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Early Bird Headlines 03 May 2015

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.



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What We Read Today 02 May 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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Hate the Players, Love the Game: Why Young People Aren't Voting in the UK

by Benjamin Bowman, The Conversation

When Labour leader Ed Miliband visited Russell Brand recently, they talked a bit about why young people abstain from voting. In a way, Miliband"s chat with Brand is a snapshot of how Britain has talked about young politics since the 1980s: a politician and a public commentator trying to figure out where the young votes went.


Infographic Of The Day: The Most Daring Prison Break-Outs

Jail Breaks conjure up images of blockbuster movies and great fiction books.

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NASA thinks the future of jets is flexible wings

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Federal Reserve keeps Rates On Hold

It ought to come as a surprise to nobody who follows the economic news, but the US Federal Reserve decided that its interest rates would remain unchanged after its latest two-day meeting.

Chinese’s Economy May be Stabilizing

A Chinese manufacturing gauge for April suggested that growth may be starting to stabilize in the nation's economy after the government spurred infrastructure investment and eased monetary policy.

Struggling US Economy Worries Dollar Bulls

For the third consecutive day, the common currency Euro has pushed higher versus its main rival, the US Dollar, on growing worries over the future of the US economy.

USA’s Rate Of Economic Expansion Slows Dramatically

Data for the initial estimate of US economic growth in Q1 2015 indicates that the brakes have firmly been applied to the US economy.

BOJ Cuts Inflation and Growth Outlook

The news is just in that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has decided to keep its policy steady in an 8-1 vote Thursday, but it cut its forecasts for economic growth and inflation in its outlook statement.
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Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 01 May 2015

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Ridiculing Concerns About TPP Tyranny

by Joseph M. Firestone, New Economic Perspectives

People who support the Administration"s efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I"ve presented as possible under the TPP Agreement as "out there" speculation of the tin foil variety that will never actually happen. For those who think that my examples of what is possible under the TPP are just this kind of speculation, please keep in mind that I don"t have the proposed draft agreements to work from.


Written by Trefis

Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.

Click on graphic to go Trefis interactive page.

Click "Read more..." to see our clickable table of contents with the most covered companies (more than 1 article) of the week identified.


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May 2015 Economic Forecast: Slower Growth Continues With Confirming Evidence of Economic Weakness

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect"s Economic Index is indicating growth will continue to be soft in May. The tracked sectors of the economy are relatively soft with most expanding but some contracting. The effects of the recently solved West Coast Port slowdown (a labor dispute which had been going on for months) and weather related issues are no longer evident in the raw data. Therefore, the economic slowdown forecast last month is cyclic and not resulting from transient causes.

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