How hides, tallow and rosin can help us understand where the economy is headed

Mar 14, 2023
An explanation of the CRB raw industrials spot price index, a “predictor” of macroeconomic trends.
Tannery students process the washed rawhide of a cow. Today, animal hides are used in the production of some food products, like wine.
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For scrap brokers, the trade war is not "on hold"

May 21, 2018
One broker says he'll have to do "a lot of juggling" if China won' import U.S. scrap.
Scrap metal to be used in steel production is piled at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corp. in 2016 in Changzhou, Jiangsu.
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