"My name is Hampster...The Hampster." In celebration of 2012's anniversary of 50 years of James Bond in the movies, Top Gear, the international smash-hit motor series from the U.K., produced Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars, a clip-heavy retrospective of some of the most memorable cars in the Bond series, hosted by Richard Hammond. Certainly uneven in coverage, and frequently off-track (the last part of the doc is little more than a commercial for Skyfall, discussing...motorcycles), Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars's interviews with some of the big names in the series (Guy Hamilton, Roger Moore, the new guy), copious amounts of scenes from the movies, and lots and lots of Bond porn shots of the cars, should mildly satisfy Bond fans...but I'm not so sure about fans of Top Gear.
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At the beginning of each month, Markit, HSBC, RBC, JP Morgan, and several other major data gathering institutions publish the latest local readings of the purchasing managers index (PMI). Each reading is based on surveys of hundreds of companies in each country. From Markit:
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