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Noteworthy News – January 26, 2015

Economy:

2015: The global economy’s ‘sink or swim’ moment – CNN Money

Robert Samuelson: The economy’s Achilles’ heel – Washington Post

The examined life: The OECD’s latest measure of well-being – Economist

Texas, the ‘great American job machine,’ is solely responsible for the +1.2M net US job increase since 2007 – American Enterprise Institute

Markets:

Euro Slips With U.S. Futures on Greece as Treasuries Gain - Bloomberg

The Strong Dollar Is Always Good, Except When It Isn’t - New York Times

Where do the wealthiest 1% live? – BBC

Politics:

Euro hits 11-year low as anti-austerity party wins Greek election - Reuters

Grexit déjà vu: is Europe really ready to let its Grecians go? – The Conversation

Why QE in the Eurozone Is a Mistake - Economonitor

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Noteworthy News – January 19, 2015

Economy:

The Cost Of Living In Every Part Of The World In One Infographic - BusinessInsider

Venezuela car production plunges 72.5 percent in 2014 – Reuters

How We Know Russia’s Economic Crisis Has Officially Arrived – Economist

Markets:

U.S. forecast: Expect oil to stay cheap for awhile – The Columbian

Prices are Falling in the Eurozone, but is it “Real” Deflation? – Economonitor

Global Energy Stocks Rally; Did Oil Hit Bottom This Week? – Barron’s

The world’s worst idea: taking out a mortgage in a foreign currency – Washington Post

Politics:

Absolutely everything you need to understand what happened to the Swiss franc this week – Quartz

Russia’s rich double their wealth, but poor were better off in 1990s – The Guardian

Central Banking’s Grand Experiment – Bloomberg

Obama’s budget proposal will take aim at the wealthy – Washington Post

Banks:

Why J.P. Morgan’s Dimon is wrong about what’s bedeviling banks - MarketWatch

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Economy:

The Depression’s Unheeded Lessons – New York Times

About A 50/50 Chance A Computer Threatens To Steal Your Job: Paper – Huffington Post

The typical worker makes no more than Dad did in 1979 - MarketWatch

Markets:

How Falling Oil Prices Will Impact Economy–And The Keystone Pipeline Debate - Forbes How OPEC Weaponized the Price of Oil Against U.S. Drillers – Bloomberg Saudi prince: $100-a-barrel oil ‘never’ again - USA Today

Politics:

Raise the Gas Tax to Fix America’s Roads - New York Times The Surprising Ways Bankrupt Cities Make Money – Atlantic

Banks:

Banks Ready Contingency Plans in Case of Greek Eurozone Exit - Wall Street Journal

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – January 5, 2015

Economy:

The $245,000 price tag for raising an American child, in 5 charts – VOX

Bank of England minutes to lift lid on global financial crisis – The Guardian

Nice work if you can get out: Why the rich now have less leisure than the poor – Economist

The End of Men – Atlantic

The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls – New York Times

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs - Economist

Markets:

Wall Street Strategists Forecast More Stock Gains in 2015 – Wall Street Journal

Euro dives to nine-year low as U.S. dollar surges – Reuters

Identifying market faultlines for 2015 – Financial Times

Politics:

France’s 75% ‘supertax’ quietly dies with few mourners - Yahoo!

Ukraine to spend five percent of 2015 budget on defense and security – Reuters

What I want from our cities in 2015: a severe tax on empty homes – The Guardian

Social Programs That Work - New York Times

Banks:

Big banks in New York expect to continue struggling in 2015 - Daily News

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – December 29, 2014

Economy:

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets – Atlantic

Summers Sticks With Secular Stagnation Warning After Jobs Data – Bloomberg

The Booming Economy vs. The Struggling Middle Class – Brookings

Markets:

The baseball-card bubble – Economist

What Lies Behind the Plunge of the Ruble? – Economonitor

Politics:

Japan Approves $29 Billion Spending Package to Boost Economy – Bloomberg

Japanese firms to spurn PM’s call for higher wages next year: survey – Reuters

Twenty states will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1 - Washington Post

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.




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