Environmental Standards: The Transatlantic Divide


by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has continued to rumble on, spreading outside U.S. borders.

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What We Read Today 04 October 2015

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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America's Top-Earning Toll Agencies

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

The 122-mile long New Jersey Turnpike has gained notoriety for its tolls.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Health Benefits Of Horse Riding

Horse riding is not only great fun, but it also has some health benefits which may have gone largely un-noticed.

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Video of the Day:

NBC4 in California recently did an in-depth investigation into the worst nuclear disaster ever to have happened on US soil, which the US government went to great lengths to keep secret. It's an event most Americans have never even heard of.

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Insider Trading 02 October 2015: Carl Icahn Buying Cheniere Energy

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13 Banks That Rule The World

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

With Janet Yellen virtually proclaiming that she is central banker to the world it's time to roll out this post again, last retitled and reposted on January 28, 2015.


by Asif Suria

Insider buying increased last week with insiders buying $226.99 million of stock compared to $45.88 million in the week prior. Selling also increased with insiders selling $594.85 million of stock last week compared to $442.94 million in the week prior. A large part of the insider buying this week was on account of Carl Icahnpurchasing a large position in liquefied natural gas company Cheniere Energy (LNG).

Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week dropped to 2.62. In other words, insiders sold almost 3 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares favorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 9.65.


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25 September 2015: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Improves Insignificantly But Remains In Contraction

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - again improved insignificantly but remains in negative territory. This index had spent 28 weeks in negative territory then 15 weeks in positive territory - and now is in its seventh week in negative territory.ECRI released their inflation index this week and is discussed below.

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