Outsourcing Viewed As The Top Threat To U.S. Jobs


by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

According to Pew Research, the majority of Americans feel secure in their jobs today.

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What We Read Today 25 October 2016

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SOS, Extra Savings Needed For An Adequate Pension

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Martin Armstrong

For the average 20 year old in the UK, Aviva forecasts that an extra Pound Sterling1,294 should be saved per year if their pension is to provide a payout big enough to provide an adequate standard of living.

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Infographic Of The Day: Commodity Update, Is The Summer Slump Over

Last update, we triumphantly proclaimed that commodities were back.

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Video of the Day:

Little Kieran is lucky to be alive after being born with her heart outside of her chest. When Caitlin and her husband Brian went for their routine 20-week sonogram to find out the sex of the baby, doctors made the discovery that their daughter's heart was growing outside her body. Specialists at the Mayo Clinic created a 3D image of the baby using MRI scans in a medical first. After an emergency c-section doctors were able to put her heart back inside her body in a 5-hour surgery.

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Current Weather Outlook

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This report is in our usual weekly format and focuses on the next 30 days which should be again close to "Normal" but with a wetter than usual Northwest and a slower than usual west to east movement of weather systems. We should expect either a La Nina Winter or a Near La Nina Winter which means where it will be wet or dry and warm or cool is becoming fairly clear for CONUS and also for other parts of the World. Full details are provided below. But first, we start the report with the key finding of the San Francisco Fed study of the Impact of Weather on Jobs. 


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Inflation Surging As Platinum Signals Stock Market Decline

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What Triggers Collapse?

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds

A variety of forces will disrupt or obsolete existing modes of production and the social order.

Though no one can foretell the future, it is self-evident that the status quo - dependent as it is on cheap oil and fast-expanding debt - is unsustainable. So what will trigger the collapse of the status quo, and what lies beyond when the current arrangements break down? Can we predict how-when-where with any accuracy?

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October 2016 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Declines

Written by Doug Short / Jill Mislinski and Steven Hansen

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which had increased in September, declined in October. The Index now stands at 98.6 (1985=100), down from 103.5 in September. The market expected (from Bloomberg) this index to come in between 98.6 to 106.5 (consensus 101.0).

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