from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Neil Vargesson, University of Aberdeen and Lavinia Faccini, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
When the Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in the 1940s, it was thought to be harmless. It caused a rash and, in some cases, a slightly elevated temperature. But in the past few months in Brazil, it has been linked with something far worse: microcephaly (an abnormally small brain and head) in newborn babies. In adults an increased incidence of a rare neurological disorder called Guillan-Barre syndrome has also been linked with Zika infection. This is associated with muscles weakness, paralysis and can be fatal. Zika is anything but harmless.
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-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy
Even though self-driving cars offer tremendous promise, the technology is still being perfected.
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Current Title: 10Feb2016 Market Close: U.S. Averages Gave Up Gains In Late Afternoon Trading As Oil and US Dollar Continue To Slip, The Fed Is Not Likely To Reverse Tightening Controls
from LEAP/Europe 2020, Leap2020.eu
The beginning of 2016 is marked by the announcements of a 'cataclysm', expected to happen this year on the stock markets. What is different now compared to 2008 is that, this time, it is not some contrarian analysts who say so (the way LEAP did in its early publication of GEAB in February 2006) and who launch these alerts.
Written by Gary
US averages closed down reversing the morning opening numbers, souring investors hope for reversing Fed's tightening cycle it began in December. Crude continued to slip and settled in the lower 27's as the US dollar closed lower in the high95. Several short-term indicators are pointing to an up session tomorrow.
10Feb2016 Market Update: US Markets Quietly Trading Fractionally Above The Unchanged Line, Investors
10Feb2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Higher, Crude Prices Higher, US Dollar Rising Fractional
Written by Steven Hansen
The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) can be used as a predictor of future jobs growth, and the predictive elements show that the year-over-year growth rate of unadjusted private non-farm job openings marginally improved from last month. The growth rate trends marginally improved in the 3 month averages, but the 2015 year-to-date averages continue to decline.