November 2015 Chemical Activity Barometer Stabilizes


from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) stabilized in November, rising 0.1 percent following three consecutive months of decline. October data was revised up 0.3 percent and September by 0.2 percent.

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What We Read Today 25 November 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: Asia Shares Up, Big Banks Sued For Control Of Swaps Market, Turkey's 'Warning' Audio, Russia And US Say 'You Lie", Russia Fuels IS Recruiting And More

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Early Bird Headlines 26 November 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: Exoplanet GJ 1132b - Earth-size World Is Near-Twin Of Venus

Called GJ 1132b, the exoplanet is located 39 light-years from Earth and is the closest Earth-size planet of its kind, scientists say.

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Video of the Day:

A new video posted online shows armed men around an alleged Russian pilot who seems to be unconscious and immobile. His face is bruised and bloodied. The men seem to be happy and are praising Allah, with some regretting that they hadn’t burned him on the spot.

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A Reckoning For Canadian Housing?

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Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, The War On Cash, And The 10 Trillion Bail-in

by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt

In uncertain times, 'cash is king,' but central bankers are systematically moving to eliminate that option. Is it really about stimulating the economy? Or is there some deeper, darker threat afoot?

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Rail Week Ending 21 November 2015: Contraction Continues to Grow

Week 46 of 2015 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) declined according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Intermodal traffic contracted year-over-year, which accounts for approximately half of movements and weekly railcar counts continued in contraction. The 52 week rolling average contraction is continuing to grow.

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