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Early Bird Headlines 18 April 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 17 April 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.

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Transient Effects, Inflation, and the Federal Reserve

Written by Steven Hansen

According to Merriam-Webster, something "transient" lastsonly a short time. The Federal Reserve"s statements since January 2012 have implied that the dynamics causing the low inflation / deflation were transient in nature - and medium or long term outlook was at their 2% target. Is over 3 years of low inflation a transient and short term dynamic?


Infographic Of The Day: Living On Uranus' Moon Titania

 Titania, an airless moon of Uranus, is cold and its day is 84 years long.

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Video of the Day:

Erin Burnett shares the story of Dr. Ronald Mallett, a physicist driven by an obsession to build a time machine that would enable him to visit his late dad

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Deflationary Fears Abate

Ask any consumer if they are worried about falling prices and they will give you a bemused smile and say “no”. In the experience of most of us, falling prices are only ever a transient effect, a pleasant and fleeting surprise.

Friday CPI Could Be Key to Inflation Woes

Today’s March consumer price index is more important than usual since it is one piece of data that traders say could change their assumptions on Fed policy.

Aussie Dollar Gets Relief from Jobs Data

Over the past 18 months, the Australian Dollar has been under significant pressure, at one point striking a 6-year trough as growth prospects diminished.

The Writing On The Wall?

Even the Greek government accepts that without help from its Eurozone partners, it will be unable to meet all of its obligations.

ECB Dismisses Greece Fears

European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi dismissed fears of a Greek default at his regular press conference in Frankfurt on Wednesday, after the central bank announced that it was keeping interest rates steady.
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Characteristics of Extremely Over-Indebted Economies

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Secular Stagnation: The Long View

by Matt Nesvisky, NBER Digest

Appeared National Bureau of Economic Research Digest, 15 April 2015

The greater the changes required by new technologies, the author reasons, the more growth may slow in the short run, but once adaptation occurs growth should accelerate.


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

10 April 2015: ECRI's WLI Continues to Improve but Remains in Negative Territory

ECRI"s WLI Growth Index continues to improve but has remained in negative territory for 26 weeks. According to ECRI, this index is forecasting slower economic growth in 1H2015 and now into 2H2015. ECRI also released their coincident index this week which is showing slower growth.

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