Economy

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Business Model Destructive, Exploitative: Salon

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s self-described “consumer-friendly” business model is threatening to destroy the local communities of many of those......(read more)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Chairman Buffett Sees Small Business Saving Detroit

Warren Buffett
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) Chairman Warren Buffett believes Detroit is on the road to recovery, and that small businesses will be the driving......(read more)

GAMCO Investors Inc (GBL) CEO Gabelli Predicts Long Overdue Rate Hike in March

Mario Gabelli
GAMCO Investors Inc (NYSE:GBL) CEO Mario Gabelli is predicting the Ides of March; that fateful day of March 15, when Julius Caesar was assassinated in......(read more)

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) and Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) Are Smart Bets In the Current Market

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)
Although the current market might be overvalued, Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) and Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) still have a considerable......(read more)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Same-Store Sales Swoon Signals Gloom and Doom for Global Economy: Faber

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McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) should have a lot of people hoping their recently trademarked McBrunch can turn around the fast food giant’s......(read more)

Marriott International Inc (MAR) Experiencing Fantastic Growth in China, Despite Government Austerity Measures

Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR)
Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR)’s growth in China has experienced little ill effect from the austerity and anti-graft measures put in place......(read more)

AutoNation, Inc. (AN) Thriving on Soaring Truck and Luxury Vehicle Sales

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN)
AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) is coming off another impressive month, selling just shy of 33,000 vehicles for the month of August according to statistics......(read more)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): Is Soros Aiming For a Big Correction?

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Billionaire investor George Soros boosted his position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY)’s Puts by around a sixfold during the......(read more)

Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP): Carl Icahn Talks about Investor Activism and Economy

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Billionaire Carl Icahn has made his money mainly through going activist on many companies, so when he talks about the subject, one can’t find a......(read more)

Stanley Druckenmiller on Fed’s Interest Rate Policy

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The billionaire investor and George Soros‘ Protégé, Stanley Druckenmiller gave a presentation discussing the Federal Reserve’s interest rate......(read more)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) & JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): Cole Smead Sees Stress Tests Attractive

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)
The Federal Reserve wants to make sure that the banks like Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co......(read more)

Existing-Home Sales Up 4.9% to 4.89 Million – NAR

Housing Market
In its latest report, the National Association of Realtors has revealed the housing numbers for the previous month. According to a statement, the existing......(read more)

U.S. Leading Economic Index Increases 0.5% In May

New York Stock Exchange
The Conference Board recently released a report stating that the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the United States increased for the......(read more)

U.S. Weekly Unemployment Claims Fall to 312,000

Unemployment Initial Claims
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics recently released its unemployment insurance weekly claims report stating that weekly jobless claims in the United......(read more)

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers up 0.4% Over Month, 2.1% Up Y/Y

Inflation Food Prices
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released the data for the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The CPI-U, went up by......(read more)

The Fed’s Economic Projections: Lower GDP Growth, Lower Unemployment, Higher PCE Inflation

US Dollar Bill Currency Money
Along with its latest press release (more info on the $10 billion reduction in tapering), the Federal Reserve System released today its “Economic Projections......(read more)

FOMC Further Reduces Tapering by $10 Billion; Federal Funds Rate Unchanged

US Dollar Bill Currency Money
In its latest press release, the Federal Reserve System has revealed the latest monetary policy decisions taken by the Federal Open Market Committee.......(read more)

Gold is Flat, Gold Miners ETF is on the Move

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The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is going to release its latest policy decision in less than an hour and the market is –......(read more)

Markets Almost Flat Before Fed Policy Announcement

Arrowgrass Capital 2014 Q2 Investor Letter
The markets started slow on Wednesday, awaiting the upcoming press conference of the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and the announcement about the......(read more)

Christopher Grisanti on The Oil Spike: More of an Opportunity than a Problem

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On June 17, Christopher Grisanti, co-founder at Grisanti Capital Management, was interviewed on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”......(read more)

U.S. Consumer Prices Up 0.4%, Housing Starts Drop 6.5% in May

US Dollar Bill Currency Money
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.4% in May, while housing starts dropped 6.5% last month, this was discussed by CNBC’s Rick Santelli on......(read more)

The US Has to Find New Ways to Grow the Economy: Stephen Roach

US Dollar Bill Currency Money
With the U.S. GDP declining by an annual 1% in the first quarter of 2014, and the IMF recently cutting its growth forecast for the country’s GDP......(read more)

NAHB Index: Home Builder Confidence Rises Four Points

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In a CNBC program on Monday’s morning, Diana Olick discussed an increase in builder confidence on the monthly National Association of Home Builders (......(read more)

Bond Market Growing Amid Slow Economic Growth: James Reynolds

James Reynolds, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Loop Capital, in his recent intervention on Bloomberg has discussed the bonds market and......(read more)

May Producer Price Index Drops 0.2%; Up 2% Year-Over-Year

The Producer Price Index (PPI) has dropped 0.2% for the month of May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index dropped by 0.1%......(read more)
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