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MoneyWatch: Gas prices fall; Verizon takes action on data hogs

Gas prices have dipped to their lowest level for the month of July in years. Also, Verizon is pulling the plug on some data hogs. Brook Silva-Braga reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

Money magazine names No. 1 college in U.S.

While most college rankings rely on flimsy data, Money magazine recently conducted an in-depth analysis to find the best quality, financing and value of more than 700 of the nation's best-performing colleges. Jill Schlesinger report...

If the U.S. Textile Industry Was Losing Jobs Then the New York Times Says It Would Prove the United States Was Not Protecting Textiles

The NYT, like much of the rest of the media, feel the need to argue that our trade policies could not possibly be hurting manufacturing workers. Its latest effort in this direction was a piece arguing that China could not possibly be "stealing" U.S. Show More Summary

Announcing Reader Meetups: Friday August 5 in New York City, Sunday August 14 in San Francisco

This has been an insanely busy year, both from a news perspective and a tearing-of-hair-and-rending-of-garments-behind-scenes perspective. So I hope readers in New York City and San Francisco can meet with me for a drink in August. For those of you new to the site, meetups are very informal. We hold them in public venues, aka […]

TaxCast on Panama Papers and Brexit

The latest Tax Justice network podcast covers some hot topics, including key journalist accounts on the Panama Papers.

Coming Soon: Trumped! and The New Contra Corner, Part 2

NOTE TO READERS I am in the throes of finishing a book on the upheaval represented by the Trump candidacy and movement. It is an exploration of how 30 years of Bubble Finance policies at the Fed, feckless interventions abroad and mushrooming...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban: Trump Will End U.S. Tech Supremacy

Mark Cuban wasn't happy with Donald Trump's RNC speech. The post Mark Cuban: Trump Will End U.S. Tech Supremacy was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

How Soaring Corporate Debt Could Lead to the Next Financial Crisis

Global corporate debt is swelling to absurd levels - almost $51 trillion. And it could rise to $75 trillion by 2020, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings. The post How Soaring Corporate Debt Could Lead to the Next Financial Crisis was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Trouble In Potomac City? Household Net Worth As % of Disposable Income Is Flashing Trouble

We may have Trouble in Potomac City. Household Net Worth as a Percentage of Disposable Income is soaring … just like it did prior to the 2 previous recessions. The post Trouble In Potomac City? Household Net Worth As % of Disposable Income Is Flashing Trouble was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Schrute Bucks: Inflation and 10 Year Treasury Yields Rising — What Is Holding Back The Fed?

Core inflation is above 2% and the 10 year Treasury yield has been gradually rising recently.  Bear in mind that US bank deposit rates are virtually zero The post Schrute Bucks: Inflation and 10 Year Treasury Yields Rising — What Is Holding Back The Fed? was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Gold Prices Drop This Week, Here’s Where They’re Headed Now

Gold prices slid this week after more than a month of steady gains. So is this the start of a larger pullback for gold prices, or is this just a temporary slide? Here's everything you need to know about the price of gold today, and what's...Show More Summary

SPX, NYA, Oil: "So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance…"

Last update highlighted NYA, and noted that the pattern suggested at least a near-term pause/decline was forthcoming after the next bounce, and that call turned out well.  Below is the updated chart:As noted previously, SPX's recentShow More Summary

Weekend Reading: David Kurtz, Tierney Sneed, and Lauren Fox: Whence the Republican Base's Anger?

David Kurtz: _[Whence The Anger?][]_: >If there's one thing Tierney Sneed and Lauren Fox found while reporting for us in Cleveland that I probably don't factor in enough in assessing the Trump phenomenon it's the deep resentment and bitterness Republican Party rank-and-file feel toward their own leaders for not fulfilling...

Weekend Reading: Donald Trump: Bananas Attack on Ted Cruz

Live from Gehenna, with the Republicans in Bed with the Short-Fingered Vulgarian: Needless to say: There is no picture of Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast. There is no picture of Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald not having breakfast. There is no picture of Ted...

An Illustrated Guide to the Palace Intrigue at Fox News

Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigned in disgrace on Thursday in the wake of a sexual harassment suit brought by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson earlier this month. In the tumultuous two weeks since the suit was filed, the nation’s No. Show More Summary

I consider myself an unpaid advisor to the Clinton campaign ...

... and I focus primarily on climate change: Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham ClintonWATCH LIVE: Clinton speaks at Florida rally GOP Sen. Flake offers Trump rare praise Budowsky: Why Warren masters Trump MORE’s presidential campaign is stepping away from a plank in the Democratic platform endorsing a price for greenhouse gas...

Friday beer post #IIFET2016

I just realized I've been reading @johnwhitehead81's Friday Beer Posts for years and we may have missed the chance to share an actual beer — Anthony Rogers (@anthonomics) July 14, 2016 With my family along the only beer I was able to have at the conference was a Brew Dog...

3 reasons Verizon wants to buy Yahoo

The wireless giant may be set to take a multibillion dollar gamble on the ailing Internet company -- here's why

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