United States of America

USA: The amazing disgrace of our $20T national debt – New York Post – 13/09/2017

A disgraceful milestone was reached this week when US government debt busted through the $20 trillion level and quickly went over $20.1 trillion.

Source:  New York Post, 13/09/2017

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Cracks Emerge in Corporate Debt Confidence – Bloomberg – 06/09/2017

Traders turn to derivatives to hedge against potential losses.

Source:  Bloomberg, 06/09/2017

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Experts hope upcoming defence bill could alert Trump to climate change’s threat to national security – The Independent – 06/09/2017

The administration's argument against fighting climate change may be at odds with its national security stance

Source:  The Independent, 06/09/2017

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Hurricane Irma Could Destroy Oil Demand – Oilprice.com – 05/09/2017

About half of the shuttered refining capacity along the Gulf Coast could be back up and running by Thursday, assuaging concerns about the possibility of acute gasoline shortages in much of the U.S.

Source:  Oilprice.com, 05/09/2017

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Wall Street has ‘a bigger fear’ of a debt-ceiling crisis than in the past — here’s what happened to markets during the last scare – Business Insider – 03/09/2017

September marks the end of the summer slump on Wall Street, and could also be the most crucial month of the year. Congress' failure to pass a funding bill that keeps the government open is just one many risks that could rock global markets. Historically, stocks have rebounded after government shutdowns, and investors still [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Student Loan Stats by State

Student loan range between USD 28k and USD 53k in average based on US States, as revealed by a recent report from Experian.

“Over the last decade, student loan debt in the United States has grown more than $833 billion to reach an all-time high of $1.4 trillion. Experian®, the leading global information services company, analyzed [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

New study finds that climate change costs will hit Trump country hardest – The Guardian – 24/08/2017

In the USA, the southeastern states are most vulnerable to the costly impacts from human-caused climate change

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/08/24

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Financial firms fear turmoil over fraught U.S. debt ceiling talks – Reuters – 31/08/2017

Financial firms are sounding alarm bells and dusting off contingency plans over fears an increasingly dysfunctional U.S. Congress may fail to reach a deal to raise the country’s debt limit.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/08/31

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Harvey Ripples Through U.S., Global Energy Markets – The Wall Street Journal – 30/08/2017

Record flooding in Texas is straining superhighway of energy trade

Source:  The Wall Street Journal, 2017/08/30

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

U.S. Economy Grew 3% in 2nd Quarter, Fastest Pace in 2 Years – New York Times – 30/08/2017

The current recovery has entered its ninth year — long by economic standards — but it is showing some unexpected vigor.

Source:  New York Times, 2017/08/30

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |