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Recession Fears Still Overblown

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from Lakshman Achuthan, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of ECRI

It was only a few weeks ago when investors seemed convinced that the economy was grinding to a halt.

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What We Read Today 30 April 2016

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Many Countries Sink Or Swim On Commodity Prices - And On Orders From China

from the St Louis Fed

-- this post authored by Alexander Monge-Naranjo and Faisal Sohail

Many emerging economies - and also those of some developed countries, such as Australia, Canada and Norway - rely heavily on the production of commodities and their sale to global markets. For example, more than 10 percent of Canada's and Chile's output in 2013 could be attributed to the export of commodities, as can be seen in Figure 1.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Perfect Office Space

A well-thought-out office can foster creativity, encourage collaboration, and minimize stress. Everything from lighting to floor layouts can have a measurable impact on your workforce's productivity and quality of life. Likewise, it is important for business owners to carefully consider how the form of an office influences its function.

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Video of the Day:

At the JET reactor at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy -- http://ccfe.ac.uk -- I talk to the engineers about fusion power, being the hottest place in the solar system, deliberate disruptions, and about the surround-sound speakers that give a diagnostic test you might not expect.


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'Shakespearification' Obscures The Other Literary And Cultural Treasures Of 1616

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by James Knowles, Brunel University London

This year marks 400 years since the publication of the first volume of poet and playwright Ben Jonson's collected texts, the first complete English translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, by poet and translator George Chapman, and the Political Works of King James I, arriving a few years after the King James Bible. Little would contemporaries have guessed that 400 years later these momentous works would be eclipsed by a death in Warwickshire - one William Shakespeare.

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

Leading Index Review: March 2015 Philly Fed Leading Index Forecasts Marginal Slowing In Rate of Growth

Written by Steven Hansen

This post is a review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong. A summary of the indices are at the end of this post.

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