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Infographic Of The Day: Your Ideal Sleep Duration

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A panel of experts in sleep, anatomy, physiology, pediatrics, neurology, gerontology and gynecology joined forces to create new, age-specific sleep recommendations.

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What We Read Today 03 March 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.

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The Challenge of Surplus Capital

by Marc Chandler

Copernicus never really proved the earth went around the sun. Rather he argued, that if one were to assume it did, other phenomenon would be understandable. This essay proposes to employ the Copernican strategy to understand the political economy. This thought experiment requires holding in abeyance the usual narrative one hears from commentators, analysts and policy makers from across the political spectrum. They typically give capital a privileged position, but what if it is not true, or no longer true?

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Infographic Of The Day: Your Ideal Sleep Duration

A panel of experts in sleep, anatomy, physiology, pediatrics, neurology, gerontology and gynecology joined forces to create new, age-specific sleep recommendations.

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Video of the Day:

Watch out GoPro, China's Xiaomi Yi Action Camera is coming after you. After shaking up the global smartphone industry with its low cost handsets, Xiaomi is moving to its next target-the action camera. The Yi will sell for about $64 US dollars which is half the price of the $130 GoPro Hero. Tech Analysts say it will be a formidable competitor. Both cameras have similar features, But the Yi weighs less, offers more storage and boasts more powerful video capabilities.


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Closing Market Commentary: Market Trading Very Slow, Averages Remain Down And Trading Was Sideways



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French Austerity Targets Could Threaten Eurozone Growth

by Michael Grogan, First Class Analytics

In an effort to bring the budget deficits of EU member countries down to a sustainable level, the European Commission has recently been placing significant pressure on France to reduce its deficit to a level of 4% by the end of 2015.

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Closing Market Commentary For 03 Mar, 2015

The averages lumbered along this afternoon mostly on low volume and trading sideways. One would think after yesterday"s rousing climb to new historic highs were see a bit more enthusiasm from the "sheeples", I mean there is no end to this bull run according to some.

By 4 pm I was glad to be heading out of the office. I mean I wasn"t falling asleep or anything like that, but today was pretty boring. It is days like this that catch you off guard when all of a sudden the market wakes up and you have no plan to act upon.


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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

January 2015 CoreLogic Home Prices Year-over-Year Growth Rate Accelerates to 5.7%

Econintersect: CoreLogic"s Home Price Index (HPI) shows that home prices in the USA are up 5.7% year-over-year year-over-year (reported up 1.1% month-over-month). There is considerable backward revision in this index which makes monthly reporting problematic. CoreLogic HPI is used in the Federal Reserves"s Flow of Funds to calculate the values of residential real estate.

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