Public Wi-Fi hotspots might seem like a convenience, but they can also be a threat to your privacy. One of the most famous hackers in the United States and author of the book The Art of Invisibility explains why you might want to think twice before connecting.
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from the Dallas Fed
-- this post authored by Enrique Martinez-Garcia and Valerie Grossman
World output growth (ex. U.S.) ticked up to 2.9 percent year over year in fourth quarter 2016, pushing 2016 annual growth to 2.7 percent (Chart 1 below).
Today's infographic is dives into the infrastructure situation in the United States, including a comparison of federal and state spending.
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Written by Sig Silber
But there is still snow to be found. I don't want to be a travel agent but the Tahoe area in California looks to be getting a steady stream of new snow. NOAA (this is in jest) has sent out teams to find the elusive El Nino their dynamical models have divined but the only sightings so far are off Ecuador and Northern Peru. Soon perhaps a reward will be announced for the first confirmed El Nino sighting. Happy Astronomical Spring everyone!
from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Will Slocombe, University of Liverpool
In the 1940s, science fiction author Olaf Stapledon gave a talk to a school about the future. Addressing his audience as 'you citizens of the future', he proposed three visions for this future: the 'destruction of the human race', a 'worldwide police state', and 'an entirely new kind of human world'.
by Sam Evans, Online Trading Academy
Online Trading Academy Article of the Week
One of the biggest advantages of the Global Currency market is that it is very easy for traders of all levels to open a simulated trading account with great ease. Brokers in asset classes like Equites, Options and Futures make it much harder to open demo trading accounts without funding a live account first and some don't even offer a simulator at all.
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ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 52nd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their lagging index.