There's one indicator that investors are missing when it comes to assessing the strength of the economy as it pertains to the stock market: the "Bernanke" indicator.
There are only two conclusions that might be drawn by a study that acknowledges the predicted economic pain inflicted on the poor by Seattle's mandated minimum-wage increase: Either the members of the Seattle City Council are abysmally economically ignorant, or they intended the results of their actions.
The new sugar agreement between Mexico and the United States is a sweet deal for Big Sugar, not so much for Americans wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Hartford is the latest example of a fiscal death spiral. July 1 is the day when it runs out of both airspeed and altitude.
In the same battle between the free market and the regulators that has been going on for centuries, the European Court of Justice will decide if Uber will be regulated in the same way that taxi cartels are regulated, thereby effectively ending the service.
Complacency among investors is high and getting higher. Is this a signal for higher stock prices? Or not?
The report reflects far more than just temporal ebullience over potential strategies promised by the president to get the economy growing again.