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So, this time next week, I will be a year older, but probably not a year wiser—just a week wiser. Here’s what I learned while you were working on REM sleep:
Michael Lewis is being sued over his book The Big Short.
Nouriel Roubini and political scientist Ian Bremmer have developed a new conceptual framework for understanding the economic and political challenges of the 21st century: The G-Zero World.
The phrase G-Zero is borrowed from the G-20, the club of finance ministers and central bankers of the world's twenty major economies. The group has grown in recent years: It was first the G-7 industrialized nations, then the G8 when Russia was added—in its current 20 nation form, it includes developing nations such as China, India, and Brazil.
Turning the page on the calendar has become a favorite exercise for the stock market over the past year or so.
So with February fading into March, traders likely should brace themselves for a happy Tuesday, delivered straight from the accommodating folks on Wall Street.
Consumers increased spending 0.2 percent in January, despite a cut in Social Security taxes that grew personal income by a full percentage point.
You’ll hear lots of theories about why consumers didn’t spend more of the increased income. But don’t read too much into the news.
With all the talk about $4 a gallon gas and the crisis in the Middle East, the specter of surging food prices has gotten pushed to the background.
That’s a mistake, considering that the struggle to put food on the table is what generated the riots in the first place. In the US we focus so much on gas because of the way higher transportation costs infect every sector of the economy, but rising grocery costs are a major threat as well.
The Fed will likely raise rates more than the market expects as inflation ticks up, BAML's Michael Hanson says.
China's foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan.
For months we have watched energy, materials, and global industrials weaken on concerns about oil oversupply and slower global growth.