Signs Of Improvement In Prime-Age Labor Force Participation

March 15th, 2015
in econ_news

from the Atlanta Fed

February's job report provided further evidence of a stabilizing labor force participation (LFP) rate. After falling over 3 percentage points since 2008, LFP has been close to 62.9 percent of the population for the past seven months. Although demographics and behavioral trends explain much of the overall decline (our web page on LFP dynamics gives a full account), there is a cyclical component at work as well. In particular, the labor force attachment of "prime-age" (25 to 54 year olds) individuals to the labor force is something we're watching closely.

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Early Headlines: Money is Pouring into European Stocks, Lawsuit over Seattle $15 Min. Wage,Cyclone Pam and More

March 15th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

Early Bird Headlines 15 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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White House Sends Saturday Night Letter to Senator Corker

March 15th, 2015
in econ_news

Econintersect:  The Huffington Post has obtained and posted a letter from White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, to Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   The HuffPo called the letter a "warning to the senate".   Another interpretation, considerably less sensational, has been obtained by Econintersect and is discussed below.  The letter from The White House was in response to a letter from Sen. Corker sent on Thursday 12 March 2015.


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Earnings and Economic Reports: Week Starting 16 March 2015

March 14th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

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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Whatever Happened to the Great European Fracking Boom?

March 14th, 2015
in econ_news

by Liam Herringshaw, The Conversation

The European shale gas boom has not materialised in the way that some were predicting. We are a far cry from the situation a few years ago, where interest in fracking in Europe was gathering pace on the back of the successes in North America.

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