April 5th, 2015
Econintersect: Wisconsin defeated Kentucky and Duke ran away from Michigan State in semifinal games on Saturday to gain the right to face off for the national championship on Monday night. Kentucky (undefeated and ranked #1) was upended by #3 ranked Wisconsin in a nip and tuck battle most of the way until the game opened to a 7-point spread in the final seconds, 71-64. Duke, ranked #4/5, cruised to a 81-61 triumph over the Spartans, ranked 22/23.
Written by Merlin Rothfeld, Online Trading Academy
Econintersect: Here is a day-by-day rundown of the global economic calendar events for the coming week and the important earnings announcements each day, as well.
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We tend to think of the landowners, architects and builders of the past as men, just as we do its politicians, rulers and artists. Women rarely get a look in. But research is uncovering more and more historical examples of women who played a leading role in society, politics or the arts – and the public, it seems, are fascinated. Take Amanda Vickery’s recent series on The Story of Women and Art for example, or the idea that Bach’s wife composed some of his finest works.
from the Richmond Fed
Some observers have argued that the Federal Reserve would best fulfi ll its mandate by adopting a target for nominal gross domestic product (GDP). Insights from the monetarist tradition suggest that nominal GDP targeting could be destabilizing. However, adopting benchmarks for both nominal and real GDP could off er useful information about when monetary policy is too tight or too loose.