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Infographic Of The Day: Blockchain Could Change The Backbone Of The Stock Market

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The conceptual backbone behind the stock market itself hasn't changed much. In fact, the model we use today for settling trades and ensuring proper share ownership is still based on the one initially created in the 17th Century.

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What We Read Today 26 May 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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Early Headlines: OPEC Vs US Shale, Polluters Control Regulations, More Refugees For US, Kushner And Russia, Trump Starts Russia War Room, Big Bets Long The Euro, China's Oil Demand Is Shrinking, And More

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Early Bird Headlines 27 May 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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Infographic Of The Day: Blockchain Could Change The Backbone Of The Stock Market

The conceptual backbone behind the stock market itself hasn't changed much. In fact, the model we use today for settling trades and ensuring proper share ownership is still based on the one initially created in the 17th Century.

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Video of the Day:

Paleontologists can figure out a lot about what dinosaurs looked like based on their fossils, but color? Not so much.


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Current Weather Outlook

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Ocean temperature anomalies this week are far less dramatic than last week. Perhaps this suggests less drama in the forecasts. We discuss again why we believe the calls for an El Nino are a bit bizarre. Mostly we discuss the current 6-10 Day, 8-14 Day and Week 3-4 forecasts for the U.S. which surprisingly are more controlled right now by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico than the Pacific.  We also review the overall World situation.

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Our 'Selfish' Genes Contain The Seeds Of Our Destruction - But There Might Be A Fix

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-- this post authored by John Baird, University of Aberdeen

The human race is in so much trouble that it needs to colonise another planet within 100 years or face extinction. So says the physicist Stephen Hawking in an upcoming BBC documentary, 'Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth. According to Hawking':

'With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious'.

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19 May 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Ticks Marginally Up

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for over one year - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index.

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