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Noteworthy News – December 30, 2013

Economy:

Global retirement crisis bears down on workers of all ages - Providence Journal

Robots and the future of work - The Hill

Is the Labor Force Participation Rate about to Fall Again? – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Americans are buying less electricity. That’s a big problem for utilities – Washington Post

Retailers hunt for the ever-elusive holiday profit – Star Tribune

Markets:

Bitcoin Is Evil - New York Times (Krugman)

US Treasury yields highest since July 2011 – Financial Times

Politics:

France’s 75% tax rate gains approval by top court – BBC

Governments and economic progress - Economist

Welfare Benefits for Big Business – New York Times

Banks:

Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward - New York Times

We Saw “The Wolf of Wall Street” With a Bunch of Wall Street Dudes and It Was Disturbing – Slate

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