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Documentary Of The Week: Untold History Of The United States, 1890s To 1920

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Written by John Lounsbury

Econintersect: This video is officially titled: Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, Prequel A: Colonialism.

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What We Read Today 08 December 2016

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Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Albums That Went Certified Diamond Status

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche

They've been thrashing it out for 35 years, now Metallica have release their 10th studio album by the name of 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct'.

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Infographic Of The Day: Job-Hopping

Does the idea of staying at the same job for 10 years make you cringe? You're not alone. If you are going to job-hop, put some thought into it.

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Video of the Day:

These 5 mysterious space diseases and syndromes may blind, kill, or incapacitate astronauts before they even have a chance to land on Mars...


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Current Weather Outlook

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Global Warming takes a break at least for CONUS as cold is the forecast for the Northern Tier of CONUS (and points North). It first looked like this would be a meridional pattern bringing record cold down to the Southwest but the Jet Stream turned zonal in the nick of time. So the cold air is being distributed more equitably. Waiting for NOAA to walk back their incongruous La Nina Advisory...probably December 8.

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Looking At Everything: Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt

To stimulate the economy, create new jobs, and generate new GDP requires an injection of new money. Borrowing from the bond markets or off-balance-sheet in public/private partnerships won't do it. If Congress won't issue money directly, it should borrow from banks, which create money on their books when they make loans.

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

03 December 2016 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Insignificantly Worsens

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims (from Bloomberg / Econoday) were 250 K to 262 K (consensus 255,000), and the Department of Labor reported 258,000 new claims. The more important (because of the volatility in the weekly reported claims and seasonality errors in adjusting the data) 4 week moving average moved from 251,500 (reported last week as 251,500) to 252,500. The rolling averages generally have been equal to or under 300,000 since August 2014.

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