Policy Issues; Tax Extenders; Budget; Trade- Ag Economy; and, Regulations

Policy Issues; Tax Extenders; Budget; Trade- Ag Economy; and, RegulationsCategories: Agricultural Economy /Budget /Immigration /Regulations /TradePolicy IssuesDamian Paletta and Mark Peters reported on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal that, “A large number of Republican governors are pushing to reshape social-welfare programs with drug testing or other requirements, arguing that the new rules better prepare recipients for employment and […]

Ag Economy; Biotech; Biofuels; Policy Issues; and, Budget Developments- Friday

Ag Economy; Biotech; Biofuels; Policy Issues; and, Budget Developments- FridayCategories: Agricultural Economy /Budget /Ethanol /Farm Bill /TradeAgricultural EconomyAn update yesterday from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations stated that, “Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014.“Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize […]

U.S. Economy and Mid-Terms, What Now? – Economy and Markets

U.S. Economy and Mid-Terms, What Now?Ben Benoy+ , November 7, 2014 0 0 0 0A new balance of power has been ushered into the Senate.The United States Marine Corps taught me to embrace fresh leadership because that’s one of the principal mechanisms that keeps our institutions truly focused on their core values and ethos.The Republicans have gained back the […]

Senators Focus on Improving Healthcare Through Big Data …

Senators Focus on Improving Healthcare Through Big DataSenate Finance Committee leaders want to empower healthcare consumers through the widespread availability of health data.Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) have queried stakeholders in healthcare about what would improve health data sharing and usage.  This is a major issue for the Healthcare Leadership Council, which has released […]

Bob Doll's 10 Predictions For 2014 – Business Insider

Screenshot via Bloomberg TVBob Doll predicts the U.S. economy will grow 3% in 2014.Nuveen Asset Management’s Bob Doll expects 2014 economic growth will be “broader and stronger” but remain moderate for the U.S. and the rest of the world.
But Doll, the former top strategist at BlackRock, expects stocks to fall 10% before ending the year in the green.In a new […]

On Its 100th Birthday, the Fed Gives the World Another Stock Market …

So the Fed kept filling up the punch bowl and instead of going into inflation of goods prices, it went into an inflation of asset prices. That’s inflation in the same way, but it’s not called inflation. So if the stock market goes up and doubles, we don’t say, ‘Oh, my God—there’s been inflation!’ Or, if housing prices double, we […]

Stock Market News for November 15, 2013 – Zacks Investment …

The Dow and S&P 500 finished Thursday’s trading on new highs following Janet Yellen’s comments during her Senate confirmation hearing. Yellen suggested that the Federal Reserve’s soft monetary policy could continue until the economy shows signs of significant strength. A couple of economic reports were released yesterday. Initial claims slipped, declining for the fifth time in a row. Among the […]

11.11.13: Will the stock market rally continue? | Financial Post

Sign up for the Executive Summary email briefing to get the news delivered straight to your inbox first thing in the morning.Markets: By the numbersMonday’s North American closeTSX13,358.39 -19.94 -0.15%Dow Jones15,783.10 +21.32 +0.14%S&P 5001,771.89 +1.28 +0.07%Nasdaq3,919.79 +0.56 +0.01%Decent jobs growth, encouraging words from central bank officials and healthy earnings numbers were enough to push North American stock markets strongly higher yet again last week.The question […]