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Noteworthy News – May 20, 2013

Economy:

The 1 Percent Are Only Half the Problem -New York Times

Is Wal-Mart in Trouble? - Slate

Labor Costs, Inflation Expectations, and the Affordable Care Act: What Businesses Are Telling Us – Federal Bank of Atlanta

Velocity Achieved in U.S. as Growth for Two Years Seen in Poll – Bloomberg

Brazil isn’t growing—so why are Brazilians so happy? - Economist

The humble hero: Containers have been more important for globalisation than freer trade – Economist

Markets:

What Stock to Buy? Hey, Mom, Don’t Ask Me – New York Times

Just How Useless Is the Asset-Management Industry? – Harvard Business Review

Gold futures sink below $1,400 an ounce – MarketWatch

After a decade of decline, it’s time for the dollar to have its day – Telegraph

Politics:

Taxes on some wealthy French top 100 pct of income – Reuters

If The Economy Will Collapse When The Fed Stops Printing Money Then Lets Keep Printing – Slate

A Simple Graph That Should Silence Austerians and Gold Bugs Forever – Atlantic

Banks:

Rogue banks remain too big to fail: Our view – USA Today

Regulators on alert as US banks boost commercial loans - Financial Times

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