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A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve

A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve

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10 stunning images show the beauty hidden in pi Saturday -- March 14, 2015, or 3/14/15 -- marks an extremely nerdy holiday. It is the official celebration of π, the magical, mathematical and infinite constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For any circle you can imagine, if you divide the distance around the circle by the distance across it, you will get pi, or 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749 445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066 470938446095505822317253594081284811174502841027019385… We could keep going, but you get the picture. Some people will celebrate the holiday by making and eating pies (Washington restaurants are offering specials on everything from pizza to banana cream).

The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters. Life expectancy of 40-year-olds with household incomes below $28,000, adjusted for race* For poor Americans, the place they call home can be a matter of life or death. The poor in some cities — big ones like New York and Los Angeles, and also quite a few smaller ones like Birmingham, Ala. — live nearly as long as their middle-class neighbors or have seen rising life expectancy in the 21st century. But in some other parts of the country, adults with the lowest incomes die on average as young as people in much poorer nations like Rwanda, and their life spans are getting shorter.

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When Does it Pay to Take Social Security Early? Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 62 in a few months and am trying to decide when to start taking my Social Security retirement benefits. Almost everything I read on this topic tells me it’s better to wait until my full retirement age or beyond. Is there ever a good reason to start early? Dear Ready, You’re right! Most financial planners agree that waiting to take your Social Security retirement benefits is a smart financial move. 2016 U.S. Elections: 50 Interactive visualizations to explore In just a few hours, the 2016 Presidential election in the United States enters a new level, with the first debate between the Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton and her Republican opponent, Donald Trump. And in this particular election, to “get to another level” is saying a lot, because, let’s face it, the bar is already pretty high – or pretty low, depending on your point of view. An unprecedented election in so many ways, none of which as significant as the fact that it’s the first time a woman gets nominated by a major american party to run for President. Hillary Clinton will hopefully make history in November, 8, and today she has an unique opportunity take a major step towards that end. The first of three debates will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., moderated by Lester Holt, the anchor of NBC Nightly News.

Thinglink : 7 façons pour les journalistes d’utiliser l’image interactive Toute l'actualité Bloc Une salle de sport sera construite ici Bloc maintenance et China just announced one of the largest single layoffs in history Branko Milanovic looks at the big picture. During his dozen years as chief economist of the World Bank’s Research Department, he focused on making sense of the all-important economic question that many economists, paradoxically, seem uninterested in: How are people doing? It’s a deceptively difficult question. To answer it you must determine what you mean by “people.” The average person?

The war on drugs, explained in one video — with dragons Instead of significantly reducing drug use, the war on drugs provides a black market of illicit drugs that criminal organizations around the world can rely on for revenue that payrolls other, more violent activities. As a result, when the war on drugs displaces drug production, it also displaces violence related to the drug trade. In several cases, this has thrown countries into serious internal turmoil.