Update: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Short Interest Disclosure ( Admin posted on January 31st, 2015 )

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) reported a rise of 259,188 shares or 1.4% in the short interest. The remaining shorts are 2.3% of the total floated shares. The net short interest, as on January 15,2015, stood at 18,601,921 shares and the stocks days to cover will be 2 by factoring in the average per day volume of 11,153,101 shares. On December 31,2014, 18,342,733 shares were shorted. Shares of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) appreciated by 1.21% during the past week but lost 5.01% on a 4-week basis. The shares are however, marginally negative as compared to the SP 500 for the past week with a loss of 0.39%. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN)...

The economics of not getting involved ( Admin posted on January 31st, 2015 )

Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, once said, Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt. Though it is definitely not a blessing, it is true. The remnants of an enormous national debt will inevitably be left to the millennial generation.

Though there is no universal consensus on the definition of a millennial, the category encompasses the more than 80 million people nationwide born between the years of 1977 and 2000. According to Millennial Marketing, this generation is larger than the Baby Boomer generation, and 20 percent bigger than Generation X.

Although millennials make up almost a quarter of the population, this does not protect...

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Parents facing big bill as school returns ( Admin posted on January 30th, 2015 )

Conor had grown about a head in the last year.

Even if you are well off they grow so quickly, Mrs Mitchell said. What is the point getting a new uniform every year?

While Conor did not need to bring a laptop or iPad to school at this stage, Mrs Mitchell said she would not be surprised it it became necessary at some point.

Were not doing that because it is not compulsory which Im grateful of because some schools are compulsory.

Mangere Budgeting Service chief executive Darryl Evans said school costs were getting higher but people on low incomes were rarely able to save for them throughout the year because rents and other living costs were rising too.

I know...

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Millennial buyers expected to fuel 2015 New England housing market ( Admin posted on January 30th, 2015 )

According to RE/MAX of New England, loosening lending practices, low inventory and steady interest rates are anticipated to heat-up the New England housing market in the first half of the year. Increased consumer confidence, a rebounding local economy and continued low-interest rates have converged to create a steady, consistent housing market throughout much of New England in 2014. Inventory shortages in desirable areas drove prices up, but throughout much of the region, overall home sales decreased over 2013 numbers. In Vermont, total sales were down and single-family homes paid slightly less, with the average median price dropping 3.8 percent to $205,000 in 2014, down from $213,000 a year...

Professor Spotlight: Economics and art need not be mutually exclusive ( Admin posted on January 30th, 2015 )

Inspired by her Turkish roots, one Penn professor found her niche at the intersection of two unlikely subjects.

Economics professor Gizem Saka teaches classes ranging from consumer behavior to labor economics at Penn but she is also an award winning artist. Sakas work has been featured in more than 15 nationaland international shows from New York to Istanbul, while also appearing incollections worldwide.

Her dichotomous interests come together in a course she teaches at Harvardfocused entirely onart markets. Saka views art not only as a commodity which can be bought and sold, but also as a reflection of the economic system surrounding its creation.For example, one might beable...

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Seminar to focus on economics of gender ( Admin posted on January 30th, 2015 )

How and why men and women are different in economic activities? Why do women earn less than men? Do changes in female labour force participation lead to changes in the home, political, and social environment? A seminar on ‘Economics of gender’ organised by the Department of Economics of Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College here intends to find answer to these questions and more. The two-day national seminar will be held with the help of the UGC at the college on Thursday and Friday.

It will be inaugurated by Minister for Social Welfare MK Muneer on Thursday. Former Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac will deliver the keynote address on ‘Status of women in Kerala: economic...

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A History of Economics from the English Premiere League ( Admin posted on January 29th, 2015 )

Since the English Premiere League relaunched in the 1992-1993 season, corporate sponsorships and advertisements have decorated the players’ uniforms (some so prominent that they are larger than the team’s crest or name).

West Ham United is currently experiencing bad luck in the corporate sponsorship department, as its main backer, foreign exchange dealer Alpari, collapsed last week according to the Guardian. This is the second time the EPL team has been directly affected by the on goings of the global economy, the first occurred when previous sponsor XL Airways folded in 2008 during the financial crisis.

Looking broadly at the new history of the Premiere League,...

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Moody’s: Indonesia’s fiscal and economic strengths support sovereign credit … ( Admin posted on January 29th, 2015 )

Singapore, January 29, 2015 — Moodys Investors Service says that Indonesias Baa3 government
bond rating is buttressed by low government debt ratios, narrow
fiscal deficits, the large size of the Indonesian economy and its
healthy GDP growth prospects.

The rating also incorporates credit challenges such as Indonesias
relatively low scores on governance indicators, and a reliance on
external funding, which exposes the economy and government finances
to global financial market fluctuations.

Moodys conclusions were contained in its recently published credit analysis,
titled Indonesia, Government of, which...

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From a political economics professor to the Marxist head of Syriza’s far-left … ( Admin posted on January 29th, 2015 )

Writing on his private blog meanwhile, Varoufakis has said he would continue to post his views as minister.

He wrote: Naturally, my blog posts will become more infrequent and shorter. But I do hope they compensate with juicier views, comments and insights.

Panos Kammenos

Leader of Syrizas coalition partners the Independent Greeks, Panos Kammenos has been named as the countrys new defence minister.

Alexis Tsipras, right, leader of Greeces left-wing Syriza party, and Panos Kammenos, chairman of the right-wing Independent Greeks party (AP)

Mr Kammenos is a former deputy shipping minister who broke away from former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras New Democracy...

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Obama flunks common sense economics: Kudlow ( Admin posted on January 29th, 2015 )

Its too easy to label President Obamas State of the Union as more tax-the-rich and redistribution. We already know that. Rather than name-calling, Republicans must draw a clear line in the sand between their worldview and Obamas.

Id call that line common sense economics.

There are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind. First, you cant create a new business, or sustain an existing one, without the seed corn and nourishment of capital investment. Secondly, only businesses create jobs. You cant have a job without a business.

Third, jobs create all incomes, including middle-class incomes. Lastly, incomes create family and consumer spending. Got all that?

This is not complicated....

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