Laying Odds on the Fed, Prime Working Age Stats, Mega Tech

    From Pew, an analysis of national and state trends and actions related to U.S. immigration.

    The following two Pew maps compare the 1980 and 2012 numbers of foreign-born residents:

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    Source: Pew Charitable Trusts

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke chimes in on raising interest rates, 

    Our prime working age population peaked in 2007, and bottomed at the end of 2012. Here are the stats.

    And a chart:

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    The CoreLogic House Price Index (a three month weighted average, not seasonally adjusted) has the latest stats on home prices nationwide, including distressed sales.

    A nice graph showing all the CoreLogic HPI data since 1976:

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    Two trends that could move the needle for REITs.

    The Voter Elections Project is out with updated turnout rates by age and ethnicity.

    An interesting article (and stats) on whether the U.S. Navy is too small.

    These are the fifteen most powerful tech companies in America.

    Good news on poverty from Bloomberg Business:

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