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Successful SpaceX Launch & Landing Of Falcon 9 + Dragon CRS-10 Mission To The ISS (2017-02-19)

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SpaceX News | Falcon-9 delivered Dragon to ISS and successfully landed on the ground. The CRS-10 mission was SpaceX's first launch from historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt to land at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 39A pad has been dormant since then. But in 2014, SpaceX signed a 20-year lease with NASA to move into Launch Complex 39A.




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What We Read Today 19 February 2017

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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Investor Bulletin: Savings And Investing Basics For Military Personnel

from the Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help military personnel make informed savings and investing decisions and avoid common scams. Here are ten suggestions that can help you understand the basics and protect your hard-earned money.

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Infographic Of The Day: What It's Like To Live On Minimum Wage

Minimum wage differs from state to state. If you're lucky enough to live in Seattle, you'll make at least $15 an hour as an entry-level employee.

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SpaceX News | Falcon-9 delivered Dragon to ISS and successfully landed on the ground. The CRS-10 mission was SpaceX’s first launch from historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 39A pad has been dormant since then. But in 2014, SpaceX signed a 20-year lease with NASA to move into Launch Complex 39A.


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Current Weather Outlook

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... But Less than Previously

On February 16, 2017 NOAA released their Seasonal Outlook (which actually looks out fifteen months). JAMSTEC, which is a Japanese Research Institute, also has issued their Outlook based on their February 1 forecast for ENSO. We will review what have we learned - and address the question:  Are either of these forecasts credible? Also of interest is the possibility of a new El Nino and a possible decadal or even a multi-decadal climate shift in the Pacific to PDO Positive.

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20Feb2017 Pre-Market Commentary: US Markets Closed Today In Observance Of The Presidents Day Holiday, US Dollar Slips, European Stocks Rise



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Charity Is Not How We Solve Poverty

by FEE, fee.org

-- this post authored by Jason Sorens, Dartmouth College

In a famous 1972 article, 'Famine, Affluence, and Morality,' philosopher Peter Singer compared global poverty to a child drowning in a pond:

[I]f it is in our power to prevent something very bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything morally significant, we ought, morally, to do it.

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

10 February 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Moderately Declines

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 47th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI released their coincident and lagging indices this week and is discussed below.

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