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Donald Trump has collected much more donations for his inauguration than his predecessors.

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What We Read Today 24 January 2017

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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Best Ways To Protect Yourself Online

It can be very easy to use unsecured applications and services that leak data and don't provide anonymity, but there are some simple steps you can take to secure your online identity. Here are 5 that you should look into.

Infographic Of The Day: Crowdfunding

Have you got an idea that you think random people might want to spend their money on?

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Current Weather Outlook

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The recent series of Pacific storms is coming to an end. There may be one more for the Northwest. We have some activity along the East Coast. It seems that we are in a period where the weather pattern is changing every two weeks. It is partly related to the time of the year and partly related to the transition from a Near-La Nina Cool Event to pretty much straight-forward ENSO Neutral. For some reason, NOAA is having difficulty coming to grips with that.This does not show up in the short-term weather forecasts based on "dynamic models" as they simply work from current observed conditions (human input is involved), but it impacts longer-term forecasts which we reported on Saturday night. Most importantly it is misleading. The underlying problem may well be that our current system for characterizing the phases of ENSO may not be as sophisticated as needed to have the characterizations be maximally useful.  

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Bill Maher 2017 Season Premier

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Econintersect: Last week comedian Bill Maher kicked off Real Time's 15th season on HBO. His guests were activist-actress Jane Fonda, broadcaster Keith Olbermann, public policy wonk Heather McGhee (Demos), former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez (Obama administration), and historian Jon Meacham.

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

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey Improves In January 2017.

Of the three regional Federal Reserve surveys released to date, all are in expansion.

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