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Liveblogging History: June 30, 1187: Hattin

Wikipedia: [Battle of Hattin](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hattin): >In late May Saladin assembled the largest army he had ever commanded, around some 30,000 men including about 12,000 regular cavalry. He inspected his forces at Tell-Ashtara before crossing the River Jordan on June 30.

Greek Lessons

These days, the battered population of Greece is getting an even harsher tutorial on the imperatives of high quality growth and an “economy built to last.”

Despite Marriage Equality Ruling, it’s Still the Economy….

As the Beltway-centric punditocracy saw it, the mega-story was marriage equality – which should make clear that its worldview is grossly distorted.

Monday Austrian-Economists Smackdown: The "Hangover Theory" of the 2008-2009 Crash Fails Because of Timing

[Over at Equitable Growth][1]: By coincidence, two people this past weekend have soberly informed me of what they call a "hard truth": that nationwide employment simply had to go down in 2008 and 2009. You see, they said, we had to move...Show More Summary

New U.K. Poll Shows Consumers Are More Upbeat

British consumers are feeling more upbeat than they have in the last decade and a half, so concludes one new survey. The survey, due to be released Tuesday by market-research firm GfK Group, showed consumers were more optimistic about both their personal financial situation and the general economy in June than they had been since January 2000.

Duy: "Events Continue to Conspire Against the Fed"

Tuesday:• At 9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for April. Although this is the April report, it is really a 3 month average of February, March and April prices. The consensus is for a 5.4% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for April. Show More Summary

Anil Kashyap on the Greek crisis

University of Chicago Professor Anil Kashyap has a helpful summary of the Greek financial crisis.

A Primer on the Greek Crisis

My friend Anil Kashyap summarizes what's been happening.

"Rewards" app served up malware, feds say

Federal and state officials say the developer of the app "Prized" created the program to try to mine virtual currency

Fed Watch: Events Continue to Conspire Against the Fed

Tim Duy: Events Continue to Conspire Against the Fed, by Tim Duy: Federal Reserve policymakers just can't catch a break lately. Riding on the back of strong data in the second half of last year, they were positioning themselves to.....

On the frontline with tourists

How Greece's crisis is affecting ordinary holidaymakers

Wall Street's worst day of 2015

The U.S. stock market slumped after news Greek banks have closed to avoid collapse

Wolfgang Kasper on the Euro

(June 29, 2015 07:33 PM, by David Henderson) In following the Greek economic crisis, I have very little to add that has not been said. But one economist who said it well three and a half years ago is Australian economist and German native Wolfgang Kasper. His Econlib... (0 COMMENTS)

Forecast: Auto Sales above 17 Million SAAR in June

Nothing to add on Greece right now, so here is another forecast for June auto sales.From WardsAuto: Forecast: SAAR Expected to Remain Above 17 Million in JuneA WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to deliver 1.48 million light...Show More Summary

New York board backing raise for fast-food workers

After hearing from dozens of workers, panel's chairman says "there needs to be a substantial increase in the hourly wage"

White House says it won't bail out Puerto Rico

Some see parallels between recession-wracked island and ailing Greece, citing tax evasion and government corruption

A credit card interest rate robocaller gets the boot

The Federal Trade Commission and Florida get an outfit that targeted seniors with phony rate cut offers shut down

Stocks hit by Greece; Wall Street's worst day of year

Investors react to uncertainty over what's next for the eurozone as Greeks ready to vote on requirements to get bailout aid

Former Dallas Fed President Fisher to Join Barclays as Senior Adviser

Richard Fisher, who left the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in March, joins Barclays as a senior adviser July 1, the bank announced Monday.

?Gay marriage ruling may lead to health insurance risk

Many companies could drop corporate health coverage benefits for same-sex couples who don't want to get married

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