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Recessions Result In Lower Birth Rates In The Long Run

Recessions Result In Lower Birth Rates In The Long Run

B. Rose Huber, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs While it is largely understood that birth rates plummet when unemployment rates soar, the long-term effects have never been clear. Now, new...

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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...

2014-09-12 04:20:37

BRUSSELS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®) (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.1 percent in July, after a 0.6 percent increase in June and a 0.5 percent increase in May. Four of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 111.8 (2004=100). "The Leading Economic Index for the U.K. increased only slightly in July amid weakening production expectations, consumer confidence, and stock markets,"...

2014-08-28 16:24:57

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on September 3, 2014. Looking ahead, the Council called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 percent through the spring of 2015, but called for a target of 1.50 a year from now. The MPC provides an...

2014-08-23 23:02:11

Debt Consolidation USA shares in an article recently published last August 22, 2014 some of the most common financial challenges a consumer goes through. The article explains where the budget is a little bit challenged. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 Debt Consolidation USA shares in an article recently published last August 22, 2014 some of the most common financial challenges a consumer goes through. The article titled “Part 2: American Consumer Habits For 6 Different Financial...

2014-08-21 08:23:14

HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PacWest Consulting Partners forecasts strong market growth in the North American market for hydraulic fracturing services through 2016 due to robust drilling and completion (D&C) activity, with frac pricing increases expected through 2015. Tightening market conditions are resulting in supply chain constraints in key growth plays. Constraints in the availability of frac sand and the logistics capacity to transport the frac sand are leading...

2014-08-15 08:23:27

In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a recent interview, San Francisco wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover outlined common violations committed by employers and what California employees should know. San Francisco, CA - Wage and hour laws in California can be confusing for many employees to understand. When trying to...

2014-08-14 08:25:25

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Economist Allan Meltzer, Ph.D who is a Senior Fellow at Hoover Institute, and author of a three-volume history of the Federal Reserve, is featured in this two minute preview video, describes his solution to avoid Big Bank Bail-outs in the future. Meltzer tells the Full Disclosure Network(R) how he is working with U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and David Vitter (R-LA) to help write a bill that would downsize banks to...

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...

2014-08-04 12:26:55

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: United States Business Forecast Report Q4 2014 http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/north_america/usa/united_states_business_forecast_report_q4.html Core Views T he US economy will accelerate slightly this year, with real GDP growth increasing to 2.1% from 1.9% in 2013. Stronger contributions from personal consumption expenditure growth will be offset somewhat by slower fixed investment...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'