1. Natural gas futures prices fell to another 10-year low today of $2.208 per million BTUs on the New York Mercantile Exchange, see chart above. In nominal dollars, that’s the lowest price for natural gas since February 2002, and adjusting … read more
The American Staffing Association reported today that its weekly Staffing Index of temporary and contract employment increased to a year-to-date high of 89 for the week ending March 18, which was almost 5% above the year-ago level and about 1% … read more
Intrade odds for the Supreme Court to rule that the individual mandate is unconstitutional shot up today from 38% to 60% (as of 2:44 p.m. ET), as the some of the justices are showing skepticism. According to this LA Times … read more
Kaiser Health News — “In recent years, insurers have tried to cajole consumers into using less-expensive health-care providers by promising lower co-payments and other cost-sharing breaks for members who select those doctors and hospitals. Lately, they’re trying an even more … read more
Wikipaintings: The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts, now in Beta version. “The project aims to create high-quality, most complete and well-structured online repository of fine art. We hope to make classical art a little more accessible and comprehensible, and also want … read more
Libertarians say it’s like watching dear friends in an ugly divorce, as the billionaire Koch brothers try to take control of the highly regarded Cato Institute. The head of Cato says the Kochs are out to politicize the think tank. … read more
Whatever the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, today’s Supreme Court arguments immediately highlighted the policy problem with the landmark healthcare reform law. From the transcripts: ORAL ARGUMENT OF DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR.,ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONERS GENERAL VERRILLI: Mr. Chief … read more
Ever wish you could magically order pizza with the press of a button? A pizzeria in Dubai has unveiled a new refrigerator magnet that actually orders pizza with one touch. Impulse eaters beware. Watch video above and read more here.