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Euro crisis hits Global Profits says Bloomberg, but June US tax collections hit 4 year record

Bloomberg says that global corporate profits are being hit by the Euro crisis. Maybe so, but second quarter corporate taxes in the US hit a 4 year record. Europe’s debt crisis is putting pressure on corporate earnings globally with companies from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) to Danone (BN) cutting forecasts and signaling profits will…

EU Smiled While Spain’s Banks Cooked the Books, and Now We’re Surprised?

…back in 2008 and early 2009, Spanish regulators were riding high after their country’s banks seemed to have dodged the financial crisis with minimal losses. A big reason for their success, the regulators said, was an accounting technique called dynamic provisioning. By this, they meant that Spain’s banks had set aside rainy- day loan-loss reserves…

Easing Inflation Pressures Suggests Fed Might Ease But Wonks In The Basement Say No!

Consumer prices are stabilizing… Recently, oil prices have tumbled and core inflation — which excludes volatile food and energy prices — has flattened out, with prices settling about 2.3% higher than a year ago. Easing price pressure should give some comfort to Federal Reserve officials before next week’s policy meeting. via Vital Signs: Easing Inflation…