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NFL: Would Johnny Manziel’s Release Be a Blessing in Disguise?

Joe Robbins/Getty Images The Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel seem to be all but destined for a separation. While the final call will come at the hands of the Browns, it wouldn’t be surprising in the slightest if Manziel wanted his time in...



'China’s Growth Prospects'

Robert Barro on China: China’s growth prospects: ...it is not possible for the per capita growth rate to exceed 5% per year for very much longer. China can be viewed as a convergence success story, in the sense that the strong economic growth over...



7 Samsung Rumors: From Galaxy S7 to a 360-Degree Camera

February is a big month for Samsung. The company is expected to launch the next generation of its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7, at an event in Barcelona on February 21. So the Galaxy S7 and other future Samsung products are the topic of a growing...



The Super Bowl and the stock market

Will the Panthers or the Broncos win? The answer may indicate how the next year on Wall Street will fare. The Super Bowl Indicator has correctly predicted the year of stocks based on the Super Bowl winner 41 of 50...

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Need Tax Help? Good Luck Getting It from the IRS

IRS building|Win McNamee/Getty Images You know you’re in trouble when you have an urgent issue and all you hear is: “Your call is very important to us. Please hold. A representative will be with you shortly.” Unfortunately, these words...



China’s Government Could Cover the Cost of Bad Loans

The NYT had a front page article on how bad debt is threatening world growth. The article focused on China, which it indicated could have as much as $6 trillion in bad debt. It would have been worth mentioning that China’s government could easily...



Preview: Employment Report for January

On Friday at 8:30 AM ET, the BLS will release the employment report for January. The consensus, according to Bloomberg, is for an increase of 188,000 non-farm payroll jobs in January (with a range of estimates between 170,000 to 215,000), and for the...



Muni Bonds Have Performed Well In Volatile Times

Muni Bonds Have Performed Well In Volatile Times by Frank Holmes Like Winter Storm Jonas, which has disrupted life on the East Coast with up to 30 inches of snow in some cities, strong levels of volatility are sweeping through global markets, from the...



Dudley: Financial conditions tight

Financial conditions have tightened since the Fed raised interest rates in December, New York Fed president Bill Dudley said on...



Super Bowl Ads & The ROI Gap: How Social Activation Measurably Grows Business Outcomes

This year’s Super Bowl is a landmark. And not just because it is the 50th anniversary of American football’s most anticipated match-up. Significantly, 30-second spots for this year’s Super Bowl are selling for a record $5 million, a...



The nature and effectiveness of central-bank communication

In addition to setting interest rates, central banks also communicate with the public about economic conditions and future actions. While it has been established that communication can drive expectations, less is known about how it does so. This column...



Who’s the Ugly Loser Now?

For a brief moment on Monday night, as he took the stage in Iowa to acknowledge that he came in second in the state caucuses, Donald Trump was surprisingly gracious. He was clearly unhappy with the results but seemed to accept them with equanimity and...



WhatsApp Tops 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call last week that WhatsApp was approaching 1 billion monthly active users, and that milestone was surpassed Monday. News of the cross-platform...



'Post-Iowa Notes'

In case you want to talk about the primaries, here's something to get you started: Post-Iowa Notes, by Paul Krugman: ...Sanders is tapping into something that moves a lot of Democrats, and which Clinton needs to try for as well. Can...



The GOP’s Donald Trump Nightmare Is Far From Over

Ted Cruz’s poll-defying victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday night spared the Republican Party the ultimate humiliation of a Donald Trump landslide—not in Iowa, per se, but in the presidential primary writ large. Until this week, nonplussed...



Goodbye Martin O’Malley, You Never Had a Chance

Martin O’Malley suspended his presidential campaign during the Iowa caucuses on Monday night, upon discovering he was never in the race to begin with. No one was betting that O’Malley would do better than third place in Iowa, but the...



Always look for forced urgent selling.” Seth Klarman

“Always look for forced urgent selling.” – Seth Klarman, Superstar Money Manager Get The Full Seth Klarman Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Seth Klarman in PDF. Save it to...

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Muni Bonds Have Performed Well In Volatile Times

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Links for 02-05-16

Rubio For The Rich - Paul Krugman Obama proposes a $10/barrel fee on oil to fund clean transportation - Vox Keynes on "Ruthless Truth-Telling"--and the IMF Connection - Tim Taylor GDP doesn’t tell the whole story about...



Jeb Bush May Still Have a Shot

Franklin Foer: “With his few remaining breaths as a candidate, however, Bush may have a path out from his debacle, an actual shot at the nomination. For months, he tried and failed to crush Sen. Marco Rubio. But he wielded the hatchet like a...



5 Old Strategy and Simulation Games Worth Revisiting

Source: Activision Whether it’s leading legions to battle in Rome: Total War or servicing your patrons in RollerCoaster Tycoon, there’s an inherent pleasure in overseeing the operation of societies, masterminding projects from...

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Gundlach: It's 'Frightening' to See Financial Stocks So Low

DoubleLine CEO cites Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse cited as...



Dudley: Financial conditions tight

Financial conditions have tightened since the Fed raised interest rates in December, New York Fed president Bill Dudley said on...