Economic

Economic

December 2016

Google has not had to worry about it’s financial discipline, until now. Learn what plans they have for the future and how this may affect the technology sector here.

November 2016

The Federal Reserve signaled it’s on track to raise interest rates in December. Should there be an increase, you know what that means for bond prices… is your bond manger ready? Read the full story here.

October 2016

Energy investors have long hoped that falling prices would solve themselves by driving producers into bankruptcy, but it hasn’t worked out that way. Read more here.

September 2016

There is a standoff between oil and corn. Learn how lawmakers in Washington tried to address these challenges with one simple fix that has turned out to be anything but easy to assess. Find out here.

August 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to buy $20 million of stockpiled cheese to distribute to food banks and pantries nationwide in an attempt to stem farmer losses after dairy prices plummeted amid a global milk glut earlier this year. Read the full story here.

July 2016

Two of the world’s best known billionaires, Elon Musk and Warren Buffet, have made major bets on the future of energy, generating power and how transportation will evolve in the coming years. Read their comments here.

June 2016

Once a path to the American dream, manning hot-dog and coffee carts now traps entrepreneurs in a spiral of low wages and a black market operating in plain sight. Find out more on this underground economy here.

May 2016

On average, an American earns $130 a day, while China’s workers sit at $20 a day and India at $10 per day. How did the West get rich? Read more on the historical development of the West here.

March 2016

The U.S. housing market has a supply issue. As the Wall Street Journal reported in early March, it has become a tale of two markets. Lower-priced homes have been selling rapidly while inventory of more expensive ones is piling up. Read the full story here.

February 2016

The crash in oil prices has taken its toll. The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the U.S. is plunging toward the lowest level in more than 75 years of records. Click here to view an animation that shows the deployment of rigs over five years, culminating in the collapse of almost 75 percent of the rig count.Economists will be watching how China’s slowdown affects the mass migration.

Whether it is the cold drizzle, factory economics or the annual exodus of migrant laborers ahead of Lunar New Year, dumplings sales are down. View the story here.