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Noteworthy News – March 23, 2015

Economy:

Wages Haven’t Been This Crucial to U.S. Economy in Half Century – Bloomberg

To move beyond boom and bust, we need a new theory of capitalism – The Guardian

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Markets:

It depends what you study, not where – Economist

Bank of Japan research shows failing bond market liquidity – ForexLive

Sports Stadiums Are Bad Public Investments. So Why Are Cities Still Paying for Them? – Reason.com

Politics:

Fed statement doesn’t rule out lengthy stay at zero, Evans says – MarketWatch

A coming crackdown on Federal Reserve power? - Politico

Vladimir Putin calls for ‘Eurasia’ currency union – Telegraph

Banks:

Banks Keep Loans Close to Home – Wall Street Journal

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Noteworthy News – March 9, 2015

Economy:

Here Come the Employment Truthers – New York Times(Paul Krugman)

Obesity Is Hurting the U.S. Economy in Surprising Ways - Bloomberg

Economists’ Biggest Failure – Bloomberg

The Fed Knew the Economy Was a Disaster in 2009. Here’s What They Talked About Instead - New York Times

Markets:

S&P 500 companies have bought back $2.1 trillion worth of themselves since the financial crisis – Business Insider

Map: The salary you need to buy a home in 27 U.S. cities - Washington Post

Japanese shares down on revised growth data – BBC

Politics:

US monetary policy and the saving glut – VOX

Impacts of Obamacare insurance coverage expansion for young adults – VOX

Germany Sets Gender Quota in Boardrooms - New York Times

China, central banks are key risks this week – CNBC

Banks:

European banks’ profitability gap shows big cost cuts needed - Reuters

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – February 9, 2015

Economy:

Greek debt crisis sharpens, as US jobs report smashes forecasts - The Guardian

The job market is unquestionably improving, and at a nice clip. But wage growth is not heating up – Washington Post

Even as US job market picks up, unemployed face frustration – Associated Press

Piketty Diagnoses Japan’s Sick Economy – Bloomberg

The Uberpreneur: How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year – Forbes

Markets:

Central Banks Move to Drive Down Currencies, Yielding Domino Effect – Wall Street Journal

U.S. companies face billions in Venezuela currency losses, Reuters analysis shows – Reuters

Ukraine’s currency just collapsed 50 percent in two days – Washington Post

Politics:

Greece: Greenspan predicts exit from euro inevitable - BBC

Russia optimistic on Ukraine deal, warns on arming Kiev – Reuters

Banks:

U.S. Banks Say Soaring Dollar Puts Them at Disadvantage – Wall Street Journal

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – February 2, 2015

Economy:

Why college isn’t always worth it – Washington Post

American CEOs Most Bearish on Earnings Since 2008 Crisis - Bloomberg

U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines – Reuters

When Bread Bags Weren’t Funny – Bloomberg

Markets:

Loose monetary policy has not solved the world’s economic problems - Guardian (Nouriel Roubini)

Eurozone deflation gathers pace in January – BBC

U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low, but new households growing – Reuters

Politics:

Greece really might leave the euro – Washington Post

Obama Wants a New Tax on U.S. Companies’ Overseas Profits – Bloomberg

How and why retired politicians get lucrative appointments on corporate boards – Washington Post

Putin Fingerprints Seen All Over Surprise Interest-Rate Reversal - Bloomberg

 

Banks:

JPMorgan to pay $99.5 mln to resolve currency rigging lawsuit – Reuters

Bailed-out banks set for windfalls as distressed debt markets recover – The Independent

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


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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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.




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