Friday, March 27, 2015 - 2:26pm

"I had a chance to sit down with Tommy Chong of 'Cheech & Chong.'"

With these words, Andrew Zatlin, founder and CEO of "Moneyball Economics" was off and running.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:51am

On Thursday, oil prices saw a sharp increase after news that renewed tension in the Middle East could threaten some Gulf producers' supplies.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:55pm

The Brazilian Central Bank recently released its Quarterly Inflation Report (QIR), a comprehensive analysis of global and domestic economic trends. The paper indicates that inflation is likely to remain rooted at –- or even above -- the 5 percent level until the end of 2016, even assuming a constant BRL/USD at a very favorable 3.15.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:05pm

Last week, the Federal Reserve removed "patient" from its latest meeting statement. But how are individual investors responding?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:47pm

Data from the eurozone this week suggests that the region's political problems haven't slowed the pace of economic recovery spurred on by ECB bond buying.

With the European Central Bank promising to continue with its large-scale bond buying program until inflation stabilizes, U.S. investors are beginning to look across the pond for cheap investment opportunities.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:45pm

Benzinga had the chance to speak to Oppenheimer Funds' Chief Economist Jerry Webman this week ahead of the ENGAGE 2015 International Investment Education Symposium being held at Wayne State University starting on March 26.

Dr. Webman provided his insight on a wide range of topics in the financial world.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:44am

It took years for the global market to somewhat stabilize after the 2008 financial crisis shook the world up. Obviously, corporations, banks and individuals are vying for such an event to never take place again.

However, one can't help but wonder if it's the quiet before a storm.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:08am

As U.S. GDP and job growth continue to increase, the financial sector stands to finally get its wish: higher interest rates.

After banks and insurance companies were gifted a bailout by taxpayers in the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve slashed its target interest rate to almost zero to enable banks to pay much less for the money they borrow to lend or invest.

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Opinion, Economics, Markets
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:36am

Is there some secret holiday at work in the stock and currency markets that I'm unaware of? Volume is non-existent, with only deal buzz potentially stirring the Street from this spring slumber.

Conditions can only be characterized as rail-thin, holiday-like volumes that leave major stock averages teetering just below record highs.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:36pm
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