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Boom Bust

Ebeling on Austrian economics, Matheson on sports AFP Photo/Spencer Platt
According to SWIFT, 50 out of 161 countries that exchanged payments with China and Hong Kong used Chinese renminbi for more than 10 percent of their payments’ value last month. Edward Harrison weighs in. Richard Ebeling, professor of ethics at th... November 27, 2014 03:30
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.

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Galbraith & Palley on big US growth numbers despite longer-term weaknesses

The US grew at the fastest six-month pace for at least a decade. Edward Harrison weighs in. James Galbraith, professor of economics at the University...

November 26, 2014 03:30
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How’s US economy doing? With Tim Duy & Dean Baker

US retail sales rose 0.5 percent last month, beating expectations of 0.4 percent and the biggest increase since August - and falling oil prices have...

November 25, 2014 17:30
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John Brynjolfsson on technology, Europe and the currency wars

Two bankers have been fired from Goldman Sachs this week after one of them allegedly shared confidential documents from the Federal Reserve of New York...

November 22, 2014 03:30
A natural gas well is drilled near Canton, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania (Reuters / Les Stone)
The Colder War Part 2, Auerback on Europe

This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved new rules intended to protect big exchanges and investors from technological...

November 21, 2014 03:30
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Coppola on the mess in Europe, Kling on basic income

While corporations note that the US tax rate is the highest of industrialized nations at 35 percent, they neglect to mention that between 2008 and 2012...

November 20, 2014 03:30
John Brynjolfsson, the Managing Director and CIO of Armored Wolf (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
Brynjolfsson on oil & markets, Buchanan on economic tail risks

This year, despite an unexpected increase in cocoa production, chocolate supply was barely able keep-up with the pace of demand. Erin weighs in. Armored...

November 19, 2014 03:30
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Macro policy: ‘QE is greatest marketing success in economics history’

What will Japan do to dig out of its latest recession? Erin weighs in. Marshall Auerback, director of institutional partnerships at the Institute for New...

November 18, 2014 05:30
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The Colder War

This week, European and American regulators imposed fines of $4.3 billion on six large banks for rigging the currency markets.The question is: how will...

November 15, 2014 03:30
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Henderson: ‘Net Neutrality won’t work’; Ebeling: ‘Fed distorts resource allocation’

Citi and JPMorgan have agreed to pay more than $1 billion apiece to resolve the currency probe, which indicates they were trying boost profits by moving...

November 14, 2014 03:30