Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke on the Senate floor on February 26, 2015 about the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
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In a competitive world, including the current housing market, what we want often takes a back seat to what we can get. Faced with rising rents, tight credit and scant numbers of homes for sale, how we live is largely determined by what"s made possible by both the market and our pocketbooks.
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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
Although the Forex market is open all week, Monday is a public holiday in both the U.K. and the U.S.A., as well as most of the rest of Europe, so it should be a very quiet day.
Last week was a positive affair for the world’s major markets with the one exception of the Dow. Get the analysis for the week of May 25, 2015 here.
Japan’s economy is moving at a quicker pace than anticipated. Data released Monday revealed that April exports climbed 8.0 percent from a year earlier, beating expectations and highlighting a steady recovery in export demand.
Whilst Forex trading is carried out at any time during the day, certain transactions are settled against rates determined by the banks at a specific time of day, based on the prevailing prices for a currency pair.
Changes are not expected in the Fed’s plan to raise interest rates in the very near future. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will point to some progress in raising employment and lowering inflation when she meets today to discuss the economy’s progress.
by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101
"Europe finally starts pumping markets with cash", CNN Money titled in early March 2015 when the ECB announced its program of quantitative easing (QE). Other press outfits wrote similar lines (Telegraph, RT, Reuters, ...) whereas some understood what was going on at the time (among others, the BBC).
by Asif Suria
Insider buying decreased last week with insiders buying $86.26 million of stock compared to $143.37 million in the week prior. Selling increased with insiders selling $3.19 billion of stock last week compared to $1.83 billion in the week prior.
Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week went up to 36.93. In other words, insiders sold almost 37 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 12.77.
22May2015 Market Close: Markets Closed Mixed, Small Caps Closed In The Green Ahead Of The Memorial W
22May2015 Pre-Market Commentary: Investors See Little Future In Today's Financial Posting Sending U.
ECRI"s WLI Growth Index which had spent 28 weeks in negative territory - is now in its third week in positive territory. It is now forecasting better growth later this year. ECRI also released its coincident indicator this week and is reported below.