from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Tom Booth, Natural History Museum
Whenever mummies are mentioned, our imaginations stray to the dusty tombs and gilded relics of ancient Egyptian burial sites. With their eerily lifelike repose, the preserved bodies of ancient Pharaohs like Hatshepsut and Tutankhamen stir our imaginations and stoke our interest in people and cultures which have long since passed away.
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.
This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).
BECOME A GEI MEMBER - IT's FREE!
Every day most of this column ("What We Read Today") is available only to GEI members.
To become a GEI Member simply subscribe to our FREE daily newsletter.
by Felix Richter, Statista.com
-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy
When it comes to plastic surgery, the United States is still the country with the most procedures worldwide.
Infographic Of The Day: Virtual Team Management
Companies have headquarters and employees spread worldwide. Virtual teams consist of employees who are the best people for their jobs, but who are not geographically close to a company's headquarters.
This widget provided by DailyForex.com Forex News & Brokers
>>>>> Scroll down to view and make comments <<<<<<
by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101
I have often heard ... people ... discuss the special case of Hong Kong where bank notes are issued by banks and not by the government.
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
Investing.com Technical Analysis (as of Tue, 01 December 2015 05:00pm EST)
Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity at the close of the 01 December 2015 U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.
Read more ...
December 2015 Economic Forecast: On The Low End Of the Growth Seen Since The End Of The Great Recession
Written by Steven Hansen
Econintersect's Economic Index declined - and remains in the low range of index values seen since the end of the Great Recession. The most tracked sectors of the economy generally showed some growth. Still our economic index remains in a long term decline since late 2014.