Military Appreciation Month

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on May 3, 2016

in Tribute,United States of America

In honor and remembrance of our outstanding Military, Crossvault would like to pay tribute to the three soldiers who have most recently lost their lives serving our country.  All died heroes.  The name of the most recent soldier killed in action by enemy fire, has yet to be released.

The slain serviceman is the third American soldier to have been killed in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew from the country in 2011 following a nearly decade long occupation. He is the first to die from enemy fire, however, while assigned to an advise-and-assist mission and positioned far from the front-line.

Marine Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, from Temecula, Calif., died March 21 when Islamic State rockets hit his unit in an outpost in the town of Makhmour, 70 miles southeast of Mosul, according to the Pentagon.

Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, member of a U.S. Army special forces unit, was killed by Islamic State forces last October during a rescue mission that freed hostages held by Islamic State.”


Emerging Markets – “What Debt Cliff”

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on April 28, 2016 in currencies

Recently Ed Yardeni discussed the Emerging Markets’ debt crisis, or rather the lack thereof.  Some months ago I blogged about this potential debt crisis, and wrote about it as one of our concerns in a quarterly letter to clients.  Mr. Yardeni’s update is welcome news, and may mean this is one worry we can take […]

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Speak out Against Hate Crimes San Antonio

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on April 27, 2016 in lifestyle

We usually blog about business events or business news on our blog pages. However, today I received a disturbing set of pictures from a local friend, about a neighborhood that was attacked in the early hours of the morning today, and decided that I had to write a post about the story. I have included […]

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A Good Explanation of The Internet of Things

by Marilou Long on April 26, 2016 in manufacturing
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Why oil prices may stay low for another few years

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on April 21, 2016 in Economic Indicators

This morning Ed Yardeni had some interesting comments about the excess of DUC’s, “drilled but uncompleted wells”.  He makes the argument that these DUC’s may keep the price of oil lower for longer.  While that may be a negative for industries and states that depend on higher prices, it may continue to be a big positive for […]

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China – Slowing Growth

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on April 15, 2016 in Economic Indicators

At Crossvault we are often asked what is going on in China, and why is their growth slowing?  This morning we received an update from George Friedman of Stratfor Research which I thought was worth passing along. “The Chinese economy expanded 6.7 percent year-on-year for the first quarter of the year, down from 6.8 percent in […]

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Jeffrey Immelt on “the moral fabric of America”

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on April 8, 2016 in Employment

Yesterday in the Washington Post, Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, finally hit back at the false rhetoric, and down right lies being propagated by some of the presidential candidates.  The following is an excerpt from the Op-Ed by Mr. Immelt. “GE has been in business for 124 years, and we’ve never been a big hit […]

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This is What a Crossvault Looks Like

by Marilou Long on April 7, 2016 in Crossvault Capital

From the beautiful 15th century gothic church Eglise St Nicolas in the village of Meursault in Burgundy.  My husband sent this to me.

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Ed Yardeni on Global Growth

by Marilou Long on April 5, 2016 in Economic Indicators

From this morning’s Yardeni Research Morning Briefing: The pace of global economic growth remains subpar. That’s been so during most of the current economic expansion. It’s not getting better, though it hasn’t been getting much worse either. What’s changed recently is that the Fed is giving much more weight to overseas economic developments than in […]

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Some good news pending for the housing market

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on March 28, 2016 in Employment

Here is some potential good news for the housing market from today’s edition of our research from Ed Yardeni. “Record job openings are bringing discouraged workers who dropped out of the labor force back in. Over the past five months, the labor force increased 2.0 million. At the same time, the household measure of employment […]

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