from the American Chemistry Council
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) stabilized in November, rising 0.1 percent following three consecutive months of decline. October data was revised up 0.3 percent and September by 0.2 percent.
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Early Headlines: Asia Shares Up, Big Banks Sued For Control Of Swaps Market, Turkey's 'Warning' Audio, Russia And US Say 'You Lie", Russia Fuels IS Recruiting And More
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Early Bird Headlines 26 November 2015
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Infographic Of The Day: Exoplanet GJ 1132b - Earth-size World Is Near-Twin Of Venus
Called GJ 1132b, the exoplanet is located 39 light-years from Earth and is the closest Earth-size planet of its kind, scientists say.
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by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt
In uncertain times, 'cash is king,' but central bankers are systematically moving to eliminate that option. Is it really about stimulating the economy? Or is there some deeper, darker threat afoot?
by Chad Fraser, Investing Daily
Investing Daily Article of the Week
Another month, another big jump for Canadian house prices.
According to just-released figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association, average resale prices rose 8.3% in October from a year earlier, to nearly CAD454,976. As always, Vancouver and Toronto led the way, with gains of 15.3% and 10.3%, respectively.
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24Nov2015 Market Close: Markets Close Mostly Up, DOW Up 20 Points, Oil Remains In The 42's And Other
Week 46 of 2015 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) declined according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Intermodal traffic contracted year-over-year, which accounts for approximately half of movements and weekly railcar counts continued in contraction. The 52 week rolling average contraction is continuing to grow.