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Boom Bust

Cate Long on the fall of Atlantic City, Bryan Caplan on govt power Reuters/Brendan McDermid
The world’s central bankers are at the Jackson Hole symposium in Wyoming. Erin takes a look. Municipal bond expert Cate Long gives her take on the decline of Atlantic City. Bryan Caplan, professor of economics at George Mason University, discuss... August 27, 2014 03:30 1
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.

This picture taken on August 21, 2014 shows staff members at the French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without borders) Elwa hospital in Monrovia, where patients suffering from Ebola are taken care of. (AFP Photo / Zoom Dosso)
Christopher Whalen on the BofA settlement & Dan Ariely on psychology and finance

Today’s lead story is Ebola: Aside from the thousands of deaths it has caused, another significant problem is the impact the outbreak will likely have on...

August 23, 2014 03:30 1
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Jim Rickards on the European economy and Dennis Gartman on sanctions

Our lead story today is Bank of America and its recent settlement for mortgage fraud. This deal is being billed as the biggest post-housing bubble...

August 22, 2014 03:30 3
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​Reggie Middleton on crypto currency, Dan Geer on market security

Since 2000, the poverty rate has doubled in Ferguson, MO, creating a dynamic that has bred hostility over economic inequality and racial segregation. Erin...

August 21, 2014 03:30 2
Reuters / Larry Downing
​Dennis Gartman on US housing market, Michael Hudson on EU

Details within Tuesday's report from the US Commerce Department raise questions about whether recent housing construction gains can be sustained. Erin...

August 20, 2014 03:30 1
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​Scott Sumner on monetary offset, Marc Chandler on trading currencies

The tactics of local law enforcement considering police departments across the US have been amassing military equipment for years - Erin weighs in. Scott...

August 19, 2014 05:30 2
Reuters / Tom Mihalek
​Jim Rickards on Europe and Manila Chan on the decline of Atlantic City

The Eurozone has been in a deep recession since the financial crisis and economic growth within Euroland has been much worse than in the US. As economic...

August 16, 2014 06:35 1
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​Richard Heinberg on peak oil, Dan Geer on internet privacy & security

A new reform is meant to make Mexico’s oil industry more competitive and drive economic growth in the world’s 15th largest economy. Erin takes a...

August 15, 2014 03:30 2
US economist, Peter Schiff (AFP Photo / Bartek Wrzesniowski)
​Peter Schiff on the housing market, Kate Pearce on mass market encryption

While many investors are embracing ‘liquid alternative (mutual) funds’, the Security and Exchanges Commission isn’t so keen about the whole...

August 14, 2014 03:30 1
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​Chris Martenson on natural resources & Jake Kouns on BlackHat security conference

The US and EU’s sanctions in response to the conflict in Ukraine have seen Russia's economy take a severe hit. However, Russia's retaliatory sanctions...

August 13, 2014 03:30 3

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