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Tricky Tuesday -- More China Easing Spooks the Bears

Phil Davis | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Oh this is so ridiculous! After opening down 200 points (1%) the PBOC boosted the Chinese markets with yet another announcement of easing monetary policy.

Testy Tuesday: German Investor Confidence Crashes With the DAX

Phil Davis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

As noted yesterday, the DAX is in trouble.   It's no surprise to us then that, this morning, Germany's ZEW Economic Sentiment Indic...

Institutionalized Fraud: How Wall Street Survives on Predicting the Past

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

We can just make stuff up with aplomb. One day we say the market rises as "investors cheer" good employment numbers; the very next day we attribute the decline to "structural problems" and look forward to a long decline! Were those structural problems not present yesterday when investors were cheering?

U.S. Economy Grew Less Than Estimated Last Quarter As Healthcare Spending Plunged

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Economic growth was slower than previously estimated in the third quarter on a sharp drop in healthcare spending, but stron...

New Data Signal Businesses Pulling Back On Spending

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A surge in demand for autos and aircraft drove orders for long-lasting manufactured goods higher in July, easing fears that the eco...

U.S. Manufacturing Orders Rose Last Month, Easing Fears Of Slowdown

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

New orders for U.S. manufactured goods and a gauge of business spending plans rose in May, easing fears of a sharp slowdown in factory activity. ...

An In-Depth Look at the GDP Report

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The long awaited GDP report is out. Notice it wasn't just durable goods that saw increases: non-durable goods and services also increased. And not by small amounts.

Bloomberg: US GDP Probably Grew 3.2% As Stimulus Took Hold

Bloomberg | Timothy R. Homan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy in the U.S. probably grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in two years as government stimulus helped bring an end to the worst re...

Factory Orders Rise for Fifth Time in Six Months

Bloomberg | Shobhana Chandra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Orders placed with U.S. factories rose in September for the fifth time in six months, reinforcing signs that manufacturing will drive the economic rec...

Durable Goods Orders Rise Unexpectedly In May

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for manufactured goods from computers to aircraft surged in May for a second straight month. And a gauge o...

Don't Call It a Comeback

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

This rather overwhelming response to the first "green shoots" of the economic crisis suggests that we've reached a significant, even threshold, moment that policymakers must utilize.

Durable Goods Orders Rise Unexpectedly In February

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Glimmers of hope for the economy _ better home sales and higher demand for goods, plus optimism from the White House and a nearly 2...

An Underrated Green Consideration: Longevity

Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Collin Dunn

There are tons of ways to embrace green these days; one of the often overlooked considerations is the longevity of our stuff. "Going green" or "being ...

Bhutto Death, Durable Goods Data Send Stocks Down

AP | Tim Paradis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stocks fell in early trading Thursday after the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and after the U.S. government reported a w...

Stocks Skid After Bhutto's Death, Durable Goods News

AP | Tim Paradis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street skidded Thursday after the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and after the Commerce Department's durable goods o...