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Feb17

Oil and the Next Global Economic Crisis

Posted by Christina Simeone

Analysts and government officials continue to raise concerns about low oil prices stoking the next global economic crisis, drawing comparisons with the 2008 mortgage meltdown. But why? At the core of this argument is the impact of low oil prices on the banking and investment sectors.  Mortgage lending to those with...

Feb08

Commodity Oddities and the New Export Economy

Posted by Christina Simeone

With oil and natural gas prices at historic lows, Americans are paying rock-bottom prices for energy. Low prices should be a cause for celebration, right? But the consumers I talk to (like friends and family) aren’t cheering. They are biting their nails. What gives? Typically, low energy prices are economic drivers....

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