Google’s philanthropic Flu Trends site has been able to track swine flu about as well as health care surveillance, according to Bloomberg. What else can trending searches tell us about the state of health in the United States? advertisement advertisement (Above, Google Flu Trends shows incidence of swine flu in the U.S.; darker areas correlate with more flu-related searches.) To answer that question, I got a little help from the Google team in New York. The data they showed me aren’t so comforting: Judging by searches for unemployment, medicare, and Cobra insurance, Americans seem much more concerned about losing their health care benefits than in previous years–especially in a handful of hard-hit regions. Using Google Insights for Search, a mashup engine that the incidence of search topics, we learn that searches for health insurance plans have been trending upward since 2005 and rose about 15% year-over-year in 2009, as shown in the graph below. Searchers … [Read more...] about Google’s Data Show Tennessee, Florida Most Troubled Over Health Care
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Anand RathiLiving up to this spirit, the Indian economy seems to be coming out of the cycle of low growth and subdued sentiments. We are heading towards a slow but steady recovery in the second half of the current year and greater prosperity in the next financial year. Buoyed by better economic performance and significant policy reforms, especially the cut in the corporate tax rate, Indian equities have bounced back.The recent steps taken by the government suggest that rather than taking shortcuts or populist measures, the government is taking administrative and structural measures, which would improve the long-term performance of the economy.Close Earnings have beaten expectations led by autos and financials with pre-tax profits up 13 percent YoY and 6 percent ahead of expectations. related news Brokerages remain bullish, Cadila Healthcare share price up 3% Children's Day special! These 9 stocks could give bumper returns in the next 10 years Top buy and sell ideas by … [Read more...] about ‘India’s long-term outlook is good; invest in these 5 stocks for double-digit returns’
The Shiv Sena, on November 14, alleged that imposition of President's Rule in Maharashtra was a "scripted act" and took a jibe at the Governor, saying he has now given parties six months to form government.It also said that former state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is shedding "crocodile tears" over the imposition of President's rule as power is still indirectly in the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Criticising the governor for giving the Shiv Sena just 24 hours to stake claim and refusing it additional time to muster numbers, an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana' said, "It looked like some invisible power was controlling this game and decisions were taken accordingly."Close President's Rule was imposed in the state on November 12 after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre, stating that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts. related news Rafale Verdict: Supreme Court … [Read more...] about President’s Rule in Maharashtra a ‘scripted act’, alleges Shiv Sena
Sometimes, your first idea is not your best one. But you might fixate on it, especially if the idea has worked for you before. In academic terms, this phenomenon is called design fixation. In layman’s terms, we might call it getting set in your ways, experiencing tunnel vision, regurgitating old ideas, or being blinded to alternatives. advertisement advertisement As part of research published in the journal Design Studies, Nathan Crilly (who teaches engineering design at the University of Cambridge) anonymously asked 13 professional designers who work in U.K. consultancies how they deal with design fixation. These designers had an average of 21 years of experience in the field, and had plenty of ideas for getting around this common affliction. Their various approaches suggest that the tendency to get stuck on one idea, while prevalent among designers, isn’t an unfixable trait. First, here are a few things that make this fixation worse, according to these … [Read more...] about What Is “Design Fixation,” And How Can You Stop It?
Due to the NBFC crisis, fund houses have become cautious in their debt investment strategy and are majorly investing in safe instruments.The exposure of mutual funds into the various debt instruments of the NBFC sector has declined while the exposure of corporate debt paper saw a notable increase in October.According to a report by CARE Ratings, exposure of mutual funds to non-banking financial company (NBFC) stood at Rs 1.86 lakh crore in October 2019, a drop of Rs 79,000 crore since July 2018, when the NBFC crisis surfaced.Close While the amount has reduced, the percentage share also declined from 19 percent in July 2018 to 12.8 percent in October 2019.Himadri BuchAssistant Editor|Moneycontrol.com SEBI disciplines valuation treatment of unrated securitiesIndiabulls MF's Raghav Iyengar tipped to join Axis MF as Chief Business OfficerDreamery to be sold in general trade, Future Consumer’s dairy brand increases reachTypically, the financial services sector, including NBFCs and … [Read more...] about MFs cut exposure to NBFCs, load up on corporate debt papers