The average retail price of regular unleaded gas this week is $2.82. As noted by the Wonkblog, gas hasn’t been this cheap for Thanksgiving week since the first year of the Obama administration.
From The Big Picture:
The states with the highest unemployment rate are Nevada (8 percent) and Rhode Island (8.3 percent). Nevada was hit especially hard by the housing collapse and Rhode Island has been fighting a loss of manufacturing industries, fishing and tourism woes, high taxes and a state government some observers have described as corrupt. Illinois comes in third (7.9 percent) — its deficit issues and pension headaches are well known — and California is fourth (7.8 percent).
On Tax Day 2014, the U.S. federal government owed its lenders over $17.577 trillion. Here is a breakdown of the U.S’s biggest creditors:
Source: Political Calculations
In light of the recent fact that Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sach’s chairman and CEO, received $23 million in salary and bonus for his 2013 performance (his largest pay package in six years), let’s take a look at what other big-bank CEOs were paid in 2013:
As you can see, Mr. Blankfein’s compensation exceeded what his counterparts at the five other giant U.S. banks earned. It should be noted, though, that Goldman’s returns remained ahead of its peers as well.
The value of a bitcoin has tumbled about 60% from its peak in December 2013.
Source: WSJ (Moneybeat)