Markets roiled by downing of Russian jet by Turkey Markets roiled by downing of Russian jet by Turkey

Strong dollar pressures Tiffany in 3rd quarterStrong dollar pressures Tiffany in 3rd quarter

Report: Pfizer, Allergan close to $150 billion merger dealReport: Pfizer, Allergan close to $150 billion merger deal

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Richmond Fed Region Negative Again; Inventories Suggest Outright Disaster on Horizon

Economists expected manufacturing activity in the Richmond Fed region would bounce into positive territory this month.

Charles Payne Charles Payne: Welfare Utopia Become Economic & Security Hades

The manhunt continues in Belgium and other parts of Europe for one of the planners of the Paris terror attacks. This would be a great time to zero in on economic woes in Europe that not only persist, but also have opened the door to terror. In many ways, we could say that the welfare state replaced not only traditional capitalism, but it also allowed and encouraged the entire continent to forego population growth.

Bryan Perry Bryan Perry: Bearish Holiday Retail Forecasts Could Affect Fed

The bond futures market recently was pricing in a 70% chance of a Fed rate hike at the upcoming December Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. That was before the bottom fell out again in the oil sector, China PMI came in down for the 44th straight month and the retail space was hit with a wrecking ball after Macys and Nordstrom gave bearish outlooks for the holiday shopping season.

Doug Fabian Doug Fabian: The Best New Ideas for Growing Your Portfolio with ETF Investments

Although we have about five weeks left in 2015, its never too early to start thinking about what is on the horizon for next year.

Political  Calculations Political Calculations: How U.S. Turkeys Predicted 2015's Global Market Crash

Last Thanksgiving, we presented a chart featuring a spurious correlation between the average live weight of U.S. farm raised turkeys and the MSCI World Stock Market Index, in which we showed how U.S. turkeys predict global stock market crashes. Here's what we wrote at the time....

Joseph H. Arnall Joseph H. Arnall: It’s About Time: Public Pension Reform Needs Space to Work

The growing public pension funding crisis facing most of our cities and states leaves the important decision-making constituencies elected officials, fund managers, and union representatives - in the precarious position of we have to do something, but what?

Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey: Dave Says: How do you have a wedding without debt?

Dear Dave, How do you have a wedding without debt?

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Housing Rebound Didn't Lift Economy as Much as Economists Expected: Why?; Six Questions for Zandi

Home prices are nearly back to where they were before the crash. In some places, home prices are above where they were at the peak of the national boom.

Oil prices forecast to stay low until 2020
Egypt stocks drop after Russia suspends flights to country
Trade slowdown points to world recession risk, watchdog says
As prices of raw materials drop, China October imports fall
Match Group plans to raise up to $466.2M from its IPO
More Americans sought jobless benefits last week, but companies reluctant to lay-off workers
US productivity slows in 3rd quarter
EU predicts 3 million migrants could arrive by end 2016