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Early Bird Headlines 05 May 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 04 May 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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4 May 2015 Weather and Climate Outlook - Let's Discuss Sunspots - NOAA Updates the May Outlook

Written by Sig Silber

The NOAA May Update does not answer many questions but suggests that short-term forecasting in May will be difficult especially for the Eastern Half of CONUS. The Warm Event continues but May is the wrong time to be forecasting the condition of ENSO in Fall and Winter. Some interesting papers on sunspots are discussed which suggest they may be a bit more important than generally recognized.

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Infographic Of The Day: Travel Technology Is Taking Off

During the holidays, the number of travelers increases over 50% and about 3.5 million head abroad.

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Video of the Day:

Researchers in Hawaii have discovered a missing piece of an I-400 submarine used by the Japanese in World War II.

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Forex Week in Review

Last week saw all of the world’s major markets losing ground, partially because of slowed growth in the USA (and UK).

Dollar Lifted as Investors Reassess Outlook

The US Dollar continued to edge higher after last week’s modest comeback which came after investors decided that the recent two-week fall might be have been temporary and that the US economy is on the verge of a turn around.

Greece Talks Progress, Aims for May Deal

Negotiations between Greece and its international lenders over reforms to unlock remaining bailout aid have made headway and an agreement could be closer this month, a government official said on Sunday.

Weekly Economic & Political Timeline

This week should be busier than last week, with the focus falling upon the U.S. and Australian Dollars and the British Pound. There is plenty of economic data due for the U.S. Dollar, particular the non-farm payrolls, and the market will be watching closely to whether if the U.S. economy continues to move forward or is beginning to falter.

Sharp Fall in Oil Prices Expected

After a stellar month for beaten-down oil markets, the risk of another sharp slide downwards may be around the corner, analysts said Friday.
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The Week Ahead: The Fed and Employment

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Two-Faced Sun Shows Rupert can Swing Both Ways If There's Something in it for Him

by John Jewell, The Conversation

The front pages of the Sun and the Scottish Sun on last Thursday morning provided further evidence of Roy Greenslade"s recent assertion that the idea of a national press is a fallacy.


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Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 04 May 2015 Rose Over 9 Cents.

Econintersect: Average gasoline prices rose 9.3 cents per gallon nationwide this past week following the previous week"s 8.6 cent rise. From the same week one year ago, gas prices have fallen $1.01 a gallon.

Average prices by region and a breakdown by grade follow after "Read more....".

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