The grassy banks of the river Barrow in Ireland may look unproductive in agricultural terms, but the land and its vegetation may hold the key to an energy revolution. The plant giving rise to such optimism is called myscanthus.
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The conflict in Syria is entering a critical phase. Turkey has at long last entered the fight, conducting airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria - and capitalizing on the opportunity to attack Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in northern Iraq. Turkey's newfound vigor is fueled by a convergence of U.S. and Turkish interests in the region, evidenced by the July 23 agreement between Ankara and Washington to allow U.S. forces to use Incirlik Air Base.
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Pretty much all devices that appear on the famous movie Star Wars may be part of our future. How much power will these devices require?
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
The U.S. economy continues to improve with decreasing unemployment and improvement in the housing sector.
Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.
The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen as investors dismiss the recent rout in Chinese equities and as speculation grows that the U.S. could soon see a rise in interest rates.
The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.
When we talk about the euro, we usually don’t consider the United Kingdom as a dominant presence in the discussion. After all, despite being a member of the Eurozone group, London has opted to keep the Pound Sterling as her local currency.
by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101
Anatole Kaletsky has a very interesting piece at Project Syndicate, arguing that out of the bad bail-out a good economic governance structure will arise.
Investing Daily Article of the Week
by Robert Rapier, Investing Daily
It hasn't been easy being an energy investor over the past year, unless your portfolio is heavily weighted toward refiners and solar companies. If that's the case, congratulations. But for those holding drillers and MLPs, patience will prove to be a virtue.
29Jul2015 Market Close: Fed FMOC Says No Changes Yet, DOW Closed Up Triple Digits, Oil And Dollar Ri
29Jul2015 Market Update: Markets Climb Higher In Afternoon Trading Ahead Of Fed FMOC Minutes, Oil Me
29Jul2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Flat, Oil Off Lows, FMOC Minutes This Afternoon May Jo
Econintersect: Week 29 of 2015 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Intermodal traffic expanded year-over-year, which accounts for approximately half of movements - but weekly railcar counts continued in contraction.