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The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 12/31/16


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Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

Out of this world igloo beckons early settlers on Mars / New Atlas 

What are the current maintenance issues facing today’s U.S. National Park system? Get the facts / Pew Environment 

Proxima b is at least 1.3 times as massive as Earth — but that is just a minimum estimate. / Science News http://ow.ly/JZbi307BrfA

Stop buying organic food if you really want to save the planet / New Scientist 

5 easy ways to fight mobile app fatigue / CIOonline http://ow.ly/ZLxH307BrrG

8 digital skills we must teach our children / WEF 

Negative labor trends that pre-date the Great Recession / St. Louis Fed 

Average fixed-rate mortgage rates rise for ninth straight week, first such streak since 2005 / St. Louis Fed 

Giving money to the poor? Here’s what they really spend it on / WEF

Wives now contribute around 30 percent of household income, up from 2 percent in 1970 / St. Louis Fed  

HBCU Money™ Dozen 10/19 – 10/23


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

U.S. poultry & eggs output has grown more rapidly than dairy and meat animals. l USDA http://go.usa.gov/3hesx

West Coast fisherman says it’s time to strengthen U.S. ocean law, not weaken it l Pew Environment http://pew.org/1L9v47L

Politicians must get tough on sugar to curb obesity crisis l New Scientist http://ow.ly/TM3vf

Experts urge caution when putting health data in the cloud l CIOonline http://trib.al/6R460Z5

Russian cyberspies targeted the MH17 crash investigation l CSOonline http://bit.ly/1i0jalZ

Learn what #CommunityEligibility means to your school or local educational agency? l USDA http://ow.ly/TDL9c

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

See how the recovery from the Great Recession has varied around the world l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1NqtgIj

How gentrification can affect your credit score l Philadelphia Fed http://ow.ly/TLXLi

How strong is the link between good financial decisions and education levels? l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1LjnFTm

3 charts show 2015 will be the warmest year yet l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1MIiHNY

Has #Ghana made progress on #poverty reduction? l World Bank Africa http://ow.ly/TGhRk

Wealth, tastes, and entrepreneurial choice l NBER http://bit.ly/1W97F9u

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 2/17 – 2/21


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Research

Three essentials steps to a software defined data center l Network World ow.ly/tQ5Lz

Brain cell regeneration has been discovered in a new location in human brains l New Scientist ow.ly/tQ63h

Did you know shellfish #aquaculture can reduce nitrogen loading? l NOAA Sea Grant bit.ly/1oWUevE

Three years after Japanese tsunami, invasive species are still a threat l Oregon Sea Grant ow.ly/tQ6hs

US, Brazil meet at the Livermore Lab to collaborate in #science & #technology l Livermore Lab 1.usa.gov/1jMmg9d

The Other #1 Reason Why Electric Cars Will Dominate The Car Market l Clean Technica dlvr.it/4zFQfH

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

How did central banks come into being? A look at early public banks l Chicago Fed ow.ly/tQ7Ka

SouthPoint looks at winter’s short-term effects on the regional economy l Atlanta Fed goo.gl/RrdgP2

Asia investors bullish about private real estate l Housing Wire hwi.re/4zPRkt

See how your state’s economic education requirements stack up l Council 4 Econ Ed ow.ly/tQ8i9

Impact of 2005 bankruptcy reform on the number of bankruptcies during the Great Recession l St. Louis Fed bit.ly/1gGP8jl

The real estate 1% and the S&P 500 are secretly connected l Housing Wire hwi.re/4zLVx7

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

 

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery


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A clear, authoritative guide to the crisis of 2008, its continuing repercussions, and the needed reforms ahead.

The U.S. economy lost the first decade of the twenty-first century to an ill-conceived boom and subsequent bust. It is in danger of losing another decade to the stagnation of an incomplete recovery. How did this happen? Read this lucid explanation of the origins and long-term effects of the recent financial crisis, drawn in historical and comparative perspective by two leading political economists.

By 2008 the United States had become the biggest international borrower in world history, with more than two-thirds of its $6 trillion federal debt in foreign hands. The proportion of foreign loans to the size of the economy put the United States in league with Mexico, Indonesia, and other third-world debtor nations. The massive inflow of foreign funds financed the booms in housing prices and consumer spending that fueled the economy until the collapse of late 2008. This was the most serious international economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden explain the political and economic roots of this crisis as well as its long-term effects. They explore the political strategies behind the Bush administration’s policy of funding massive deficits with foreign borrowing. They show that the crisis was foreseen by many and was avoidable through appropriate policy measures. They examine the continuing impact of our huge debt on the continuing slow recovery from the recession. Lost Decades will long be regarded as the standard account of the crisis and its aftermath.

HBCU Money™ Dozen Links 9/2 – 9/6


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Research

NASA’s lunar mission could lead to Internet in space l ComputerWorld

Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on Earth l NSF

How the NSA gets around encryption – and the security holes it leaves behind l New Scientist

Better Data for Better Environmental Protection l EPA

Whooosh! How jets of air can alter your emotions l New Scientist

Childhood dream of being a tornado chaser helped blogger appreciate how weather & climate shape the environment l EPA

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Employment rose by 169,000 in August; workforce now totals 136.13 million, highest in 5 years l St. Louis Fed

Fed hosting free audioconference on Entrepreneurship in rural America Sept. 10. Register l SF Fed

Consumer’s Guide to Credit Cards; try the calculator to see how long it takes to pay off l Chicago Fed

Florida city takes aim at unsightly foreclosures l Housing Wire

Young homeowners sidelined by employment woes l Housing Wire

Why were there fewer underwater mortgages in Texas during the Great Recession? l Dallas Fed

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.