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What the Heck’s Going on With Used Cars and Trucks?

Manheim, the world’s largest wholesale auto-auction company, reported that prices of used vehicles that went through its auctions jumped again in October. Its Used Vehicle Value Index – which is adjusted for mix, mileage, and...

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General Electric to slice up its empire

The US industrial giant – General Electric has slashed its dividend in half amid plans to significantly retool the conglomerate on the back of annual profit projections that were well below what investors had been...

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Brexit: Brussels tightens deadline for UK to clarify EU divorce bill

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator says the bloc won’t wait much longer for the UK to agree to settle its Brexit bill if trade talks are to take place in January. EU officials say the...

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How Can a Company Once Worth $30B Lose $443M on Just $208M in Revenues? Here’s How

Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, reported late Tuesday that its revenues in the third quarter rose 62% from a year ago, to $208 million, while its net loss more than tripled to $443 million. How?...

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Japan Wage and Hours Worked

The preliminary wage report for September 2017 showed a moderate acceleration in nominal wages. Basic and overtime wages rose by 0.7% year on year (YoY) in September, accelerating from 0.4% YoY in August. The 0.7%...

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Month-End Leaves Market at Crossroads

Global equity markets are closing another strong month. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was little changed on the day, but up 4.3% in October, the 10th consecutive monthly advance. Europe’s Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is...

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Opinion: Draghi’s feeble trend reversal

The EU’s central bank has decided to curb its monthly bond purchases by half. But DW’s Henrik Böhme deplores that an end to what he believes is a risky zero-interest policy is not yet in...

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The Most Unaffordable Housing Markets in North America

There are a lot of them. It’s called “crisis” for a reason. What is the most severely unaffordable housing market in North America as measured by local household incomes in relationship to local home prices?...

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Three Developments in Europe You may have Missed

The focus in Europe has been Catalonia’s push for independence and the attempt by Madrid to prevent it. Tomorrow’s ECB meeting, where more details about next year’s asset purchases, is also awaited. There are three...

The Big Amazon Subsidy is Doomed

Amazon battled states for years to avoid having to collect sales taxes. Walmart was on the other side of the fight, along with state revenue offices. Walmart had to add sales taxes to all its...

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IMF positive on global economic prospects

In its latest assessment and forecast for the world economy, the International Monetary Fund has been the bearer of some rare good news. Yet, while the global economy is enjoying strong growth, challenges remain. The...

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Unlike 2004-07, economic boom is shared by small businesses

In the BoJ September Tankan Survey, we see continued improvements in the business condition DIs. Large manufacturers’ DI improved markedly from 17 in June to 22 in September. Small businesses also saw improvements. DIs for...