If We Covered The U.S. Election



-- this post authored by Rodger Baker

Stratfor strives to provide impartial geopolitical analysis and forecasts that identify critical trends in global and regional affairs, explaining the world's complexities in a simple but not simplistic manner. Through the years we have always sought to adhere to these core underlying principles, with mixed success.

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What We Read Today 01 May 2016

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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What Is Up With GCF Repo? - Part One Of Four

from Liberty Street Economics

-- this post authored by Jacob Adenbaum, David Hubbs, Antoine Martin, and Ira Selig

In a recent Important Notice, the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) announced that it would no longer support interbank trading for its General Collateral Finance Repo Service. (GCF Repo, hereafter GCF Repo, is a registered service mark of FICC.) But what exactly is the GCF Repo market? And what is interbank GCF Repo specifically?

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Infographic Of The Day: Top 10 Floating Wall Shelves For Your Home

Floating shelves are shelves attached to walls, generally made of light-weight material such as medium-density fibreboard (MDF).

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Video of the Day:

There is a new study that found that people often have very different interpretations of what emojis mean. This inspired us to conduct our own experiment. We went out on the street and we showed people the eggplant emoji, the peach and a couple of others to see what they mean to each person.

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Monday Morning Call 02 May 2016

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Five Budget Myths That Refuse To Die

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Phil Lewis, University of Canberra; Ian McAuley, University of Canberra; John Daley, Grattan Institute; John Wanna, Australian National University, and Richard Holden, UNSW Australia

In the lead up to the federal budget on May 3, we asked five experts to dispel some of the most common myths associated with government budgets.

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May 2016 Economic Forecast: Outlook Slightly Recessionary

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index marginally dropped into contraction. The index is at the lowest value since the end of the Great Recession.

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