Written by Felix Richter, Statista.com
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Netflix has hit a major new milestone.
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-- this post authored by Alice Roberts, University of Birmingham
I was in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008 and lucky enough to examine the bones of one of the most controversial hominin species that has ever been discovered. The skeletal remains belonged to an ancient people with tiny brains, and so short that they have been nicknamed 'hobbits'.
Infographic Of The Day: The Sad State Of America's Infrastructure In One Infographic
Today's infographic dives into the infrastructure situation in the United States, including a comparison of federal and state spending.
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Written by Sig Silber
Typical Spring weather. There is a hint of El Nino gaining ground but there are other reasons for thinking that we may be setting up for an active Atlantic Tropical Storm Summer. Generally those two concepts do not coexist well but since Summer happens before Winter it might be possible.
Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group
After the first round of the French presidential election, 'center-right' Macron and 'radical right' Le Pen are locked in a face-off. However, the real story of the election is that Le Pen's agenda has shifted the political landscape toward new French Gaullism.
Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial
Simon Black made a very interesting observation a week ago Friday:
28Apr2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street Expected Top Open Fractionally Higher, But Trading Will
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for over one year - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their lagging index this week.