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September 2, 2015

Stocks opened higher this morning (Dow +152 pts; SPX +.78%), attempting a rebound. China’s markets are fortunately closed for the next few days due to a holiday. 417 more words

The Cost of Sexual Violence

According to a 2013 Statistics Canada survey five types of violent crime have a combined economic impact of  12.7 billion dollars. This can include lost wages, medical costs, court costs, and social welfare costs. 185 more words

Sexual Assault

Trudeau, Harper, Mulcair all benefit from Canada's 'technical recession'

It would be unfair to accuse the federal parties of immediately trying to put their spin on yesterday’s StatsCan report that indicated this country is in a “technical recession”, if only because the parties have in fact been putting their spin on the report at least a week before it came out. 708 more words

Local News

The ECB is beginning to face a QE dilemma

A feature of these times is the contrary nature of the economic debate. Currently headlines are being occupied by promises by the US Federal Reserve and Bank of England to raise interest-rates and tighten monetary policy. 1,194 more words

General Economics

12 Questions for a 12% Correction

The recent market downdraft and related uncertainty in China have led to many investor questions. The strong 6.5% rebound in the S&P 500 over the last three trading sessions (August 26, 27, 28, 2015) has cut the S&P 500’s losses from the 2015 peak (2130 on May 21, 2015) to 6.7%. 1,461 more words

Market News

The World is in an Economic Funk and Shows No Sign of Change

The global economy is in deep trouble.

Forget the headlines reporting meager growth in the U.S. Forget the positive news about German exports. Ignore the stories that China’s worries are overblown (see The Economist leader, … 1,160 more words


Industrial Production & External Deficit

The National Statistical Office (INE) released last week the industrial production (IP) index for July (1). After recovering significantly in 2013 until mid-2014, IP growth rates moved into a more volatile period: 189 more words

External Adjustment