Is The Antibiotic Apocalypse Nigh?


from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Michael Loughlin, Nottingham Trent University

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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What We Read Today 27 November 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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How Good A Job Is The Fed Doing?

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.


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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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Video of the Day:

Are you folks interested in seeing how we will travel tomorrow? Well, science is getting there. Whether you or I will see this body of accomplishment in our day, remains to be seen. It’s not that far away. It’s pretty nifty. Enjoy.

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Draghi Throws The Euro Under A Bus Again!

by Daily Reckoning, Daily Reckoning

-- 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.

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Written by Staff,

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

November 2015 Chemical Activity Barometer Stabilizes

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.

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