Economic indicators are like biosigns of a living organism. They signal changes in complex systems that we cannot directly say and don’t well understand. The top rule is that rapid change in key indicators shows destabilizing forces at work, despite the complacency with which they’re usually seen by economists. 56 more words
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Expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its December meeting has strengthened the U.S. dollar, which helped push commodities from oil to copper and gold lower overnight. 510 more words
24 Nov 2015 (AFR) - More pain forecast but no recession - Weak trade still a drag on emerging markets
NEW YORK—Gasoline and diesel prices soared Monday on reports of disruptions at the nation’s largest refined-fuel pipeline. Crude-oil prices also jumped.
News that some operations were halted along Colonial Pipeline, which stretches from Houston to Linden, N.J., propelled a rally that began earlier in the trading session on concerns about supply disruptions in Libya and Brazil. 473 more words
A beautiful summer in Minnesota produced corn and soybean crops that are on pace to set new records.
Now what do we do with it all? 407 more words