They came to Pittsburgh *

Story of the day is about a new report from Brookings looking at the immigrant labor force in metro areas. Factoid that pops out is that Pittsburgh has one of the most educated immigrant flows in the nation. Actually it is again the most educated immigrant flow in the US. The Brookings profile of . . . → Read More: They came to Pittsburgh *

Jaret Anderson: Potash Developers Blaze Trail to Brazil

Brazil offers an ideal environment for potash developers, according to Salman Partners Analyst Jaret Anderson. A robust agricultural sector, favorable government policy with excellent transportation and infrastructure are leading to the development of a number of very attractive potash projects in Brazil. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Jaret details his . . . → Read More: Jaret Anderson: Potash Developers Blaze Trail to Brazil

Random Shots - Down, Up or Sideways?

Of all the permutations of growth stories, scares and soft patches investors should remember that when all is said and done, the economy and market can only do three things; move down, up or sideways. Of the three, the last state is often the most interesting and challenging since while in such a state . . . → Read More: Random Shots – Down, Up or Sideways?

Economic Events on June 10, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Import and Export Prices index for May will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.

At 2:00 PM EDT, the Treasury budget for May will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $140 billion, which is about $50 billion larger . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 10, 2011