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5/21/2015 - Global Earthquake Forecast - Volcanic Unrest Showing On WEST COAST

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West coast United States showing multiple dormant volcano earthquakes, as well as a new pipeline rupture along the coast of Santa Barbara (South California). Now we"re on serious watch along the Coast of the Pacific Northwest , Washington State to BC. East coast United States now needs to be on SERIOUS watch for either a swarm of earthquakes. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Oklahoma + Kansas, due for mid-upper 4.0M earthquakes that should shake everything up.




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What We Read Today 23 May 2015

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Foreign Exchange: The Impacts Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar On International Home Buyers

from Zillow

Foreign buyers of U.S. homes represent a double-edged sword. And as the dollar continues to strengthen against a basket of foreign currencies, that sword will increasingly cut buyers from abroad.

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Infographic Of The Day: Health Care For Small Business

Is your small business paying too much for or can’t afford a group healthcare plan?

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West coast United States showing multiple dormant volcano earthquakes, as well as a new pipeline rupture along the coast of Santa Barbara (South California). Now we're on serious watch along the Coast of the Pacific Northwest , Washington State to BC. East coast United States now needs to be on SERIOUS watch for either a swarm of earthquakes. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Oklahoma + Kansas, due for mid-upper 4.0M earthquakes that should shake everything up.


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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

No Surprises expected by Fed’s Yellen

Changes are not expected in the Fed’s plan to raise interest rates in the very near future. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will point to some progress in raising employment and lowering inflation when she meets today to discuss the economy’s progress.

Dollar Eases Back After FOMC

The Euro managed to recover some losses made in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s policy release yesterday which tended to support the greenback given that there were no Fed surprises.

Japanese Economy Expands In Q1

The Japanese economy is the third largest in the world, behind the USA and China. Roughly 60% of Japan’s economic output is consumed by the domestic market with 40% of output exported to the rest of the world.

Weak China Factory Output Number Dampen Growth Hopes

The latest report out of China, its Flash China Manufacturing Output Index, pointed to a drop in factory activity for the third straight month in May, down to 48.4 from an April high of 50.0 and hitting a 13-month low.

Dollar Recovers Broadly as Correction Falters

After several days when the pressure was high against it, the US Dollar touched a 3-week peak versus the common currency Euro and 2-month high against the Japanese Yen.
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First QE Results are in: ECB did not Engage in "Printing Money"!

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

"Europe finally starts pumping markets with cash", CNN Money titled in early March 2015 when the ECB announced its program of quantitative easing (QE). Other press outfits wrote similar lines (Telegraph, RT, Reuters, ...) whereas some understood what was going on at the time (among others, the BBC).

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15 May 2015: ECRI's WLI Into Positive Territory for the Third Week in a Row

ECRI"s WLI Growth Index which had spent 28 weeks in negative territory - is now in its third week in positive territory. It is now forecasting better growth later this year. ECRI also released its coincident indicator this week and is reported below.

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