from the Atlanta Fed
-- this post authored by Giulia Zilio
Financial markets around the globe reacted strongly in August 2015, when China started showing signs of economic slowdown. Financial markets weakened again in January 2016, when Chinese stocks fell dramatically after further devaluation of the yuan. Additionally, abundant supplies of oil and persistent concerns about China's weak economic growth have had a negative effect on already sluggish oil prices and have raised global worries for future demand of oil.
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Despite record-warm years and some crops already reacting to unusual shifts in the weather, climate change for many people remains an issue for the future. That future came a little closer this year, when scientists studying Antarctic ice loss reported that if carbon emissions continue unabated, sea levels could rise six feet this century - significantly higher than previous predictions of a two-foot rise by the year 2100.
Infographic Of The Day: Vacations In The United Kingdom
The UK holds some fantastic locations that you might not even be aware. One can go through Scotland, and round the north, east, south and west of England.
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by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds
What Can We Say About a System that Criminalizes a Safe Painkiller (0 Deaths) and Promotes Big Pharma Opiates that Have Killed 165,000 Americans?
So when will the citizens wake up to the criminality of their government in favoring killer corporate opiates over safe natural painkillers?
by Keith Fitz-Gerald, Money Morning
Money Morning Article of the Week
The markets have once again been flirting with new all-time highs, leading many investors to ask if they should be buying.
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ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward marginally declined but remains in positive territory for the 22nd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar index.