Posts Tagged ‘stock prices’

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    Stock Markets: Consumer Confidence Peeks

    Jul 27, 13 • 265 Views • No Comments

    During the mid-19th century, Paul Julius Reuter used carrier pigeons to fly stock market prices between Brussels and Aachen, Germany. Now, Reuters is doing (sort of) the same thing. For the University of Michigan consumer confidence survey, Thomson Reuters...  [read more]

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    Pricey Pigeons

    Feb 3, 12 • 296 Views • No Comments

    At the Paradise Pigeon auction in Belgium, a Dutch breeder sold a female pigeon to a Chinese shipbuilder for $328,000. Purchased to breed rather than race, Dolce Vita (the bird) will enable Hu Zhen Yu, also the owner of a pigeon racing group, to elevate China...  [read more]