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Noteworthy News – April 8, 2013

Economy:

Vanishing workforce weighs on growth - Washington Post

People Not In Labor Force Soar By 663,000 To 90 Million, Labor Force Participation Rate At 1979 Levels – ZeroHedge

The Fries-With-That Economy – New York Times

Graph: Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate – 25 to 54 years - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Markets:

My Hyperinflation Vacation – Atlantic

The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency – Felix Salmon (Reuters)

Gold drops to lowest settlement since June – Marketwatch

Politics:

BOJ to pump $1.4 trillion into economy in unprecedented stimulus – Reuters

Portugual Mulls Paying Workers in T-Bills – Library Of Economics and Liberty

Climate legislation to prevent an oil-lubricated collapse – Aftenbladet

The Business of the Minimum Wage – New York Times

Why the Fed can’t help the long-term unemployed – CNN Money

Banks:

A banking union for the Eurozone - Vox

Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit - Washington Post

Where did all the money go?: As Cypriots are discovering, wealth can prove to be illusory – Economist


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