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November 2017 Import Sea Containers Counts Grow

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Written by Steven Hansen

The November month-over-month import and export container counts are stronger than the previous month although the rolling averages for exports remain in contraction.

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What We Read Today 11 December 2017

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What Is The Most Common Crime In Different Countries?

What is the most common crime around the world? What gets people in trouble in different countries? Let's take a look in this episode of The Infographics Show: What Is The Most Common Crime In Different Countries?

Infographic Of The Day: The Evolution Of Standard Oil

A couple of weeks ago, we published an infographic showing how the list of the most valuable companies in the U.S. has changed drastically over the last 100 years.

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What is the most common crime around the world? What gets people in trouble in different countries? Let's take a look in this episode of The Infographics Show: What Is The Most Common Crime In Different Countries?


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Current Weather Outlook

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Is it good forecasting or Hopium? It is too soon to tell or even assess what the impacts might be. But we discuss the topic in a lot of detail and also take a look at the temperature and precipitation results from November. I started working on this article late last week when NOAA was focusing on possible fluctuations in the "Wave Number". As of today (Monday) it looks like the Pattern Change they were seeing in the model results was perhaps less dramatic than they thought late last week.  But the Hawaiian High is returning to where it belongs and the Northern Tier is now forecast to be cooler and wetter than in recent forecasts. 

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13Dec2017 Market Update: Wall Street's DOW Hits Record High At Market Open, DOW Up Triple Digits, WTI Crude Slides Sharply To The Mid 56 Handle, Gold Index Moves Higher



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Philippines: Navigation Hazards Between US And China

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

How To (and Not To) Navigate between US and China

The first 18 months of the Duterte government suggest that the effort to recalibrate the Philippines' ties between the US and China is necessary, viable and vital.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

13 December 2017 FOMC Meeting Statement: Federal Funds Rate Changed As Expected

Econintersect: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) - the board of directors of the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate as expected.

.... Averaging through hurricane-related fluctuations, job gains have been solid, and the unemployment rate declined further ....

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