Economics

U.S. Services Activity Solid in Third Quarter

October 28, 2014

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Mall Vacancies Remain Elevated, Weigh Down Employment

October 21, 2014

The death of bricks-and-mortar stores has resulted in more than a collapse in department store sales; the percentage of mall vacancies in the U.S. also remains elevated at uncomfortable levels. This is not only a function of unnecessary retailers. It’s also because there are simply too many mid-level restaurants. In addition to pressuring

ETFs-October 2014

October 15, 2014

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Slumping Commodities Signal Economic Deterioration

October 14, 2014

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China’s Manufactured-Export Edge Isn’t Deteriorating

October 7, 2014

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Regional Pending Home Sales Dent Headline Figure

September 30, 2014

While pending sales of existing homes had an unexpectedly large decline in August, the losses were concentrated in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Still, the headline figure further dims the view of the summer selling season, which was once expected to rebound after its late and fitful start. The headline index declined 1

Chile, Brazil Sell More Goods to China Than to the U.S.

September 23, 2014

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Latin America Pacific Alliance

September 22, 2014

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Brazil Election Special

September 16, 2014

SPECIAL REPORT: THE BRAZILIAN ELECTION DOWNLOAD ** Outlook for the Oct. 5 polls: who’s running, what’s at stake, analysis of the polls ** Profiles of the main candidates: Marina Silva, Dilma Rousseff, Aecio Neves ** Equity market outlook: in a lower growth, higher inflation economy, Brazilian companies have become less

Weak U.S. Industrial Production Likely to Be a One-Off

September 16, 2014

The industrial production report should be scored as weak, though not very likely to be sustained. Industrial production unexpectedly fell 0.1 percent in August, in most part due to a 7.6 percent slump in motor vehicle and parts production. It’s hard to believe that a weak auto production-influenced report is sustainable, especially with