New vehicle demand accelerated to its best January on record, as decades-low unemployment, strong wage growth, falling interest rates, and relatively cheap gas prices embolden Americans to continue spending on new cars, despite sky-high prices, according to this month’s reading of TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index.
Alex Shams, an American-Iranian former journalist and scholar of anthropology tweeted late Wednesday night, “I still can't believe the fact that Pete Buttigieg's last name is Arabic hasn't become more common knowledge over the last year.”
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) reported fourth-quarter earnings early Wednesday that easily beat Wall Street estimates, though revenue was a tad light for the nation's largest health insurer. UnitedHealth stock, a Dow Jones component, rallied.
Written by Stephen Loiaconi, Sinclair Broadcast Group
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — As six leading Democratic presidential candidates met for a pivotal debate in Iowa Tuesday night, a very different debate was taking place on Michael Bloomberg’s official campaign Twitter account.
The stock market moved up sharply, shrugging off the impeachment drama and instead focusing on two new trade deals and a raft of bullish economic data. Leaderboard stock Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and other chipmakers rose, along with cellphone and streaming entertainment heavyweight Apple (AAPL).
The American public remain wary of the Boeing 737 Max almost two years after the aircraft was first grounded following two crashes within five months of each other that caused hundreds of deaths, according to a report from TechnoMetrica for Investor's Business Daily.
Written by Gillian Rich, Investor's Business Daily
New CEO David Calhoun faces deepening skepticism from the public and investors about the Boeing 737 Max, according to a new IBD/TIPP Poll, as the grounding has dragged on while batches of damning internal messages have eroded trust.
LOS ANGELES -- January 14, 2020 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, continued to reflect positivity in January, rising 0.7% to 57.4. Despite a slight decline on the Six-Month Economic Outlook component, the index maintained its record run in positive territory, remaining above 50.0 for 40 consecutive months. An index reading below 50.0 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism.
Investor’s Business Daily with a poll — and, by the way, I need to repeatedly remind you that the IBD poll remains one of the most accurate polls in recent years in predicting the outcome of various elections, including presidential. What they have determined in this latest poll is: “Public Turned Off by Media’s Relentlessly Negative Coverage of Trump — 55% of the public says they’ve grown ‘weary from the media’s persistently negative coverage of President Trump.’
In the cornucopia of pro-Clinton polling that preceded the 2016 presidential election, two polls stood out as outliers: the USC/LA Times tracking poll and the Investor's Business Daily/TIPP tracking poll.
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All night long, we heard the news networks talk about how "all" the polls and pundits were wrong. They were saying that Clinton is underperforming expectations, and voters were coming out for Trump in numbers no one had expected.
With the 2016 election nearly upon us, the political world is once again awash with presidential polls. Many of them show very different things, with some showing Hillary Clinton ahead and others Donald Trump. They can't all be right. How can you tell which polls to trust?
The venerated Gallup Poll took a beating this year for being such an outlier in its predictions of who would win the presidency, and the New York Times's Nate Silver has now served up further evidence that the firm has lost its mojo. Silver analyzed the results obtained by about two dozen top polling firms that ran multiple surveys in the last three weeks of the campaign and then ranked the pollsters based on their accuracy: Gallup came in dead last, with an average error of 7.2 points compared to the actual results.