The mink industry in the U.S. is a mom-and-pop business that has gone global, making 80 percent of its sales to status-conscious Chinese fashionistas who find the fur chic. Sapphire and black pelts are in vogue this season.
The index of U.S. leading indicators rose more than forecast in February, a sign the world’s largest economy will strengthen after a weather-induced slowdown in the first quarter.
Following is the text of the U.S. leading economic indicators from the Conference Board.
Green shoots are proliferating in gardens across America, but for some forecasters it already looks like the end of summer. A few are even hinting at recession by year-end. That’s highly unlikely.
"The economy is gaining traction and growth should continue at a strong pace for the remainder of the year."
- Ataman Ozyildirim on Aug 21, 2014