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Early Bird Headlines 30 July 2016

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.


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What We Read Today 29 July 2016

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".).


Every day most of this column ("What We Read Today") is available only to GEI members.

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Is the Economy Really Growing at 1.2%

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Headline second quarter advance GDP estimate is 1.2 %, up from last quarter's downward revised 0.8 %. Yet the year-over-year GDP growth declined from 1.6 % to 1.2 %. The real story is the backward revision of data starting in 2013 which now correlates to Econintersect's economic forecasts.


Infographic Of The Day: Traveling Abroad Is Cheaper Than Staying Home

Did you know that visiting a foreign country can actually be less expensive than living at home.

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Video of the Day:

Animals inhabit pretty much any house. It’s a fact. If the owners of the house don’t see them, it just normally means that these “roommates” are very sneaky and good at playing hide-and-seek. Well, hide primarily. Most house insects are completely harmless, but certain species can pose a serious threat not just for your food and belongings, but for you as well. Today we’re going to tell you about the most common disgusting neighbors we often unknowingly share our living space with.

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How Bernie Madoff Is Still Calling The Shots On Wall Street

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IMF Confesses To Being 'Hitman'

by Yanis Varoufakis

IMF confesses it immolated Greece on behalf of the Eurogroup

This week began with a debate in Greek Parliament called by the Official Opposition (the troika's main, but not only, domestic cheerleaders) for the purposes of, eventually, indicting me for daring to counter the troika while minister of finance in the first six months of 2015.

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August 2016 Economic Forecast: Outlook Improves But Remains Very Soft

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index is no longer in contraction but its level is correlating to a snail's pace economic growth. The index remains near the lowest value since the end of the Great Recession. This month a graphic has been added to highlight the differences with GDP.

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