Written by Econintersect
Early Bird Headlines 27 July 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.
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.
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Written by John Lounsbury
Econintersect: Historian Thomas E. Woods Jr. recounts the economic history of the U.S. in the 19th century. Woods interprets this history through the lenses of libertarian philosophy and the Austrian School of economics theories.
Infographic Of The Day: Town Names That Will Make You Fall Out Of Your Chair
Some city names are a good reminder of how while times change, some things still remain the same.
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Written by Sig Silber
When the Long-Wave features (Ridges and Troughs related to the rotation of Planet Earth) are not very distinct, the ability to make forecasts declines. This seems to be the situation beyond about a week right now. Local geography then assumes increased importance. There can be oddities since the checks and balances on weather features moving from one place to another are not as strong as usual.
from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Andrea Oelsner, University of Aberdeen
Only a few years ago, both Venezuela and Brazil were racing towards heavyweight status in Latin America and beyond. Each of them was the force behind the creation of a major regional group - and both forged important alliances within and beyond the Americas. But today, both countries' governments are struggling to hold on to power at home.
by Investing Daily, Investing Daily
Investing Daily Article of the Week
-- this post authored by Scott Chan
A month ago, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) jolted the grocery industry by purchasing Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM). Last week, the consumer behemoth fired another salvo. This time, it reached a deal with Sears Holdings (NYSE: SHLD) to start selling Kenmore appliances on its website. Under the deal, Amazon will own the inventory but Sears will ship the products to customers.
26Jul2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street To Open Higher, New SP 500 Highs Expected, WTI Crude Pu
Econintersect: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) - the board of directors of the Federal Reserve maintained the federal funds rate as expected. Additionally, no action was taken at this meeting to reduce the Federal Reserves' balance sheet.