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Early Bird Headlines 25 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 24 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.

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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Austerity Vs. Deficit Spending - Is There No Science in Economics?

Written by Steven Hansen

I am appalled what passes for economic "fact" or "proven" economic theory.Scientific methods require:

  1. changing only one factor (variable) and keep all other conditions the same (carefully controlled conditions);
  2. gathering detailed empirical data; and,
  3. being able to replicate.


Infographic Of The Day: Measuring America - Why We Ask

"Why We Ask", a new U.S. Census Bureau infographic in the Measuring America series, explains the important role the American Community Survey plays in the future of America's planning needs. 

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Video of the Day:

It's time to share some more footage of our recent record-braking flight from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. On Saturday, 14th March, an eagle was fitted with a camera . . . and "Eaglecam" took flight from the world's tallest building. Watch the dive once the eagle spots his handler. Click the link to watch the uncut, 5 minutes long flight version of this video : Enjoy!

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

UK Deficit Falls Faster Than Forecast

Figures just released show that the government’s borrowing (to meet the deficit between the nation’s receipts and its expenditure) in March fell to £7.4 billion.

Japanese Yields Shift Below Zero

Driven by a lack of selling, Japanese yields fell below zero for the first time since January. Two-year yields fell one basis point to minus 0.015 percent following the central bank’s move to purchase 520 billion yen in debt.

Kiwi Dollar Flops on RNBZ Comments

After comments from an official of the New Zealand Reserve Bank which hinted at consideration for lower interest rates, the Kiwi Dollar skidded nearly 1.5% against its US rival during the Asian and European sessions.

Deutsche Bank Still Profitable, Plans to Divest Postbank

Deutsche Bank will post a profit in the first quarter despite litigation costs of 1.5 billion euros ($1.61 billion), Germany's largest lender said on Wednesday.

Greece Government To Call Cash Reserves

Nobody is exactly sure when the Greek government will run out of cash to service its obligations – not just loan repayments, but the other cash requirements of a modern nation for public salaries and pensions, imports and so on.
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Wedges and Triangles: Big Move Ahead?

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

17 April 2015: ECRI's WLI Continues to Improve and Almost Out of Negative Territory

ECRI"s WLI Growth Index continues to trend upward but has remained in negative territory for 27 weeks. According to ECRI, this index is forecasting slower economic growth in 1H2015 and now into 2H2015.

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