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Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2015: Real Gross Domestic product (GDP) Increased in 292 Metropolitan Areas in 2015, Led by Growth in Professional and Business Services..

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today: Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 292 metropolitan areas in 2015, led by growth in professional and business services; wholesale and retail trade; and finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, according to statistics on the geographic breakout of GDP released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Collectively, real GDP for U. S. metropolitan areas increased 2.5 percent in 2015 after increasing 2.3 percent in 2014. The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at regional/gdp_metro/gdp_metro_ newsrelease.htm

Poverty Matters: Africa's children grow up, Mumbai's female cabbies, and laws that constrain women's roles: The Guardian - September 15, 2015.

Africa's children grow up, Mumbai's female cabbies, and laws that constrain women's roles The African babies we’ve followed since 2005; an all-female taxi firm in India opens economic opportunities; and how legislation limits women’s prospects Carla Kweifio-Okai , Tuesday 15 September 2015 10.49 EDT Syrian and Afghan refugees fall into the sea as their dinghy deflates near the Greek island of Lesbos. Some Syrian refugees stranded in exile may go back to their war-ravaged homeland.

Chinese Stocks Rebound From Earlier Sharp Selloff: Asian Markets at Close Report on September 2, 2015. Chinese stocks rebound from earlier sharp selloff Chao Deng An earlier version of this story misstated the closing level of the Shanghai Composite. Reuters China's People's Liberation Army during a training session for a World War II anniversary parade. Sellers eager to cash out before a four-day holiday in China and buyers believed to be backed by Beijing staged a stock-market tug-of-war in Shanghai on Wednesday, leaving shares down slightly after a tumultuous trading session.

Spotting Elder Financial Abuse: FTC Consumer Updates - August 19, 2015.

Spotting elder financial abuse by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Financial abuse can be a devastating form of elder abuse. If you're concerned about an older friend or relative, here are some things to consider. Read more >

The Guardian Media Briefing - August 19, 2015.

Media briefing Wednesday 19 Aug 2015 g Top stories on MediaGuardian More » 'BBC warned George Osborne it would have to axe BBC2 and BBC4 due to cuts' Corporation also said it would have to shut local radio stations if Treasury did not provide funds to offset the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, claims new book

China shares tumble 6.2% despite PBOC’s big cash injection: Asian Markets at Close Report on August 18, 2015. China shares tumble 6.2% despite PBOC’s big cash injection Chao Deng Fresh anxieties about China’s commitment to steadying the stock market sparked heavy losses in Shanghai Tuesday, despite signals of a housing recovery and the central bank’s latest steps to keep cash from fleeing. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -6.15%  tumbled 6.2% to 3,748.16, just 240 points above its recent trough on July 8 and 27% off its June peak. The smaller Shenzhen Composite Index

Who’s brokering your data?: FTC Scam Alerts - August 12, 2015

Who’s brokering your data? by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If the friend of a friend is my friend, and the enemy of a friend is my enemy, then is the seller of data to a scammer also a scammer? In a case announced today, the FTC said it might well be. Read more >

FRB Press Release - August 3, 2015: Federal Reserve announces plans to continue periodic testing of its Term Deposit Facility operations in August.

Press Release Release Date: August 3, 2015 For release at 10:00 a.m. EDT The Federal Reserve plans to continue periodic testing of Term Deposit Facility (TDF) operations in August.  These operations are aimed at ensuring the operational readiness of the TDF and providing eligible institutions with an opportunity to maintain familiarity with term deposit procedures. The TDF test operations are a matter of prudent planning and have no implications for the near-term conduct of monetary policy.

European Markets at Close Report on July 29, 2015: Europe ends higher after bumper earnings day. Europe ends higher after bumper earnings day Holly Ellyatt, Arjun Kharpal, Alexandra Gibbs European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings, while investors awaited news from a two-day policy meeting from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended up around 1 percent, despite trading lower on the day at one point.

Times Video - July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015 Ebola Outbreak Erison and the Ebola Soccer Survivors

FDIC Weekly National Rates and Rate Cap: FDIC Press Release - July 27, 2015.

Weekly National Rates and Rate Caps On May 29, 2009, the FDIC Board of Directors approved a final rule making certain revisions to the interest rate restrictions applicable to less than well capitalized institutions under Part 337.6 of the FDIC Rules and Regulations. The final rule redefined the "national rate" as a simple average of rates paid by U.S. depository institutions as calculated by the FDIC. The national rates and rate caps for various deposit maturities and sizes are provided below.

Defiant Palestinian Bedouins dread eviction from Susiya: Aljazeera English Published on July 24, 2015.

  If we don't give peace a chance NOW!!, there will be no future generations in our planet. they ( future generations) are being destroyed by the ambition of money that governs our world with the insanity support of white collar criminals gangs. LOS PANDILLEROS DE CUELLO BLANCO  Here in Perú Two Banksters I have been one of their victims are Interbank del Perú and his Underground Partner Banco Ripley Perú that rip off small customers before the cynical acquiescence of the regulators perpetrated trough norms, favoring them.  ¿No es así Interbank Perú and Banco Ripley Perú ?   Fernando Guzmán Cavero One consequence among others, is the report of Aljazeera  next: Defiant Palestinian Bedouins dread eviction from Susiya Al Jazeera English Published on Jul 24, 2015 One of the sticking points to peace is Israel's expansions of settlements in the occupied We

U.S. Stock Future Indications - July 22, 2015: CNBC Morning Squawk: Wall Street set for weak open on tech earnings.

› More Pre-Markets Data IN THE NEWS TODAY Big tech was dragging down U.S. stock futures this morning, with Dow components Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MFST) getting slammed after reporting earnings late Tuesday . (CNBC) Apple tumbled in premarket trading , after issuing a softer revenue outlook , and earnings that beat but failed to excite investors. Revenue was also slightly above forecasts. (CNBC) Microsoft shares slipped in the premarket , after posting a $3.2 billion loss when including restructuring charges . But the software giant did beat on adjusted earnings and revenue. (CNBC) Dow components Boeing (BA) and Coca-Cola (KO) lead this morning's earnings , a day after IBM (IBM) and United Technologies (UTX) slammed the market. Dow stock American Express (AXP) is out after the bell this afternoon. (CNBC)

CPI for all items rises 0.3% in June as gasoline, shelter, food indexes rise: BLS News Release - July 17, 2015.

Bureau of Labor Statistics The latest Consumer Price Index news release has been posted on the BLS website at release/pdf/cpi.pdf and also archived at release/archives/cpi_07172015. pdf . Highlights are below. CPI for all items rises 0.3% in June as gasoline, shelter, food indexes rise 07/17/2015 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.3 percent in June after increasing 0.4 percent in May. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in June after rising 0.1 percent in May. HTML | PDF | RSS | Local and Regional CPI

A Close Look at Donors, War Chests and 'Burn Rates': NYT First Draft on Politics - July 16, 2015.

7/16/2015 » A Close Look at Donors, War Chests and ‘Burn Rates’ Potential supporters and donors listened to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey in late June in New Hampshire, his first campaign stop after announcing his candidacy. Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for The New York Times 7/16/2015 By Maggie Haberman Good Thursday morning from Washington, where both the Obama administration and Republicans are charting their next moves on the Iran nuclear deal. But the focus now shifts back to the campaign trail, where the deadline to file financial disclosure forms offered a glimpse into the money coming in and going out of the campaigns. The campaign finance filings of the 2016 presidential candidates, filed until the last minute on Wednesday night, bring into sharper relief the cash availab

RT Video July 13, 2015: AGreekment: 'Unanimous' decision over Greek crisis reached

AGreekment: 'Unanimous' decision over Greek crisis reached RT   Published on Jul 13, 2015 After 17 hours of marathon talks, the eurozone leaders have reached an agreement over a third three-year bailout for debt-ridden Greece worth around €82-86 billion, which averts the risk of the country leaving the eurozone. READ MORE: RT LIVE

BRICS Summit 2015: Five nations come together to launch new development bank: Ukraine Today - July 10, 2015

BRICS Summit 2015: Five nations come together to launch new development bank UKRAINE TODAY     Published on Jul 10, 2015 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the latest arrival at the BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia. The remote Russian city, originally a fortress built on the orders of Tsar Ivan the Terrible is hosting a meeting of leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Ghani is attending alongside Iran's Hassan Rouhani and Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif as an invited guest.

Bloomberg Politics - July 8, 2015: What GOP researchers found by stalking voters

The Brief   What GOP researchers found by stalking voters Republican campaign-science advocates say every tactic, new and old, needs to be tested if the party wants to take back the White House.   Oh, this old fundraising total? Ahead of the next disclosure deadline, a few presidential campaigns have offered up the most brag-worthy glimpses of their financials.   Clinton gets behind Puerto Rico Chapter 9 proposal The former secretary of state said she wants to give the commonwealth more flexibility as it prepares to fall short on debt payments.   “What is of utmost importance is we have transformed from former enemies to friends.” —Vietnamese Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong   Obama administration may face another court loss on immigration A panel of appeals court judges the White House will face Friday have expre

NYT First Draft on Politics - July 8, 2015: Approaching a Clearer Look at a Tangled Field.

7/8/2015 » Approaching a Clearer Look at a Tangled Field Senator Ted Cruz of Texas spoke at the Freedom Summit meeting in Greenville, S.C., in May. Mr. Cruz has raised $10 million since announcing his candidacy in March. Travis Dove for The New York Times 7/8/2015 By Maggie Haberman Good Wednesday morning from Washington, where Congress is debating an education law and where another Republican has said he just might join the race for the White House. It is a crowded race, after all, where the full picture is hidden among polling numbers and money raised, and where a first crucial deadline is just around the corner. With less than 30 days until the first Republican presidential primary debate in Ohio, the jockeying for a spot will only intensify. So will the hunt for campaign cash.

DealBook P.M. Edition - June 18, 2015: Top Story In Eurozone, Growing Support for a Greek Exit .

Thursday, June 18, 2015 TOP STORY In Eurozone, Growing Support for a Greek Exit Economists and government officials in Europe have begun to accept that little more is to be gained in this struggle to get Greece to play by the rules. NYT » | Greek Exit Would Shake, but Most Likely Not Shatter, Eurozone | Explaining the Greek Debt Crisis Greek Debt Talks Are Again Fruitless Eurozone finance ministers said on Thursday that they had failed to reach a deal on Greece's international bailout. NYT » | News Analysis: In Eurozone, Growing Support for a Greek Exit    DEALBOOK