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Best Ways To Protect Yourself Online

It can be very easy to use unsecured applications and services that leak data and don't provide anonymity, but there are some simple steps you can take to secure your online identity. Here are 5 that you should look into.

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey Improves In January 2017.

Of the three regional Federal Reserve surveys released to date, all are in expansion.

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December 2016 Headline Existing Home Sales Hampered By Historically Low Inventory Levels

Written by Steven Hansen

The headlines for existing home sales improved declined but say that this was "the housing market's best year since the Great Recession [but] ended on a healthy but somewhat softer note". Our analysis of the unadjusted data agrees.

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A New Order Of The Ages

from STRATFOR

-- this post authored by Reva Goujon

I'm standing in line waiting to place a coffee order. A group of young customers are ahead of me, necks crooked 45 degrees, eyes glued to their phones, index fingers flying through Twitter feeds filled with post-inauguration memes. "We should call our band 'This American Carnage,'" one says, looking up from his phone for a reaction. "Sign of the times, right?" I look down at the dollar bill I've been holding to put in the tip jar. A steely-eyed George Washington stares back at me, and I half expect his eyebrow to arch in response to the comment. But when I flip the bill over, a detail on the Great Seal catches my attention. Below the Roman numerals bearing the date of the Declaration of Independence are the words "Novus Ordo Seclorum" - A New Order of the Ages.

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How Bond Investors Were Fooled Twice

from Elliott Wave International

Most investors, including large groups of professional money managers, extrapolate financial trends into the future. So they are often completely caught off guard when a trend changes. The history of financial markets is full of such instances.

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Infographic Of The Day: Crowdfunding

Have you got an idea that you think random people might want to spend their money on?

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Early Headlines: Asia Stocks Mixed, Dollar Down, Oil Up, China May Replace US In TPP, Trump Freezes Feds' Hiring, Trump Files 'Secret' Transfer Papers, May To Visit China And More

Written by Econintersect

Early Bird Headlines 24 January 2017

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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January 23, 2017 Weather and Climate Report - NOAA Continues ENSO Neutral Denial

Written by Sig Silber

The recent series of Pacific storms is coming to an end. There may be one more for the Northwest. We have some activity along the East Coast. It seems that we are in a period where the weather pattern is changing every two weeks. It is partly related to the time of the year and partly related to the transition from a Near-La Nina Cool Event to pretty much straight-forward ENSO Neutral. For some reason, NOAA is having difficulty coming to grips with that.This does not show up in the short-term weather forecasts based on "dynamic models" as they simply work from current observed conditions (human input is involved), but it impacts longer-term forecasts which we reported on Saturday night. Most importantly it is misleading. The underlying problem may well be that our current system for characterizing the phases of ENSO may not be as sophisticated as needed to have the characterizations be maximally useful.

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Documentary Of The Week: China's Wealth, Collapse, And Environmental Nightmare

Written by John Lounsbury

Econintersect: This video documentary from PBS' Nova reviews the serious pollution problems in China. The pictures below show typical air pollution problems in China's cities. Pictures were taken during daylight hours and no rain was falling. China has seven of the ten most polluted cities in the world.

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Where Trump Stands On Twitter

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche

Twitter is Donald Trump's mouth piece for informing the world about his views.

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Is This Really The Final Word On Whether Calorie-restricted Diets Make You Live Longer?

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Naveed Sattar, University of Glasgow

A new study claims to have settled the debate on calorie restriction and longevity, but it is a complex read and far from definitive.

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Electric Mobility Has A Long Way To Go

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

If you read a lot of technology blogs or happen to live in Silicon Valley, you may be under the impression that electric vehicles are quickly becoming a thing for the masses.

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Average Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 23 January 2017 Fell Over 3 cents

Average gasoline prices rose 3.1 cents this past week following the previous week's 2.9 cent fall.


Average prices by region and a breakdown by grade follow after "Read more....".

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What We Read Today 23 January 2017

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.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).

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Badass Grandpa Tokyo Drift!

Another funny candid camera prank from the Just For Laughs crew. I need to know where this guy took his driving lessons so that I may go there!!

Hurricane Matthew Clocks Top Wind Speed For 2016 At 101 MPH

from CoreLogic

-- this post authored by Curtis McDonald

Wind events, whether part of a major hurricane or a smaller storm, can cause significant damage for both businesses and homeowners, and as such, CoreLogic publishes its Windy City Index, an annual analysis of top wind speeds and wind-related events to review this natural hazard.

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Consumer Debt Growth May Have Stalled In Q3

from the St Louis Fed

The growth of per capita consumer debt appears to have stalled in the United States. After an extended period of growth, real per capita consumer debt slipped 0.1 percent in the third quarter, according to the latest issue of The Quarterly Debt Monitor.

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Measuring Americans' Expectations Following The 2016 Election

from Liberty Street Economics

-- this post authored by John J. Conlon and Basit Zafar

While consumer confidence as measured by various surveys has increased sharply since the national election, the New York Fed's Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) has shown little notable change in expectations.

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Infographic Of The Day: Seven Negotiation Techniques

Negotiation isn't just something that ambassadors and heads of state do, it's part of our daily lives.

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Early Headlines: Asia Stocks Mixed, Europe Lower, Oil And Dollar Down, US Oil Production Climbs, EM Bonds Pain Coming, No Trump Tax Returns, Syria Peace Talks Without US And More

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Early Bird Headlines 23 January 2017

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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Most Read Articles Last Week Ending 21 January

Written by Econintersect

Econintersect: Google Analytics has given GEI page read counts for each of the 185 most read articles on Global Economic Intersection for the week 15 through 21 January, inclusive. The top ten are listed after the Read more >>jump.

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Why Hospitals Have Got It Wrong When It Comes To Antibiotic Resistance

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Robert Beardmore, University of Exeter and Rafael Pena-Miller, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

As mathematicians, it came as a big surprise when we learned that mathematical models had predicted the way to stop antibiotic resistance was to give pills to patients almost at random. Doctors call this "antibiotic mixing". The theory goes that if you take a mix-things-up approach to antibiotic management, life threatening pathogens have to hit a fast moving target and won't be able to evolve resistance very easily.

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The Rise Of Music Streaming Continues

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

Americans consume more music than ever.

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60% Of Primate Species Now Threatened With Extinction, Says Major New Study

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Jo Setchell, Durham University

Primates are remarkable. We're all familiar with chimpanzees, monkeys, and ring-tailed lemurs, but have you heard of tarsiers, with their big eyes? Or Cleese's woolly lemur, named after John Cleese? Or the fabulous red-shanked douc? What about the scary-looking red-headed bald uakari? Or did you know that primates can be as small as mice?

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Most Attendees At Davos 2017 Come From The U.S.

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche

This year's edition of the World Economic Forum was held last week in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.

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What We Read Today 22 January 2017

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.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).

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How Repealing Portions Of The Affordable Care Act Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage And Premiums

from the Congressional Budget Office

A little more than a year ago, the Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimated the budgetary effects of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which would repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminating, in two steps, the law's mandate penalties and subsidies but leaving the ACA's insurance market reforms in place.

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Grassroots Terrorism In 2017: A Small But Stubborn Threat

from STRATFOR

-- this post authored by Scott Stewart

For the past two weeks we have discussed the opportunities and challenges facing al Qaeda and the Islamic State in the year ahead. As we examined these groups, we largely focused on their core leaders and franchises. But both jihadist organizations seek to inspire grassroots terrorists around the world as well, and though they have recently seen many setbacks, their calls to action will not go unanswered.

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Earthquake Risk: Spotlight On Canada

from CoreLogic

-- this post authored by Maiclaire Bolton

When assessing earthquake risk in Canada, many commonly refer to 'The Big One' that will eventually strike British Columbia (B.C.). But what exactly is 'The Big One'? Understanding the various earthquakes that can occur, the unique hazards they pose, and the probability, all help to define 'The Big One'. But it's not just about B.C., as eastern Canada is also prone to earthquakes, and a significant earthquake there could therefore gain the title of the 'The Big One'.

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Federal Income Taxes By Income Bracket

from the St Louis Fed

More than 60 percent of federal income tax returns come from people making less than $50,000 per year. Yet this group contributes about 7 percent of the individual income tax revenue collected.

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Infographic Of The Day: Guide To Caring For Your First Dog

Who's excited to get their first dog? Don't let the moment get ruined by being unprepared.

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Early Headlines: Migrants Incr. 41 Pct This Century, Women's March Largest Ever?, GOP ACA Disarray, Trump Hit With Ethics Complaint, Trump Back To '29?, May And Nieto To Visit Trump And More

Written by Econintersect

Early Bird Headlines 22 January 2017

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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New Seasonal Outlook Updates from NOAA and JAMSTEC Disagree Dramatically

Written by Sig Silber

On January 19, 2017 NOAA released their Seasonal Outlook (which actually looks out fifteen months). JAMSTEC, which is a Japanese Research Institute, also has issued their Outlook based on their January 1 forecast for ENSO. We will review what have we learned - and address the question: Are either of these forecasts credible?

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Earnings And Economic Reports: Week Starting 23 January 2017

Written by Econintersect

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. The presentation is by Merlin Rothfeld from Online Trading Academy and Power Trading Radio.

Video presentation follows the Read more >> jump

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France And Germany Differ Starkly On Strong Leaders

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche

According to a survey by Ipsos, attitudes towards a strong leader who is willing to break the rules to fix the country differ starkly between citizens of selected states.

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Most Flags Combine Red, White And Blue

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche

Most international flags have three colors: red, blue and white.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy: A History Of Controversy, But Also Of Help

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Jonathan Sadowsky, Case Western Reserve University

Carrie Fisher's ashes are in an urn designed to look like a Prozac pill. It's fitting that in death she continues to be both brash and wryly funny about a treatment for depression.

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Super Bowl Ad Prices Doubled In A Decade

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

When Super Bowl LI kicks off on February 5, the NFL championship won't be the only title that's on the line.

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