Best of the Web: 15-05-29, nr 1230

Good morning. A golden oldie: how do the US states compare to other economies?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/map-renames-each-us-state-with-country-generating-same-gdp-2015-5

Supertankers are back in favour. How does that square with the weak trade balance numbers?
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-27/oil-bulls-beware-soaring-tanker-rates-show-supply-glut-persists-ia7cvht4

The rise (and rise) of life expectancy…
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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/05/dramatic-rise-of-life-expectancy/

The ECB stability report is out!
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http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/financialstabilityreview201505.en.pdf

There is some concern on that 6% decline in Chinese stocks seen yesterday…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/this-is-how-you-know-china-is-worried-2015-5?r=US

US recession! The US box office hasn’t been this weak in years…
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/28/hollywood-just-had-its-worst-memorial-day-weekend-in-17-years/

Cool – though highly subjective- interactive tool telling you how likely it is your job will be automated…
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http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/21/408234543/will-your-job-be-done-by-a-machine?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=planetmoney&utm_source=dlvr.it

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