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Just over a year ago, Chinese laboratories published the results of a controversial experiment, one that enabled the selective editing of genomes belonging to human embryos. A flurry of ethical debates and research on...

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"I think that this economic cycle is on track to potentially be a record-long economic cycle. I'm not seeing the characteristics, in my opinion, that are consistent with late-cycle economic developments and a couple of those characteristics are the following..."

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Asset volatilities tend to move in tandem and rarely deviate for prolonged periods. While commodity, equity and fixed income volatilities have subsided substantially since the mid-February mini riot point, foreign exchange volatility...

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Edward Tufte is a personal and professional hero of mine. Professionally, he’s best known for his magisterial work in data visualization and data communication through such classics as The Visual Display of Quantitative...

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Here is a chart of bank tightening to small, medium, and large firms, which, as we reported on Monday, shows that banks are now the tightest they've been since recovering from the 2008 financial crisis. It leads the ADP report by about 4 months and suggests that US employment...

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When it comes to the threat of system-wide failure that an EMP could bring, Dr. Pry doesn’t mince words: he feels it represents an “existential threat″ to our society. “You’re talking about a protracted blackout from which you might never recover,” he said...

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"We've seen massive stimulus in China amounting to...one of the largest increases and accelerations in credit growth since 2009. What worries me is that...you're seeing more spending on infrastructure, more spending on construction—the old things that drove China..."

Sheraz Mian's picture

Today’s weaker-than-expected April ADP jobs report likely adds to the global growth worries. The US labor market has been a source of consistent strength and stability in an otherwise uncertain economic backdrop. Even as a number of...

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Canada is seeing increased public and government support for a guaranteed minimum income, with a pilot-project set for 2017. As automation, digitization, and globalization alter labour market dynamics, calls are increasing for...

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Ever since the US Federal Reserve (Fed) began to consider raising the federal funds rate, which it eventually did in December 2015, a cottage industry has grown up around taper talk. Will the Fed raise rates, or won’t it?

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