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Daily Digest 4/1 - Investors Crazy For High Yield Bonds, The Colorado River 'Bathtub Ring'

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 10:44 AM
  • Argentine workers walk out in general strike over taxes
  • Making full pension payment would have 'incredible' impact on N.J. residents, treasurer says
  • York, Pa.’s fiscal distress sign of statewide municipal pension crisis
  • Treasuries Post Longest Quarterly Streak of Gains Since 1998
  • Panel asks state to absorb $350M in Detroit school debt
  • Atlantic City requests two month extension on $40 million loan from state
  • Chicagoans Owe City $1.5 Billion In Parking, Driving Tickets
  • Household debt growth gains speed
  • Thai household debt rises to record 85.9% of GDP at end-2014: central bank
  • Brazil posts unexpected primary deficit in February
  • As pressure from lenders grows, Greece says debt repayment impossible without restructuring
  • Who pulled out the plug? The 'bathtub ring' on the banks of the Colorado river that's thousands of miles long
  • East Bay Residents Complain About Water Taste After EBMUD Makes Drought-Related Changes
  • As Drought Worsens, Restrictions on Pools Rise in California
  • Jumping on junk: Investors crazy for high yield bonds
  • No End in Sight for Bond Rally as ECB Spigot Spills Across Globe
  • This digital currency has an unusual gold spin
  • Southeast Asian borrowers wince as deflation looms
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Daily Digest 3/31 - Massive Blackout Hits Turkey, Life As A Service

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 11:24 AM
  • Life As A Service
  • Massive Blackout Hits Turkey, Grounding Planes, Stopping Subways; Terror Not Ruled Out
  • Bernanke rejects charge of Fed 'throwing seniors under bus' 
  • The Anthropocene Myth
  • Charted: Why the iron ore price keeps falling
  • Appalachia Miners Wiped Out by Coal Glut That They Can't Reverse
  • In 20 years, the world may run out of minable gold
  • Rare Earths Problem Could Have A Nuclear Solution
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Daily Digest 3/30 - AI In The Financial Markets, Bottling Water Without Scrutiny

Monday, March 30, 2015, 10:51 AM
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Markets
  • China may invest $5.2bn in Russia’s first high speed railway
  • Budget 2015: Federal Government set to introduce tax on bank deposits, Labor accuses Tony Abbott of backflipping on election promise
  • SDR Fundamentals And Future Announcements
  • Bottling water without scrutiny
  • Texas Town First Of Many To Switch To 100% Renewable Power
  • Toyborg: Now Barbie talks back with Siri-like features
  • Genetically-modified mosquitoes might save thousands of human lives, but is the risk too high?
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Daily Digest 3/29 - Aussie Consumers Gloomy, Critical Atlantic Ocean Circulation Slowing

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:52 AM
  • EUROPE: 19 economists call on the ECB to make ‘QE for the people’ in a letter to the Financial Times
  • Yellen Says Fed Will Increase Rates Slowly
  • Survival in Venezuela: The constant struggle of finding Food
  • Why so grumpy Australia? Consumers among Asia's gloomiest
  • Cinderella's new moral: Be rich or be a pumpkin
  • Finally The "Very Serious People" Get It: QE Will "Permanently Impair Living Standards For Generations To Come"
  • Blackstone CEO Sees ‘Remarkable’ Opportunities in Slumping Oil
  • Critical ocean circulation in Atlantic appears to have slowed
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Daily Digest 3/28 - NY Fracking Ban Fuels Secession Talk, Filling Potholes With Flowers

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:43 AM
  • As the Economy Awakens, Thoughts Turn to Dream Houses
  • List of Economic Overhauls Greece Must Flesh Out by Monday
  • With London's Affordability Crisis, a New Breed of Activism
  • Why putting off retirement savings until you make more money is a big mistake
  • Gold & Silver Stocks Will Rise Again
  • Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers
  • In New York state, fracking ban fuels secession talk
  • March heat shatters records in bone-dry Los Angeles
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Daily Digest 3/27 - Metals Markets Set For Another Shock, Giving Up The Middle-Class Dream

Friday, March 27, 2015, 11:19 AM
  • These Nine People Gave Up the Middle-Class Dream. Was It Worth It?
  • China, Greece vow to advance pragmatic cooperation
  • Give'em the Old Razzle Dazzle
  • Peter Schiff Won't Back Down - 'The Dollar Is Going To Crash, Buy Gold'
  • Indonesia seeks major role in Chinese-led infrastructure bank
  • The Shut-In Economy
  • Metals Markets Set For Another Shock From This Key Producer
  • China fishing plan in Antarctica alarms scientists
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Daily Digest 3/26 - Resilient Asset Allocation, Bejing To Shutter Major Coal Plants

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11:31 AM
  • Saudi Arabia Imposes Naval Blockade On Red Sea Strait, Deploys 150,000 Troops As Iran Condemns Military Action
  • Where Will the Graphite, Lithium and Cobalt for the Battery Revolution Come From?: Simon Moores
  • We Are All Trapped: Alasdair Macleod
  • Global Financial Markets Are More Distorted Than Ever Before
  • Slaves kept in locked cages catch seafood that ends up in global supply chain: ‘I want to go home. We all do'
  • Resilient Asset Allocation
  • Three Triggers That Will Send Oil Crashing Again 
  • Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution
  • Massive Antarctic glacier more vulnerable than previously thought
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Daily Digest 3/25 - Funding Shortfalls Put Pensions in Peril, Spanish Youth Unemployment Triples

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 8:22 AM
  • Funding Shortfalls Put Pensions in Peril
  • Pension Funds Seek Shelter From Dollar’s Rise
  • Phoenix, other Valley cities reel from pension spikes
  • Greece runs out of cash by April 20 without new aid: report
  • Unemployment rate amongst young Spaniards has tripled in seven years
  • Chicago Schools Selling First Bonds Since 2013 as Finances Teeter
  • ECB's balance sheet expands as stimulus plan gains momentum
  • ECB to Continue Buying Debt Until Inflation Stabilizes
  • China central bank lowers benchmark money rate
  • Hungary Central Bank Slashes Key Interest Rate For First Time Since July
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Daily Digest 3/24 - China Wants To Buy Europe, Why Greek Default Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 11:27 AM
  • Li vows reforms to help Yuan be World’s 5th Reserve Currency
  • China Wants to Buy Europe
  • ‘I Would Prefer Not To’: The Origins of the White Collar Worker
  • Why Greek default looms
  • Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school
  • The $6.8 Billion Great Wall Of Japan: Fukushima Cleanup Takes On Epic Proportion
  • UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030
  • New FEMA rules troubling for GOP governors who deny climate change
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Daily Digest 3/23 - The Reality of Paying for College, Big Market Correction Is Coming

Monday, March 23, 2015, 10:49 AM
  • Don’t Trust the Markets: A Correction Is Coming
  • No Risk Too Big as Traders Plot Escape From Negative Yields
  • Where Is The Federal Reserve Headed?
  • Manual Labor, All Night Long: The Reality of Paying for College
  • Learning My Lesson
  • Russia Through Worst Of Economic Troubles, Claim Ministers
  • California Farmers Are Selling Water To The State Instead Of Growing Crops
  • Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75 Days Straight