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Noteworthy News – March 30, 2015


Income inequality: poverty falling faster than ever but the 1% are racing ahead – Guardian

Slow economy could prompt Iran to take nuclear deal – Washington Post

Economists Fear Oil-Price ‘Contagion’ Has Hit Canada’s Economy – Huffington Post


Stock market rigging is no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’ – New York Post

Fears of a new global crash as debts and dollar’s value rise – Guardian

Deflation Danger Rings Wake-Up Call to East Europe Central Banks – Bloomberg


Eurozone can’t survive in current form, says PIMCO – Telegraph

The ECB’s put – explained by Draghi – CNBC


Investment banks eye potential trading boost from ECB stimulus – Reuters


Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

Noteworthy News – March 23, 2015


Wages Haven’t Been This Crucial to U.S. Economy in Half Century – Bloomberg

To move beyond boom and bust, we need a new theory of capitalism – The Guardian

The Coming China Crisis – Naked Capitalism


It depends what you study, not where – Economist

Bank of Japan research shows failing bond market liquidity – ForexLive

Sports Stadiums Are Bad Public Investments. So Why Are Cities Still Paying for Them? –


Fed statement doesn’t rule out lengthy stay at zero, Evans says – MarketWatch

A coming crackdown on Federal Reserve power? – Politico

Vladimir Putin calls for ‘Eurasia’ currency union – Telegraph


Banks Keep Loans Close to Home – Wall Street Journal

Tax Bracketology

Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

Noteworthy News – March 9, 2015


Here Come the Employment Truthers – New York Times(Paul Krugman)

Obesity Is Hurting the U.S. Economy in Surprising Ways – Bloomberg

Economists’ Biggest Failure – Bloomberg

The Fed Knew the Economy Was a Disaster in 2009. Here’s What They Talked About Instead – New York Times


S&P 500 companies have bought back $2.1 trillion worth of themselves since the financial crisis – Business Insider

Map: The salary you need to buy a home in 27 U.S. cities – Washington Post

Japanese shares down on revised growth data – BBC


US monetary policy and the saving glut – VOX

Impacts of Obamacare insurance coverage expansion for young adults – VOX

Germany Sets Gender Quota in Boardrooms – New York Times

China, central banks are key risks this week – CNBC


European banks’ profitability gap shows big cost cuts needed – Reuters


Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

Noteworthy News – February 9, 2015


Greek debt crisis sharpens, as US jobs report smashes forecasts – The Guardian

The job market is unquestionably improving, and at a nice clip. But wage growth is not heating up – Washington Post

Even as US job market picks up, unemployed face frustration – Associated Press

Piketty Diagnoses Japan’s Sick Economy – Bloomberg

The Uberpreneur: How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year – Forbes


Central Banks Move to Drive Down Currencies, Yielding Domino Effect – Wall Street Journal

U.S. companies face billions in Venezuela currency losses, Reuters analysis shows – Reuters

Ukraine’s currency just collapsed 50 percent in two days – Washington Post


Greece: Greenspan predicts exit from euro inevitable – BBC

Russia optimistic on Ukraine deal, warns on arming Kiev – Reuters


U.S. Banks Say Soaring Dollar Puts Them at Disadvantage – Wall Street Journal


Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

Noteworthy News – February 2, 2015


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


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


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



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



Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

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