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- This was the most easing Draghi could get and still achieve unanimity (Edward Harrison, Credit Writedowns) Just reviewing what the ECB has done here, we see them taking four out of the five easing measures I outlined in May. See also GEI News.
Recent Trends Vary Across Regions and States
by Yanna Antypas, U. S EIA
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2013 were 10% below the benchmark year of 2005. Emissions in 2013 were roughly 2% above their 2012 level and 1.5% below their 2011 level, when emissions were 8.6% below the 2005 level. Recently released state-level data through 2011, calculated from the State Energy Data System (SEDS) and aggregated here by Census regions, show different parts of the country generally experiencing this downward trend, but at variable rates by region.
from the Congressional Budget Office
The federal government ran a budget deficit of $439 billion for the first eight months of fiscal year 2014, CBO estimates—$188 billion less than the shortfall recorded over the same span last year and the smallest deficit for those months since fiscal year 2008. Compared with the amounts at this point last year, revenues were about 7 percent higher and outlays about 2 percent lower.