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Labor Day drivers to enjoy lowest gas prices since 2004

The national average price of gasoline fell to $2.44 Thursday, nearly $1 a gallon cheaper than last year

Egg-stra costs to follow McDonald's all-day breakfast?

With the fast-food giant extending Egg McMuffins throughout the day, consumers may pay the price

Still No Recession Signal In Initial Claims Advance Decline Line (Breadth Index)

I look at an analysis of individual state claims as a kind of advance decline line for confirmation of the trend in the total numbers. The states report the data to the Department of Labor, which accumulates the data into its weekly national report. Show More Summary

"Big food" companies fight to keep cereal afloat

As sales turn soggy, breakfast giant Kellogg's is betting on new products to put in the hands of health-conscious consumers

Uh oh...bad news on SAT test results

Overall, students generated dismal scores; only one group continued to shine on the standardized test

2:00PM Water Cooler 9/3/15

Today's Water Cooler: Clinton email aide to take the Fifth the press and Corbyn, Obama on climate, mindsets of the rich, MH370 flaperon

I Can’t Believe I’m About to Defend Donald Trump’s Business Skills

Donald Trump may be a bankruptcy court recidivist and serial exaggerator of his net worth, but some recent criticisms of his business skills may have—shockingly—gone overboard. At Vox, Dylan Matthews has a piece titled "Donald Trump isn't rich because he's a great investor. Show More Summary

U.S. Deficits in Manufacturing & with EU Set New Monthly Records

America’s trade deficits in manufacturing and with the European Union both set their second straight monthly records. The post U.S. Deficits in Manufacturing & with EU Set New Monthly Records appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner. Show More Summary

Latest from the GDPNow Forecasting Model

Interesting divergence between "Blue Chip" consensus and the GDPNow measure from the Atlanta Fed: GDPNow: The growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) is a key indicator of economic activity, but the official estimate is released with a delay....

Initial Claims Show Employers Are Still Asleep So Payrolls Should Beat Consensus

As is usually the case, the stock market broke, but initial claims are still at record levels. This is how it has historically works as bubbles start to deflate. Employers are the last to get the news. But the very fact of their record...Show More Summary

Peak wind

Tyler Cowen: In academia, no, but in the real world perhaps: Electricity generated by US wind farms fell 6 per cent in the first half of the year even as the nation expanded wind generation capacity by 9 per cent, Energy Information Administration records show. The reason was some of...

Political Calculations: Balls Aplenty

Tim's "ballsy math" is "immoralized": The last time we took on the subject of balls, it was to consider the physics of New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady's deflated balls. Today, we're going back to the ball pit because Los Angeles' city government is spending $34.5 million to dump up...

Countering the Manitoba Menace

Or, “President Obama, build up this wall!” From Fox News: Walker said in an interview that aired Sunday that building a wall along the country’s northern border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review. Republican candidates for president have often taken a get-tough approach on deterring illegal immigration, but they usually focus […]

Preview: Employment Report for August

On Friday at 8:30 AM ET, the BLS will release the employment report for August. The consensus, according to Bloomberg, is for an increase of 223,000 non-farm payroll jobs in August (with a range of estimates between 173,000 to 257,000),...Show More Summary

Third Quarter GDP Model Inches Up to 1.5% on Auto Strength

The Atlanta Fed third quarter GDPNow Forecast inched up today, primarily based on August motor vehicle sales. The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2015 is 1.5 percent on September 3, up from 1.3 percent on September 1. Show More Summary

Here’s How ECB Reacted To Emerging Market Rot – More Currency War

In short, ECB has now reacted to the rot in the Emerging Markets (and in particular China) The post Here’s How ECB Reacted To Emerging Market Rot – More Currency War appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money! See and...Show More Summary

BRIC Services PMI Show Structural Weakness

BRIC economies are suffering from the twin effects on internal structural weaknesses. The post BRIC Services PMI Show Structural Weakness appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money! See and understand the liquidityShow More Summary

Russian Manufacturing, Services & Composite PMIs Weak, Weak and Weak

Russia PMI data for Services, Manufacturing and Composite posted sub-50 performance across all three indicators The post Russian Manufacturing, Services & Composite PMIs Weak, Weak and Weak appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner....Show More Summary

BRIC Manufacturing PMIs Down Like A Ton of BRICS

BRICs manufacturing PMIs signalled continued worsening in growth conditions in world's largest emerging markets. The post BRIC Manufacturing PMIs Down Like A Ton of BRICS appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!Show More Summary

The “Three Cs” of Risk

The markets have staged a "whistling past the graveyard" rally. The post The “Three Cs” of Risk appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money! See and understand the liquidity flowing from the Fed, Treasury, and other major central banks and primary dealers as they impact markets in the Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition.

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