NEW YORK, Sept 19- A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's local laws following its 2002 default.» Read More
Here are the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers for November: unchanged--which is far better than the 0.2% increase than many economists had expected. The core rate--which excludes the volatile food and energy sectors--was also unchanged. Economists had been looking for a 0.2% increase there as well...
It's a big day for the Federal Reserve as they hold their last meeting of the year. Their statement comes out around 2:15 p.m. ET--but we'll have outlooks from analysts before then. And we'll have reaction to what they do. Among the scheduled guests for post Fed statement release: Bill Gross from Pimco. He'll be on "Street Signs."
Good morning. Our quote of the day comes from Thomas Jefferson: "You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart." The economic calendar will get attention today as the revised Q3 Productivity--Factory Orders and ISM Services reports are due to be released.
The yield curve has not been this inverted (where short term interest rates are higher than long term) since December of 2000--and the last time around--that level of inversion foreshadowed a steep decline in the equity market.