The statues of four prominent Confederate figures have been removed from a main area of the University of Texas' Austin campus overnight, 10 days before classes are set to begin. Work to remove statues of two Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston, and the Confederate cabinet member John Reagan began late Sunday and continued into the early morning. A statue of James Stephen Hogg, Texas' 20th governor, was also being removed.
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CoreLogic has determined the regions of the U.S. that have the highest correlation with the National Mortgage Fraud Risk index, based on a tracking score1. The regions that are most highly correlated with fraud risk are areas that will be the best predictors of nationwide mortgage fraud.
Infographic Of The Day: Important Invention From Every U.S. State
In almost 250 years of history, the U.S. has been responsible for many inventions that have made a considerable impact on the world - and this infographic shows the most important inventions from each state.
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Written by Sig Silber
It is probably a result of this being 2017 (more than half-way through the ten-year period 2011 to 2020) and the next Global Warming related adjustment to Climatology will not occur until early in 2021 but right now all we see in the North Pacific with respect to temperature anomalies are Neutral, Warm and Very Warm. There is no cool area (other than a few specks of blue that I interpret as artifact) that allows an easy visual estimate of the state of the PDO. I assume that the computers will be able to compute the PDO Index but it is a bit disconcerting not to see an area of cool water (shown as blue) except along the Equator. This may simply be an inconvenience to readers or it may represent a more substantive problem. I do not explore this very much tonight but I do discuss the issue of analogs which may be related.
22Aug2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street To Open Moderately Higher Primarily Due To Defense Stock Rising After Trumps Remarks, Crude At The Mid 47 Handle And Falling As The US Dollar Rises
from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Julianne Schultz, Griffith University
This piece is republished with permission from Perils of Populism, the 57th edition of Griffith Review. Articles are a little longer than most published on The Conversation, presenting an in-depth analysis of the rise of populism across the world.
Written by Gary
US stock market index futures are up moderately (SPY +0.4%) after Trump revised new strategies in Afghanistan, sending defense stocks skyrocketing.
21Aug2017 Market Close: Wall Street Closed Mixed, DOW Up 29 Points, WTI Crude Slips To The Mid 47 Ha
21Aug2017 Market Update: Solar Eclipse The Main Attraction For The Day, DOW Up 5 Points, Nasdaq Down
Average gasoline prices fell 2.3 cents this past week following the previous week's 0.5 cent rise.