December 27, 2011 by CC • Commentary

NYT WASHINGTON — A senior Iranian official on Tuesday delivered a sharp threat in response to economic sanctions being readied by the United States, saying his country would retaliate against any crackdown by blocking all …

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November 9, 2011 by CC • Commentary

Reuters It is likely to take the combined forces of the European Central Bank, the IMF and the euro zone bailout fund to break Italy’s financial fall, and it’s far from clear that Europe’s leaders …

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November 2, 2011 by CC • Commentary

Bloomberg European leaders racing to prevent their week-old debt crisis strategy from unravelling convene emergency talks today to tell Greece there is no alternative to the budget cuts imposed in the bailout plan. Greek Prime …

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September 8, 2011 by CC • Commentary

Although most attention tomorrow will be going towards President Obama’s speech on job creation in the evening, the market will be more focused during the day on any clues offered by ECB honcho Jean-Claude Trichet …

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August 26, 2011 by CC • Commentary

WSJ Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s main message in his much-awaited Jackson Hole speech is essentially, “Stay Tuned.” In light of the slow economy, investors have been clamoring for the Fed to renew its quantitative easing …

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July 22, 2011 by CC • Commentary

WSJ Next week includes another batch of crucial earnings. The reporting season has been another strong one, but forward guidance has been a mixed affair. Stocks generally have trended higher, but the debt-ceiling debate will …

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July 13, 2011 by CC • Commentary

WSJ Economics: 7:00 a.m. ET all times: MBA mortgage applications data are due. Nobody’s taking out mortgages any more, so. 8:30 a.m.: Export and import price data for June are due, for those who want …

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July 10, 2011 by CC • Commentary

WSJ Monday: Alcoa rings in the earnings season, as was commanded by Yahweh centuries ago. Tuesday: The NFIB reports on small-business optimism, or the lack thereof. We find out about how wide the trade gap …

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July 8, 2011 by CC • Commentary

Expect to see a lot of discussion in the media on the disappointing jobs number over this weekend. There are a few schools of thought on what it means for the markets. One of the …

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