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Economy ended 2015 stronger, recession danger recedes

Mar 25, 2016
GDP is revised upward for Q4 2015, and looks to gain momentum in 2016 from jobs, housing, and consumer spending.
GDP is seeing an uptick in the U.S.
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Why fast food is cheap. Really cheap.

Mar 4, 2016
Falling commodities and an old-fashioned price war are driving down costs.
McDonald's earnings report on Monday covers the first quarter with all-day breakfast every day.

Earnings season looking rough for commodities

Jan 11, 2016
Swelling inventories, a strong dollar and China's slowdown are to blame.

A measure of commodities: the Baltic Dry Index

Jan 1, 2016
The Baltic Dry Index tracks the cost of shipping bulk commodities such as iron ore or coal.

Low commodity prices pound a global mining giant

Dec 28, 2015
Diversification couldn't defend Freeport-McMoRan against the commodities bust.

Falling prices are behind the bad year for farmers

Nov 25, 2015
Some see a global commodity dynamic known as a super-cycle at work here.

Commodities giants forced to suspend dividends

Nov 12, 2015
Glencore, Anglo American and BHP Billiton hoped that diversifying would work.

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El Niño blamed for spike in global food prices

Nov 5, 2015
Heavy rains caused by El Niño are hurting crops in some parts of the world.

Monsanto loss grows amid commodities slump

Oct 7, 2015
Lower prices pinch everyone from farmers to agribusiness giants.

The long party for commodity producers is so over

Aug 24, 2015
Commodities run in long cycles, with booms sustained by a historical event.