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Early Bird Headlines 06 February 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 05 February 2016

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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Smelling the Recession

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There is little evidence that the USA is in recession - except in the goods producing sectors and business sales which are marginally in a decline. Even in the contracting goods producing sectors, the recession evidence is far from overwhelming.

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Infographic Of The Day: Information Security

As businesses large and small become more dependent on electronic data, a major focus has shifted towards information security. Businesses are investing more than ever to protect themselves from dozens of security threats, from malware infections to financial fraud.

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Video of the Day:

It has been called, 'The World’s Most Important Beverage'. If you love coffee you already know how magical it can be, especially on a day when you need a pick-me-up or a comforting treat. Now there are even more reasons to love this wonderful beverage... and some of them are even health-related!


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Rate Hikes Vs. Balance Sheets

by Benn Steil

-- co-authored with Emma Smith

Appeared originally at Foreign Affairs 02 February 2016

How the Fed Should Tighten Monetary Policy

On January 27, the U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and, in a modest nod to a market that has been consistently more fearful about the economy than the Fed itself, dropped a line from its December statement saying that the risks to the outlook were 'balanced.'

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

29 January 2016: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Continues Its Descent

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - declined marginally and remains in negative territory. This index now spent 27 consecutive weeks in negative territory. ECRI also released their future inflation guage this week.

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