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Fly Charts: Transportation as an Expletive and Global Money Printing

From rare good news in the oil patch to massive money printing, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
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Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From rare good news in the oil patch to massive money printing, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Digital Divide

Though Uber moves a whole lot of people around, "transportation" is a bad word there.

Source: Bloomberg

Roughnecks Return

U.S. oil and gas employment finally edged back to growth after 25 months of decline. But can the trend last?

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Note: Change in number of people employed in oil and gas extraction and support, year over year.

Electric Revolution

At the end of the day, market trends mean Donald Trump's climate change capitulation may not mean as much as many fear.

Printing Money

The Fed may be raising rates, but the rest of the world is picking up the asset purchasing slack.

Source: ECB, BOJ, Federal Reserve, Bloomberg

And don't miss Andrea Felsted on the German discounters coming for Walmart: "Ironically, the fight isn't just about price. While those at the discounters might compare with entry-level groceries at traditional supermarkets, quality is often on par with their mid-tier ranges. And in the U.K., Aldi and Lidl have won over more-affluent customers with their premium products, from lobster to macaroons."

Correction: An earlier version of the "Printing Money" chart said "billion" instead of "trillion."

(Corrects the "Printing Money" chart, which incorrectly said "billion" instead of "trillion.")
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