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January 4, 2015 Why the Ruble Fell as Oil Rose
bloombergview.com - Both the Russian government and the broader markets have seized on the decline in oil prices to explain the rapid drop in the ruble's value. Yet it now appears that the actions of the Russian Central Bank and...
January 2, 2015 The Greenest Companies Consistently Outperform Markets
Sustainable Cities Collective - Apple, BMW, LG, HP, Coca-Cola, and Walmart are among the 187 companies cited by non-profit îCarbon Disclosure Projectî for doing the most to combat climate change. These green warriors...
January 2, 2015 Bull Market Lasts Another Year as U.S. Economy Gains Speed
Bloomberg - The îStoxxî Europe 600 gained 4.3 percent, trimming advances in the final month as snap elections in Greece rattled euro-area investors and energy producers plunged. The decline in oil prices kept a lid on...
January 2, 2015 Gauge of US economy rises 0.6 percent in NovemberSource: Miami Herald
The Miami Herald - An index designed to predict the future health of the economy posted a third straight solid gain in November. îThe Conference Boardî said Thursday that its index of leading indicators increased 0.6...
January 2, 2015 Dollar Rises to Five-Year High as U.S. Index Futures, Oil ClimbSource: Bloomberg
The dollar rose to its highest level in more than five years and U.S. stock-index futures advanced before the release of American factory data. Oil gained with silver, while tin dropped.
January 2, 2015 Euro starts new year at new lows, oil tries to bounceSource: Reuters
The euro started the new year at 29-month lows in Asia after the head of the European Central Bank fanned expectations it would take bolder steps on stimulus this month, underlining the U.S. dollar's rate advantage.
The Economist’s annual list of the most influential economists is out. Except, this year, something seems to be missing: the most powerful economist in America. Janet Yellen, who was sworn in as the first woman to chair the...
December 31, 2014 U.S. Stocks Fall, but on Track to Gain for Year
Wall Street Journal - And, while European stocks fell, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 off 0.9%, European bond markets shrugged off concerns. Yields on riskier eurozone bonds declined, with Spainâs 10-year yield...
December 31, 2014 Stocks drop as Dow closes back below 18,000 (Tuesday)Source: USA Today
Stocks fell Tuesday as the S&P 500 pulled back from a record high and the Dow tumbled back below the 18,000 mark.
December 31, 2014 Americans Gain Confidence as Labor Market Makes Headway: EconomySource: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index increased to 92.6 in December, the New York-based private research group said today. While the gain was less than forecast, the gauge is close to the seven-year high reached two...
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