Competition, sportsmanship, and national pride are the foundations of the Olympics, but how much do the Olympics cost the host city and country? What are some of the economic benefits and costs? Is the investment in the Olympics worth it … Continue reading
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The Federal Reserve Board released June 2011 U.S. Industrial Production data. http://research.stlouisfed.org/economy/
The 3 new series are weekly subindexes (risk, credit, and leverage) of the Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI). These subindexes allow for a more detailed examination of the movements of the NFCI.
The BLS released June 2012 U.S. nonfarm payroll employment data. http://research.stlouisfed.org/economy/
These 6 series from the London Bullion Market Association include the 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (London time) gold fixing prices based in U.S. dollars, British pounds, and euros.
Read the current issue of Review to learn how U.S. and European central banks (but not the governments) have taken bold measures to deal with the Great Recession and financial crisis; how smoking bans have not changed smoking behavior; how … Continue reading