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Macro Perspective on the Capital Markets, Economy, Geopolitics, Technology, and Digital Media

In the 04/25/2014 edition:


Succinct Summations of Week's Event's 4.25.14

Succinct Summations week ending 4.25.14 Positives: 1. U.S. Durable goods rise 2.6% v 2% expected, biggest rise since January 2. University of Michigan consumer comes in at 84.1, the highest reading since July. 3. Euro-area PMI rose to 54 in April, up from 53.1 in March and higher than 53 expected 4. Richmond Fed comes...Read More
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Containing Ukraine

Containing Ukraine David R. Kotok April 25, 2014     The process is simple. Look at the front page of the Wall Street Journal and then the markets. Will Russia move troops across the border and seize Eastern Ukrainian territory? If so, what will be the consequences? There are several geopolitical scenarios being discussed. Punditry...Read More
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Apple In Numbers

How many iPads are sold every minute? Why did The Beatles sue Apple? How much money has Apple got stashed abroad?   Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  
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10 Friday AM Reads

Did I mention its Friday?! • Solar Power Burns Old Utilities' Business Models (Daily Beast) see also Challenges Lie Ahead for North American Oil Production (NY Times) • How The FCC Plans to Save the Internet by Destroying It: An Explainer (Medium) • If a Bubble Bursts in Palo Alto, Does It Make a Sound? (NY Times)...Read More
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The Mystery of the Missing Home Buyers

This week, the New York Times launched The Upshot, combining aspects of the Washington Post's Wonkblog with Nate Silver's 538. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner and former economics columnist David Leonhardt, we linked to the inaugural piece “America's Middle Class Is No Longer the World's Richest.” This morning, I want to direct your attention to...Read More
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Jeff Sachs: Why We Need a Wealth Tax

Source: Bloomberg TV
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2015 Ferrari California T

Gorgeous! More photos after the jump Source: Car and Driver
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The Flight From Maturity

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Science Shmience

Adam Zyglis on Science Skeptics   Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News  
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