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As mathematicians, it came as a big surprise when we learned that mathematical models had predicted the way to stop antibiotic resistance was to give pills to patients almost at random. Doctors call this 'antibiotic mixing'. The theory goes that if you take a mix-things-up approach to antibiotic management, life threatening pathogens have to hit a fast moving target and won't be able to evolve resistance very easily.
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Econintersect: Here is a day-by-day rundown of the global economic calendar events for the coming week and the important earnings announcements each day, as well. The presentation is by Merlin Rothfeld from Online Trading Academy and Power Trading Radio.
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Written by Sig Silber
On January 19, 2017 NOAA released their Seasonal Outlook (which actually looks out fifteen months). JAMSTEC, which is a Japanese Research Institute, also has issued their Outlook based on their January 1 forecast for ENSO. We will review what have we learned - and address the question: Are either of these forecasts credible?
by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong
Article of the Week from Money Strong
For those living under Chinese rule of law and inclined to matricide, patricide or simply high treason, their luck in sentencing matters took a decided turn for the better in 1905. It was then that after 1,000 years as part of China's penal code, Lingchi, or Death by 1,000 Cuts, was formally outlawed by the merciful order of Shen Jiaben.
by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial
Since the November election of Donald Trump, the investing landscape has gone through a dramatic change of expectations with respect to economic growth, market valuations and particularly inflation. It is the view of inflation that I want to touch on today as it relates to the belief the 'Death Of Great Bond Bull Market' has finally arrived.
20Jan2017 Market Close: U.S. Stocks Were Up But Off Their Highs Of The Session, Crude Prices Continu
20Jan2017 Market Update: US Markets Are Relatively Quiet, Crude Prices Trending Up While The US Doll
20Jan2017 Pre-Market Commentary: US Stock Future Indexes Higher Ahead Of Inauguration, WTI Crude Tes
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 43rd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their coincident index this week.