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Ancient Britons Had Wheat 2000 Years Before They Had Farms

March 5th, 2015
in econ_news

by Vince Gaffney and Robin Allaby, The Conversation

Wheat has been found in a settlement on England’s south coast dating back to 6000BC – 2000 years before farming reached Britain. This finding overturns many cherished archaeological beliefs – or myths – about the era. Though they were once patronised as simplistic hunter-gatherers, it turns out early Britons must have been active traders with the agricultural superpowers of their day in France and the Balkans. It’s time to reassess Mesolithic man.

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Younger Americans Are Ditching Coffee For Tea

March 5th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy

After the European Union, the United States comes first in the world for coffee consumption.

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Tracking Subprime Auto Loans

March 5th, 2015
in econ_news

from Liberty Street Economics

Recent news of banks scaling back on the issuance of car loans to borrowers with a weak credit history, coupled with recent mediainvestigations into auto lending fraud, have drawn renewed attention to a surge in subprime auto lending. That boom is one we've tracked on our blog as part of an effort to shed light on ongoing change in the consumer lending market.

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Early Headlines: Ferguson Outrage, Inda Bans Documentary on Rape, China Lowers Growth Target, Senate Fails Keystone Veto Override and More

March 5th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

Early Bird Headlines 03 March 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 is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership?

March 5th, 2015
in econ_news

by Christopher Bovis, The Conversation

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, will be the world’s biggest free trade agreement. It is geared toward increasing trade between the EU and the US by opening various markets currently restricted in access or closed by tariffs or regulatory barriers. These include everything from pharmaceuticals, chemicals and energy to food, drink and clothing.

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