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Boom Bust

John Brynjolfsson on technology, Europe and the currency wars Reuters / Brendan McDermid
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 within the firm. According to the bank, a junior employee was fired for passing information on... November 22, 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.

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
Reuters/Mal Langsdon
Bruce Schneier says ‘Encryption makes internet safer’, Celente on the economy

In 2009, Alibaba managed to turn November 11 into ‘Singles Day’, China’s version of Valentine's Day, creating an online shopping festival and...

November 13, 2014 03:30
Reuters / Ali Jarekji
Samuels says Obama’s net neutrality position works, Heinberg sees pain for frackers

In only 16 months, Detroit managed to work out a plan that will eliminate $7 billion worth of debt. Erin weighs in. Julie Samuels, executive director of...

November 12, 2014 03:30
Reuters / Andrew RC Marshall
Gartman: US numbers look good, Kling: Stop speculation with bigger down-payments

Chinese shares have performed poorly since the GFC, but with billions of dollars now set to pour in, investors are betting that that could turn around....

November 11, 2014 04:30