So (I suppose) based on weather, Congress is taking off the next couple of weeks. I think the timing is interesting. Why? Well, today is the release of the Initial Jobless Claims Report. The extended unemployment benefits deal has expired. A lot of different things add up to making it a good time to lay low.
I'm going to take a look Mario Renzi, who is a young hip thirty-something slated to be the next leader in Italy. He has some interesting similarities to a guy we met 5 years ago who promised hope and change.
Retail Sales numbers came out last month and didn't look good - biggest slide since June 2012. All of the politicians are out of town, which is convenient.
All that and more - thanks for listening and please pass this along to a friend.