EU Election: Negative But Could Have Been Worse


By Bill Witherell, Ph.D. The results of the European Union’s Parliamentary elections, held the last weekend in May, were welcomed by investors as being not as bad as many had feared. A broad populist and nationalist anti-EU surge, which had looked possible, was avoided. Pro-EU lawmakers will continue to beRead More →

Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 4K, Worse Than Forecast


By Jill Mislinski Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: In the week ending February 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 239,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 234,000Read More →