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Early Bird Headlines 27 February 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 26 February 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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 more features, analysis, studies, and news published in the last week

What's Gone Wrong at HSBC?

by Kim Kaivanto, The Conversation

As HSBC suffers under the scorching spotlight of public scrutiny once more, it seems fair to ask why the banking group so often finds itself mired in controversy.

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Infographic Of The Day: Solar Energy

The sun offers an amazing source of power, putting out 3.8 x 1026 watts.

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Video of the Day:

Australian researchers have unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets. Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm Amaero Engineering are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co, Airbus Group NV, Raytheon Co and Safran SA in a development that could be the savior of Australia's struggling manufacturing sector.

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 more investing, markets, precious metals & forex

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 more opinion

When It Comes to Wall Street Crooks, Size Matters

Special Opinion from Money Morning

by Shah Gilani, Wall Street Insights & Indictments

If you didn"t read yesterday"s BrokeAndBroker blog by Wall Street lawyer Bill Singer, you should.

In in his earlier life, before he got a life, Singer was an attorney at the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) - now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). And his latest blog is titled "A Tale of Two Streets and FINRA"s Disparate Sanctions."

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

Rail Week Ending 21 February 2015: This Was a BAD Week

Econintersect: Week 7 of 2015 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) declined significantly according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Intermodal traffic, which accounts for half of movements, continued to contract year-over-year. Although it is assumed part of the intermodal decline was caused by labor issues at the West Coast Ports, and another part was caused by a large decline in coal production - it does not explain a good portion of the decline.

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