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Ethan Allen Speaks To The People Of 2013

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This absolutely incredible performance by James Hogue, as Ethan Allen, speaks truth to power and is so relevant to today. His message crosses all ideological boundaries. You owe it to yourself to see the entire performance as Ethan Allen calls out the criminal syndicate that has taken over our government.




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What We Read Today 28 March 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.

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Labor Market Improves While Inflation Slumps

from the Dallas Fed

Economic indicators released since late January suggest that the U.S. will sustain trend growth in the medium term. Upside risks include low oil prices, a tightening job market, rising house prices, rising stock prices and low interest rates. Downside risks include the rising value of the dollar, weak global demand owing to Asia, and geopolitical conflict in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. On balance, the U.S. growth path remains steady.

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Infographic Of The Day: What It Would Be Like Living On The Moon

Life on the moon would be very different for explorers than life on Earth.

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Video of the Day:

This absolutely incredible performance by James Hogue, as Ethan Allen, speaks truth to power and is so relevant to today. His message crosses all ideological boundaries. You owe it to yourself to see the entire performance as Ethan Allen calls out the criminal syndicate that has taken over our government. Hat tip to Roger Erickson.


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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Fed’s Faces Dilemma

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is in an unpleasant position these days facing a market uncertain of where it is heading in the near future.

Asian Stocks Mixed on Middle East Fears

Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as rising tensions in the Middle East obscured the investment outlook, while the dollar rebounded.

Japanese Inflation Stutters

It may be counter-intuitive to consumers, but economists and central bankers believe that a little inflation in an economy is a good thing.

Eurozone Business Output Improves

The latest Markit composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the Eurozone suggests that business output in the 19 member bloc is growing at its fastest rate for almost four years.

Safe Haven Appeal Grows on Yemen Tension

A growing crisis in Yemen has fueled concerns that the Middle East is on the verge of becoming a powder keg for geopolitical tensions which has sent investors rushing to safe haven currencies like the Japanese Yen and the Swiss Franc.
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The Week Ahead: Waiting for the Spring Thaw



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How FCIC Spurned Its One Chance at Greatness

by William K. Black, New Economic Perspectives

This is the third column in what I intended to be my three-part series (see end of this article) about Citi"s most famous whistleblower, Richard M. Bowen, III. In this column I discuss Bowen and Citi"s senior (but not controlling) officers" presentations before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC).

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

April 2015 Economic Forecast: Economic Growth Decline Now Evident

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect"s Economic Index now is indicating growth will be sluggish in April. Most tracked sectors of the economy are expanding - but now there is contraction in some data sets. The negative effects of the recently solved West Coast Port slowdown (a labor dispute which had been going on for months) and bad weather continues to be seen in much of the raw data - and it will be an economic drag on 1Q2015 GDP and into 2Q2015. It is difficult to differentiate these transient issues (weather and labor) from cyclic economic conditions - but one could argue that transient issues are the cause of economic cycles.

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