- German factory orders fell 2.1% in October
- World Bank: The number of malnourished as a percentage of the developing world's population has also started to rise again. After falling from 20 percent in 1990-92 to just under 16 percent in 2003-05, it now stands at almost 18 percent. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says a long-running decline in farm investment is the main culprit behind food shortages and estimates $44 billion in new investment is needed annually to boost agriculture in developing countries.
- NY ADL new high
- Indonesia may import 500,000 metric tons of white sugar starting in December to meet an expected domestic supply shortfall in 2010
- (Reuters) - Big, full-service brokerages have lost a significant chunk of business to online firms that told small investors they are better off making their own decisions
- (Bloomberg)... Coffee lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes by increasing the body’s ability to use
insulin to convert blood sugar to energy, previous research has shown. ...