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Effects of seawater acidification on gene expression: resolving broader-scale trends in sea urchins

Sea urchins are ecologically and economically important calcifying organisms threatened by acidification of the global ocean caused by anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Propelled by the sequencing of the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus...Show More Summary

Bank of Ireland Reports First Profit Since 2008

The Dublin-based bank reported net income of about $459.3 million for the six months ended June 30, bolstered by an improved economic outlook in Ireland and Britain.

Professors With Last Names Beginning WIth ABCs get More Citations Than XYZs

Inside Higher Ed, 'Do ABCs Get More Citations Than XYZs?': Want to up your citation stats? Try changing your name – but make sure it starts with an “A,” “B,” or “C.” That’s what a new paper in Economic Inquiry suggests [Do ABCs Get More Citations Than XYZs?]. The study,...

Top 10 Laugh-out-Loud Hilarious Movies of the 90s

The 90s were a good time to be alive; America was in an economic upswing, Seinfeld was airing new episodes and just about anything could be explained with “Oh well, it’s the 90s.” But the best thing was all the … More » The post Top 10 Laugh-out-Loud Hilarious Movies of the 90s appeared first on EveryJoe.

Automation: the Joker in the Deck

Automation is becoming a practical, efficient, and economical alternative to employment, especially for low-skilled jobs.

“Very Difficult to Care about Madagascar”

Thomas Friedman recently traveled to Madagascar and posits that Americans need to pay more attention to the economic and ecological disaster that threatens the island. Some of his readers did not quite agree, like Deosinon in Philadelphia, who argues that Madagascar is too far removed from his needs : I...

Government Going After Microsoft: In China, It’s Business as Usual

When Beijing recently sent a top economic planner to the U.S. to spread word of China's ambitious new reforms, the free market got a big, amorous hug.

Economics Daily Digest: The IRS can't follow the money when it has none of its own

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. IRS Failing to Regulate Dark-Money Political Spending (Real News Network) Roosevelt...Show More Summary

Economic Statistics for 31 Jul 14

The employment cost index rose 0.7% in the 2nd Quarter of 2014, versus a record low 0.3% rise in Q1. Challenger reports that the 18,000 layoff announcement from Microsoft inflated the July layoff count to 46,887 vs. 31,434 in June. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index plunged 10.0 points to 52.6 in July. This is a [...]

Dow drop: Good news at home could be to blame

Believers in Goldilocks took a bite full of economic and stock market news today that was too hot to swallow.

Writers at the Hill Give 'Obama Pivots to Economic Legacy' Credibility

This post is not about an item in The Onion. It's about a supposedly serious establishment press story at the Hill. This morning, Amie Parnes and Peter Schroeder covered the Obama administration's apparent plan to pivot to the economy for the umpteenth time. Show More Summary

Economists Agree the Stimulus Improved the Economy. Surprised?

After years of political and economic doom and gloom, should we celebrate good economic news and keep moving our country forward? The post Economists Agree the Stimulus Improved the Economy. Surprised? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Eye Candy for Today: Edmund Kanoldt pencil drawing

View of Benevento, Edmund Kanoldt On Google Art Project. Downloadable high-res file on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Getty Museum. A beautifully complete, but still economical, graphite drawing by the 19th century German landscape artist. I love the way he has handled the tone and textural variation in the distance, middle ground and foreground […]

Anti-Intellectualism in American Blogging

With apologies to Richard Hofstadter. On reading “New Classical Kansas”, James Sexton comments: What? Log? Why Log? Why not just “economic activity”, whatever that is? Why all the babbling bs? ARIMA(1,1,1)? You believe that holds any meaning in relation to Kansas’ “economic activity”? Why? … Was there an expectation of huge growth in Kansas in […]

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/31/14

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/31/14 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Pending home sales slowed modestly in June but still above long-term...Show More Summary

This Is What Is Going To Happen If Ebola Comes To America

The #ebola outbreak...by the numbers: pic.twitter.com/qiSrxS0wt9 — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 31, 2014 Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the...Show More Summary

Argentina Is in Default, and Also Maybe in Denial

For a nation that went through a devastating default 13 years ago, the collective memory of what a real economic default feels like is still fresh.

Comparative Advantage: The Tragedy of Tasmania

From Don Boudreaux’s Everyday Economics: Hat tip Marginal Revolution What can a small, isolated island economy teach the rest of the world about the nature and causes of the wealth of nations? When Tasmania was cut off from mainland Australia, it experienced the miracle of growth in reverse, as the reduction in trade and human cooperation...Read More

Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country entered into economic uncertainty with its second default in 13 years, one forced upon it by New York hedge funds with the backing of U.S. courts.

Concentrate on Africa's Children

President Obama is convening the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit with over 50 African leaders in Washington D.C. next week. The event will have a strong focus on Africa's long-term economic growth, under the theme of "Investing in the Next Generation." To us, the next generation is, quite simply, Africa's children. Show More Summary

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