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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.

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What We Read Today 13 February 2016

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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The Inaugural Financial Fraud Lemons Of The Week Award Goes To DOJ

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.

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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.

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After 100 years of searching, an international team of physicists has confirmed the existence of Einstein's gravitational waves at LIGO on September 14 last year, marking one of the biggest astrophysical discoveries. It's a huge deal, just think of all the breakthroughs that have come to the discovery of x-rays and radio waves it also opens up a whole new way of studying study the Universe.


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The Syria 'Ceasefire' Deal Is No Such Thing - It's Cover For The US And Russia

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.

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First Quarter 2016 Survey of Professional Forecasters Again Lower Growth over the Next Three Years

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.

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