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Here is a chart of bank tightening to small, medium, and large firms, which, as we reported on Monday, shows that banks are now the tightest they've been since recovering from the 2008 financial crisis. It leads the ADP report by about 4 months and suggests that US employment...

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When it comes to the threat of system-wide failure that an EMP could bring, Dr. Pry doesn’t mince words: he feels it represents an “existential threat″ to our society. “You’re talking about a protracted blackout from which you might never recover,” he said...

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"We've seen massive stimulus in China amounting to...one of the largest increases and accelerations in credit growth since 2009. What worries me is that...you're seeing more spending on infrastructure, more spending on construction—the old things that drove China..."

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Today’s weaker-than-expected April ADP jobs report likely adds to the global growth worries. The US labor market has been a source of consistent strength and stability in an otherwise uncertain economic backdrop. Even as a number of...

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Canada is seeing increased public and government support for a guaranteed minimum income, with a pilot-project set for 2017. As automation, digitization, and globalization alter labour market dynamics, calls are increasing for...

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Ever since the US Federal Reserve (Fed) began to consider raising the federal funds rate, which it eventually did in December 2015, a cottage industry has grown up around taper talk. Will the Fed raise rates, or won’t it?

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The current rally which broke out on the 22nd of February is beginning to show signs of exhaustion. Of the major indices, the NASDAQ is the weakest. Price has already broken below the 200-day moving average (DMA) and a break...

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Every quarter the Federal Reserve conducts a thorough survey of bank lending standards. The current data, which was just released on Monday, May 2nd for the first quarter of 2016, reveals two things: 1) banks are now in a tightening, not loosening, posture and 2) are the tightest...

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The bankruptcies are continuing fast and furious across the energy sector. With the ill-effects spreading beyond just the oil and gas business—evidenced by major renewables firm SunEdison filing for Chapter 11 last month.

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Last Thursday was session 53 in the “buying stampede” and it was going along swimmingly. Well, I guess the surprise “no stimulus” announcement out of Japan caused an early morning stutter-step, but the equity markets seemed to stabilize...

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