UPDATE 1-Baltic sea freight index falls to lowest level since 1986
LONDON Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled downwards to its lowest level in nearly three decades as rates for all the four vessel types continued to ...
Baltic Dry Index down to 666 pointsUkrAgroConsult
Main sea freight index at Baltic Exchange declines further to below 700 pointsMetal.com News

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Waiting for Wage Growth? Everyone Is Watching the Employment Cost Index
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By many measures, U.S. wages have been stagnant since the recession ended. It's a sign the economy isn't yet at full strength and another reason for the Federal Reserve to move cautiously in raising interest rates. That's why all eyes are on the ...

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Opinion: What the oldest stock market index is telling us
The transportation sector's track record as a leading indicator was documented several years ago by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in the U.S. Department of Transportation, titled “The Freight Transportation Services Index as a Leading ...

U.S. Stocks Advance Amid Corporate Earnings as Energy Rebounds
Buying accelerated in afternoon trading after U.S. crude erased its drop and energy producers in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index pared a 2 percent slide to 0.3 percent. Boeing Co. and McDonald's Corp. extended rallies to more than 4.7 percent to pace ...

Employment cost index may mean more to markets than GDP report
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — It doesn't happen often, but the first look at fourth quarter gross domestic product report on Friday may play second fiddle to the quarterly employment cost index, a relatively lesser-known report on workers' wages and ...

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US pending home sales index falls 3.7 pct.
Fox News Latino
The index of pending home sales in the United States fell 3.7 percent in December, the National Association of Realtors, or NAR, said Thursday. The largest drop in more than a year followed three consecutive months of gains and surprised analysts, who ...
Markets Cringe At NRA's Pending Home Sales IndexPeople's Pundit Daily (blog)
Pending Home Sales Dipped Sharply in December24/7 Wall St.
Pending Home Sales Slow In December, Says NARForbes
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Economic Freedom Declines in Central, South America, 2015 Index Shows
WASHINGTON, JAN. 27, 2015—The South and Central America/Caribbean region became less economically free last year, reversing some of its latest gains and making it one of two regions to decline in the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, published by ...

Instant Index: Feds Say Super Bowl is a 'No Drone Zone'
ABC News
The index with the feds don't want to see if the Super Bowl not on the field but in the air they don't want drones the FAA calling for a new drone zone for the big game. Telling everyone leaguer drone at home if you have one violators will land in jail ...

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Dubai index falls over 1 per cent, hits 3-week low
Dubai: The Dubai index fell more than 1.5 per cent on Thursday, to hit its lowest level about three weeks due to weak overnight leads from crude oil. Most other indices in the Gulf also fell. The Dubai Financial Market General Index ended 1.66 per cent ...

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New York Times

Moriah Evans's 'Social Dance 1-8: Index' at Issue Project Room
New York Times
Before each performance of “Social Dance 1-8: Index,” the choreographer Moriah Evans personally escorts audience members to seats of her choosing. It's the action of a hostess, though Ms. Evans isn't cordial. As a cold abstraction of a social gesture ...

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