Friday, December 16, 2011

Morning Journal-The latest from Nouriel Roubini


Economics

This Week’s Data


November industrial production was down 0.2% versus expectations of +0.2%; capacity utilization came in at 77.8, in line with forecasts.
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2011/12/industrial-production-decreased-02-in.html

The December Philadelphia Fed general business survey was reported at 10.3 versus estimates of 6.0 and November’s reading of 3.6.

The November consumer price index came in unchanged, in line with forecasts; core CPI was up 0.2% versus an anticipated rise of 0.1%.
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2011/12/bls-cpi-unchanged-in-november.html


Other

The latest from Nouriel Roubini (medium):
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/roubini45/English

Politics

Domestic


Another example of how your tax dollars are being spent (medium):
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/12/obamas-cronyism-compromises-national-security.php




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