Oct 18, 2011
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The Federal Reserve’s “Operation Twist”

The U.S. Federal Reserve's latest method to stimulate the economy, called “Operation Twist,” has recently been in the news. The name for this strategy came about in the 1960s when Chubby Checker’s song, “The Twist,” was popular. The last time the Federal Reserve utilized this method of stimulus was after the late 1950s and early 1960s recession during the Kennedy administration....More
Oct 18, 2011
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Crop Report Highlights and Projected Carryover Stocks

Normally, the October USDA Crop Report does not attract the same attention as some other months, because the crop production numbers are fairly well established. However, this was not the case in 2011, with the tremendous amount of uncertainty surrounding corn and soybean yields due to variable weather conditions late in the growing season....More

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