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Updated Investor Alert: Social Media and Investing - Avoiding Fraud

November 14th, 2014
in econ_news, syndication

from the Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to help investors be better aware of fraudulent investment schemes that may involve social media. U.S. retail investors are increasingly turning to social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and other online networks for information about investing. Whether it be for research on particular stocks, background information on a broker-dealer or investment adviser, guidance on an overall investing strategy, up-to-date news, or to simply discuss the markets with others, social media has become a key tool for U.S. investors.

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What Commercial Aircraft will Look Like in 2050

November 14th, 2014
in econ_news

by Ashley Dove-Jay, The Conversation

The aircraft industry is expecting a seven-fold increase in air traffic by 2050, and a four-fold increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But just how “fundamental” will those changes need to be and what will be their effect on the aircraft we use?

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Chrome Beats Firefox in Battle for No. 2

November 14th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

On November 9, 2004, Mozilla released the first version of Firefox.

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Crash, Boom, Pop! One Challenge Met, Another Started

November 14th, 2014
in econ_news, syndication

Econintersect:  Just two days ago our article on the new project has the objective of making the introduction to economics as easy as reading a comic book but as meaningful as the focus on observation and measurement of systems can make it.  In that artcle it was mentioned that a sponsor had issued a challenge for $2,000 if 35 donors made pledges before Friday.  The challenge was met the first day.  Now another sponsor has a new challenge to donate another $1,000 if 100 additional pledges are made by Saturday (15 November). 

crash-boom-pop

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What We Read Today 14 November 2014

November 14th, 2014
in econ_news, syndication

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.

  • German Growth Means UK Can Relax - For Now (Ed Conway, Sky News) Germany escaped the hangman's noose with a 0.1% GDP gain from 2Q to 3Q 2014. This means the dreaded "R" word can be put aside for a while after a scare that 3Q might have followed 2Q's negative print and mark a new recession. Italy and France GDP discussions are 'behind the wall'.

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