13Oct2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Down, Europe And Asia In The Red, Oil Slipping, Investors Weary About Good Third-Quarter Corporate Earnings


Written by Gary

Global Markets are in the red this morning with the U.S. stock futures indexes off a half percentage point as weak Chinese trade data rekindled fears about the health of the global economy. European markets are lower with shares in Germany leading the slide with the DAX down 1.34% while France's CAC 40 is off 1.26% and London's FTSE 100 is lower by 0.96%.

US markets are expected to open lower with investors sitting on wallets awaiting 3rd. Quarter corporate earnings reports.

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What We Read Today 12 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.

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".).


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Early Headlines: China Imports Crash, Asia And Europe Markets Lower, Obamacare Dropouts, U.S. Banks 'Nationalized', Earth Cracks The Moon And More

Written by John Lounsbury

Early Bird Headlines 13 October 2015

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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Infographic Of The Day: An Observer's Guide To Solar Eclipses

This years solar eclipse occurred on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. It was a partial solar eclipse that was visible primarily from South Africa and Antarctica.

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Video of the Day:

While scuba diving in the Scilly Isles, this diver encounters the friendliest seal ever! I swear he thinks he's a dog.

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Nuke Puke Disposal Plan

by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner


Discuss this article at the Nuke Puke Table inside the Diner

Amongst the numerous other problems we have with Climate Change, Population Overshoot and Geopolitical Conflict, one of the main worries these days amongst KollapsniksTM is the residue of the Nuclear Power Industry which grew up in the aftermath of WWII, when a few brilliant scientists applied the ideas Albert Einstein had about the equivalence of Matter and Energy, most remembered by the famous equation E=mc2.


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September 2015 Small Business Optimism Index Increased Insignificantly

The National Federation of Independent Business's (NFIB) optimism index improved 0.2 to 96.1 - and still not above the 42 year average of 98.. The market was expecting the index between 94.8 to 96.5 with consensus at 95.8.

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