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The fist LNG shipment to China from the lower 48 states arrived last week, marking the official entry of the US into the Asian LNG market. The shipment was chartered by Royal Dutch Shell (ticker: RDS) and originated from Cheniere Energy...

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How did Byzantium endure for 1,000 years after the fall of Rome? One of my reading projects over the past year is to learn more about empires:how they are established, why they endure and why they crumble. To this end, I've recently...

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US wealth keeps moving into fewer hands. Here’s how it might impact the economy. Will she or won’t she? That’s the question central bankers are asking days after last week’s symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. At that meeting, Federal Reserve...

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The World Bank sold the equivalent of about $700 mln in a three-year multiple currency bond that duplicated the composition of the IMF's Special Drawing Rights or SDR. There has been much fanfare. It is the first SDR bond in more...

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Over a third and growing quickly. That’s the share of the market that’s now comprised of blind sheep passive indexers. That much passive money is nothing to sneeze at. Call me old-fashioned, but I was originally led to believe that...

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We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite—and that’s what investors can take to the bank.

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The Swiss central bank is now the eighth largest investor in publicly traded shares of Facebook following the Swiss Central Bank Buying Spree. Supposedly buying shares of corporations makes perfect sense. And the risks are manageable.

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Getting old can be a drag, for both people and nations. As people age, they tend to become less physically active. This leads to loss of muscle mass and the gain of fat, which causes the body's metabolism — the process of converting...

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The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through August 18. The headline number of 101.1 was a solid increase from the final reading of 96.7 for July, a downward revision from 97.3.

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Gold bars traded in London's wholesale market recovered from their fourth dip below $1320 per ounce in 4 days on Tuesday, returning from the UK's summer Bank Holiday near 5-week lows as betting rose that the US Fed will raise its key...

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