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Gundlach’s Forecast for 2015

By Robert Huebscher, From Advisors Perspectives, Despite a fragile economic recovery – now threatened by falling oil prices – and [...]

These maps show you how many people are online in the world

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, What would your life look like without the internet? Reliable internet access has become an [...]

New Algae Research May Have Uncovered an “Energy Forest” Under the Sea

Companies / Renewable Energy By: Money_Morning Dr. Kent Moors writes: I’ve never subscribed to the idea that we need a silver bullet to [...]

Russia and China Rapprochement Akin to Porcupines Mating

By: Casey_Research That was how the slow and careful rapprochement between Russia and China has been described by Eric Margolis, one [...]

Africa’s Failure to Industrialize: Bad Luck or Bad Policy?

On Thursday, November 20 the United Nations celebrated the 25th Africa Industrialization Day. But perhaps “celebrate” is not exactly the [...]

Stock Market History Through Old Photos

Back in the old days, the stock market and the economy in general had a huge effect on the American [...]

This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live

Tuberculosis’ and ‘AIDS’ aren’t trending on Twitter, but they probably should be. ENLARGE (GlobalPost) The worst Ebola outbreak in history has [...]

Mapping freight – The Highly Concentrated Nature of Good Trades in United States

Considering the importance of goods trade to the United States, strikingly little is known about which regions trade with one [...]

China’s Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos

The southern Chinese city of Macau is the global capital of casino gambling. Last year, revenue rose about 20 percent, [...]

Flurry of China bank deals hints at renewed confidence

By Jennifer Hughes, FT, China’s banks and insurers have more actively sought overseas assets in 2014 than at any time [...]

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