Rising prices for raw materials including copper and fertilizer will help companies led by Teck Resources Ltd. and Agrium Inc. post the first earnings gain in three quarters as the global economy picked up steam, strategists such as Robert Gorman said.
The U.S.’s second-generation Asian and Hispanic immigrants almost match or even exceed the rest of the population in household income, college graduation rates and home-ownership levels, a study released today said.
Politicians should limit discussion of the merits of rating companies and scale back proposals for further regulation of the industry if it’s to stay competitive, said Fitch Ratings President Paul Taylor.
The middle class is shrinking and is now barely a majority in the U.S., underscoring the challenge President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face as they argue over who can best protect the wealth of struggling Americans.
The nation’s newest melting pot is Liberal, Kansas, a Dust Bowl enclave on the Oklahoma border that reflects the Democratic Party’s best chance for strengthening its grip on U.S. presidential elections.
European policy makers are fighting a “complete lack of confidence” in their ability to resolve the crisis after failing to persuade investors they’re united in their choice of tools to handle the turmoil, Fitch Ratings President Paul Taylor said.