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Early Bird Headlines 30 July 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 29 July 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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The Dreaded Specter of Nihilism in Economic Theory

Fixing the Economists Article of the Week

by Philip Pilkington

There's a funny point on which almost all economists that I've come across agree upon - from neoclassical to Marxian to Post-Keynesian. And that is that something which they call 'nihilism' must be avoided at all costs.


Infographic Of The Day: How Much Energy Will It Take To Power Star Wars Devices?

Pretty much all devices that appear on the famous movie Star Wars may be part of our future. How much power will these devices require?

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Video of the Day:

Stunning time-lapse footage captured from the International Space Station, filmed on July 17 and released on Monday, shows thunderstorms hovering over the east coast of the US

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Japan Moves to Eclipse China in Retail Sales

Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.

Yen Dips as Safe Haven Appeal Wanes

The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen as investors dismiss the recent rout in Chinese equities and as speculation grows that the U.S. could soon see a rise in interest rates.

Will Fed Hint at Rate Increase at Wednesday Meeting

The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.

Will ‘Brexit’ Fears Make London Think Twice about the euro?

When we talk about the euro, we usually don’t consider the United Kingdom as a dominant presence in the discussion. After all, despite being a member of the Eurozone group, London has opted to keep the Pound Sterling as her local currency.

IFO Surprises and Lifts Euro

The Euro had been gathering steam and had earlier struck a 2-week peak versus the US Dollar as traders awaited the release on German business sentiment. Germany, as the largest economy in the Euro area, essentially drives the remainder of the Eurozone and largely sets sentiment for the common currency.
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August 2015 Economic Forecast: Weakest Growth Since April 2010

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index declined to the lowest level since April 2010. The tracked sectors of the economy remain relatively soft with most expanding at the lower end of the range seen since the end of the Great Recession. Our economic index has been in a long term decline since late 2014.

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