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Railroad CEO: This Economy Is The "Most Puzzling" In My 40-Year Career

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Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 18th, 2019

Bond Report: 10-year, 30-year Treasury yields plumb April lows as U.S. jobless claims point to labor-market troubles

U.S. Treasury yields slip lower on Thursday after a key weekly update of the U.S. labor market’s health showed elevated job losses as measures to reopen the economy have stalled in the face of the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 23rd, 2020

Pandemic, Economy And Market Oversupply Weigh On GATX"s 2020 View

As railcar lessor GATX (NYSE: GATX) looks at the second half of this year, there are three prominent factors that could put pressure on the company's lease rates, renewal activity, and asset utilization. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJul 21st, 2020

Global IC market to display single-digit growth in 2020, says IC Insights

Even with the disastrous effects of COVID-19 on the global economy, the worldwide IC market is expected to show single-digit growth in 2020 after dropping by 15% last year, according to IC Insights......»»

Category: topSource: digitimesJul 21st, 2020

Bullock"s Viewpoint: Training the underserved

History will surely recall the first year of this decade as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the year when large portions of our economy stopped, when institutions that defined our everyday lives changed. Economists will undoubtedly look back a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 17th, 2020

Capitol Report: U.S. budget deficit soars to record $864 billion in June — higher than all of last year

The federal government’s budget deficit soared in June to a record $864 billion as Washington doled out huge sums of money to try to stave off a depression and save the economy from the coronavirus......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 13th, 2020

The Fed interest rate cuts are costing money fund investors billions a year

Money fund yields have fallen more than 90 percent since the Fed began cutting short-term rates to near zero to help stimulate the economy after the coronavirus struck......»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 10th, 2020

The Fed interest rate cuts are costing money fund investors billions a year

Money fund yields have fallen more than 90 percent since the Fed began cutting short-term rates to near zero to help stimulate the economy after the coronavirus struck......»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 10th, 2020

Here’s why carbon emissions at utilities can fall even during a powerful economy

Carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector fell 8% last year even with the economy growing, as utilities increasingly dropped coal for cheaper natural gas and renewables......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 9th, 2020

Key Words: ‘The market isn’t pricing in an all-clear on the economy,’ say BofA analysts, who say the S&P 500 will end the year at 2900

BofA head of equity research Savita Subramanian calls herself not a bear, yet she sees mostly risks to the downside for markets......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 8th, 2020

10 books to read as you prepare for a changed normal

The first two months of the year, the world’s economy was on fire. Companies were reporting record profits. There were more jobs available than people to man them. Within the blink of an eye, a pandemic was followed by protests of inequities i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 8th, 2020

EU forecasts deeper economic hit from pandemic

EU economy is predicted to contract by 8.3% this year.....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 7th, 2020

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield hits 6-week low as coronavirus fears rattle stocks

U.S. Treasury yields slide Friday, capping a weekly slump, as setbacks in efforts to reopen the economy in states like Texas and Florida undermined confidence in the U.S. recovery, bolstering demand for assets considered havens......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 26th, 2020

Commodities Corner: Silver, copper prices mark an impressive recovery from March lows

Industrial metals have seen an impressive recovery in recent weeks. Silver has nearly erased its loss for the year, and copper is looking to recoup the bulk of the declines it suffered during the peak of the pandemic’s toll on the global economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 26th, 2020

The Tell: Award-winning forecaster says U.S. economy might not heal by next year, putting stocks at risk of correction

The U.S. economy might not fully return to normal until 2022, and the market is at risk of a correction later in the summer, a leading economic forecaster said Friday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 26th, 2020

Agricenter navigates pandemic with pay cuts, layoffs, cost controls — and hope

John Butler, president of Agricenter International, doesn't think anything in his almost 30-year career could have prepared him for this......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 24th, 2020

Analyst: S&P 500 "Likely To End 2020 At Or Close To Current Levels"

In a year in which COVID-19 has devastated the U.S. economy, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) is now down just 2.5% year-to-date in the first half of the year. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 23rd, 2020

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says the US economy may be out of a recession by the end of the year

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday sai.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 23rd, 2020

Union Pacific Option Trader Makes $1.2M Bet On 5% Downside

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) shares are up 43.1% in the past three months. The railroad giant appears to be chugging along thanks to optimism that the U.S. economy is on the track to a full recovery in the long-term. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 22nd, 2020

BlackRock says it’s warming up to Europe, which it says may outgrow the U.S. in second half of the year

Fund management giant BlackRock said it is warming up to the European response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying an “impressive array” of fiscal and monetary measures will bridge the economy through the response......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 22nd, 2020

Inflation dog may finally bark, investors bet

With the world economy forecast to shrink 6% this year, it may seem like a strange time to fret about inflation......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 21st, 2020