When fundamental and technical factors come together, the result can be a great opportunity. Right now, a technical breakout is providing a boost to crude-oil prices while regular seasonal factors are giving a lift to energy stocks. I w...
An anti-nuke nun, 84, tells judge even a life sentence "would be an honor." The honorable idea of "religious freedom" could be a shield for discrimination or even dangerous. All that and more at today's roundup....
Editor’s Comment: One of the interesting things about this case is where we all stood on application of law back in 1979 versus what goes on now. If you read the entire case — pointed out to me by “KC” in her comments to the blog, you see how the court approached this case in an entirely different state of mind. If the courts had maintained the sta
In This Issue.
* Currencies & metals trade in tight ranges.
* U.S. consumer debt returns to dangerous levels.
* Soros bets on S&P 500 drop.
* Germany has problem with auction.
And, Now, Today's Pfennig For Your Thoughts!
China Is Planning To Displace U.S. Dollar.
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In Its Minimum-Wage Report, the CBO Places Its Thumb on the Scale (TNR)
The new report, which predicts a $10.10 minimum wage could cost as many as 1 million jobs, overstates the potential downside and understates the benefits, argues Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal.
Student Debt May Hurt...
Dear patient readers: This week is really bad for me since I am spending a depressing amount of time in a dentist’s chair (pre-flouride era teeth and a lot of previous work means even if you are diligent about maintenance, you still have stuff eventually come apart, and successive work is generally more intrusive).