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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Alabama Disaster Areas

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WASHINGTON, September 30, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that low-income Alabama residents recovering from Hurricane Sally could be eligible for a helping hand from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Secretary Perdue said that households who may not normally be eligible under regular Supplemental Nutrition…

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QE Link to Gold, Silver and Tech Stocks?

Figure 1: Central bank balance sheets expanded to record size, but the pace of growth slowed in Q3. Most of the expansion took place between March and June, and the asset purchases have slowed significantly since, especially in the United States. The Fed expanded its balance sheet by $3 trillion between mid-March and mid-June, but…

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for California Disaster Areas

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that low-income California residents dealing with the ongoing wildfires could be eligible for a helping hand from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Secretary Perdue said that households who may not normally be eligible under regular Supplemental…

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Trump Administration Invests $1.7 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Southwestern South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming

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ReConnect Funding to Connect 100 Rural Households to High-speed Internet e-Connectivity RAPID CITY, S.D., Sept. 29, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1.7 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in southwestern South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. This investment is…

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Farmers to Families Food Box Program Surpasses 100 Million Boxes Delivered

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(Washington, D.C., September 29, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that more than 100 million food boxes have been distributed in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Earlier this month, the Department announced…

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New Layers of Uncertainty in Oil

About the Author Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is…

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Buy-side adoption and use of FX futures: Increasing post-COVID

Volumes in FX futures have also illustrated growth in activity across both G10 and Emerging Market currency pairs, with total average daily volume (ADV) in July up 11.2% versus July 2019. Standout growth in the CME complex includes currency pairs such as EUR/USD (+29%), NZD (+24.6%), BRL (+35.8%), and RUB (+106.3%). These volumes have led…

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Economic Impact of Virus Drives FX

About the Presenter Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions. View more reports…

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State of the US Economic Recovery

A breakdown of trends across different economic sectors, shows the following: Grocery store sales are still about 10% higher than they were in 2019, a trend that has persisted since early April. Apparel and general merchandise sales have generally been about 2-10% lower than in 2019, worsening in June and July but rebounding in August…

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Alaska Roadless Rule

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the upcoming publication of a Final Environmental Impact Statement that describes the environmental effects of six alternatives, including whether the Tongass National Forest should be exempted from the 2001 Roadless Rule. A copy of the final statement will be available on the…

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