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Daily Digest 11/6 - Good News Friday: New Paint Kills Hospital Pathogens, Foraging Is The New Black

Friday, November 6, 2015, 10:31 AM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


First-of-its-kind gene-edited cells treat baby’s leukemia (jdargis)

The T cells she got, engineered by Waseem Qasim of the University College London and his team, were modified to have an extra gene and two broken ones. The extra gene encodes a receptor called CAR19, which allows the T cell to recognize and kill cancer cells. The researchers broke two genes using a molecular method, called TALEN (transcription activator-like effector nucleases), that snips and inactivates genes. One slicing took out a gene for a receptor so that the engineered T cells wouldn’t attack healthy cells in the patient. The other gene slashing made the T cells immune to a powerful leukemia drug.

U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Rate at 5.0% (jdargis)

Still, Ms. Yellen left herself and the rest of the Open Market Committee of the Fed plenty of wiggle room, emphasizing that no decision had been made on whether to raise rates for the first time in nearly a decade. Indeed, they will have an additional jobs report for November in hand by the time they gather for their last meeting of the year, on Dec. 15 and 16.

The secret feminism of China’s one-child policy (jdargis)

The increase in participation of women from the one-child generation in higher education has also been significant. The graph below illustrates the scale of the expansion, by comparing the progression rates into higher education of selected birth cohorts, and the percentage of women’s representation in higher education within these cohorts.

Bitcoin Surges, Emerging From a Lull in Interest (jdargis)

There has also been a surge in demand for Bitcoin in China, where the new interest is being explained by a number of factors, including the drop in the stock market there, as well as the emergence of a new Ponzi scheme tied to Bitcoin. The price of Bitcoin has been rising faster on Chinese exchanges than elsewhere in the world.

New Paint Kills Hospital Pathogens (jdargis)

“Continued progress in combating HAIs will require a broad array of measures, including passive methods that are less dependent on human intervention,” added Steve Revnew, senior vice president of product innovation at Sherwin-Williams. “By continuing to kill MRSA and other bacteria, even after repeated contamination, Paint Shield offers hospitals and other facilities an important new tool to help in the fight against the spread of HAIs.”

More Oil Companies Could Join Exxon Mobil as Focus of Climate Investigations (jdargis)

British Petroleum (now BP), Shell Oil, Texaco (now part of Chevron) and Exxon, along with several manufacturing companies, were all members of the coalition, a group of companies and trade associations that started an advertising campaign in the 1990s opposing Washington’s involvement in strong international efforts like the Kyoto Protocol initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan (jod)

A former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Japan has been converted into the world’s largest indoor farm. Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, CEO of Mirai Co., partnered with GE Japan to make his dream of a water, space and energy efficient indoor farming system a reality. Despite having only started production a year ago, the farm is already shipping out 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.

Foraging is the New Black: How to Forage for Food this Fall (jdargis)

Most folks are familiar with Asian persimmons—the giant neon orange orbs in the specialty produce section at the grocery store this time of year—but they have an American cousin hiding out in the hardwood forests of the eastern US. American persimmons are smaller, but they have a rich, velvety texture and taste as though they’ve been seasoned with a touch of allspice. Don’t try to eat them until they’ve become completely soft, however; the astringency of unripe persimmons is legendary for its ability to make your mouth pucker.

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Norway's Wealth Fund Targets Major Cities After Bonds Hit Zero

Bloomberg-2 hours ago
Relentless monetary easing across the rich world is driving the biggest sovereign wealth fund away from debt markets as it instead targets real estate ...

US Unemployment Rate Falls to Five Percent

Newsweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
But the labor force participation rate, or the share of working-age Americans who are employed or at least looking for a job, held at a near 38-year low of 62.4 percent. Employment gains in October were broad-based, though manufacturing added no jobs ...

Australia's Central Bank Lowers Growth Forecast

Wall Street Journal-15 hours ago
Australia's Central Bank Lowers Growth Forecast ... the kind of news coverage and analysis you can access exclusively as a WSJ Pro Central Banking Member.

Brazil Swap Rates Advance as Inflation Accelerates in October

Bloomberg-1 hour ago
Swap rates started rising Thursday after the central bank's economic policy director, Altamiro Lopes, said policy makers would do whatever is necessary to meet ...

Japan economy likely fell into technical recession in third quarter

Reuters-6 hours ago
This would translate into a quarterly contraction of 0.1 percent, keeping policymakers under pressure to deploy monetary and fiscal stimulus in the coming ...

Canadian Consumer Debt Hits $1.88 Trillion As Home Sales Reach ...

Huffington Post Canada-22 hours ago
Household debt loads have grown 5 per cent over the past year, to $1.88 trillion, RBC said in its latest credit report. Much of that was driven by mortgage debt, ...

Companies Smash Debt Mark and Keep Going in Race to Fed Liftoff

Bloomberg-2 hours ago
That, along with $263 billion of debt raised by junk-rated borrowers this year, means U.S. companies are now closing in on $10 trillion of debt offerings since the ...

Treasury to Sell $134 Billion in Debt

Wall Street Journal-15 hours ago
The Treasury Department will auction $134 billion in securities next week, comprising $104 billion in new debt and $30 billion in previously auctioned debt.

Indonesia Stares at Fiscal Déjà Vu as Deficit Nears Legal Limit

Jakarta Globe-13 hours ago
“It's likely that the state budget deficit this year will exceed Rp 300 trillion [$2.2 billion],” Sigit Priadi Pramudito, the Finance Ministry's director general of taxation, ...

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff stares down budget black hole

Financial Times-4 hours ago
Every week that passes in recession-hit Brazil seems to bring a new, bigger ... As government debt grows so does the burden of servicing it, eating up the budget ...


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National Debt Now Over $18.6 Trillion


The Daily History of the Debt Results

Historical returns from 11/01/2015 through 11/05/2015

The data for the total public debt outstanding is published each business day. If there is no debt value for the date(s) you requested, the value for the preceding business day will be displayed.

( Debt Held by the Public vs. Intragovernmental Holdings )

Date Debt Held by the Public Intragovernmental Holdings Total Public Debt Outstanding
10/30/2015 13,060,656,874,967.53 5,092,324,810,779.99 18,152,981,685,747.52
11/02/2015 13,259,598,054,673.03 5,232,493,066,160.96 18,492,091,120,833.99
11/03/2015 13,304,633,454,176.57 5,227,704,637,534.91 18,532,338,091,711.48
11/04/2015 13,304,149,781,522.19 5,228,704,601,299.55 18,532,854,382,821.74
11/05/2015 13,378,296,644,134.99 5,231,503,426,193.74 18,609,800,070,328.73


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