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Quick Thought on New Hampshire

By James Kwak From the Times (order of quotations reversed): Mr. Sanders was the choice, nearly unanimously, among voters who said it was most important to have a candidate who is “honest and trustworthy.” [Clinton] has gone so far as to promise … Continue reading ?

What New Hampshire Tells Us

You will hear pundits analyze the New Hampshire primaries and conclude that the political...

A reply to a comment to thoughts on an update to a critique of contingent valuation

Blatant self-promotion: Timothy C. Haab, Matthew G. Interis, Daniel R. Petrolia, and John C. Whitehead. "Interesting Questions Worthy of Further Study: Our Reply to Desvousges, Mathews, and Train's (2015) Comment on Our Thoughts (2013) on Hausman's (2012) Update of Diamond and Hausman's (1994) Critique of Contingent Valuation." Appl. Econ. Perspect....

Is the Rocket Mortgage a fast ride to trouble?

Just seven years after the housing crisis nearly took down the economy, a Super Bowl ad rang alarm bells

So, People Are Getting Nervous About Germany's Biggest Bank

It's never a good look when a major bank has to pipe up and reassure the world that it's still financially sound. But such is the lot this week of Deutsche Bank, which has been getting absolutely savaged by the markets as of late. Its...Show More Summary

What would Verizon gain from acquiring Yahoo?

Reports that the wireless giant is interested in buying the ailing Internet company has some analysts scratching their heads

?Why Obama's oil tax hasn't got a chance

The GOP-led Congress already rejected it, and the $10 a barrel levy wouldn't fix what's ailing American infrastructure

?California farmers reap record sales despite drought

With record drought entering fifth year, city-dwellers complain they are being forced to make greater sacrifices than growers

"Mortgage Rates Well Into Mid 3's"

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 10:00 AM, Testimony by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. Show More Summary

"Star Wars" adds force to Walt Disney earnings

Shares drop in extended hours trading, with investors disappointed by earnings drop at ESPN sports network

?California farmers' record sales fuel water wars

An almond boom and the ability to keep their water flowing have paid off, but critics say it's coming at a high price

Guest Contribution: “Does China’s Capital Flight respond to US Monetary Policy?”

Today we are fortunate to present a guest contribution written by Yin-Wong Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Sven Steinkamp (Universität Osnabrück) and Frank Westermann (Universität Osnabrück). After 7 years of highly expansionary monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank is expected to pursue a new policy stance, which was signaled by its first increase in […]

Little Changed Market Leaves Little Change In Bleak Outlook

With the market little changed today, there were no substantive changes in the indicator positions or cycle projections. Daily Market Update Pro subscribers (Professional Edition), click here to download complete report in pdf format. Show More Summary

Ya Got Trouble! WTI Crude Falls Below $29, 10Y-2Y Yield Curve Keeps Falling

Oh ya got trouble, right here in Potomac City. With a capital “T” That rhymes with “P” And that stands for Policy (Monetary). Yes friends, policy errors. Crude oil prices keep falling as do commodity prices and the Treasury yield curve...Show More Summary

Getting to Fat Tuesday a Century Ago

Craig Depken: [Division of Labour](http://www.bradford-delong.com/2006/01/getting_to_fat_.html): "Mardi Gras Travel c. 1906... >...From the Jan. 28, 1906 NYT is an advertisement for the Washington and Southern Railway: >>MARDI GRAS - NEW YORK TO NEW ORLEANS AND RETURN - $37.75: Tickets on sale February 21 to 27, good returning until March 3, 1906. Show More Summary

Martin Shkreli sued over Wu-Tang Clan album

Artist says portraits of hip-hop group used without authorization on album former pharmaceutical CEO bought for $2 million

?The U.S. Postal Service delivers a profit

It came out $307 million ahead -- but only for 2015's holiday quarter and thanks to some special conditions

Are your local Sears and Kmart stores closing?

Unlike other national retailers, the chain isn't making a master list available -- but here's what we know

?How companies blow billions on stock buybacks

229 of them lost $126 billion combined over the past three years on share repurchases, casting big doubts on the strategy

Does Money Spoil Everything?

Imagine someone said: The problem with paying people to make shoes is that then they get all focused on the money instead of the shoes. People who make shoes just because they honestly love making shoes, and who aren’t paid … Continue reading ?

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