Seeking a more humane method of carrying out capital punishment, Ohio's new machine yanks inmates heads from their bodies using painless, powerful robotic claws. This could be a deterrent for texting while driving.
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Can Credit Cards With Access To Complimentary Credit Score Information Benefit Consumers And Lenders?
from the Philadelphia Fed
-- this post authored by Vyacheslav Mikhed
On November 19, 2014, Paul Wilmore, managing director for consumer markets at Barclaycard U.S., led a Payment Cards Center workshop in which he discussed his bank's experience providing a new option for credit card holders: free and frequent access to their FICO Credit Scores. This program fits well with a regulatory focus on increasing the transparency of credit information to consumers and fostering a better understanding and usage of their credit products.
Infographic Of The Day: The World Of Aluminium
This infographic offers an insight into the world of Aluminum.
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by J.D. Alt, New Economic Perspectives
I've been continuing to work on the book I first proposed here at NEP last spring-The Millennials' Money-and am getting close now to having it ready for publication. The aspect of it that was least successful (and there were several NEP comments to that effect) was the framing of the 'ideology of money scarcity' as having evolved from the particularities of the baby-boomer's generational experience.
U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.20%
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in theTechnology, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.20% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.07%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.41%.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.55% to 17.15 a new 1-month low.
09Oct2015 Market Update: Markets Making Wide Swings, Flat, Mixed And Sinking, Very Low Volume, WTI T
09Oct2015 Pre-Market Commentary: World Markets All In The Green, U.S. Futures Up Fractionally, WTI C
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - again improved but remains in negative territory. This index had spent 28 weeks in negative territory then 15 weeks in positive territory - and now is in its eighth week in negative territory.