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Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

A Frequency-Domain Alternative to Long-Horizon Regressions with Application to Return Predictability

“This paper aims at improved accuracy in testing for long-run predictability in noisy series, such as stock market returns. Long-horizon regressions have previously been the dominant approach in this area. We suggest an alternative method that yields more accurate results. We find evidence of predictability in S&P 500 returns even when the con fidence intervals are constructed using model-free methods based on sub-sampling.”

E-patients and their hunt for health information

E-patients and their hunt for health information by Lee Rainie Jul 26, 2013 at Medical Library Association – “Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet Project, described the Project’s research on how patients and caregivers seek health information in the digital age and he will describe how people fit librarians into their general information needsContinue Reading

Casetext – freely available, annotated database of legal resources

“Casetext is a freely available, annotated database of legal resources. Researchers find relevant documents and immediately see analysis by other attorneys and paths for further research. Contributors mark up documents in a simple, digital format and make their expertise widely known, all while helping to build a comprehensive public research tool. Who are we? Co-founders Jake Heller and JoannaContinue Reading

Halliburton Agrees to Plead Guilty to Destruction of Evidence in Connection with Deepwater Horizon Tragedy

News release: “Halliburton Energy Services Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Department of Justice announced today.  A criminal information charging Halliburton with one count of destruction of evidence was filed today in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Halliburton has signed aContinue Reading

CDC – Health of White non-Hispanic Population

Health of White non-Hispanic Population (Data are for the U.S.)

More series on St. Louis Fed’s FRED economic database

“The St. Louis Fed’s FRED database now has more than 140,000 economic time series available, due to the addition of the OECD’s Main Economic Indicators.  Just today, 58,000 economic time series were added to FRED from the OECD’s rich database.  You can check out all the data here. The additional data allow users to makeContinue Reading

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 23 years ago today. ADA provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities and ensures equal opportunity in employment; public accommodations; public transportation; state and local government services; and telecommunications. Visit Disability.gov for information on disability programs and services throughout the nation. Disability.gov links to resourcesContinue Reading