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2014-10-15 23:13:03

Administration argues for favorable ACA impact; looming inflection point in new data is a concern. Madison, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 While there are still major uncertainties confronting the outlook for national health care expenditures and medical price inflation, property-casualty insurers should avoid the temptation to reduce the medical trend factors in their reserve development. “Inflection points matter,” William Wilt, President of Assured Research, a firm that...

2014-10-01 23:12:15

The annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will remain at record low levels again in 2015 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will remain at record low levels again in 2015, says a new forecast by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). According to the most recent consumer price index (CPI) data through August, TSCL forecasts that COLAs will be 1.7 percent in 2015. “That would make the sixth consecutive year...

2014-09-26 20:21:40

SAO PAULO, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This month's meeting of the G100® Brazil / Nucleus for Business and Economic Development Studies discussed economic scenarios as well as matters related to credit, consumption (consumer spending) and default levels. Over the short term, the economic scenario in Brazil expects there will be external adjustments, with a drop in the exchange value of the BRL. The total average price of [Brazilian] exports will not go up through 2017. Fiscal...

2014-09-24 08:23:10

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "The growth dividend: how rising GDP lifts consumer gold demand" - one of a series of papers published today by the World Gold Council - highlights how gold demand benefits at all stages of the economic cycle, including in times of expansion as well as in times of duress. Juan Carlos Artigas, the paper's author and Director of Investment Research for the World Gold Council, said: "Conventionally, investors have viewed gold as an asset they...

2014-09-18 23:13:23

Pandacoin lowers the high barriers of entry to the fast paced and complex world of decentralized digital currencies – easy to use, obtain and understand. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Pandacoin (PND) is the first cryptocurrency to design, develop and package specifically for the mainstream mass market. In order to appeal to the average user across multiple market segments and cultures that are foreign to the concept of decentralized digital currencies, Pandacoin...

2014-09-17 16:22:56

CLEVELAND, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today celebrated the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art facility in Pune, India. The new operations, located in the area's Ranjangaon industrial zone, manufactures specialty solid masterbatch and liquid color and additive formulations. The facility also includes development labs and the sales and customer service...

2014-09-15 12:22:51

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Nootkatone (CAS 4674-50-4) Market Research Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Nootkatone (CAS 4674-50-4) Market Research Report 2014 presents comprehensive data on nootkatone markets globally and regionally (Europe, Asia, North America etc.) The report includes nootkatone description, covers its application areas and related patterns. It...

2014-08-13 12:24:58

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Bank of Canada (BoC) should carefully monitor the money supply to better predict inflation and track the effectiveness of its monetary policy, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Money Still Matters: How the Bank of Canada Might Better Monitor Inflation," author Mati Dubrovinsky suggests the BoC should also pay particular attention to the possibility that the public's inflation expectations will shift below targeted inflation, and...

2014-08-07 23:11:43

The Social Security Trustees recently forecast that benefits would grow by only 1.5% in 2015 — the same amount beneficiaries received this year, further weaking the buying power of tens of millions of beneficiaries. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Social Security recipients may be in for another record low cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next year, warns The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). The Social Security Trustees recently forecast that benefits would grow by only 1.5% in...

2014-07-31 12:26:00

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2014, annual inflation as measured by the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) declined in the U.S. and Japan, but was mixed across Euro Area countries compared. Although inflation remained steady in the Euro Area as a whole, price growth slowed in Belgium (from 0.8 to 0.7 percent), France (from 0.8 to 0.6 percent), Italy (from 0.4 to 0.2 percent) and Spain (from 0.2 to 0.0 percent), while it accelerated in Germany (from 0.6 to...


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Quintessence (Dark Energy) -- Quintessence or dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy postulated to exist in order to explain observations of an accelerating universe. This energy would act like a vacuum pressure, pushing things apart. Other attempts to explain these recent observations involve a non-zero cosmological constant, which has the same effect. Indeed, sometimes quintessence is said to result in a non-zero cosmological constant, and conversely a non-zero cosmological...

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Cosmological Constant -- The cosmological constant (usually denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda: Λ) is a value occurring in Einstein's theory of general relativity. The units of Λ are 1/second2; its value is unknown but believed to be positive based on recent observations. The constant is proportional to the energy density of the vacuum ρ, where π is Pi, G is the gravitational constant and c is the speed of light in vacuum. The term can be postive, negative, or...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Inflation -- Inflation is the idea - first proposed by Alan Guth (1981) - that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a negative vacuum energy density (positive vacuum pressure). This expansion can be modelled by a non-zero cosmological constant. As a direct consequence of this expansion, all of the observable universe is posited to have originated in a small, initially causally-connected region. Quantum fluctuations in this microscopic...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Accelerating universe -- In the late 1990s, observations of type I supernova produced the unexpected result that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. These observations appear more firm as new data has appeared. This means that the speed with which a distant galaxy recedes from us increases over time. If this trend continues, eventually we won't be able to see any other galaxies any more. This new theory of the end of the Universe has been called the Big Rip....

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.