Weekly Wrap-up 27 November 2015


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U.S. stocks mixed in light session, amid thin shopping on Black Friday

U.S. stocks were mixed in a lightly traded post-Thanksgiving session, as retail stocks remained flat during the official beginning of the Holiday shopping season.

Dragged down by sharp losses from Walt Disney Company (N:DIS), the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 14.90 or 0.08% to 17,798.49. The S&P 500 Composite Index, meanwhile, gained 1.24 or 0.06% to 2,090.11, as seven of 10 sectors closed in the green. Stocks in the Telecommunications, Financials and Health Care sectors led, while stocks in the Energy, Consumer Services and Basic Materials industries lagged. The major indices remained near their highest closing level in three weeks.

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What We Read Today 27 November 2015

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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Infographic Of The Day: The History Of The Use Of The Power Of The Sun

The sun offers an amazing source of power.

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Infographic Of The Day: The History Of The Use Of The Power Of The Sun

The sun offers an amazing source of power.

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Video of the Day:

Are you folks interested in seeing how we will travel tomorrow? Well, science is getting there. Whether you or I will see this body of accomplishment in our day, remains to be seen. It’s not that far away. It’s pretty nifty. Enjoy.

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27Nov2015 Market Close: Early Close, Little Movement

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Rethinking Development Strategies Fiscal Space

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

The UNCTAD has a new book on development strategies (free pdf available). There is a section of fiscal space, which is an idea that is discussed quite a lot these days.

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November 2015 Chemical Activity Barometer Stabilizes

from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) stabilized in November, rising 0.1 percent following three consecutive months of decline. October data was revised up 0.3 percent and September by 0.2 percent.

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