Commentary

  • Narendra Modi At Madison Square Garden
    Modi Courts India's Island Neighbors

    March 09 2015 6:13 AM EDT

    The Indian prime minister's visit is part of his government's diplomatic offensive to re-exert India's waning influence in the region.

  • Obama and Modi
    How China-Pakistan Relationship Influences US-India Ties

    January 23 2015 8:15 AM EST

    Security cooperation will be high on the agenda when Modi and Obama meet in New Delhi next week.

  • jobs
    Holiday Hiring Will Likely Boost November Jobs Growth

    December 04 2014 11:46 AM EST

    November's jobs data are expected to show continued hiring, but a slowdown that could raise wages is around the corner, economists say.

  • autosales
    Americans Spent More In August Than In Past 5 Months

    September 29 2014 11:16 AM EDT

    Personal spending and incomes increased in August on the strength of job gains.

  • workers
    As Wages Increase, Americans Still Stretch Their Dollars

    September 17 2014 10:23 AM EDT

    Earnings rose the most in two years, but economists still say growth is soft and a bit disappointing.

  • stock
    Americans' Confidence In Economy Falls To 9-Month Low

    August 15 2014 11:37 AM EDT

    Gasoline prices dropped and employment rose, but consumers aren't cheering yet.

  • germanwork
    Euro Zone Economy To Ramp Up In 2015: Economists

    August 14 2014 3:25 PM EDT

    Though the euro area economy flatlined in the second quarter, forecasts point to growth in coming quarters.

  • Ukraine Crisis
    US And UK Warn Russia Not To 'Aid' Ukraine

    August 08 2014 10:13 PM EDT

    Russia has proposed creating humanitarian corridors to deliver aid to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

  • torture-cruelty-death-damascus-assad-troops
    Syria: Memoir Of An Assad Torture Chamber

    May 21 2014 10:51 AM EDT

    So far in 2014, 847 prisoners have died of torture, execution and maltreatment in Syrian jails. Here's one prisoner's experience.

  • sherman
    The Misguided Criticism Of Sherman's Trash Talk

    January 23 2014 5:25 PM EST

    The Seahawks cornerback has been treated unfairly for expressing his opinions.

  • UK Fraud Prosecutor Charges Two Brokers in Libor Probe [VIDEO]

    July 15 2013 4:43 PM EDT

  • U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before a Senate Budget Committee hearing on the outlook for U.S. Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Capitol Hill
    How The Fed Steals America's Savings [VIDEO]

    July 09 2013 10:26 AM EDT

    Economy

  • Why Socrates Lazaridis Remains Tight Lipped About Belief In Economic Turnaround In Greece
    'Greekovery' In The Works? [VIDEO]

    July 08 2013 5:10 PM EDT

    As protests over austerity and economic challenges continue in Greece, there are indications developing that a "Greekovery" might be emerging.

  • Money Hands
    Why The Rich Stash Money Offshore

    June 27 2013 9:29 AM EDT

    Finance

  • Arvind Mahankali of New York ponders a word on his way to winning the National Spelling Bee.
    Spelling Bee Blues: Indians’ Domination Only Reasserts Negative Stereotypes

    June 01 2013 10:50 AM EDT

    Indians excel at spelling bees -- they won 11 of the past 15 national competitions run by Scripps.

  • Natural gas burns in a stove
    Nat Gas fails to settle above resistance

    March 13 2013 8:33 AM EDT

    Nat Gas futures failed to take the next step up the ladder on Tuesday as the industry awaits the main data point of the week...Thursday's EIA inventory report. This week's report will be bullish in that it will show a larger net withdrawal than both last year and the five year average for the same week. The futures market drifted lower but still remains well above the $3.50/mmbtu technical support level for the sixth day in a row or the longest streak since back in December of 2012.

  • A worker cuts sugar cane for raw sugar and ethanol fuel production on the property of the Sao Martinho mill in Pradopolis, about 300 km (186 miles) northwest of Sao Paulo.
    The Corn & Ethanol Report

    January 24 2013 9:46 AM EST

    Early in the open outcry session the market seemed to be in a congested mode until independent weather forecasters there is enough rain as the planting season begins. This help the profit takers to write sell orders and the trade went lower on light volume. In the overnight electronic session the March Corn is currently trading at 716 which is 4 ¾ cents lower. The trading range has been 721 to 715 ¼ so far. I still believe this is still creating a golden buying opportunity. Depending how you read the tea leaves both fundamentally and technically is showing me this market is poised to trade higher.

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    Alpari Grain Outlook 11/20

    November 20 2012 4:40 PM EST

    First things first, markets are closed Thursday day session and night for our Thanksgiving holiday and Fridays grains open at 9:30 central time and close at noon central time. It's a difficult week as we have a short holiday schedule as month-end winds down creating a lot of daily volatility. ...

  • The Nemenoff Report Bonds Lower, S&P's higher, Silver Lower

    November 20 2012 10:59 AM EST

    Dec. Bonds are curently 6 lower at 151’08 and the 10 Yr. Note 3.5 lower at 133’25.5. This mornings Housing Starts report showed an increase of 3.6% t0 894,000 vs. an average analysts expectation of -4.5% putting the rate of starts to its highest level since July of 2008. Buliding permits have tempered the bullishness of the “starts” number being down 2.7%. We continue to be sellers for short term trades in the 152’04 area with a protective buy stop at 152’22. The recent high has been 152’21, better lucky than smart. If you are holding a short position from the 152’04 level, either take profits or lower your buy stop to 151’21. Support remains at 150’04.

  • The Energy Report - Ring Hopes and Rising Oil

    November 20 2012 10:39 AM EST

    Cease Fire Hope rise along with the oil market. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes her way to the Middle East to broker what more than likely will be a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. With an Israeli ground offensive most likely averted the focus will go back to the global economic outlook and something as mundane as weather.