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Aug 22, 2014

Second Reading on 2Q GDP, Much More Data Due Next Week

A second look at how the American economy performed in the second quarter will be the highlight of a busy economic calendar...

Aug 15, 2014

Hong Kong GDP Contracts

Hong Kong's economy shrank for the first time in three years in the second quarter as private consumption weakened, prompting the government to cut its full-year growth forecast...

Aug 14, 2014

Euro-Zone Economy Fails to Grow

The euro-zone economy stalled last quarter after 12 months of weak growth, underscoring concerns that the region is mired in a deep rut of high joblessness and weak consumer prices. German GDP shrank 0.2%, a bigger drop than economists had expected...

Aug 15, 2014

The Secret to North Dakota's Downturn Immunity

When the housing bubble burst in 2006, home prices across America dropped, construction slowed, and unemployment levels soared. Eight years later, the nation is still working to surpass pre-collapse levels, but one state is already there: North Dakot... #North Dakota #Washington Times

Aug 10, 2014

The Week Ahead: Eurozone to Release G.D.P. Data

A clearer picture of the currency union’s economic recovery, impending payments by Puerto Rico’s electric power authority and modest expectations for the United States Producer Price Index... #Puerto Rico #United States #European Union

Aug 10, 2014

Economists Predict GDP Slump for Japan

Japan's economy likely contracted sharply in the second quarter after a sales tax increase, setting the stage for tough decisions this year by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan... #Shinzo Abe #Bank of Japan

Aug 13, 2014

Will The Largest US Companies Hurt Your Portfolio?

There is substantial evidence that, over the long term, larger companies tend to have worse stock price performance than smaller ones. The work of Nobel prize winners in economics, Bill Sharpe and Eugene Fama, among others, support this. Therefore, i... #ExxonMobil #Rex W Tillerson #Google Inc. #Eugene, OR

Aug 06, 2014

Italy Falls Back Into Recession, Raising Concern for Eurozone Economy

Economists were surprised that the country’s G.D.P. had shrunk for two quarters, prompting further questions about the effects of violence in Ukraine... #ExxonMobil #Rex W Tillerson #Google Inc. #Eugene, OR

Aug 08, 2014

The Week Ahead: Are the Fear Levels Really That High?

It has been an ugly couple of weeks for the stock market and, while the summer months are often difficult, the ballooning number of global hot spots has put even more pressure on stocks. The negative signals from the technical indicators (The "Real R... #ExxonMobil #Rex W Tillerson #Google Inc. #Eugene, OR

Jul 30, 2014

What Will Tip the Scales?

The stock market has started off the week in a choppy fashion and Tuesday’s weak close has turned the focus back on the downside. Once again, the Dow Transports led the market lower and the A/D ratios—which were positive mid-day—closed negative. Of c... #ExxonMobil #Rex W Tillerson #Google Inc. #Eugene, OR