Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Mike Shedlock | November 25, 2015

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

Charles Payne | November 25, 2015

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.

Doug Fabian | November 25, 2015

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.

Bryan Perry | November 25, 2015

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.

Political Calculations | November 25, 2015

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 | November 25, 2015

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?

Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Dave Ramsey | November 24, 2015

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

Mike Shedlock | November 24, 2015

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.

Charles Payne | November 24, 2015

Markets are flat ahead of this holiday week, but the US Dollar continues to surge, and with it come challenges for multination corporations and commodities.

Political Calculations | November 24, 2015

In 2015, the estimated population of turkeys raised on U.S. farms fell to its lowest level in 29 years, dropping nationally by 4% to 228 million.

Paul Greenberg | November 24, 2015

The Wall Street Journal calls it populism ("Populism Rises in GOP Race," Page 1, November 12, 2015), but you could just as well describe populism as what it has always been since it was all the rage -- and I mean rage -- as it swept the Great Plains in the wilder years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Bruce Wiliams | November 24, 2015

DEAR BRUCE: I don't understand "laws" that give tenants in rental buildings more rights than the owners of the buildings.

Cliff Ennico | November 24, 2015

"I am looking for an attorney who could provide my business with a master form of client agreement. We understand that your services are not cheap, but would like to know how much you would charge for this kind of document.

Wall Street Daily | November 24, 2015

Over the last several years, gurus and pundits have been predicting that the U.S. dollar will collapse. Many of these experts believe that the greenback will soon be replaced by the Chinese yuan as the worlds leading reserve currency.

Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Peter Morici | November 23, 2015

Terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere will have lasting corrosive consequences for Europes economies and the foundations of its democracies.

Harvey Mackay | November 23, 2015

We've all heard the old adage that you can't buy happiness. Well, it turns out that it's not exactly true. You actually can buy happiness -- when you spend your money or your time on others.

Edith Lank | November 23, 2015

A couple of weeks ago we heard from homeowners who were remodeling their master bath and couldn't decide between a fancy shower or a tub/shower combination. Some years ago this column threw that same question open to readers, who voted almost exactly 50/50 on "would you buy a house with no bathtub?"


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