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Boom Bust

​How savings must be funded by debt, more on Greece & Iceland Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis
Comcast is scrapping its plans to merge with Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal. Guest host Ameera David weighs in. Andrea Terzi, professor of economics at Franklin University Switzerland, on how debt and savings are integrally connected in o... April 25, 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 man walks past the European Council (L) and the European Commission (R) headquarters in central Brussels April 23, 2015 (Reuters / Yves Herman)
Mosler: US economy weakness will continue

The migration crisis in Europe is escalating with EU leaders now gathering for an emergency meeting in Brussels. Guest host Ameera David weighs in....

April 24, 2015 02:30
Reuters
Creating safe assets, stripping banks of power to create money

This week, President Obama laid out the case for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, but members of his own party were providing the pushback....

April 23, 2015 02:30
Reuters / Arnd Wiegmann
​Google enshrines primacy of mobile, Baton on mobile investing

Starting on Tuesday, Google will revamp its search engine to favor sites that are more ‘mobile friendly’, but these changes could potentially prove...

April 22, 2015 02:30
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis)
​Latest on China’s slowdown, Greece’s liquidity crunch

With negotiations over bailout aid currently deadlocked, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras very much needs cash for salaries, pensions, and a repayment to the...

April 21, 2015 04:30
Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis
​Cate Long on Puerto Rico debt problems and more on Greece

Anxiety over the financial future of Greece is only building. European equities are falling dramatically and Athens’ main stock exchange has fallen 41...

April 18, 2015 02:30
Reuters / Kostas Tsironis
Grexit or default within the eurozone? plus Rick Rule on oil

Greece could come up short on cash next week if the government can’t reach a deal with the Eurozone on economic reforms that would unlock essential...

April 17, 2015 02:30
Reuters / Bobby Yip
Problems in Europe, yet the ECB is accountable to no one

China’s economy had a woeful start to the year, seeing its slowest quarterly growth rate since 2009 and pointing to a loss of momentum for the world’s...

April 16, 2015 02:30
Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Rickards: Borderline US recession will mean euro short covering

Last month, companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google urged the Obama administration to put an end to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of...

April 15, 2015 02:30
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke (Reuters/Gary Cameron)
​Bernanke and Summers don’t understand secular stagnation

It took private equity firm, the BlackStone Group, less than four weeks after an approach from General Electric to clinch the biggest real estate deal...

April 14, 2015 04:30