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That spells more pain for the energy sector. Many companies have already slashed spending and culled
Crude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the possibility of oil dipping into the $20s per barrel.
When we think about the relationship between jobs and economic health, the first statistic that comes to mind is the unemployment rate. While the mainstream media focusses on the monthly U-3 unemployment rate, we very rarely see or hear anything about the rate of employment. In this
A recent report
, "Are Buybacks an Oasis or a Mirage" by Chris Brightman at Research Affiliates looks at the impact of stock buybacks on shareholders and how corporations dilute the potentially positive effects of buybacks on shareholders.
When we want to have a better understanding of where the global economy is headed, it is most advantageous to look at a leading indicator that has a long history of providing us information about the health of the global economy before it happens. For decades, analysts have used the price
Russia's central bank recently warned about the growing financial risks to the Russian economy from Saudi Arabia encroaching upon its traditional export market for crude oil. Russia sends 70 percent of its oil to Europe, but Saudi Arabia has been making inroads in the European market amid the
There is a very little-discussed (at least by the mainstream media) measure of economic health that provides us with a picture of how innovative the economy has become, particularly since the 1980s and the impact that this has had on economic growth. We can also see how a lack of innovation
Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices. But the political and financial winds are moving in the wrong direction for the industry, raising more "above ground" problems at a time that they can ill-afford it.
Do you have faith in your local police department?