<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>If the - European Central Bank’s Governing Council can’t agree about buying sovereign bonds, it’s complex to blame economists for failing to agree on whether it ever will. A split is thus as evident among ECB-watchers as it is between policy makers. In making forecasts, weak growth & inflation must be balanced against Germany’s aversion to quantitative easing & practical considerations in addition to how & whether it would work. More … Read the rest

Global markets remained generally upbeat this week, initially more on the - absence of any new offensive news than on the - presence of any acceptable news. We then moved toward building on better earnings news from global bellwethers companies in addition to Apple & Caterpillar & a better than expected (albeit still anemic) pulse of expansion inside the - eurozone, courtesy of a purchasing managers’ index. That the - U.S. consumer is O.K. (heading … Read the rest

(RNN) – Fans of teams not in the - SEC are jealous, outraged & ireful. What else is new? Four of the - top 5 teams in the - AP Poll are in the - SEC West: No. 1 Mississippi State, No. 3 Ole Miss, Alabama is ranked fourth, followed by Auburn.Just fuming are fans of Oregon, Ohio State, Oklahoma & Florida State, which is ranked No. 2 & hasn’t looked so acceptable this year. … Read the rest

Billionaire William Foley is betting hockey will sell in Las Vegas . Foley is in advanced talks with the - NHL about bringing the - 1st major league sports franchise to Las Vegas, The Post has learned. “He’s the - real deal,” a source said. “He has deep pockets. His goal is to bring an NHL team to Vegas starting with the - 2017-18 season, which would mark the - league’s 100th anniversary. If he … Read the rest

Maryland casinos blotter: voucher bandits, fighting moms, and unattended kids in cars

Pit Manager Nicole Mavromatis (right) watches over a table run by dealer Juna Duri at Maryland Live! casino in Hanover, Md. on Dec. 10, 2013. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Working security at a casino must get repetitive, yet it sure does not sound like it ever gets boring. In the - latest compliance report let go after Thursday’s meeting of the - Maryland Lottery & Gaming Control Commission, there were plenty of ejections of intoxicated … Read the rest

By – Associated Press -- Reports – Friday, October 24, 2014 NEW ORLEANS [AP] -- Reports – Amtrak is at odds with city authorities in New Orleans over fencing in that the - railroad company says is intended to protect tracks along the - city’s busy Earhart Boulevard. The city sued Amtrak over the - fence. Now, The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/12koERw), Amtrak has filed a counter-suit in federal court. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration … Read the rest

Las Vegas [PRWEB] -- Reports October 24, 2014 Starpoint Resort Group knows in that November is one of the - busiest many months of the - year for Las Vegas. From premium musical acts & star-studded shows to some of the - best events to be found anywhere else in the - world, Las Vegas is the - place to be this November for action, thrills & entertainment. 1. Las Vegas Bodybuilding, Fitness & … Read the rest