2015 Scholar Metrics released

Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are releasing the 2015 version of Scholar Metrics. This release is based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of mid-June 2015 and covers articles published in […]

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ECB Unscheduled Confernece Today; Emergency Eurozone Meeting Monday; ECB Ponders Shutting of ELA as Cash Withdrawals Accelerate

The mad dash for cash in Greece is on. Some will undoubtedly be frozen out as soon as the ECB halts emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) to Greek Banks. Emergence Meeting Monday, Unscheduled ECB Conference Call Today There’s an Emergency Meeting of Eurozone Leader on Monday to discuss Greece, but the ECB may very well act […]

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Greece Update

A timeline from Peter Spiegel Greek debt crisis: Key dates on the road to a possible Grexit. There is very little time left. Also from the Financial Times: Greece’s defiant youth opt for ‘chaos’ over more of the same From Bloomberg: EU Calls Emergency Summit as Greece Runs Out of Time Greece lurched closer to […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Blu Ray Review

Fifty Shades of Grey: Blu Ray Review Rating: M Released by Universal Home Ent The phrase goes that there’s no pleasure without pain. Sadly, in the film adaptation of EL James’ soft-core mummy porn erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey, there’s very little actual pleasure and a reasonable amount of cinematic pain. For those uninitiated […]

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Key Measures Show Low Inflation in May

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning: According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% (2.2% annualized rate) in May. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index also rose 0.1% (1.4% annualized rate) during the month. The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI […]

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Tax Revenue Collapses in Greece; Government Denies Capital Controls; Citizens Pull €2bn in Three Days

Knowing that a default is now inevitable, Greek citizens made a decision to stop paying taxes. The result was foreseeable: Greek Government Suffers Collapse in Revenue in May. The Greek government suffered a collapse in revenue in May after companies and individuals delayed filing tax returns amid fears that emergency levies were imminent in order […]

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Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey increased to 15.2 in June

From the Philly Fed: June Manufacturing Survey Manufacturing conditions in the region improved in June, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Indicators for general activity, new orders, and shipments remained positive and increased over their readings in May. Employment and average work hours increased, on balance, at the reporting firms. Firms […]

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