNN ratings have been hovering close to record lows over the past few months. A recent Gallup survey found that 60 percent of all Americans “have little or no trust” in the mainstream media. That was a record high according to Gallup. So why is this happening? Sadly, the truth is that the mainstream media quit telling the truth [...]
In the United States today, more young adults than ever are living with their parents. Right now, approximately 53 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 24 year old age bracket are living at home. But many of them are still in school, so that is to be expected to a certain extent. What is even more frightening is that one survey found that 85 percent of all college seniors plan on [...]
Greek employers predict that the domestic labor market will contract 15 percent in the fourth quarter from the third, led by job losses in construction, manufacturing and tourism, Manpower Inc.’s Greek unit said.
Construction employers predict a 21 percent decline in headcount in the three months through Dec. 31, according to a Manpower survey of 750 companies received by e-mail today. Manufacturers expect a 14 percent drop in the workforce, while restaurant and [...]
Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.
The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.
Even if [...]
by Michael Snyder
#1 As the economy has declined, the number of Americans living month to month has soared. At this point, millions upon millions of Americans are living without any financial cushion whatsoever. If you can believe it, one recent survey found that28 percent of all Americans do not have a single penny saved for emergencies. Another survey found that 42 percent of all American workers are currently living paycheck to paycheck.
#2 Thanks to horribly oppressive [...]
It started with homes, then cars, and now penny-pinching Americans, especially minorities, are giving up cable TV because they just can’t afford it in the lingering recession.
Instead, they are switching back to free TV, improved with the recent switch to digital broadcast which requires a special antenna but eliminates the $70-$100 monthly cable, satellite or broadband service fee.
Industry officials had worried that Americans would begin “cord-cutting” in a shift to [...]
$3.59 - When Barack Obama entered the White House, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.85. Today, it is$3.59.
22 - It is hard to believe, but today the poverty rate for children living in the United States is a whopping 22 percent.
23 - According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day during 2010.
30 - Back in 2007, about 10 percent of [...]
An investigation has found that customers are paying for an average of 12 megabits per second while actually receiving 7 Mbps, a gap of 42%.
More than 3,000 readers participated in a survey by the Guardiannewspaper to test online broadband speed test over a period of three days. It found widespread differences between the speeds promised and those delivered.
Readers complained of broadband black spots in city centres, of exposed copper lines that [...]
by Seth Fiegerman
So much for the dream of turning an app into a business.
App Promo, a marketing firm, surveyed 102 app developers who work with iOS and Android and found that 80% do not make enough money from their apps to support the costs of a starting a standalone business. What’s more, 59% don’t even make enough to recoup the original costs of developing the app.
The problem, according to the report, is that the app market [...]
The divide between the 1 percent and the 99 percent has ignited a national debate about the income gap, especially since Occupy Wall Street protesters descended on lower Manhattan last fall.
But how much money does it take to feel financially secure these days?
The answer, at least according to a new survey of Americans by WSL/Strategic Retail, is $150,000.
That level of income is more than three times the national median of $49,445 for [...]
The divide between the 1 percent and the 99 percent has ignited a national debate about the income gap, especially since Occupy Wall Street protesters descended on lower Manhattan last fall. But how much money does it take to feel financially secure these days?
The answer, at least according to a new survey of Americans by WSL/Strategic Retail, is $150,000. That level of income is more than three times the national median of [...]
First Posted: 02/ 7/2012 5:52 pm Updated: 02/ 8/2012 5:32 pm
The widely-held notion that women lose interest in sex after marriage has been debunked, according toa recent survey.
The findings, which were released Tuesday byiVillage.com, an online news source for women, suggest that 75 percent of wives said a healthy sex life is important to them.
“This research sets the record straight: married women definitely value good sex in their relationships,” said Liz Zack, editorial [...]
Not long ago, Newt Gingrich got into some trouble for claiming that the Palestinians are an “invented people,” although there is some basis for that statement, as prior to the British Mandate there was no such official designation for “Palestine” — and the British clearly included present-day Jordan as a major part of “Palestine” in the mandate. Another Republican candidate offered a history lesson on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2009, [...]
November 15, 2011
Americans are continuing to lose health insurance coverage and to struggle paying for serious medical conditions, according to two separate surveys.
A Gallup poll found the proportion of adults with no health insurance has been above 17% for the last six months. The rate in the third quarter of 2008 was 14.4%.
One positive impact from President Barack Obama’s health care reform is that the uninsured rate for [...]
The Obama economy is so bad that 77 percent of small business owners do not plan to hire any more workers despite all of Washington’s hype that the business climate is getting better. Worse: 64 percent of small business owners in a new survey provided to Whispers see the nation teetering on the verge of another recession.
Most shocking of all in the survey of small and medium sized business owners [...]
To judge by its most famous slogan, Occupy Wall Street sees itself as a movement made up of those in the bottom 99% of the income distribution. But what are the actual demographics of the committed protesters inside New York’s Zuccotti Park, the movement’s birthplace and most visible manifestation?
Douglas Schoen, a veteran Democratic Party pollster who has also worked for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, sent a researcher from his polling firm [...]
By Lauren Cox
Parents are increasingly skipping or delaying vaccines for their young children, despite doctors’ concerns that doing so will leave their children and community at risk for preventable diseases.
A nationwide survey found that more than 1 in 10 parents vaccinated their children outside of the recommended schedule developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Only 2 percent of parents in the study [...]
by Eyder Peralta, NRG
A new survey of admissions officers released today by Inside Higher Ed, a news site for higher education professionals, shows that sometimes your worst thoughts about how colleges make admission decisions are right.
The survey found that in a cash-strapped environment, universities are paying more attention to whether a student can pay their own way and will pay more to attend the [...]
Crashing the Tea Party
By DAVID E. CAMPBELL and ROBERT D. PUTNAM
GIVEN how much sway the Tea Party has among Republicans in Congress and those seeking the Republican presidential nomination, one might think the Tea Party is redefining mainstream American politics.
But in fact the Tea Party is increasingly swimming against the tide of public opinion: among most Americans, even before the furor over the debt limit, its [...]
Gold sales increase six fold in one week
Aug 15, 2011
Almost half of all Americans believe that government spending cuts will lead to civil unrest on a scale recently seen in London, according to a new survey.
48% of respondents in a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey indicated that they believe it is at least somewhat likely that if austerity measures are [...]
More than a third of Americans now believe that President Obama’s policies are hurting the economy, and confidence in his ability to create jobs is sharply eroding among his base, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
But Americans’ discontent does not stop there. The survey also found that Americans harbor negative feelings toward congressional Republicans. Roughly as many people blame Republican policies for the [...]
If this is supposed to be an “economic recovery” it sure is pathetic. In fact, as you will read below, the numbers tell us that this is the worst economic recovery that the American economy has ever seen. If what we had experienced was a “normal” recession and a “normal” recovery, then jobs, economic growth and home values would have come roaring back by now. [...]
(Reuters) – More than half of Americans do not want Medicaid funding cut and are skeptical of changing how the federal government funds the healthcare program for the poor, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released on Wednesday.
Currently, U.S. states administer Medicaid with partial reimbursements from the federal government. The healthcare reform law passed last year made more people eligible for the program and also increased some rates of [...]
LOS ANGELES (KABC) – A newly released Consumer Reports survey shows that more than 5 million American households in the past year have experienced problems on Facebook, including virus infections and identity theft.
The same survey also found that of the 20 million minors who actively usedFacebook in the past year, 7.5 million of them were younger than 13 years old, though Facebook’s terms of service require users to be at least [...]
Gas prices last week averaged 55 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, a new study says.
(CNN) — Gasoline prices have jumped another nickel, to 55 cents a gallon more than a year ago, according to a study published Sunday.
The average price for a gallon of regular is $3.18, the Lundberg Survey found. That’s up 5 cents from two weeks ago, publisher Trilby Lundberg said.
Many private firms believe former state employees are “not equipped” to join their business
More than half of private firms would not hire public sector workers who have been made redundant as they do not have the right skills, a survey suggests.
More than half of the 500 companies surveyed by Barclays Corporate and the Financial Times said they planned to create jobs this year.
Three-quarters, though, said [...]
UK retail sales slow in October: The survey found that 58% of retailers said sales rose in October, with 22% reporting a fall, a balance of +36%.
This down on the +49% in September, and below the +47% retailers had forecast for October in last month’s survey.
LG and Sharp Electronics have warned sales of televisions have fallen and they have increased inventories so shall have to lower prices. LG also [...]