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2011-02-14 07:14:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (the Index) continued to decline in January, hitting its lowest level since August 2009. The Index attempts to track consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. "Growing weakness in real wages and a tax rate that is creeping higher offset small improvements in initial jobless claims during the month of January," said Carl Steidtmann, Deloitte's chief economist and author of the monthly Index....

2011-01-31 13:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A steady rise in diesel fuel prices over the past two months, even before unrest in Egypt pushed oil prices near $100 a barrel, is raising distribution costs for retailers and manufacturers and spreading concerns that the inflationary pressure could undercut economic growth momentum, reports The Journal of Commerce. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/NY39210 ) Ship lines' bunker fuel costs have topped $500 a barrel this year,...

2011-01-27 04:51:00

BRUSSELS, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro Area increased 0.8 percent in December to 107.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in November and a 0.2 percent increase in October. Said Jean-Claude Manini, The Conference Board senior economist for Europe: "December brought a further increase in the Euro Area LEI, and all components rose during the latter half of 2010. But, the index remains on a slower...

2011-01-26 09:02:00

HONG KONG, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A global financial conference -The fourth Asian Financial Forum (AFF) ended last Tuesday in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). As one of the most famous gold brokers, HXPM Gold was invited to the forum. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/CN36546 ) Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, AFF was held on Jan.17 and Jan.18, 2011. The...

2011-01-26 07:50:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama's State of the Union address last night did not make one single mention of inflation, when it is the belief of the National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - that massive price inflation (especially food inflation) will become America's top crisis by the end of this calendar year. Obama's speech also failed to mention the Federal Reserve, the Federal Funds Rate being held near 0% for over two years, and the Fed's...

2011-01-26 07:00:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The gold price rose for the tenth consecutive year in 2010 reaching US$1,405.50/oz by the end of December on the London PM fix, a 29 percent increase from last year's levels. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), which today released its Gold Investment Digest for the fourth quarter and full-year 2010, last year's price performance was driven by developments in key gold markets. China saw increased investment activity, driven in part...

2011-01-20 13:00:00

LONDON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Reed.co.uk and their job index, job opportunities across the country fell steeply last month, dropping by seven Index points in December. The recent surge in demand from private sector employers reversed down to give a Reed Job Index reading of 104. However this mean year on year employer demand for new staff is up four per cent compared to December 2009 when the Index began. Increased demand from the private sector is responsible for this...

2011-01-13 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Year-over-year wage gains for private sector workers are likely to improve in the coming months, according to the final fourth quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO ) The WTI rose to 97.29 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from 97.00 in the third quarter, marking the second straight gain. Previously,...

2011-01-09 00:43:41

According to Steven Zoernack, Managing Director at GoldVest, European debt is likely to remain in the headlines and with talk that France, a core EU member country, might suffer a debt downgrade if they do not cut their deficit, is likely to keep the market nervous, as it increases the risk that the debt situation in Europe deteriorates further. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 According to Steven Zoernack, Managing Director at GoldVest, European debt is likely to remain in the...

2011-01-04 08:00:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - today announced its top 10 economic predictions for 2011: 1) The Dow/Gold and Gold/Silver ratios will continue to decline. In NIA's top 10 predictions for 2010, we predicted major declines in the Dow/Gold and Gold/Silver ratios. The Dow/Gold ratio was 9.3 at the time and finished 2010 down 15% to 8.1. The Gold/Silver ratio was 64 at the time and finished 2010 down 28% to 46. We expect...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Quintessence (Dark Energy) -- Quintessence or dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy postulated to exist in order to explain observations of an accelerating universe. This energy would act like a vacuum pressure, pushing things apart. Other attempts to explain these recent observations involve a non-zero cosmological constant, which has the same effect. Indeed, sometimes quintessence is said to result in a non-zero cosmological constant, and conversely a non-zero cosmological...

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Cosmological Constant -- The cosmological constant (usually denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda: Λ) is a value occurring in Einstein's theory of general relativity. The units of Λ are 1/second2; its value is unknown but believed to be positive based on recent observations. The constant is proportional to the energy density of the vacuum ρ, where π is Pi, G is the gravitational constant and c is the speed of light in vacuum. The term can be postive, negative, or...

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Inflation -- Inflation is the idea - first proposed by Alan Guth (1981) - that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a negative vacuum energy density (positive vacuum pressure). This expansion can be modelled by a non-zero cosmological constant. As a direct consequence of this expansion, all of the observable universe is posited to have originated in a small, initially causally-connected region. Quantum fluctuations in this microscopic...

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Accelerating universe -- In the late 1990s, observations of type I supernova produced the unexpected result that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. These observations appear more firm as new data has appeared. This means that the speed with which a distant galaxy recedes from us increases over time. If this trend continues, eventually we won't be able to see any other galaxies any more. This new theory of the end of the Universe has been called the Big Rip....

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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