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How To Lock And Unlock Airbus A320 Cockpit Door - Description And Procedures

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In response to the report that says the aircraft audio shows a pilot was locked out of cockpit: "(...) A senior military official says, "Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter. "The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door, and then he hits the door stronger, and no answer. There is never an answer. You can hear he is trying to smash the door down."




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What We Read Today 29 March 2015

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The Effects Of Entering And Exiting A Credit Default Swap Index

by Jennie Bai and Or Shachar - Liberty Street Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Since their inception in 2002, credit default swap (CDS) indexes have gained tremendous popularity and become leading barometers of the credit market. Today, investors who want to hedge credit risk or to speculate can choose from a broad menu of indexes that offer protection against the default of a firm, a European sovereign, or a U.S. municipality, among others. The major CDS indexes in the U.S. are the CDX.NA.IG and the CDX.NA.HY, composed of North American investment-grade (IG) and high-yield (HY) issuers, respectively. In this post, we focus on the CDX.NA.IG index.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Importance Of Being Social

An Infographic showing the rise of customer service through social media.

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In response to the report that says the aircraft audio shows a pilot was locked out of cockpit: "(...) A senior military official says, "Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter. “The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door, and then he hits the door stronger, and no answer. There is never an answer. You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”


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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

U.S. Job Report to Spur Fed Decision

Economists and investors are anxious about the March U.S. labor market report due out in the next week which could be the deciding factor in when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike.

Forex Week in Review

Last week saw the final trading session for the week, the month and the quarter from the perspective of these summaries. Get the analysis for March 30, 2015 here.

Weekly Economic & Political Timeline

This week does not look like it is going to be especially eventful. Nearly all western countries, with the notable exception of the U.S.A., will be going on public holiday this Friday for Easter. This is a major holiday and we can expect to see a falling-off of volumes in the financial market towards the end of the week.

Fed’s Faces Dilemma

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is in an unpleasant position these days facing a market uncertain of where it is heading in the near future.

Asian Stocks Mixed on Middle East Fears

Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as rising tensions in the Middle East obscured the investment outlook, while the dollar rebounded.
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30Mar2015 Market Update: U.S. Dollar Rising, Oil Lower And Trading Sideways Along With Equities On Lower Volume



Written by Gary

Wall Street Surges in early trading and strong economic reports in Europe bolstered markets and energy companies apparently are stabilized for the time being in the United States.

Oil prices slipped early on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran"s nuclear program that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in Iranian oil exports. By noon oil trading was in a sideways mode with no apparent direction change in the making, but remaining in the lower state reached this earlier.

This morning U. S. financial reports show U.S. consumer spending barely rose in February as households boosted savings to their highest level in more than two years, the latest sign that the economy hit a soft patch in the first quarter.

By noon trading was trading sideways within a very narrow band after gaping up at the close on very low volume. Oil continues to be the dominate issue with traders. . .

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

March 2015 Texas Manufacturing Survey Rate of Growth Contracts

Of the five Federal Reserve districts which have released their March manufacturing surveys - two forecast weak growth and three are in contraction. A complete summary follows.

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