Written by Econintersect
Early Bird Headlines 13 February 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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Written by Steven Hansen
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) re-estimated their historical employment growth. This allows an analysis of the monthly job growth estimates by the BLS and ADP - as well as the opportunity to continue bashing the way we estimate employment.
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by Money Metals Exchange
-- this post authored by Stefan Gleason
'The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth.'
The Federal Reserve Board finds itself back in a quandary of its own making. When Fed chair Janet Yellen pushed through an interest rate hike this past December, she confidently cited an 'economy performing well and expected to continue to do so.'
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by Shah Gilani, Money Morning
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