In yet another potential market topping sign, M&A Deals Fail At Highest Rate Since 2008
I read a comment that airlines are being greedy. How so? Airlines are not in position to ban flights from specific countries for medical reasons.
The privacy pendulum has not budged an inch in the right direction. Not one new privacy law has been passed or even discussed.
In response to Obama's Lame Response to Ebola; No Protocols but Lots of Fearmongering one person responded that I was "over-cooking the Ebola crisis"...
Fewer stores means less construction and less hiring. The former is transitory, the latter more lasting. If this is the trend at Wal-Mart, can Target and other retailers be that far behind?
The Empire State Manufacturing Survey (a diffusion index) hit a multiyear high last month, then promptly crashed this month.
Support for UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) hit a record high 25% following recent elections that gave UKIP its first ever seat in the British parliament.
Is the end of US dollar hegemony at hand? Inquiring minds may be asking that question given Chinas Zhou Says Some Countries Using Yuan in Reserves.
A movie on how and why Snowden revealed NSA wiretaps is about to be released.
Airport official say the robot will be compliment, not replace, human workers.
The ongoing effort to replace human workers with robots took an interesting turn today as Indianapolis Airport Unveils Roaming Customer Service Robot on Wheels.
Panic is in the air in some places over the deadly ebola virus. Is the panic justified? Is there any cure? How deadly is ebola compared to other viruses? How many have died so far? What can be done to stop the spread?
The IMF finally had a "duh" moment in what should have been obvious years ago. The IMF finally realizes that almost zero borrowing costs has encouraged speculation rather than a hoped-for pick up in investment.
Inquiring minds may be interested in a set of charts that show trends in hours worked. The charts are as of the latest job numbers from Friday, October 3, 2014.
Apparently there is never supposed to be a decline ever because with that trivial decline, Wall Street Declares All Clear for Junk Bonds.
Catalonia is already a nation but the term has no "legal weight".
The yield curve should be steepening, at least if one believes in the recovery. Let's take a look to see what is actually happening.
The labor force fell by 97,000. Those not in the labor force increased by 315,000. This follows last month's increase of those not in the labor force of 268,000.
The protest movement followed a controversial decision in which candidates for chief executive of Hong Kong in the 2017 elections be made by a committee, rather that a general election. Election by committee is billed as "election reform".
Last month, ECB President pulled out a financial bazooka including a pledge to build up the ECB's balance sheet by another 1 trillion.
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