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Gig Economy Is Up
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By Kurt Kallaus – Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are spurring an economic and cultural shift toward customizable multi-stream contract work as demand for traditional jobs are eliminated. Independent contractors and...

How the Fed's Inflation Policies Crucify Workers in Pictures
Michael Shedlock's picture

Every month, pundits comment on average wages. But median wages best explain how the Fed's policies crucify workers. The meme of the day is wage growth is accelerating. I disputed that notion on February 7 in...

An Inflation Indicator to Watch, Part 1
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By FF Wiley – Have you ever questioned Milton Friedman’s famous claim about inflation? Ever heard anyone else question it? Unless you read obscure stuff written for the academic community you’re probably not used to Friedman’s...

5 Reasons Why Commodities Are the Place to Be in 2018
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By Richard Mills – The stock market pullback of the last couple of weeks has shown that markets are jittery, and will likely be volatile for a while as investors keep a vigil on rising bond yields (inflation) and potential interest...

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other
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By Ryan Puplava CMT – The big question on my mind, is whether this correction will be like the many we have faced or whether this correction is not like the others. The issue is that many of the fear indicators we’ve used in the past to pinpoint capitulation...

Stock Market in a Rogue Wave
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By Tom McClellan – The stock market is just coming out of a big rogue wave event. And that gives us clues about what lies ahead. The term “rogue wave” gets used in other areas of science, most notably in analysis of big...

American Grid System Gears Up for Cybersecurity Upgrade
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By Oil Price – The Department of Energy announced a program on Wednesday to protect the nation’s power grid from cyber attacks and natural disasters. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the DOE...

The Cracks in Trump's Infrastructure Plan
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By Stratfor – For several years now, concerns about the United States' crumbling infrastructure have garnered cross-party support within the country's government. There is no question that US roads, bridges, airports and...

Investors Remain Uneasy Even as Equities Stabilize
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By Marc Chandler – There is an unease that continues to hang over the market. It is as if a shoe fell last week, and most investors seem to be waiting for the other shoe to drop. It is hard to imagine the kind of body blow that...

Consumer Price Index: January Headline at 2.1%
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By Jill Mislinski – The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the January Consumer Price Index data this morning. The year-over-year non-seasonally adjusted Headline CPI came in at 2.07%, down from 2.11% the previous month.