Guiding the mega cruise ship Quantum of the Seas into port is never a simple task. This time, it's headed to Fort-de-France, Martinique--where no ship of that size has ever docked before.
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Written by Steven Hansen
Much has been said about trickle up and trickle down economics. It seems like a litmus test to divide the political parties. Is there any evidence that any variation of the trickle theme works?
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Infographic Of The Day: Driving Into A Battery Powered Future
The last few years have seen electric cars go from being something niche to being genuine challengers to traditional combustion engine vehicles.
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Written by Sig Silber
On October 20, NOAA released their Seasonal Outlook. Last week, JAMSTEC, which is a Japanese Research Institute, issued their Outlook based on their October 1 forecast for ENSO. We compare the JAMSTEC temperature and precipitation forecast maps which are for the World with the NOAA temperature and precipitation forecast maps that cover only CONUS and Alaska. We do this primarily for educational purposes. Remember: these are forecasts not guarantees. But the differences between the NOAA and JAMSTEC forecasts are significant and mostly related to the differing perspectives on the strength and duration of this Cool ENSO Event.
by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group
After one of the most degrading races in postwar history, US presidential campaigns are getting still dirtier. But will US-China relations change?
by Ben Shepherd, Investing Daily
Investing Daily Article of the Week
Bankers have been in the hot seat thanks to a wave of scandals, ushering in the departure of Wells Fargo's (NYSE: WFC) CEO and driving Deutsche Bank's (NYSE: DB) share price below even financial crisis levels.
21Oct2016 Market Close: Major US Indexes Close Flat On Low Volume, Crude Prices Resume Climb, US Dol
21Oct2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street Pointing To A Lower Opening Despite So So Corporate Ear
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 30th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. Also ECRI released their lagging and coincident indices this past week.