Economists and the Stock Market


Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?

A new report shows that UFO sightings in Canada doubled over the past year. Should the U.S. be worried that its northern neighbor is pulling ahead in extraterrestrial tourism?

Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.

In the Congressional debate over immigration reform legislation, the Senate’s “Gang of 8″ has stymied Republican attempts to bolster enforcement provisions. For more on Americans’ perspectives on crucial elements of immigration reform, check out our recent survey. (Meanwhile, here is an exhaustive guide to the Senate’s amendments to the immigration bill.)

In the ongoing scandal, some religious groups claim they were also IRS targets.

At USA Today, Jonathan Rauch makes what he calls the “conservative case for gay marriage.” Last week, Dr. Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox showed that over the past decade, conservatives have grown increasingly supportive of civil unions, the middle ground between no legal recognition for gay couples and same-sex marriage that was once popular among moderates.

This terrifying piece shows that for some, dropping acid can be a lifelong experience.

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