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-- this post authored by Will Slocombe, University of Liverpool
In the 1940s, science fiction author Olaf Stapledon gave a talk to a school about the future. Addressing his audience as 'you citizens of the future', he proposed three visions for this future: the 'destruction of the human race', a 'worldwide police state', and 'an entirely new kind of human world'.
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Legal jobs might be well paid but according to new research, they are the most boring jobs on the planet.
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But there is still snow to be found. I don't want to be a travel agent but the Tahoe area in California looks to be getting a steady stream of new snow. NOAA (this is in jest) has sent out teams to find the elusive El Nino their dynamical models have divined but the only sightings so far are off Ecuador and Northern Peru. Soon perhaps a reward will be announced for the first confirmed El Nino sighting. Happy Astronomical Spring everyone!
by The Indian Economist
-- this post authored by Jacob Burak
I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? If it's bad news, you're in good company - that's what most people pick. But why?
Written by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
U.S. stocks mixed at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.29%
U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities, Telecoms and Technology sectors led shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials, Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.29% to hit a new 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index lost 0.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.19%.
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ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 52nd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their lagging index.