Rail Week Ending 22 October 2016 Better Than The Previous Week


Week 42 of 2016 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. The weekly data was better than last week.

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What We Read Today 27 October 2016

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What Happens After The Islamic State Loses Mosul


-- this post authored by Scott Stewart

Whether after a protracted struggle or a rapid defeat, the Islamic State will lose control of Mosul in the face of the offensive to expel it. This naturally raises the question: What comes next for the Islamic State? But the answer depends on how you define the Islamic State, and which division of the movement you consider.

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Infographic Of The Day: The History Of Women's Ice Hockey In Canada

Girls and womens hockey is one of the fastest growing games in the world.

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Video of the Day:

It's true opposites attract because who knew a horse would be best friends with a stuffed animal. Just look at how cute they are cuddling together as if they never left each other sides. When Breeze was a baby his mother rejected him and he became an orphan. To keep him company, Breeze was given this oversized teddy bear named Buttons. They were instantly inseparable. But Breeze grew up and got older. He's now part of a large herd and recently reunited with his former companion.

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This report is in our usual weekly format and focuses on the next 30 days which should be again close to "Normal" but with a wetter than usual Northwest and a slower than usual west to east movement of weather systems. We should expect either a La Nina Winter or a Near La Nina Winter which means where it will be wet or dry and warm or cool is becoming fairly clear for CONUS and also for other parts of the World. Full details are provided below. But first, we start the report with the key finding of the San Francisco Fed study of the Impact of Weather on Jobs. 


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Technical Thoughts: Looking For The Rebounds

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Global Debt Investors: The Silence Of The Lambs

by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong

Article of the Week from Money Strong

More haunting even than the terrified screams of lambs being led was the silence that followed their slaughter. Such was the searing pain of relentless recollection for FBI agent Clarice Starling, the tortured lead played to Oscar perfection by Jodie Foster. In an agonizingly whispered scene that has forever left its imprint on the minds of horrified audiences, we hear the bleating of Starling's long-dead tormentors.

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October 2016 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Remains In Expansion

Of the four regional manufacturing surveys released for October, two are in expansion and two are in contraction..

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