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The State Of Global Monetary Policy In A Chart And A Map

Monetary policy is far from uniform around the world.<p>In the developed western economies, the US and the UK are slowly shifting from very loose policy to gradually tighter policy.<p>The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan look to ease further. Even the People's Bank of China has an easing …

Economics

Big Miss On Philly Fed

The Philly Fed's report came in at 6.3, down from 24.5 last month and missing expectations for a reading of 18.7.<p>Last month's reading was also revised down slightly to 24.3.<p>Any reading over 0 indicates expansion in manufacturing activity.<p>Respondents to the survey reported "continued moderation in …

Markets

Iron Ore, Copper, Oil Prices: Is This The Beginning Of A Global Slowdown, Or Just A Supply Glut?

Oil, copper and iron ore prices continue to fall sharply, raising concerns about a possible downturn in the global economy. The oversupply of oil …

The Economic Impact Of Falling Oil Prices: 'Expansionary Disinflation'

Forget about the “secular stagnation” theory of an ailing U.S. economy. Accordingly to the Labor Department, payrolls grew at a seasonally adjusted increase of 242,000 in December adding to the soaring U.S. job growth of 2014 which represents the strongest annual job creation since 1999. The …

Economics

MEMS: The micro-machines inside your most beloved technologies

You may not have heard about MEMS — microelectromechanical systems — before; it's not a particularly sexy or flashy technology, especially compared …

The Best GPS Sports Watches for Your Fitness Needs

They monitor more health info than popular activity trackers. Get onboard with the latest in fit technology<p>Turns out, there are certain advantages to …

Fitness Technology

The Fitness Gear You Actually Need in 2015

If you have a favorite recipe you cook up, you can input that once and save it for quicker selecting in the future. It also remembers your most …

Wall Street is bracing for shock waves from Swiss franc move

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Don’t be too quick to look past the turmoil that swept global financial markets after Switzerland’s central bank …

Wall Street

Wall Street Just Got Exactly What It Wanted, But It Wasn't Ready For It

Since Wednesday, when Wall Street started reporting its earnings for the last quarter of 2014, we have seen an across-the-board beat-down on trading revenues.<p>A 23% drop in bond trading (year-over-year) contributed to JPMorgan's earnings miss.<br>• Citigroup's trading revenue fell by 14% overall, and bond …

Stock Markets

Unveiling The Microsoft Cloud Platform System, powered by Dell

Yes!!! At last we can talk about what we have been working on for close to 18 months – “San Diego” – that was the code name for what is now …

Why The Future Of Managed Services Is In The Cloud

In the last five years, cloud computing has gone from emerging technology to quintessential business tool. If such huge change can take place in five years, what will the next year hold for the cloud?<p>First and foremost, there is significant cloud growth on the enterprise horizon.<p>“Most surveys still …

Authentication

Saving Money with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

In this article I will look at some methods you can employ to save money when you deploy virtual machines into Microsoft Azure.<p>The Cloud is …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are your headlines this week:<p>Hyundai announced an Android Wear app that will remote start your car and find it in a parking lot.<br>• Monument Valley developer shows that piracy is still alive and strong on Android.<br>• A Need for Speed: No Limits teaser video appeared …

Apps

Swiss central bank stuns markets with currency and rate ‘tsunami’

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015</i>.<p><b>Swiss 'tsunami'</b><br>Switzerland's central bank truly shocked and awed financial markets today, with two shots heard 'round the world.<p>The franc soared and Swiss stocks plunged after the Swiss National Bank decision, rippling …

Business (Canada)

5 signs the U.S. economy is shakier than it looks

Don’t buy that new car just yet. The middle class is still shrinking, and inequality is hurting economic growth<p>Lots of people are cheering that the U.S. economy has shown signs of strengthening. The stock market looks to be doing better than anyone expected, and unemployment is under 6 percent. But …

Income Inequality

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

Cheap oil won't save the world economy, says IMF

Christine Lagarde says growth remains ‘too low, too fragile, and too lopsided’ despite crash in energy prices<p>The global economy remains "on its knees" and will not be bolstered by the collapse in oil prices, according to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund.<p>Although …

Charlie Hebdo

Oklahoma Executes An Inmate For 1st Time Since Lethal Injection Disaster

More than eight months after Oklahoma officials struggled to perform the execution of a condemned man who eventually died of a heart attack, the state executed another prisoner, Charles Frederick Warner, Thursday night. The Associated Press reports that Warner was declared dead at 7:28 p.m. CST. …

FDA

Miserable markets love gold, but caution advised on its latest rally

Gold, finally, is enjoying a bit of good news, thanks to general misery and a Swiss surprise.<p>After the alpine nation shocked markets on Thursday by scrapping its currency ceiling with the euro, the precious metal climbed 2.2 per cent. The latest gains continued the bounce it has been on for the …

Understand Markets In 2015 With These 15 Charts

In anticipation of the new year ahead, I’ve pulled together 15 charts that we’ll be watching and might help guide our expectations for what 2015 has in store for us. After looking them over, be sure to share some of your own via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.<p>Not-So-Crude Trend<p>Crude oil has …

Stock Markets

How I Built My First Electric Bike

One day I became fed up with all of my excuses for driving to work every day. During the summer I would ride my bike, but it would come in waves without any consistency. There is one huge hill climb to get to my work that is quite daunting, and is the main reason why most people take a vehicle, …

Smith & Wesson Combat Magnum Revolvers

It’s been said in order to take two steps forward, sometimes you must begin with a step back. I don’t know who originated that piece of wisdom, but …

NRA

$6.5M Fly Fishing Paradise in Colorado Seeks Mountain Man

This 169-acre property in <b>Southwest Colorado's</b> Upper Piedra Valley looks like the perfect retreat for the well-rounded mountain man. Priced at <b>$6.595 million</b>, it has not one, but <b>two rivers</b> — 1 mile of the Middle Fork Piedra River and 1.5 miles of the East Fork Piedra River — flowing through it, …

Fly Fishing Archives

Fly Fishing

Best Sailboats | 2015 Boat of the Year Awards | Sailing World

With regard to the Gunboat 55, the judges agreed: This is Gunboat’s crowning achievement. The look, the finish, and the experience are all over the …

Boats

1963 Buick Skylark V8 4-Speed Convertible

This 1963 Buick Skylark convertible features an optional aluminum 215 cubic inch V8 and floor-shifted Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual. Recently …

Minnesota man drives $75 pickup – for nearly four de

<i>Bob Sportel’s 1957 Chevrolet half-ton pickup. Still image from video below.</i><p>Is there such a thing as too frugal? In the eyes of Prinsburg, Minnesota, …

Classic Cars