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Noteworthy News – August 18, 2014

Economy:

Ferguson, Mo. Emblematic of Growing Suburban Poverty – Brookings

5 signs Americans are flat-out broke – USA Today

In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty - New York Times

Markets:

The Mystery of Lofty Stock Market Elevations – New York Times (Shiller)

Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money – Harvard Business Review

China Home Prices Fall in Most Cities on Weak Demand - Bloomberg

Politics:

Print Less but Transfer More – Foreign Affairs

Europe pays farmers to destroy food hit by Russian ban - CNN Money

Medical Marijuana Advocates Become Unlikely Opponents to Pot Legalization Efforts – Slate

Banks:

Financing Europe’s small firms: Don’t bank on the banks – Economist

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – August 11, 2014

Economy:

Russia’s blow to globalization - Washington Post

The Obama Economic Recovery Is A Mirage For Most Americans – Investor’s Business Daily

Financial rationing scars Indian economy – Economic Times

Corporate 1% in U.S. Gets Wealthier While Cash Piles Up – Bloomberg

The Trucking Industry Needs More Drivers. Maybe It Needs to Pay More – New York Times

UK hiring plans at 16-year high, according to BDO report – BBC

UK employers expect scant upturn in wages: survey – Reuters

Markets:

Wall Street: Whose bull market is it? - Christian Science Monitor

China posts benign consumer inflation in July, but producer deflation stays stubborn – Reuters

Market Breathes Sigh Of Relief As China Inflation In Line With Expectations – Forbes

Politics:

Devalue the pound to ‘transform’ economy, says Labour’s biggest donor – Telegraph

Putin’s European Food Ban Bad For Russia, Good For Brazil – Forbes

Banks:

New global crash looming: bank boss – New Zealand Herald

Portugal bank failure knocks recovery – Financial Times

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – August 4, 2014

Economy:

Demographics: Prime Working-Age Population Growing Again – Calculated Risk

How the middle class got screwed: College costs, globalization and our new Insecurity Economy – Salon

How Your Face Shapes Your Economic Chances - The Atlantic

Consumers are borrowing again, but the economy has been slow to respond - Economist

Why American companies are getting ‘old and fat’ – Yahoo Finance

Average U.S. family lost one third of its net worth in past decade, study reports – NOLA

Markets:

Worst weekly drop for S&P 500 in more than two years - CNBC

Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds – NPR

Renting drives U.S. homeownership to 19-year low – Reuters

Politics:

Japanese leader Abe wants more women to work. So he’s got big plans for day care – Washington Post

No-Exit Strategy May Be Fed Burden in Unwinding Stimulus - Bloomberg

Banks:

Will Europe’s banking ‘big bang’ loosen lending? - Reuters

 

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – July 28, 2014

Economy:

The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less - New York Times

Consumer sentiment hits four-month low – MarketWatch

UK profit warnings hit three-year high, says EY – BBC

Markets:

Asia Stocks Rise as H Shares Head for Bull; Soybeans Gain – Bloomberg

The Big Mac index: Our flame-grilled guide to currencies suggests the dollar is getting dearer - Economist

New home sales fall sharply in June - LA Times

Politics:

Shinzo Abe faces rising disenchantment in Japan - Financial Times

Banks:

Silver bullion banks accused of manipulation in U.S. lawsuit - Reuters

Brazil injects $20 billion into banking sector – CNBC

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.


Noteworthy News – July 14, 2014

Economy:

Who Wants a Depression? – New York Times (Krugman)

Three’s a crowd: The instability that stems from trilemmas – Economist

After decades of disappointment, Berlin’s economy looks up - Reuters

Markets:

Welcome to the Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble – New York Times

Charting a path to ‘normalization’ – Reuters

The Real Price Of College - Planet Money (NPR)

Politics:

Europe is dying, says France’s leading demographer, and Britain would be better off with the Anglosphere - Telegraph

Banks:

ECB’s Coeure says bank’s measures are not a ‘panacea’ - Reuters

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Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.




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