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Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 28 August 2015

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Written by Trefis

Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.

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Click 'Read more...' to see our clickable table of contents with the most covered companies (more than 1 article) of the week identified.

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What We Read Today 29 August 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.

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".).

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 more features, analysis, studies, and news published in the last week

Why Has America Done So Little To Stop Gun Violence?

from The Conversation, The Conversation

-- this post authored by Peter Squires, University of Brighton

The murder of two journalists in Virginia, live on TV, by a disgruntled co-worker who later shot himself, has once again sparked debates about gun legislation in the US, with the White House calling for action by Congress.

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Infographic Of The Day: Which Fitness Tracker Is Right For You?

Wearable technology is the future, with more and more of us choosing smart watches and fitness bands to track exercise, sleep patterns and every step we take.

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Video of the Day:

Drone flies over abandoned Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was seriously damaged in 2011 by tsunami that caused equipment failures and radioactive leaks


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 more investing, markets, precious metals & forex

Why the Bear of 2015 Is Different from the Bear of 2008



 more opinion

Economics Is Dead, and It Is Being Killed Again

by Per Bylund

Appeared originally at mises.org 22 August 2015

Economics is dead, and economists killed it.

What we have seen over the course of the last eighty years is a systematic dismantling of the contribution of economics to our understanding of the social world.

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

Leading Index Review: June 2015 Philly Fed Leading Index Showing Stable Rate of Economic Growth

Written by Steven Hansen

This leading index continues to be recalculated (what good is a leading index which continues to be recalculated?) - and continues to forecast stable but relatively weak growth for the remainder of the year. A review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong.

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