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August 2016 Personal Consumption and Income Year-over-Year Growth Slows.

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Written by Steven Hansen

The headline data this month showed NO consumer expenditure growth. This is a negative for 3Q2016 GDP. Income growth was also anemic.

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What We Read Today 29 September 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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Infographic Of The Day: Global Energy Efficiency

Controlling and reducing energy consumption has become a priority of governments around the world in recent years.

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Infographic Of The Day: Global Energy Efficiency

Controlling and reducing energy consumption has become a priority of governments around the world in recent years.

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The notorious death cap mushroom causes poisonings and deaths around the world. If you were to eat these unassuming greenish mushrooms by mistake, you wouldn’t know your liver is in trouble until several hours later. The death cap has been spreading across California. Can scientists find a way to stop it?


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Current Weather Outlook

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At this point we have a storm that appears to be headed towards Baja California today (Monday) and back towards Salt Lake City on Thursday. It made me think of the Camino Real or Royal Road of which there were at least a half dozen in Mexico. At any this very meridional trough for so early in the Fall may well dominate CONUS weather this week. Elsewhere, Typhoon Megi may pass North of the Philippines on the way to Taiwan and then possibly Hong Kong.  Next week we may have an interesting situation in the Gulf of Mexico. Lots to talk about. .

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30Sep2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Worries Over Failing Deutsche Bank Overshadow Green US Market Open, WTI Crude Prices Recover Somewhat, Investors Concerned That Japans Deflation Will Spread To US



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First: 'Over-Population End-of Times' Now: 'Shrinking Population Disaster'

by Fabius Maximus, FabiusMaximus.com

Population change remains a favorite topic for doomsters, providing clicks for the news media and thrills for news consumers. For 5 decades we have heard about the standing room only days coming soon for Earth. That's become a tired story, so they've devised a new one.

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

Rail Week Ending 24 September 2016: Data Is Mixed

Week 38 of 2016 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. However, the data was mixed compared to last week.

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