Early Headlines: Obama Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Money Corruption of Politics, Beijing Winter Olympics, China PMI at 2 Year Low and More


Early Bird Headlines 03 August 2015

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.



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What We Read Today 02 August 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.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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New Approach to Dealing with Climate Change?

Written by Sig Silber

With the big play from the White House tonight about an aggressive new program to combat climate change, it seems that the climate science community is taking a broader view of how to react to reduceglobal warming. Two new book length reports earlier this year reviewed existing data in a way that has not been done previously. These have not been widely noted and should be. The two reports:

  • Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration
  • Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth



Infographic Of The Day: Batteries

A dry cell battery releases electricity though a chemical reaction that takes place between the zinc alloy outer can (the anode) and an electrolyte paste inside the battery (the cathode.)

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Video of the Day:

A stroll through one of London's most exclusive neighbourhoods will more than likely include crossing paths with some of the most expensive vehicles on the market.

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Bank Shares to Be Hit Hardest as Greek Exchange Reopens

Greece seems to be walking on egg shells on its way to recovery. After months of heady negotiations that saw the country on the verge of bankruptcy and a near “Grexit,” Athens is making its moves cautiously.

Weekly Economic & Political Timeline

This can be expected to be a busier week than recent weeks, with a lot more going on and more volatility. It will be an especially important week for the USD, the AUD, and the GBP, with key central bank input also due regarding the JPY.

Will Venezuela be the Next Financial Crisis?

With the headlines focused on the financial events taking place in Greece and China, not much attention has been given to the situation in Venezuela.

Is Scottish Independence Still Possible

The next major financial event seems to be taking place in the United Kingdom where talk of a “Brexit” has hit front page news.

Dollar’s Momentum in Overdrive

The U.S. Dollar continued to gain positive momentum in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.
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Market Saved?

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Von Mises and the Position of the State in the Market

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

I am preparing a course in Origins of Political Economy and look for writings on money and credit. One of the first texts I encountered has been von Mises with his 'The Theory of Money and Credit'.


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Leading Index Review: June 2015 Philly Fed Leading Index Showing Stable Rate of Economic Growth

Written by Steven Hansen

This leading index continues to be recalculated (what good is a leading index which continues to be recalculated?) - and continues to forecast stable but relatively week growth for the remainder of the year. A review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong.

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