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Boom Bust

​Infrastructure spending in America, trouble in Ukraine Reuters/Jim Young
Every major city in America has infrastructure problems, with one out of every nine bridges in the US considered structurally deficient. That means that they need to be repaired in a serious way. Erin weighs in. Victor Matheson, professor of ec... March 04, 2015 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.

Reuters/Rick Wilking
​On NASDAQ 5000 and oil’s marginal cost below $10/barrel

Since the start of 2015, Venezuelan shoppers have been enduring a shortage of basic necessities like flour and diapers. The government says political...

March 03, 2015 05:30
Reuters / Yuya Shino
​On Net Neutrality and ‘the arrogance of the Federal Reserve’

The US Federal Communications Commission approved new “Open Internet” rules in a 3-to-2 vote on Thursday that have proponents of net neutrality...

February 28, 2015 03:30
Reuters / Kostas Tsironis
Greece’s original program targets are 100% unattainable

Many analysts believe the ECB will struggle to find all the government bonds it needs, especially top-rated government bonds like those belonging to...

February 27, 2015 03:30
Reuters/Ilya Naymushin
Schiff on elevated US shares, Magnus on EM corporate debt risk

Ten major banks are being investigated for possibly rigging the precious metals markets, which have been under increased regulatory scrutiny ever since...

February 26, 2015 03:30
Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
​Eichengreen on waning threat of deflation, Galbraith on Bernie Sanders’ solutions for US

Chairwoman Janet Yellen made a lengthy case against Audit the Fed legislation, warning it would make the Fed less effective and harm the US economy. Erin...

February 25, 2015 03:30
Reuters / Yves Herman
Galbraith & Magnus: Greece can’t pay debts, Europe surprisingly ad hoc & dysfunctional

According to a survey released on Monday, 37 percent of American’s have credit card debt equal to or greater than their emergency savings. Erin weighs...

February 24, 2015 05:30
Reuters / Siegfried Modola
​The US/UK spy agencies’ phone-hacking scandal

US and British spy agencies successfully hacked the world’s largest SIM card manufacturer, allowing spy agencies to potentially monitor the calls, texts,...

February 21, 2015 03:30
Reuters/Thomas Peter
Greece: Confusion reigns after Germany rejects loan extension proposal

As the biggest creditor and EU paymaster, Germany has the clout to block a deal which would leave Greece without a financial lifeline and potentially put...

February 20, 2015 06:33
Reuters / Yannis Behrakis
Brynjolfsson, Brodsky on managing tail risk & financial repression

The latest Greek plans to fix the debt problems include budget surplus targets, scaled-back privatization, and a promise to pay the €17 billion it owes to...

February 19, 2015 03:30