Week 42 of 2016 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. The weekly data was better than last week.
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Whether after a protracted struggle or a rapid defeat, the Islamic State will lose control of Mosul in the face of the offensive to expel it. This naturally raises the question: What comes next for the Islamic State? But the answer depends on how you define the Islamic State, and which division of the movement you consider.
Infographic Of The Day: The History Of Women's Ice Hockey In Canada
Girls and womens hockey is one of the fastest growing games in the world.
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This report is in our usual weekly format and focuses on the next 30 days which should be again close to "Normal" but with a wetter than usual Northwest and a slower than usual west to east movement of weather systems. We should expect either a La Nina Winter or a Near La Nina Winter which means where it will be wet or dry and warm or cool is becoming fairly clear for CONUS and also for other parts of the World. Full details are provided below. But first, we start the report with the key finding of the San Francisco Fed study of the Impact of Weather on Jobs.
by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong
Article of the Week from Money Strong
More haunting even than the terrified screams of lambs being led was the silence that followed their slaughter. Such was the searing pain of relentless recollection for FBI agent Clarice Starling, the tortured lead played to Oscar perfection by Jodie Foster. In an agonizingly whispered scene that has forever left its imprint on the minds of horrified audiences, we hear the bleating of Starling's long-dead tormentors.
by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight
Each week Felix and Oscar host a poker game. We listen in on current trading ideas in the few minutes before the game starts. They like to call this their 'Stock Exchange.' I am the only human present, and the only one using fundamental analysis. Their methods are excellent, as you will learn if you join us for a few weeks. Since the time frames and risk profiles differ, so do the stock ideas.
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Of the four regional manufacturing surveys released for October, two are in expansion and two are in contraction..