by Felix Richter, Statista.com
These days, as many people constantly carry their smartphone with them, it has become the norm rather than the exception to constantly be reachable. Even on vacation, many people have trouble leaving their smartphone at home and truly disconnecting for a couple of days.
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-- this post authored by Marcus Munafo, University of Bristol
Tobacco still kills 6m people around the world every year. Despite huge public health efforts to help people quit and prevent young people starting, smoking remains the single greatest cause of ill health and premature death. And even with restrictions on tobacco advertising and smoking in public places, many young people continue to take up smoking. The situation is even worse in poorer countries, where support to stop smoking is limited, and tobacco control policies weaker.
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by Gene D. Balas
After the conclusion of the recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Fed Chair Janet Yellen outlined the fact that interest rates may be lower in the future than in the past. As such, the Fed would likely move at a gradual pace, and reach a lower equilibrium level than in recent decades. For many investors accustomed to higher rates, such as in the 1980s (and that includes me, too), this requires a shift in expectations.
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U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 3.39%
U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials, Basic Materials and Technology sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 3.39% to hit a new 3-months low, while the S&P 500 index declined 3.60%, and the NASDAQ Composite index declined 4.12%.
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ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward was unchanged and remains in positive territory for the thirteenth week - after spending the previous 34 consecutive weeks in negative territory.