August 29, 2016 Weather and Climate Report: 99L (Now TD9) Looms and it is Not Alone


Written by Sig Silber

The big question this week is what will happen to 99L (upgraded Sunday to TD9), But it may turn out that 91L which has been upgraded to TD 8 may turn out to be at least as significant but for the Mid Atlantic not the Florida West Coast. And then there are the Pacific hurricanes that threaten Hawaii. For new readers, L is for low pressure system and TD stands for tropical depression. Numbers designate the sequence.


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What We Read Today 29 August 2016

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Most Read Articles Last Week Ending 27 August

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Econintersect: Google Analytics has given GEI page read counts for each of the 148 most read articles on Global Economic Intersection for the week 21 August through 27 August, inclusive. The top ten are listed after the Read more >>jump.

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Infographic Of The Day: Health Benefits Of Mustard

It's strange to think that one of the most overlooked healthy ingredients is also one of the most common.

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29Aug2016 Market Close: Major US Indexes Closed In The Green, But Fell Off Session Highs Along With The US Dollar

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Here's Why B Of A's Chart Of Fast Growing Low Wages Is BS

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

Good guy Sam Ro, now at Yahoo, tweeted out a chart by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) this morning showing that low wage job gains have outpaced gains in high wage jobs.I happen to keep charts on wage growth by industry, so I know a little about the subject. I had my usual calm and measured response.

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Average Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 29 August 2016 Rose Over 4 Cents Again

Average gasoline prices rose 4.2 cents this past week following the previous week's 4.3 cents gain.

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