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Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

IMF World Economic Outlook April 2017

“World Economic Outlook, April 2017: Gaining Momentum? April 18, 2017: “Global economic activity is picking up with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade, according to Chapter 1 of this World Economic Outlook. World growth is expected to rise from 3.1 percent in 2016 to 3.5 percent in 2017 and 3.6 percent in 2018. Stronger… Continue Reading

IMF Global Financial Stability Report 2017

“The Global Financial Stability Report – Getting the Policy Mix Right – April 2017 – provides an assessment of the global financial system and markets, and addresses emerging market financing in a global context. It focuses on current market conditions, highlighting systemic issues that could pose a risk to financial stability and sustained market access… Continue Reading

NASA’s huge new online image collection explained

NextGov: “From the iconic moon landing to pictures of intergalactic space, more than 140,000 images, audio and video collected by NASA over the decades are now housed in one nice, neat and searchable location: Images.Nasa.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library allows the public to search, share and download NASA content from 60 collections now… Continue Reading

Motor vehicle fatalities increase as drivers continue phone use

Axios: “…Zendrive studied actual device use among 3.1 million drivers over 5.6 billion miles of driving and found that in 88 percent of trips, drivers made at least some use of their phones. On average, drivers spent 3.5 minutes per hour on their device. Some important context: The number of traffic deaths has been increasing… Continue Reading

How your moods during the work day impact how and what you do

There is substantial and significant information in a recent article on Quartz about how our demeanor at work impacts us, others, the workplace and our work product. Contrary to popular belief…”research shows that forcing workers to appear more pleasant and more cheerful than they actually feel can lead to a whole host of negative consequences—from… Continue Reading

New York City Rents By Subway Stop 2017

RentHop: “New York’s MTA subway system is an essential part of many New Yorkers’ lives. With as many as 5.7 million riders each weekday, it truly is the backbone of the city. It should be no surprise then, that it is one of the first things that people consider when looking to rent an apartment. Close… Continue Reading

Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood From 1975 to 2016

“Today’s young adults look different from prior generations in almost every regard: how much education they have, their work experiences, when they start a family and even who they live with while growing up. A new U.S. Census Bureau report, The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975–2016, looks at changes in young adulthood… Continue Reading

Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight

Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight, GAO-17-361: Published: Apr 19, 2017. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2017. “The financial technology (fintech) industry is generally described in terms of subsectors that have or are likely to have the greatest impact on financial services, such as credit and payments. Commonly referenced subsectors associated with fintech include… Continue Reading

Interactive Wall of Birds – One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years

The Cornell Lab – Wall of Birds: “Explore the diversity and evolution of birds with this web interactive based on the Wall of Birds mural. Envisioned by Cornell Lab ornithologists and realized by artist Jane Kim, the large-scale mural features species from all surviving bird families alongside a select group of extinct ancestors. Meet a… Continue Reading

GPO Launches New GPO.gov website

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches a newly designed, user-friendly agency website for customers, vendors, Federal agencies, libraries and the public looking for access to Government information, the latest GPO news, and GPO products and services. The beta site features a simple, mobile-friendly structure that connects the user in a more streamlined digital manner with… Continue Reading