The unfolding week offers another opportunity to take stock of the economy and its health and the scorecards of several reports would help to determine whether the Fed will act in December or not?
A number of household names have grappled with outbreaks of listeria, e.coli and salmonella. Some were destroyed, some are in the sick bay, while others have withstood the horrible press.
Sporting events across the globe are now sponsored and conducted by some top brands whose name is often synonymous with the game. Forbes ranked the ten most valuable brands in the world of sports.
After an uneventful period that followed the September FOMC meeting, Main Street was woken out of the reverie this week by the minutes of the meeting published on Wednesday. The minutes revealed that more and more policymakers are gravitating towards a near term rate hike.
The focus now shifts to the unfolding week, with manufacturing and housing data taking the center stage. The weekly Fed dose also forms part of the agenda, with a few Fed speakers taking the podium to offer their take on monetary policy.