Few countries will find succour in the latest round of manufacturing data. But Greece fared particularly badly. Its Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 46.9, where 50.0 indicates a growing manufacturing sector. Greek manufacturers have now been contracting for nearly a year. Worse may well be to come http://econ.st/1UAq9Sm
"Media vita in morte sumus ; quem quaerimus adjutorem, nisi te Domine, qui pro peccatis nostris juste irasceris? Sancte Deus, sancte fortis, sancte et misericors Salvator, amarae morti ne tradas nos."
"In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased? Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death."
Over the past century, the Federal Reserve, America's central bank, has become ever more powerful. To succour the economy, the Fed has in recent years bailed out chunks of Wall Street and taken on new oversight of the financial system, in addition to accumulating over $3 trillion in bonds. Many, including one of its former chairmen, Paul Volcker, worry that the Fed is "getting too big for its breeches" http://econ.st/1a3bkla
Christmas edition archive: Working out is painful and boring. So why bother? To anthropologists of the future, the gym boom may look as much like a sinister cult as a commercial triumph. Gym-going, after all, has all the basic lineaments of a religion. Its adherents are motivated by feelings of guilt, and the urge to atone for fleshly sins http://econ.st/IYrSjO
By CHARLES BAXTER
Reviewed by JOYCE CAROL OATES
Starkness and human isolation lurk beneath the Norman Rockwell contours of Charles Baxter's Midwest stories.
colours , lineaments, contour
1 輪郭, 外郭, 外形；輪郭線；《地理》等高線(contour line)；《音声学》音調曲線(intonation contour)
the contour of mountains
the contour of a coast
2 ((米))概略, 形勢
the contours of the plan
1 （丘・谷などの）輪郭を示す, 等高を示す
a contour line
Origin:late Middle English: from Latin lineamentum, from lineare 'make straight', from linea 'a line' (see line1)
- lin • e • a • ment
- lineaments (複数形)
1 ((しばしば〜s))((形式))顔だち；体つき.2 ((通例〜s))特徴, 独特の性質.