Clean Water

Here’s a summary of a new research paper that claims the government regulation has had positive effects on the environment:

Levels of copper, cadmium, lead and other metals in Southern California’s coastal waters have plummeted over the past four decades, according to new research from USC.

Samples taken off the coast reveal that the . . . → Read More: Clean Water

What 'up' is

So if you read this headline today: Pittsburgh leads nation in foreclosures in early part of 2012

Relax a bit.

If you get past the headline you will note that it is talking about how Pittsburgh had the biggest percentage increase in foreclosures. Biggest quarterly percentage increase more precisely.

If you read the actual . . . → Read More: What ‘up’ is

A Defensive Portfolio Is the Best Offense: Paolo Lostritto

Paolo Lostritto, mining equity research analyst with National Bank Financial, attributes development companies’ current struggles to both the recent trend for capital and operating cost increases and to the European sovereign debt crisis. But there are opportunities as long as investors look for companies with free-cash-flow growth and solid balance sheets. In this . . . → Read More: A Defensive Portfolio Is the Best Offense: Paolo Lostritto

Economic Events on May 1, 2012

The figures for motor vehicle sales for April will be released today.  The consensus estimate is that 14.4 million autos were sold last month, which would be the same as the previous month.

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 1, 2012