Inflation Risks and the Rate Conundrum, Dollar Hangs in There

Risk evaporates and US Industrial production disappoints. Market sentiment has softened and the dollar remains subdued. Expectations that the Fed is preparing to taper is keeping the reserve currency afloat as well as the push up in the 10-year yield close to 1.62%. Inflation risks seem to be pushing central banks to take action, as markets are pricing in interest rate hikes in the later parts of 2022.
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Used cars: Models that sell for 60% more than six months ago

Owners of some cars could make thousands of pounds extra if they take advantage of a recent boom in used motor values and sell their vehicles today, research shows. With new car supplies low and orders placed today not expected to arrive for up to a year, the second-hand market is going through a ‘bonkers’ period of demand that has pushed average prices of used models 21 per cent higher than they were a year ago.
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Toronto and Vancouver are in housing bubbles, Swiss Bank warns | CBC News

Average house prices rose 14 per cent in the past year, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday, adding to concerns that Canada’s most expensive real estate markets are dangerously overvalued. The group that represents realtors across the country says the average price of a Canadian home sold on its...

Health Policy Institute releases new research on Medicaid dental care programs

Research brief titled Dentist Participation in Medicaid: How Should It Be Measured? Does It Matter?. The ADA Health Policy Institute has released new data-driven research that underscores how different the Medicaid landscape is for children compared to adults and how much work needs to be done to improve adult dental benefits in Medicaid.

Short Interest in John Hancock Preferred Income Fund (NYSE:HPI) Rises By 115.5%

John Hancock Preferred Income Fund (NYSE:HPI) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 25,000 shares, a growth of 115.5% from the September 15th total of 11,600 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 35,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.7 days.

Canadian home prices continue to re-accelerate in September

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2021 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged up between August and September 2021. National home sales rose 0.9% on a month-over-month basis in September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 17.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Transcriptomics of chicken cecal tonsils and intestine after infection with low pathogenic avian influenza virus H9N2

Influenza viruses cause severe respiratory infections in humans and birds, triggering global health concerns and economic burden. Influenza infection is a dynamic process involving complex biological host responses. The objective of this study was to illustrate global biological processes in ileum and cecal tonsils at early time points after chickens were infected with low pathogenic avian influenza virus (LPAIV) H9N2 through transcriptome analysis. Total RNA isolated from ileum and cecal tonsils of non-infected and infected layers at 12-, 24- and 72-h post-infection (hpi) was used for mRNA sequencing analyses to characterize differentially expressed genes and overrepresented pathways. Statistical analysis highlighted transcriptomic signatures significantly occurring 24 and 72 hpi, but not earlier at 12 hpi. Interferon (IFN)-inducible and IFN-stimulated gene (ISG) expression was increased, followed by continued expression of various heat-shock proteins (HSP), including HSP60, HSP70, HSP90 and HSP110. Some upregulated genes involved in innate antiviral responses included DDX60, MX1, RSAD2 and CMPK2. The ISG15 antiviral mechanism pathway was highly enriched in ileum and cecal tonsils at 24 hpi. Overall, most affected pathways were related to interferon production and the heat-shock response. Research on these candidate genes and pathways is warranted to decipher underlying mechanisms of immunity against LPAIV in chickens.

Homes in Denver Still Overvalued, Report Says

Home prices in Denver have risen at a frightful clip over the past year, with the average edging higher again last month even though prices traditionally decline as the weather cools. But according to a new national report, houses in Denver remain overvalued. This conclusion comes from CoreLogic, whose home-price...

The open-source web scrapers that feed the Los Angeles Times California coronavirus tracker.

The open-source web scrapers that feed the Los Angeles Times' California coronavirus tracker. Processed data ready for analysis is available at datadesk/california-coronavirus-data. Scrapers. The scrapers are written using Python and Jupyter notebooks, scheduled and run via GitHub Actions and then archived using git. module status maintainer. Et al. reopening-tiers Retired...