If you were one of the millions of Americans who watched the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the United States of America you might enjoy this funny look at the day. Put together by the crew at bad Lip Reading this presents us with a lighter look at a day that many people take very seriously. I personally think anyone in politics is a fair target for humor.
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from the St Louis Fed
-- this post authored by Julie Stackhouse
One of the outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis was recognizing the cascading effects that the severe financial stress or failure of a large institution can have on financial markets and the economy at large. A primary goal, therefore, of post-crisis financial reform was heightened supervision and regulation of those institutions whose sheer size or risk-taking posed the greatest threat to financial stability.
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Written by Sig Silber
NOAA has a "much above average" level of confidence in their 6 - 10 Day Outlook and I do not believe that such a high level of confidence is justified. The pattern in the Eastern Pacific that controls teleconnections is in transition which to me means that there are too many moving parts to be maximally confident. Further out, there are AO/NAO uncertainties. The Northeast U.S. may be the area with the most uncertainty.
from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Paul Smith, University of Nottingham
The 2017 presidential election won't be the first time the French have looked out across the political landscape and seen a fractured field. In 2002, there were no fewer than 16 candidates standing in the first round of the presidential election. Back then, the field was so fractured that the Socialist prime minister Lionel Jospin was eliminated from the contest. Voters were then left with a choice between the sitting, right-wing president, Jacques Chirac, and Jean-Marie Le Pen of the far right Front National (FN).
-- this post authored by Felix Richter
In its IPO registration form, filed with the SEC last week, Snapchat's parent company Snap granted us a first look at the financials behind one of the most-hyped messaging apps of the past years.
24Feb2017 Market Commentary: Wall Street Opened Moderately Lower, Crude Prices Take A Dump, US Dolla
23Feb2017 Market Close: Wall Street Closes Mixed Near The Unchanged Line, Nasdaq Closed Down Fractio
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 48th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index.