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A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on Mar 24, 2017:• US oil rig count was up an eye-popping 21 this week to 652 • US horizontal oil rigs were up by 13 to 543 ...• Despite a major correction in oil prices, rig...

The Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates last week as we had long expected, lifting rates by a quarter point. This was only the third time the central bank has hiked rates since before the 2008 financial crisis. A series of Fed speakers...

Here is a report from CoreLogic: US Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later. There are several interesting graphs in the report, including foreclosures completed by year.This graph for CoreLogic the Ten States with the highest peak foreclosure...

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that three Peruvian traders have agreed to settle a pending case alleging that they traded on nonpublic information prior to the merger of two mining companies. The SEC filed its complaint in...

The automakers will report March vehicle sales on Tuesday, April 4th.Note: There were 27 selling days in March 2017, unchanged from 27 in March 2016.From WardsAuto: Forecast: U.S. March Sales to Reach 17-Year High A WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S....

Shutterstock photoSo the House failed to put up its new AHA healthcare bill to a vote yesterday when they'd earlier announced they would, prompting President Trump to tell the legislative body to either pass the new healthcare measure or have the...

The following graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is the February 2017 seasonally adjusted annual sales rate (SAAR).Heavy truck sales really collapsed during the great recession, falling to a low of 181...

StrategyThe multi-decade bull market in bonds has distorted investors' expectations. (bloomberg.com)Patience always pays for investors. (theirrelevantinvestor.com)OffersYou can get "Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain...

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were significantly lower in February in 10 states, higher in 1 state, and stable in 39 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were significantly lower in February in 10 states, higher in 1 state, and stable in 39 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...