Week 7 of 2018 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. The rolling averages remain mixed.
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from Challenger Gray and Christmas
As of today, recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and medicinal marijuana in 29, but despite shifting public perception in favor of marijuana usage, many companies still utilize drug tests that screen out candidates who use marijuana.
Infographic Of The Day: Amazon The ECommerce Leader
There is no doubt that Amazon is one of the most recognizable brand names in the whole world. However, its founder Jeff Bezos had a bit more modest goals in the beginning. Who would have thought that a simple online bookseller would become the world's biggest online store? In just 23 years, Amazon went from a relatively obscure book business to a dominant online retailer, cloud service provider, and much, much more.
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Written by Sig Silber
It has not yet reached crisis levels but a severe drought is impacting many states including Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Arizona and Southern California have also been impacted but they are likely to receive relief soon. This drought raises the risk of significant impacts to farming and ranching. Thus until the situation improves, we will be providing updates of the Drought Monitor which is issued each Thursday. The extreme cold in Canada has also had impacts on agriculture there. Although our focus is on the U.S., we will be reporting also on the situation Worldwide.
by James Rickards
Special report from Daily Reckoning
Turkey is a beautiful country with a rich history including Greek, Roman and Muslim influences that make it one of the most fascinating places on Earth. It is literally a bridge between East and West: The mile-long Bosporus Bridge just north of Istanbul connects Europe and Asia across the Bosporus Strait.
by Merlin Rothfeld, Online Trading Academy
The road toward accepting and embracing cryptocurrencies as a mainstream asset has suddenly become a superhighway, as more and more investors and businesses hop on and head toward the financial future. It's an exciting time for investors, but if you don't know how to keep your cryptocurrency safe and secure, you could easily crash, burn and lose everything in an instant. It's all about keeping control.
22Feb2018 Market Close: Wall Street Has A Mixed Session, Nasdaq Closes Lower For Fourth Straight Day
22Feb2018 Midday Update: Wall Street Starting To Ease Off Morning Session Highs, DOW Jumps 350 Point
22Feb2018 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street To Open Fractionally Higher, Markets Are Again Expected
Of the three regional manufacturing surveys released for February, all were in expansion.