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The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 5/27/17

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.

Africa’s  urbanization challenge is about housing, jobs & good connections between the two: / World Bank wrld.bg/SAPDU

“U.S. inflation and inflation expectations have surprised to the downside in recent months” / St. Louis Fed bit.ly/2qoUEzE

Is there a link between chess and intelligence? / WEF wef.ch/2qgvq7g

Shorter commutes, vibrant communities, walkable neighborhoods / World Bank wrld.bg/O09w30c2Pnb

What should we be doing to reduce the stress of our employees? / HBR ow.ly/FEsl30c3xAj

The way babies learn to speak is nothing short of breathtaking. / Science News ow.ly/8CNO30c3xwa

Gravitational waves could help us peer into extra dimensions. / NOVA PBS to.pbs.org/2r32y5t

Birth of a black hole witnessed as star vanishes without a bang / New Atlas  newatl.as/2qhICNb

How John Deere developed one of the best GPS locators in the world / NetworkWorld bit.ly/2rUIGzL

Cannabis extract reduces seizures in children with rare form of epilepsy / New Atlas newatl.as/2qYlBMr

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Is the US Trade Deficit Sustainable?

The global financial crisis of 1997-98 and the widening US trade deficit have precipitated fresh inquiry into a set of perennial questions about global integration and the US economy. How has global integration affected US producers and workers, and overall growth and inflation? Is a chronic and widening deficit sustainable, or will the dollar crash, perhaps taking the economy with it? If the problem was one of “twin deficits,” as many thought, why has the trade deficit continued to grow even as the budget deficit narrowed to zero? If US companies are so competitive, why does the trade deficit persist? Is the trade deficit a result of protectionism abroad? Will it lead to protectionism at home? What role do international capital markets have?

Each chapter presents relevant data and a simple analytical framework as the basis for concise discussions of these major issues. The final section of the book provides an outlook for the deficit and suggests alternative policy courses for dealing with it. This book is designed for policymakers and others who are interested in the US role in the world economy. It is also suitable for courses in international economics, business, and international affairs.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 9/14 – 9/18


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3 new iOS 9 features business users will love l CIOonline http://trib.al/4AZUW5m

An unhackable kernel could keep everything from drones to pacemakers safe from cyberattack l New Scientist http://ow.ly/SlrsG

Our new #farmtoschool grant report provides analysis, stories & breathtaking photos! l USDA http://go.usa.gov/3M6Z5

South Africa need grid improvements in order to sustain their #renewable #energy system l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/SjjS7

Stunning new Pluto pics show weird terrain shaped by alien ‘water’ cycle l New Scientist http://ow.ly/SlAmV

UK Government Renewable Energy Policy Leaving “Investors And Consumers Baffled” l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/CB8Z4q

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Do millennials prefer to live closer to the city center? #RealEstateResearch tries to find out l Atlanta Fed http://goo.gl/Livcuc

Fannie Mae: Lenders say it’s now easier to get a mortgage l Housing Wire http://bit.ly/1ijIqnR

Fortify Your Portfolio Against #Inflation With These 25 #ETFs l ETF Database http://ow.ly/SlAKw

9 whose ideas are changing the world l World Economic Forum

Is the single-family rental market really a strong investment? l Housing Wire http://bit.ly/1inEJ0q

Collapse in energy-related investment directly lowered U.S. GDP growth in 1H of 2015 l Dallas Fed http://bit.ly/1QmTvzz

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