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60% Of Primate Species Now Threatened With Extinction, Says Major New Study

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from The Conversation

-- 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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What We Read Today 22 January 2017

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.

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Most Attendees At Davos 2017 Come From The U.S.

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- 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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Infographic Of The Day: Guide To Caring For Your First Dog

Who's excited to get their first dog? Don't let the moment get ruined by being unprepared.

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Current Weather Outlook

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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?

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The Week Ahead: Political Uncertainty And Market Volatility



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Retailing In America: Bricks And Torture

by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong

Article of the Week from Money Strong

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.

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

13 January 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Insignificantly Improves

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.

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