Annual is as annual does

PG has an article today: Prospect of defense cuts looms over Pa. that references some industry sponsored study of potential employment impacts of cuts in defense spending.

Funny thing is that there ought not to be a need for the industry sponsored report… at least for the city.   Mentioned in the past here as an . . . → Read More: Annual is as annual does

Mining Equity Bargains Abound, But Buy with Care: Ivan Lo

It may look as if almost any mining stock you see these days is a bargain just waiting to be plucked. While most stocks have seen major drops from their highs and some are showing significant price turns, others have more downside left and a few just won’t make it to the next . . . → Read More: Mining Equity Bargains Abound, But Buy with Care: Ivan Lo

Learn Something New Every Day …

This, in a USA Today story about the 30-year mortgage rate hitting a new record low, caught my eye (emphasis mine):

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year loans fell to 3.56%. That’s down from 3.62% last week and the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s.

My immediate . . . → Read More: Learn Something New Every Day …

Economic Events on July 17, 2012

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, 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 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Consumer Price Index report for June will be released.  The consensus is that CPI was unchanged last month, and . . . → Read More: Economic Events on July 17, 2012