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Business Roundtable Survey Shows a Turn in CEO Sentiment  $

Business Roundtable Survey Shows a Turn in CEO Sentiment $

Perhaps this was expected, but the Business Roundtable’s Survey of CEO’s shows that they are more bearish on the next six months. Twenty percent of all CEO’s expect…

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch  $

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch $

The ECB was not the only bank that was taking some action this week. The Bank of Japan was reporting on the impact of their moves on the…

Shocked I Tell You – Just Shocked  $

Shocked I Tell You – Just Shocked $

The European Central Bank has been under immense pressure for the last year and lately it has been almost overwhelming as the Eurozone continues to slip into a…

Top Stories

Wanna See some Seasonal Hiring? Look No Further than UPS $

Wanna See some Seasonal Hiring? Look No Further than UPS  $

The fall season could see a boom in a number of ways. The launch of…

Producer Price Index Comes in Flat $

Producer Price Index Comes in Flat  $

We can pretty much let you look at the chart (especially the highlighted section) and…

Let’s Talk: “Shopping with our Eyes”

Let’s Talk: “Shopping with our Eyes”

So, this is a business publication aimed at business leaders. Anything is fair game –…

Are Security Breaches Good or Bad for the IT Sector? $

Are Security Breaches Good or Bad for the IT Sector?   $

The latest big box retailer to report a problem with point of sale hacking was…

Update on a Popular Chart Comparing Labor and Output $

Update on a Popular Chart Comparing Labor and Output  $

The rate of growth of real output per hour per employee has been somewhat flat…

Geopolitics

Ebola “Spiraling Out of Control” – CDC $

Ebola “Spiraling Out of Control” – CDC  $

The UN said that it needed more than $600 million to get the “worst Ebola outbreak in history” under control. Following on the heels of that announcement, there…

Russia to Update Military Doctrine by End of the Year $

Russia to Update Military Doctrine by End of the Year  $

Russia will update its “military doctrine” originally drafted in 2010. This doctrine is the list of threats to the Russian Federation that its military will be built to…

Fukushima Rice Exports to Resume $

Fukushima Rice Exports to Resume  $

This is one of those stories in which you just need to be aware and draw your own conclusions from. We have not been shy about running stories…

Analysts Blaming Geopolitics for Market Sell-off $

Analysts Blaming Geopolitics for Market Sell-off  $

Wall Street is blaming what they are saying is a host of new geopolitical risks as the reason for today’s sell off in the market. We aren’t that…

Direct Cost of the New Cold War $

Direct Cost of the New Cold War  $

You can all call it what you want, we do believe that (at least for now), we have re-entered the cold war pitting Russia against the West. Just…

Raw Materials

Ag Grain Prices drop, Meat Prices Jump $

Ag Grain Prices drop, Meat Prices Jump  $

There is a huge disparity in the fortunes of the farming and rancher community this year. Because of a bumper harvest…

The Changing Face of US Trade $

  The US saw a nice little surge in its export numbers last month and this provided on of the best…

Update on Industrial Metals $

Update on Industrial Metals  $

We have said many times that there are many ways to measure and monitor industrial metal prices. There are more ways…