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  • Philly Fed’s Steak Isn’t Sizzling – Fed Business Outlook Survey Contracts (World Sov Yields Decline)

    05/16/2013 8:16:25 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/16/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey declined to -5.20, according to their latest report. The current activity index has shown no pattern of sustained growth over the past seven months, generally alternating between positive and negative readings (see Chart). The number of firms reporting decreased activity this month (29 percent) edged out those reporting increased activity (24 percent). So, Philly’s Steak isn’t sizzling. Rather, it’s getting cold. Sovereign yields around the globe continue to decline between a rush to safety and Central Bank easing. And there is nothing more vile than a cold Philly Steak sandwich with coagulated cheese sauce.
  • The Slope Of The US Yield Curve And Fed Monetary Policy (The World Is Not Flat!)

    04/27/2013 5:57:30 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    During 2006, the slope of the US Treasury Curve (10 yr – 2 yr) slightly negative. Beginning in 2007, the curve began steepening, particularly in the latter half. The 10-2 curve kept steeping through 2008. Enter The Federal Reserve. Starting in September 2007 and through December 2008, The Fed reduced The Fed Funds Target Rate from 5.25% to 0.25% where it has remained. While The Fed has pinned The Fed Funds Target Rate at 0.25%, the 10-2 slope has continued to rise, partly due to the various quantitative easing programs starting in December 2008. Quantitative Easing 1 (QE1, December 2008...
  • Treasury bulls at Goldman unfazed by rising yields

    03/31/2010 12:13:55 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 2 replies · 454+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | March 30, 2010 | Min Zeng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Rising Treasury yields are causing some hand-wringing over the market's ability to absorb the large amounts of debt the U.S. has to sell, but not at high-profile Treasury market bulls such as Goldman Sachs and HSBC. They and others remain unfazed by the recent rise in bond yields, forecasting instead that weak economic growth and tame inflation will spur demand for low-risk U.S. government debt later this year and force yields back down again. "The recent move (higher) is a buying opportunity...I don't think a sustained break above 4.0% in the 10-year Treasury yield will happen,"...
  • Hitting Bonds Where It Hurts - coming economic rebound will end the credit rally

    09/26/2009 3:37:11 PM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 36 replies · 1,256+ views
    Forbes ^ | 24 September 2009 | Matthew Craft
    A rapid rebound in credit markets this year has lured Americans into putting more of their savings into bond funds, which has helped push prices higher and bring in more cash. High-yield corporate bonds have jumped nearly 49% this year. If investors expect a repeat performance, they're in for an unhappy surprise, said Ashish Shah, Barclays co-head of global credit strategy. "There's money coming in from investors looking for the next 49% to happen, and it so obviously isn't going to happen," Shah said. The problem for bond buyers is actually a good thing: the start of robust economic growth
  • Air Force yields in F-22 fighter dispute

    04/13/2009 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,194+ views
    Rueters ^ | 4/13/09 | Rueters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Monday endorsed the Pentagon in its plan to end production of Lockheed Martin Corp's top-of-the-line F-22 fighter jets after having pushed to buy more for years. "This is the time to make the transition from F-22 to F-35 production," Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and General Norton Schwartz, the service's top uniformed officer, wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Post.
  • Lost Forest in Africa Yields (6) New Species (a bat, a rodent, two shrews and two frogs)

    08/08/2007 7:20:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 568+ views on yahoo ^ | 8/8/07 | Charles Q. Choi
    In a once-lost forest in Africa, six animal species new to science have been discovered, members of a two-month expedition now reveal, including a bat, a rodent, two shrews and two frogs. "If we can find six new species in such a short period, it makes you wonder what else is out there," said Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Andrew Plumptre. The bat appears to be a kind of horseshoe bat (genus Rhinolophus), known for the large horseshoe-shaped "nose leaves" used for directing their ultrasound. These new species were discovered in an expedition from January and March 2007 into woods just...
  • Researchers say amniotic fluid yields stem cells

    01/07/2007 11:08:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 593+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 1/7/07 | Paul Elias - ap
    Scientists reported Sunday they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. Researchers at Wake Forest University and Harvard University reported the stem cells they drew from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women hold much the same promise as embryonic stem cells. They reported they were able to extract the stem cells without harm to mother or fetus and turn their discovery into several different tissue cell types, including brain, liver and bone....
  • Missile Defense Test Yields Successful 'Hit to Kill' Intercept

    06/23/2006 7:21:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 57 replies · 1,180+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 23, 2006 – The Missile Defense Agency and the Navy conducted a successful "hit to kill" missile defense test yesterday off the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The test involved the launch of a Standard Missile 3 from the Aegis-class cruiser USS Shiloh to hit a "separating" target, meaning that the target warhead separated from its booster rocket, officials said. "Hit to kill" technology uses direct collision of the interceptor missile with the target, destroying the target using only kinetic energy from the force of the collision. It was the seventh successful intercept test involving the sea-based component of...
  • Front Garden Yields Ancient Tools (250,000 Years-Old, UK)

    06/20/2006 12:48:24 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 957+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-20-2006
    Front garden yields ancient tools Only one other handaxe of this type has been found that is bigger The Britons of 250,000 years ago were a good deal more sophisticated than they are sometimes given credit for, new archaeological evidence suggests. It comes in the form of giant flint handaxes that have been unearthed at a site at Cuxton in Kent. The tools display exquisite, almost flamboyant, workmanship not associated with this period until now. The axes - one of which measured 307mm (1ft) in length - were dug up from old sand deposits in a front garden. "It is...
  • Neanderthal Yields Nuclear DNA

    05/16/2006 3:33:16 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,447+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-16-2006
    Neanderthal yields nuclear DNA Neanderthals died out about 29,000 years ago The first sequences of nuclear DNA to be taken from a Neanderthal have been reported at a US science meeting. Geneticist Svante Paabo and his team say they isolated the long segments of genetic material from a 45,000-year-old Neanderthal fossil from Croatia. The work should reveal how closely related the Neanderthal species was to modern humans, Homo sapiens. Details were presented at a conference at New York's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and reported by News@Nature. It is a significant advance on previous research that has extracted mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)...
  • Joint Search of Farmland Yields Mortar Round

    02/27/2006 4:29:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Gonzales, a combat engineer assigned to E Company, 1-68 Combined Arms Battalion, unearths a 155mm round buried in a field in south Muqdadiyah, Iraq, during Operation Dirty Harry, Feb. 20, 2006. U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski More Photos Operation Dirty Harry Joint Search of Farmland Yields Mortar Round By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MUQDADIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 27, 2006 — As part of continuous efforts to thwart anti-Iraqi forces and find hidden weapons caches, Operation “Dirty Harry” recently searched a neighborhood and farmlands in south Muqdadiya...
  • Graveyard Yields Secrets Of Ancient World (Ireland)

    01/05/2006 4:28:43 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,008+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-5-2006 | Shane Harrison
    Graveyard yields secrets of ancient world By Shane Harrison BBC NI Dublin Correspondent Residents of the village of Nobber, north Meath, in the Republic of Ireland, stumbled upon archaeological treasure when they decided to clean up an old graveyard. Now they are hoping that tombs in the shape of Celtic crosses, dating back 1100 years, will put them on the map, alongside such famous archaeological sites as Newgrange. The old graveyard at Nobber, North Meath Until recently, the graveyard in the village of Nobber, about two hours' drive from Dublin, was overgrown with weeds and briars. It is surrounded by...
  • Iraq Info Ops Review Yields No Wrongdoing, Casey Says

    12/16/2005 3:20:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 299+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2005 – A preliminary investigation of alleged improprieties conducted by U.S. military information operations activities in Iraq hasn't found any wrongdoing, the top U.S. officer in Iraq said today. "We concluded that we were operating within our authorities and the appropriate legal procedures," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said from his headquarters in Iraq during a satellite news conference with Pentagon reporters. Casey, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, was responding to a reporter's question on the status of the two-week-old review Navy Rear Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk is conducting into U.S. information operations practices in...
  • Huge Weapons Cache Yields Thousands of Buried Rounds

    11/30/2005 3:33:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 694+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – Iraqi and U.S. forces have removed more than 4,200 mortar rounds from a major weapons cache found Nov. 27 outside of an abandoned military base near Kirkuk, Iraq, military officials reported. Iraqi soldiers discovered the buried rounds that morning. The soldiers removed about 800 mortar rounds before realizing the cache was much larger than originally thought. U.S. soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team were called in to help excavate the munitions and secure the area. The ammunition was buried under concrete blocks with dirt mounded on top. All ammunition removed so...
  • Mass Grave Yields Mayan Secrets (Cancuen - More)

    11/21/2005 5:51:45 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 861+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-21-2005 | Neil Arun
    Mass grave yields Mayan secrets By Neil Arun BBC News A grisly discovery deep in the Guatemalan jungle may cast new light on one of the ancient world's most beguiling mysteries - the collapse of the Mayan civilisation. Images from the Mayan massacre site. A grave containing some 50 bodies, buried in royal finery and bearing the marks of a vicious death, has been perplexing experts since it was unearthed earlier this year. These are not the victims of "random violence", says Arthur A Demarest, the US archaeologist who has spent the best part of a decade fending off drug...
  • Steel Curtain Yields 'Substantial' Weapons Caches

    11/08/2005 7:50:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 680+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2005 – Iraqi soldiers and U.S. Marines have found numerous weapons caches - 17 of which were "substantial in size" -- during the four days of Operation Steel Curtain in Iraq's Anbar province, military officials reported today. Weapons, munitions and bomb-making material for the construction of roadside and car bombs have been some of the more commonly found items at the cache sites, officials said. One cache discovered in central Husaybah today consisted of large amounts of medical supplies and rocket-propelled grenades and launchers. Also, on the southern outskirts of the Iraqi-Syrian border town today, Marines discovered...
  • Days-Long Dig Yields Thousands of Munitions

    10/17/2005 5:44:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 715+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Army Sgt. Matthew Wester
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Owen Williams, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, carries two artillery shells out of a weapons cache site northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 4, 2005. Williams is from West Plains, Mo. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Wester Days-Long Dig Yields Thousands of Munitions During a traffic stop, two men were questioned about the fuses in their truck;the information they provided led U.S. soldiers to thousands of buried munitions. By U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Wester 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division TAJI, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2005 — A...
  • Ancient Roman Puzzle Yields Clues

    07/26/2005 5:10:20 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 845+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-26-2005 | Vanessa Collingridge
    Ancient Roman puzzle yields clues By Vanessa Collingridge Presenter, Rebuilding Rome The map provides a unique insight into ancient Rome (pic: Stanford University) For more than 500 years scholars have been wrestling with an ancient Roman puzzle that would test even the most cunning of quiz-masters. How do you put together a giant stone jigsaw when 80% of the pieces are missing and you have even lost the lid? Now with a joint Italian-US team on the case using a hi-tech approach the answer might finally be within reach. The Forma Urbis, or Severan Marble Plan, is a giant map...
  • Redesign yields heavily protected New York City Freedom Tower

    07/08/2005 3:49:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 799+ views
    Redesign yields heavily protected Freedom Tower Last modified Thursday, June 30, 2005 12:27 PM PDT This artist rendering shows a night view from Hudson River of the updated design for the 'Freedom Tower' for the World Trade Center Site in New York, unveiled on June 29, 2005. The centerpiece building was redesigned due to security concerns presented by the New York Police Department. (Reuters - Handout) NEW YORK (AP) — Hurriedly redesigned to make it less vulnerable to a truck bomb, ground zero's Freedom Tower will lose its distinctive, twisting look but will be the safest skyscraper in the world,...
  • Exclusive: Dumped Temple Mount Rubble Yields Jewish Artifacts

    04/13/2005 9:59:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,103+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Apr 14, '05 | staff
    Arutz-7's Ezra HaLevi took an exclusive inside look into one of the most important and unique archaeological explorations in history - currently in danger of going unfinished due to lack of funding. In November 1999, the Islamic Wakf carried out an illegal construction project on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. The unsupervised digging caused irreparable damage to the important site, as well as to untold priceless artifacts contained in rubble removed during the construction and dumped clandestinely in the Kidron Valley. Though the archaeological remains were no longer in their original contexts, they held enormous potential to shed light...
  • Field Between Tecate, Ensenada Yields Tools (Ancient Hunters In Baja)

    02/16/2005 10:26:20 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 548+ views ^ | 2-16-2005 | Sandra Dribble
    Field between Tecate, Ensenada yields tools By Sandra Dibble UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER February 16, 2005 TIJUANA – For the first time in Baja California, archaeologists have found significant evidence of hunters who settled the region between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, known as INAH, announced the recent recovery of more than 150 stone knives, spearheads, cutting utensils and other carved items from an open field between Tecate and Ensenada. The items are being linked to the San Dieguito people acknowledged as the earliest settlers of the region. San Dieguito sites have been amply...
  • Inner Mongolia Yields New Discoveries

    07/27/2004 11:23:06 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 620+ views
    Inner Mongolia Yields New Discoveries More than 80 leading archeological experts are participating in an international conference in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to exchange the latest information on Hongshan, a prehistoric relics site. Relics excavated at the Hongshan ("Red Mountain") site originated around 5000 BC to 6500 BC. Now a part of Chifeng City, the site was discovered in 1935. Some of the relics found at Hongshan have led archeologists to conclude that the heads of Chinese dragons may have been inspired by boars in addition to horses and cattle. Primitive people who struggled to survive by fishing and...
  • Dig Under Manezh Yields Suprises

    06/02/2004 1:59:17 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 972+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 6-2-2004 | Kevin O'flynn
    Wednesday, June 2, 2004. Dig Under Manezh Yields Surprises By Kevin O'Flynn Staff Writer Itar-Tass Alexander Veksler showing a rare sword from the 13th or 14th century that was dug up from beneath the Manezh hall. She was a fashionable young woman of her time. Wealthy and sophisticated, with a bracelet on one arm and rings, she was buried close to the Kremlin -- where she lay entombed for about 850 years. The young woman is among 40 human remains, a centuries-old sword, a rare Peter the Great coin and hundreds of other artifacts unearthed recently beneath the Central Manezh...
  • Niya Yields Buried Secrets (China Desert - Silk Road))

    03/12/2004 12:21:05 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 757+ views
    China Daily ^ | 3-12-2004 | Wang Shanshan
    Niya yields buried secrets By Wang Shanshan (China Daily) Updated: 2004-03-12 10:39 The Chinese characters embroidered on a colourful brocade of mysterious pattern found by archaeologists in 1995 read: "China will rise when the five stars appear in the East together." Long, long ago there was a king. He had 300 soldiers, 3,000 residents in his state and one gold camel, which was his dearest possession. But he fell in love with a woman who was also loved by the king of another state, and thus a war was started. God, angered by the war, blew up a black sandstorm...
  • NASA Mars Rover's First Soil Analysis Yields Surprises

    01/20/2004 9:45:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 422+ views ^ | 1/20/04 | JPL/NASA
    The first use of the tools on the arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit reveals puzzles about the soil it examined and raises anticipation about what the tool will find during its studies of a martian rock. Today and overnight tonight, Spirit is using its microscope and two up-close spectrometers on a football-sized rock called Adirondack, said Jennifer Trosper, mission manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We're really happy with the way the spacecraft continues to work for us," Trosper said. The large amount of data -- nearly 100 megabits -- transmitted from Spirit in a single...