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Boom Bust

Roberts and Katusa on North American oil vulnerabilities Reuters / Kimberly White
European Union governments have formally approved a 1.8 billion euro loan for Ukraine in an effort to save it from bankruptcy. Ukraine is welcoming all the money it can get right now. After all, it’s cash-strapped and suffering from an economic ... May 23, 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.

People protest outside the McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, May 20, 2015 (Reuters / Andrew Nelles)
Municipal follies & McDonaldization of the American worker

This week, thousands of protesters rallied in front of McDonald’s headquarters demanding the company raise their pay to $15/hour. Boom Bust guest host...

May 22, 2015 02:30
People's Bank of China, the Chinese central bank, in Beijing (Reuters / Petar Kujundzic)
China’s malinvestments, Forex rigging settlement

Ukraine’s parliament has passed a bill granting the government the authority to suspend payments on some foreign debts. Guest host Ameera David weighs in....

May 21, 2015 02:30
Reuters / Mario Anzouni
Wearables are hot, but is it a durable market?

Senator Elizabeth Warren criticizes Obama and past presidents for not doing enough to protect the rights and wages of workers when negotiating trade deals....

May 20, 2015 02:30
​Keen on limits to growth from private debt, Schiff on Greece & China

Greece came close to defaulting on a €750 million repayment to the IMF last week. Guest host Ameera David weighs in. Steve Keen of Kingston University...

May 19, 2015 04:30
Emergency personnel and members of the Philadelphia Fire Department investigate the scene of a train accident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in this handout photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department, May 13, 2015.(Reuters / HO)
​Rickards on tightening into weakness, economic benefits of infrastructure

While investigators work to determine the cause of the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, others are left to determine how to get to and from the places that...

May 14, 2015 02:30
Reuters/Dado Ruvic
​Verizon–AOL deal & Chovanec on China

Telecom giant Verizon announced it’s buying AOL for $4.4 billion. Erin weighs in. Alex Daley, chief technology investment strategist at Casey Research,...

May 13, 2015 02:30
Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
​China tops crude oil imports

China overtook the US as the world’s top importer of crude oil and is expected to remain so for some time. James Galbraith talks about the US economy and...

May 12, 2015 04:30
An electoral worker tallies stacks of ballot papers cast in Britain's general election at a counting centre in Clacton, May 8, 2015. (Reuters/Neil Hal)l
​Nationalists in the UK and 5.4% unemployment in US

Pundits thought the UK election would be a close call, but instead it was just the opposite with British Prime Minister David Cameron securing a...

May 09, 2015 02:30
Reuters/Beawiharta
Jim Rickards on faltering US economy, Karl Denninger on misallocation

German 10-year bond yields climbed seven basis points to the highest levels seen this year. Erin weighs in. Jim Rickards, author of ‘The Death of...

May 08, 2015 02:30