Written by Econintersect
Early Bird Headlines 14 February 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.
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".).
BECOME A GEI MEMBER - IT's FREE!
Every day most of this column ("What We Read Today") is available only to GEI members.
To become a GEI Member simply subscribe to our FREE daily newsletter.
from William K. Black, New Economic Perspectives
The Bank Whistleblowers United announce the inaugural Financial Fraud Lemons of the Week award. There can be no more fitting recipient than the ironically named Department of Justice (DOJ). The 'lemon' is used in the economics and criminology literature to refer to a car of surpassingly terrible quality.
Infographic Of The Day: 'Planet Nine' Type Worlds Are The Most Common
On Jan. 20, 2016, scientists announced the discovery of what could be a giant planet in the Kuiper Belt at the outer edge of our solar system.
This widget provided by DailyForex.com Forex News & Brokers
from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham
Headlines are declaring the arrangement of a ceasefire in Syria's conflict. Announced by US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov late on February 11, it has been greeted as a ray of hope in the floundering efforts to end this seemingly intractable conflict.
Economics Professor: Negative Interest Rates Aimed At Driving Small Banks Out Of Business And Elimin
by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight
The economic calendar is again light in a holiday-shortened week. There are a variety of important news items, but no dominant theme. I expect the punditry to seize the opportunity by asking:
What are the biggest market worries?
12Feb2016 Market Close: Averages Climb Higher In Afternoon Trading, WTI Settles At $30 Bbl And Equit
12Feb2016 Market Update: US Markets Up, DOW Up 200 Points, WTI Oil Still Melting Upwards, Market Tre
12Feb2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Higher This Morning Along With WTI Crude Climbing Higher
from the Philadelphia Fed
The economy looks weaker now than it did three months ago, according to 40 forecasters surveyed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The forecasters predict real GDP will grow at an annual rate of 2.0 percent this quarter and 2.5 percent next quarter.