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Crisis Progress Report, by Robert Gore

The more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known in this instant, and vice versa.

The above is an English translation of German physicist Werner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, the chief implication of which is that the position and the velocity of an object cannot be measured exactly, at the same time.

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Why Caterpillar's dismal earnings spell trouble for the global economy

The American consumer may be rejoicing over the dual tailwinds of cheap gas prices and falling unemployment, but much of Corporate America isn’t so sanguine. 518 more words


Profit warnings surge - forecasting is difficult in a divergent world

Highest number of profit warnings for 6 years – what happened to “Silver linings turning gold”?

A week is a long time in economics…

Profit warnings reached their highest fourth quarter total since 2008 in Q4 2014, with 93 warnings also taking the annual total for 2014 to a six-year high. 893 more words

Business Economics

Airlines Expect Another Big Year With Help From Cheaper Fuel

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. 737 more words


15 Jan 2015 (TheAge, SMH) - Shockwaves from copper fall - Copper joins commodity price plunge, World Bank tips lower global growth

(15 Jan 2015, The Age, BusinessDay, p20, Vesna Poljak, Greg Earl and Peter Ker, Sydney Morning Herald)

‘The price of copper plunged to a more than five-year low on Wednesday as the metal joins iron ore and oil as victims of the commodity price crash, drawn out by a fresh blow to global growth. 43 more words

Iron Ore

Is "Once In A Lifetime" the musical theme for falling oil and commodity prices?

The main feature of the world economy over the past six months or so has been the fall in oil and commodity prices. It was only yesterday that I was discussing one of the consequences of this which was a much lower annual rate of consumer inflation in the UK albeit one which saw a 1.2% differential between our old and new inflation targets. 1,228 more words

General Economics

What's causing the crash in oil prices? What happens next?

Summary: Again, as so many times since 2000, oil prices dominate the news and shake the financial system. As usual, the news mixes fact and conjecture, wisdom and nonsense. 1,650 more words