The index of U.S. leading indicators rose in May for the fourth straight month, showing the economy will gain momentum following a slowdown at the start of 2014.
It took three decades for the amount of speculative-grade debt to reach $1 trillion. It took about seven years to reach $2 trillion as investors sought relief from the financial repression brought on by near-zero interest rates.
Twelve years after retiring as a telephone repairman, Roger Wood clocks 12 to 15 hours a week at a Lowe’s Cos. hardware store near Glen Allen, Virginia.
It used to be so simple at fashion shows. When stocks were soaring, skirts rose with them to mini length. When the markets headed down, hemlines dropped to more modest levels.
If you were good at math and had access to cheap leverage, you could build a robot Warren Buffett, though it probably couldn't play the ukulele.
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