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If you ask the layman about what economics is the answer you get is likely to contain the notion of money. This is understandable. After all, if economists do not study money in some form or the other what are we doing then?

As such, you might be surprised to learn that in . . . → Read More: Modeling the Role of Money

Global Aluminum Demand Rebound is Largest in Nearly 15 Years

Aluminum demand rebounded 14 percent in 2010, the biggest increase since at least 1996, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and reported on Monday. The worlds largest aluminum producer, Alcoa also reported that global consumption will likely continue to increase in 2011 — probably by at least 12 percent.

Alcoa also reported its highest . . . → Read More: Global Aluminum Demand Rebound is Largest in Nearly 15 Years

Economic Events on January 11, 2011

At 7:45 AM EST, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:55 AM EST, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 10:00 AM EST, the Wholesale Trade report . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 11, 2011