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Noteworthy News – February 18, 2013

Economy:

Wal-Mart Executives Sweat Slow February Start in E-Mails – Bloomberg

Economy in Europe Contracts More Than Expected - New York Times

Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us – Atlantic

Economists disagree on whether the minimum wage kills jobs. Why? – Washington Post

The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00 – New York Times

Stats of the union – Economist

Markets:

Fracking Threatens OPEC as U.S. Output at 20-Year High – Bloomberg

Currency fears spread in Latin America – Financial Times

Politics:

Generational Theft Needs to Be Arrested – Wall Street Journal

New Data Suggests Obamacare Is Actually Bending The Healthcare Cost Curve – Forbes

For Obama, State of the Union Means State of the People – Fiscal Times

The Coming Fiscal Tsunami - Hoover Institution

In Kansas, A ‘Glide Path’ To No Income Taxes. Will It Work? - NPR

Banks:

Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss Another Bailout – New York Times

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