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  • Bottled water on course to outsell soda by 2017 [View news story]
    Oh well...there go the aquifers.
    Aug 28, 2015. 06:57 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Puerto Rico close to restructuring proposal [View news story]
    It's misleading phrasing to say that PR will "inject $1.5B into the island in capital expenditure." It sounds as if they are cutting spending of all kinds, which might lead to a budget surplus, or at least a reduced deficit. There is nothing in the story that indicates they will be increasing capital spending.
    Aug 27, 2015. 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chinese shares slide more than 6% [View news story]
    There is a tendancy by many to automatically blame weakness in the Yuan on the Chinese government. The news story says that the reverse repo was undertaken because of capital flight from the country; hardly something one could argue that the government is encouraging.
    Aug 18, 2015. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TPP officials fail to reach final deal [View news story]
    I guess we will have to wait until TPP is submitted to Congress to find out what "secrets" it contains. Probably just about any binding international agreement results in ceding, to some extent, every signatory's "sovereignty" to the agreement or organization that oversees the agreement. Might that not be necessary in order to have a treaty (whether arms control, pollution control, intellectual property protection, etc.) be effective? Not all of us think that is always a terrible thing.
    Aug 4, 2015. 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TPP officials fail to reach final deal [View news story]
    What is it "really" about?
    Aug 3, 2015. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TPP officials fail to reach final deal [View news story]
    As a non-expert, I find this development to be incredible in at least one respect. It seems to me that the "key sticking points" (US/Japan auto, New Zealand dairy and pharmaceuticals) have been around for decades. One might have hoped these would have been among the first issues resolved.
    Aug 2, 2015. 01:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Accidentally released Fed staff projections have dovish tilt [View news story]
    I'm not an FOMC expert but as far as I can tell above synopsis is misleading as it suggests that the Fed staff's economic projections are only available with a five-year delay. Much of the staff views on the economy, including inflation, are published in the meeting minutes, several weeks after the meeting, under the heading "staff economic outlook." For instance the minutes for June 16-17 meeting show that the staff view of inflation is as follows: "The staff's forecast for inflation in the near term was little changed, and it was unrevised over the medium term. Energy prices and non-oil import prices were expected to begin steadily rising next year, but the staff projected that inflation would continue to be below the Committee's longer-run objective of 2 percent over 2016 and 2017. However, inflation was anticipated to reach 2 percent thereafter, with inflation expectations in the longer run assumed to be consistent with the Committee's objective and slack in labor and product markets projected to have waned". The sole item perhaps not typically known is their forecast of the fed funds rate.
    Jul 24, 2015. 02:23 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comcast launches Stream video service for its cord-cutter customers [View news story]
    Jason - Thanks for helping me understand the gist of this move by Comcast.
    Jul 13, 2015. 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comcast launches Stream video service for its cord-cutter customers [View news story]
    As a Comcast cable customer who gets ESPN as part of my cable package, I'm able to watch ESPN on my computer for free. That may be true for some other cable channels as well.
    Jul 13, 2015. 08:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eurozone bonds shaken by Greek turmoil [View news story]
    Or perhaps that the Greeks will stick it to the Germans but pay back everyone else? Or that they will exit the EMU but still use the Euro as their default currency? Just speculating...
    Jun 29, 2015. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eurozone bonds shaken by Greek turmoil [View news story]
    I claim no expertise on European sovereigns, but I find it interesting that the yield on 10-yr Greek bonds is only 14.63%. Does that suggest the bond market still doesn't believe the Greek government will default on its obligations and leave the Euro zone?
    Jun 29, 2015. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Government opens door to more student-debt forgiveness [View news story]
    I believe law schools have also been shown to have misrepresented their job placement rates. I wonder if that debt be forgiven as well.
    Jun 9, 2015. 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global airline ETF set to launch [View news story]
    Dear Editor: I think you got your information wrong. It's ancillary revenue [e.g., baggage fees, in-flight meals, etc.] that was $31.5 billion in 2013, up from $2.5 billion in 2007. See the "research" tab at the U.S. global website.
    Apr 25, 2015. 07:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More challenge Verizon's new TV bundles [View news story]
    This is a perfect example of why the Comcast Time-Warner merger should be blocked. Vertically integrated, owning both cable programing and the cable distribution system, Comcast tries to stop any innovation that threatens the over-priced bundled program offering it controls. If the merger were to go through, Comcast would have even more power to stifle improved consumer options.
    Apr 22, 2015. 09:08 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Draghi: Euro is irrevocable despite Greek problems [View news story]
    It remains to be seen whether they are linked.
    Apr 19, 2015. 02:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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