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Early Bird Headlines 12 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 11 February 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.

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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Discounting Climate Change Investments

by Stefano Giglio, Matteo Maggiori, Johannes Stroebel and Andreas Weber, Voxeu.org

Appeared originally at Voxeu.org 23 January 2016

While some of the costs of climate change won't be incurred for centuries, the actions to mitigate them need to be taken today. Over such a long timespan, small changes in discount rates can drastically change the attractiveness of such investments. This column presents estimates of appropriate discount rates for very long time horizons. The long-run discount rate for one important risky asset class - real estate - is estimated at 2.6%. This provides an upper bound on long-run discount rates for climate change abatement, one that is substantially lower than some of the rates currently being employed.

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Infographic Of The Day: Water To The Rescue

Is dehydration draining your employees?

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Video of the Day:

The Cascadia subduction zone is a convergent plate boundary that stretches from British Columbia to California. Experts say a shift in the plates will cause a major natural disaster for people living along the west coast.


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06 February 2016 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Improves.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

The market (from Bloomberg) was expecting the weekly initial unemployment claims at 272 K to 290 K (consensus 281,000) vs the 269,000 reported. The more important (because of the volatility in the weekly reported claims and seasonality errors in adjusting the data) 4 week moving average moved from 284,750 (reported last week as 284,750) to 281,250. The rolling averages generally have been equal to or under 300,000 since August 2014.

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