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-- this post authored by Jo Setchell, Durham University
Primates are remarkable. We're all familiar with chimpanzees, monkeys, and ring-tailed lemurs, but have you heard of tarsiers, with their big eyes? Or Cleese's woolly lemur, named after John Cleese? Or the fabulous red-shanked douc? What about the scary-looking red-headed bald uakari? Or did you know that primates can be as small as mice?
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-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche
This year's edition of the World Economic Forum was held last week in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.
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Written by Sig Silber
On January 19, 2017 NOAA released their Seasonal Outlook (which actually looks out fifteen months). JAMSTEC, which is a Japanese Research Institute, also has issued their Outlook based on their January 1 forecast for ENSO. We will review what have we learned - and address the question: Are either of these forecasts credible?
by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong
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For those living under Chinese rule of law and inclined to matricide, patricide or simply high treason, their luck in sentencing matters took a decided turn for the better in 1905. It was then that after 1,000 years as part of China's penal code, Lingchi, or Death by 1,000 Cuts, was formally outlawed by the merciful order of Shen Jiaben.
by Jeff Miller, A Dash of Insight
We have a normal calendar for economic data. There will be important news will come from corporate earnings reports. Since this earnings season is part of an inflection point - the end of the earnings recession - it is special. That said, the uncertainty over policy change has market observers both divided and on edge. I expect the earnings news to get less attention than normal. With the queasy, uncertain feeling, the pundits will be asking:
Will policy uncertainty lead to greater stock volatility?
20Jan2017 Market Close: U.S. Stocks Were Up But Off Their Highs Of The Session, Crude Prices Continu
20Jan2017 Market Update: US Markets Are Relatively Quiet, Crude Prices Trending Up While The US Doll
20Jan2017 Pre-Market Commentary: US Stock Future Indexes Higher Ahead Of Inauguration, WTI Crude Tes
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 43rd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their coincident index this week.