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Early Bird Headlines 06 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.
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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by Felix Richter, Statista.com
-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy
According to an OECD report, self-employment rates are generally higher in countries with lower income levels per capita.
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by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong
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Following the Great War, indoor plumbing became without a doubt a Godsend for much of the world. However, few innovative leaps, including even the wonders of indoor plumbing, have ever been entirely free of at least a few drawbacks.
by Russ Allen, Online Trading Academy Instructor
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You can use put and call options in several different modes, depending on your market outlook. You can use an option trade that will make money from a rising market, if that is what you expect. If you think the market will be flat, you can choose a strategy that will profit from a lack of movement in either direction. And, if you think a down market is coming, you can take a trade that will make money if that happens.
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30 April 2016 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Worsened. 61 Consecutive Weeks Of Initial Claims Below 300,000
Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims (from Bloomberg) were 256,000 to 271,000 (consensus 262,000), and the Department of Labor reported 274,000 new claims. The more important (because of the volatility in the weekly reported claims and seasonality errors in adjusting the data) 4 week moving average moved from 256,000 (reported last week as 256,000) to 258,000. The rolling averages generally have been equal to or under 300,000 since August 2014.