Monthly Archives: August 2013

Unit 1 Micro: Factors of Production at Work in Mining

Here is a great example of factors of production at work in the mining industry. The BBC’s Linda Yueh has been on a tour of Mount Whaleback – an iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The … Continue reading

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Commodities and banks: Metal bashing

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The battle for Egypt Fly Title:  Commodities and banks Rubric:  Insinuations of market manipulation accelerate another upheaval in finance Location:  NEW YORK Main image:  20130817_FND001_0.jpg THE deepening relationship between America’s judicial system and its … Continue reading

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USDA Report Gives Corn Bulls Hope

The USDA shocked corn traders once again in their monthly crop report.  The USDA lowered yield estimates from 156.4 to 154.4 bushels per acre. Traders were actually expecting an increase in the yield.  Production of corn estimates was obviously lowered, … Continue reading

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Has Silver Hit a Bottom?

The price of silver dipped to nearly $18 an ounce, before rallying to the current price of just under $20.  Silver has dropped more than $30 from the high near $50 a couple years ago and we may be near … Continue reading

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