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Boom Bust

Hawkins on Fed’s hike delay & Europe, corruption at FIFA A combination photo shows eight of the nine football officials indicted for corruption charges in these file photos. From L-R: (top row) then President of the Brazilian Football Confederation Jose Maria Marin, President of the Venezuelan Football Federation Rafael Esquivel, President of Costa Rica’s Football Federation Eduardo Li, then President of South American Football Confederation CONMEBOL Nicolas Leoz, (bottom row) then President of the Nicaraguan Football Federation Julio Rocha, then Acting President of CONMEBOL Eugenio Figueredo, then FIFA Executive member Jack Warner, and President of
Health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield suffered a cyberattack and copped two anti-trust lawsuits filed by customers and healthcare providers this week. Erin weighs in. Lenore Hawkins, blogger at ‘Elle’s Economy’ tells why she believes the... May 29, 2015 02:30
Boom Bust

The Boom Bust cycle is as old as Western banking itself. Each day at 4:30 pm EST Erin Ade breaks through the mainstream headlines to find the stories that matter, and help you navigate the Booms and the Busts.

A general view shows the city of Rio de Janeiro (Reuters / Pilar Olivares)
​Brazil’s setbacks and Pettifor on Europe’s unraveling

We’re just learning that hackers used an online service run by the Internal Revenue Service to access the personal tax information of more than 100,000...

May 28, 2015 02:30
Reuters / Nigel Roddis
​Cybersecurity, surveillance state & @RandPaul filibuster

Time Warner’s deal with Charter enables the latter to expand, gaining customers in key cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. Guest host Ameera...

May 27, 2015 02:30
Reuters / Kimberly White
Roberts and Katusa on North American oil vulnerabilities

European Union governments have formally approved a 1.8 billion euro loan for Ukraine in an effort to save it from bankruptcy. Ukraine is welcoming all...

May 23, 2015 02:30
People protest outside the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 20, 2015 (Reuters / Andrew Nelles)
Municipal follies & McDonaldization of the American worker

This week, thousands of protesters rallied in front of McDonald’s headquarters demanding the company raise their pay to $15/hour. Boom Bust guest host...

May 22, 2015 02:30
People's Bank of China, the Chinese central bank, in Beijing (Reuters / Petar Kujundzic)
China’s malinvestments, Forex rigging settlement

Ukraine’s parliament has passed a bill granting the government the authority to suspend payments on some foreign debts. Guest host Ameera David weighs in....

May 21, 2015 02:30
Reuters / Mario Anzouni
Wearables are hot, but is it a durable market?

Senator Elizabeth Warren criticizes Obama and past presidents for not doing enough to protect the rights and wages of workers when negotiating trade deals....

May 20, 2015 02:30
​Keen on limits to growth from private debt, Schiff on Greece & China

Greece came close to defaulting on a €750 million repayment to the IMF last week. Guest host Ameera David weighs in. Steve Keen of Kingston University...

May 19, 2015 04:30
Emergency personnel and members of the Philadelphia Fire Department investigate the scene of a train accident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in this handout photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department, May 13, 2015.(Reuters / HO)
​Rickards on tightening into weakness, economic benefits of infrastructure

While investigators work to determine the cause of the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, others are left to determine how to get to and from the places that...

May 14, 2015 02:30
Reuters/Dado Ruvic
​Verizon–AOL deal & Chovanec on China

Telecom giant Verizon announced it’s buying AOL for $4.4 billion. Erin weighs in. Alex Daley, chief technology investment strategist at Casey Research,...

May 13, 2015 02:30