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Noteworthy News – February 2, 2015

Economy:

Why college isn’t always worth it – Washington Post

American CEOs Most Bearish on Earnings Since 2008 Crisis - Bloomberg

U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines – Reuters

When Bread Bags Weren’t Funny – Bloomberg

Markets:

Loose monetary policy has not solved the world’s economic problems - Guardian (Nouriel Roubini)

Eurozone deflation gathers pace in January – BBC

U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low, but new households growing – Reuters

Politics:

Greece really might leave the euro – Washington Post

Obama Wants a New Tax on U.S. Companies’ Overseas Profits – Bloomberg

How and why retired politicians get lucrative appointments on corporate boards – Washington Post

Putin Fingerprints Seen All Over Surprise Interest-Rate Reversal - Bloomberg

 

Banks:

JPMorgan to pay $99.5 mln to resolve currency rigging lawsuit – Reuters

Bailed-out banks set for windfalls as distressed debt markets recover – The Independent

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