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Noteworthy News – January 13, 2014

Economy:

The biggest question facing the U.S. economy: Why are people dropping out of the workforce? – Washington Post

If I Had a Hammer - New York Times (Friedman)

Out of the Abyss: Looking for Lessons in Iceland’s Recovery - Spiegel

Japan’s ageing population could actually be good news – NewScientist

Marriage Makes You Rich and Stupid – Bloomberg

China surpasses US as world’s largest trading nation – The Guardian

Markets:

The Spectre of Deflation in Europe – Bearing Consulting

Toil for oil means industry sums do not add up – Financial Times

Alibaba bans Bitcoin amid China crackdown - CNN Money

Politics:

The economic case for scrapping fossil-fuel subsidies is getting stronger – Economist

The depressing psychological theory that explains Washington - Washington Post

Legal Weed’s Strange Economics in Colorado – Bloomberg

Banks:

Basel Regulators Ease Leverage-Ratio Rule for Banks - Bloomberg

Banks Reassess Internship Programs, Relax Rules for Junior Employees – Wall Street Journal

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