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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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