from The Conversation
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Researchers in China recently found E.coli bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic colistin, often called the antibiotic of last resort. While experts have been warning that the finding heralds a post-antibiotic era what is concerning healthcare professionals is that the circle of DNA that makes the bacteria resistant to colistin can be passed on to other strains of harmful bacteria.
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Written by John O'Donnell, Online Trading Academy
Chart of the Week 23 November 2015
How well has the Fed been addressing the debt-deflation process resulting from the excessive debt accumulation of recent decades? This is discussed with this week's Chart of the Week.
This week's chart is discussed in video after the Read more >> jump.
Infographic Of The Day: The History Of The Use Of The Power Of The Sun
The sun offers an amazing source of power.
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-- this post written by Chuck Butler
And now... today's Pfennig for your thoughts...
Good day, and a happy Friday to one and all!
What a strange feeling it must have been for the currencies yesterday, who from the looks of my screen late in the day, were all booking gains vs. the dollar. Yes, I had told you that was the way it was in the early morning, but not often in recent times have we seen the currencies hold their gains, and most cases add to them as the day went along. And the currency that had the most life to it was the euro.
Written by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
U.S. stocks mixed in light session, amid thin shopping on Black Friday
U.S. stocks were mixed in a lightly traded post-Thanksgiving session, as retail stocks remained flat during the official beginning of the Holiday shopping season.
Dragged down by sharp losses from Walt Disney Company (N:DIS), the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 14.90 or 0.08% to 17,798.49. The S&P 500 Composite Index, meanwhile, gained 1.24 or 0.06% to 2,090.11, as seven of 10 sectors closed in the green. Stocks in the Telecommunications, Financials and Health Care sectors led, while stocks in the Energy, Consumer Services and Basic Materials industries lagged. The major indices remained near their highest closing level in three weeks.
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from the American Chemistry Council
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) stabilized in November, rising 0.1 percent following three consecutive months of decline. October data was revised up 0.3 percent and September by 0.2 percent.