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Is This the End of US Importance? $

Is This the End of US Importance?   $

  The news has been all over and the headlines are all ominous. The US is no longer the largest economy as China has overtaken it. The largest emerging market…

Rail Sector is Calling “Bunk” on the Sell-Off $

Rail Sector is Calling “Bunk” on the Sell-Off  $

If we take JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley and others at their word (and they have probably forgotten about this research), there is an 82% correlation between the Association of…

The Retail Prognosis $

The Retail Prognosis  $

Nothing focuses the mind of the economist this time of year more than the upcoming holiday season. This year is no exception as this will be a period of evaluation…

Going Back to Some Basics $

Going Back to Some Basics  $

You have seen the volatility in the stock market – frankly, around the world. There is a lot of confusion out there for the average layperson on the street or…

CMI Flash Advance Report: Economic Trouble Ahead?

CMI Flash Advance Report: Economic Trouble Ahead?

The latest version of the Credit Managers Index is not very encouraging and we provide excerpts from it today. To see the whole report and all the historical background go…

Economic Blasts – A Quick Round-Up of Important Events

Economic Blasts – A Quick Round-Up of Important Events

      The middle of the roaders in the Fed are likely to set the tone for rate hikes next year and thus far most of them have remained…

Is There a Connection Between Welfare and Fertility? $

Is There a Connection Between Welfare and Fertility?  $

The Europeans are in the process of discussing something that is extremely awkward and controversial and the interaction is expected to be as emotional as anything dealt with in decades.…

Food Price Index Lowest Since 2010 $

Food Price Index Lowest Since 2010  $

The FAO Food Price Index has now hit the lowest level since 2010. If you take a look at the FAO chart at right showing the last five years of…

Little Evidence, Just Speculation $

Little Evidence, Just Speculation  $

You all are instrumental in running corporations. As a leader, you also know what happens when your management team is distracted and perhaps stretched thin. If you are focused on…

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 a new iPhone always brings with it an economic boom. But, we also are going…

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