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Is the World Swimming in Corn?

Recently I saw a headline proclaiming that the world was swimming in corn. The spin was that global stocks were approaching highs that haven’t been seen in more than 25 years. 534 more words

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How Much Should I Charge On oDesk? How Much Should I Pay My Filipino Virtual Assistant? (Or Is It True Commodities In Philippines Are Cheap?)

The real title of this post: How Potatoes Made Me Realise I Need To Increase My Hourly Rate

There’s a misconception that “commodities in Philippines are cheap; therefore Filipinos should be paid less.” What people aren’t taking into consideration are “how cheap?”, “how long do Filipinos work just to be able to afford something?”, and “what standard of living is acceptable?” 615 more words

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Guv Raghuram Rajan's RBI to hold rates on Sept 30; may cut in Feb

The Governor Raghuram Rajan-led Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to hold the key interest rate in its policy review meeting later this month and is expected to lower that from February, says a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) report. 314 more words

Commodity Prices

Hop-tastrophe!

There’s much talk in the news of a hop shortage in the United States that is driving up hop prices and forcing craft breweries to come up with clever ways of redesigning their beers to keep up with the demand for brand favorites. 296 more words

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Heat wave and price drop hurting area farmers

BROOKLET, Ga. (WJC) – Lloyd Strickland walked around his cotton crop Wednesday. As he inspected plants, his near 45 years of experience told him something wasn’t right. 312 more words

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