Inflation just got another jolt, rising as much as 2.5 % year-over-year in January, the highest such rate since March 2012.
For decades now, China has been the leading driver of global growth, consuming unfathomable amounts of raw materials and commodities.
Everyone knows there are winners and losers in any bear market, including the recent commodity rout. Low crude oil prices have definitely hurt explorers and producers. Airlines, on the other hand, appear to be thriving.
Just as the U.S. economy is in full-recovery mode, so too is the airline industry. It’s lately made an impressive about-face from only a decade ago and, in 2014, soared to several new benchmarks.
Business equipment and capital goods orders fell unexpectedly in December for the fourth straight month. The weight of the recent economic slowdown is heavily hitting American companies.

Delta Air Lines Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit beat analysts’ estimates, boosted by cheap fuel and strong demand in the U.S.

Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly shrank in January as factories took a breather after the biggest back-to-back gain in three decades.
Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in October as superstorm Sandy knocked out power in the Northeast.
Orders for U.S. equipment such as computers and electrical gear barely rose in September, pointing to a slowdown in business investment that will weigh on growth.
Orders placed with U.S. factories fell in August by the most in more than three years, signaling that slowdowns in business investment and exports restrained the economic expansion.