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Seven people stand in a square room which measures 30′ x 30′. Each one can see the entire room and everyone in it without making any physical movement (aside from eye movement). Where inside this room can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?
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December 12, 2011
CONSUMERS FEEL BETTER IN EARLY DECEMBER
SERVICE SECTOR GROWTH MODERATES
MORTGAGE APPS RISE ALMOST 13%
GOLD & OIL RETREAT FOR THE WEEK
RALLY REACHES TWO WEEKS
THIS WEEK: No major economic news is scheduled for Monday (at least not stateside). On Tuesday, the Census Bureau issues retail sales data for November, a Federal Reserve FOMC meeting occurs and we have 3Q earnings from Best Buy. Wednesday, an OPEC meeting concludes. Thursday, a plethora of earnings reports roll out (Adobe, FedEx, RIM, RiteAid, Discover and Accenture) and we also get the November PPI, the latest weekly jobless claims and a report on industrial output. Friday brings November’s CPI and a speech from ECB president Mario Draghi.
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