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Rail Week Ending 20 August 2016: Remains In Contraction And Rate Of Improvement Slows

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Week 33 of 2016 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. The 13 week rolling averages' contraction continues to moderate - but the 4 week and 52 week rolling average contraction worsened.

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What We Read Today 25 August 2016

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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Infographic Of The Day: Celebrities Hotel Habits

As we all know, a hotel's number one priority is taking care of their guests. Most of the time that means making sure rooms are tidy, towels and toiletries have been replenished and that you've got an extra pillow if you need it. But what happens when an A-List celebrity books in?

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Infographic Of The Day: Celebrities Hotel Habits

As we all know, a hotel's number one priority is taking care of their guests. Most of the time that means making sure rooms are tidy, towels and toiletries have been replenished and that you've got an extra pillow if you need it. But what happens when an A-List celebrity books in?

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Video of the Day:

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug called Venetoclax that melts away cancer cells. It treats chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and not only kills cancer cells, but also prevents them from replicating.


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Gawker Had Its Problems, But Its Death Is Worrying For All Watchdog Journalists

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Jane B. Singer, City University London

So it's farewell, then, to Gawker. After 14 years of dancing on the edge of ethical probity and legal propriety, doing some good journalism as well as some less good, the New York-based website - an online blend of investigation, gossip, commentary and satire - has been forced out of business.

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Trucking Data Sending Mixed Messages in July 2016

Written by Steven Hansen

Truck shipments were rmixed in July (depending on whose data one uses) - even the BLS employment data remained weak but did improve relative to the previous month. There is no question that the data here is soft, but the trend lines are mixed.

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