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Is there too much emphasis on college degrees?

A Walmart executive's resume lie raises questions about how essential a diploma is to do the job

Got bad credit? Tips how to finance a new car

Unlikely as it seems, you may be able to get a new car loan even if you have bad credit - find out how

The risks of investing in China

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has received a lot of attention, but there are risks. Riad Younes, co-portfolio manager of the RSQ International Equity Fund, discusses his plan for investing in China.

Should you invest in China?

There are both opportunities and risks when investing in China. Riad Younes, co-portfolio manager of the RSQ International Equity Fund, sits down to discuss dynamics affecting Chinese stocks now.

How Can Small Kids Earn a Few Dollars?

(September 17, 2014 11:45 AM, by Art Carden) This morning, our six-year-old earned fifty cents. That fifty cents topped of the money he has been earning recently and gave him enough to buy a $17 toy he wants. I couldn't be prouder: when he wants something, he finds... (0 COMMENTS)

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

There are about 1.8 million households that receive food stamps in those four states, out of almost 23 million households nationwide

Where Are My Foreign Assets When I Need Them?

How do you show the challenge of the eurozone periphery in one chart? Well, it is difficult but the representation below is a good pick in my view. A structurally negative net foreign asset position is a very tough hurdle to overcome when in a currency union, saddled with poor demographics and need net external demand to boost national income. Show More Summary

A crude view of technology

Energy billionaires are not necessarily an indicator of technological stagnation

Key Measures Show Low Inflation in August

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% (1.5% annualized rate) in August. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index was essentially unchanged (0.3% annualized rate) during the month. Show More Summary

Maps Illustrate Mortgage-Lending Boom and Bust for Minorities

A new series of maps from the Urban Institute helps illustrate the severity of the mortgage-lending boom and bust by shining a light on metro areas and individual neighborhoods.

NAHB: Builder Confidence increased to 59 in September, Highest since 2005

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 59 in September, up from 55 in August. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.From theShow More Summary

Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for September 17, 2014

Over at [Equitable Growth]([The Equitablog]( Nick Bunker: How rising income inequality affects state tax revenue - Washington Center for Equitable Growth Morning Must-Read:...Show More Summary

Swiss National Bank Preview: Negative Rates, or Wait and See?

If the Fed and Scotland were not enough to hold your interest, fear not: Thursday brings a quarterly rates decision from the Swiss National Bank.

Liveblogging World War II: September 17, 1944: Arnhem

World War II Today: 17 September 1944: Market Garden: Allied airborne attack into Holland: >Landing at Arnhem, the objective deepest into German occupied territory, were the British First Airborne Division. John Frost, commanding 2nd...Show More Summary

Follow or Break the Rule?

Lars Christensen plots a version of the Taylor rule I proposed some years ago (published here). I suggested this rule as an approximate description of Alan Greenspan's monetary policy in the 1990s. Here is the plot: Click on graphicShow More Summary

5 Questions About The European Central Bank’s Lending Program

The European Central Bank will announce Thursday how much banks borrowed in new four-year ECB loans aimed at boosting private-sector lending. Here are five key questions—and answers—about the program.

Watch out for this Social Security scam

A new scam attempt tries to trick you into sharing a lot of personal info with someone claiming to help you get gov't benefits

Ask Me Anything about Universal Basic Income Today on Reddit

Today at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific), I will be doing an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit on the topic of universal basic income (UBI). Here is the general link to the page where my discussion will appear. I will post an exact link to the discussion itself when the time comes. Show More Summary

Class Bigots: Finding Themselves On Third Base and Thinking They Hit a Triple

Yves here. I'm featuring this post from Angry Bear because it presents a vivid example of an increasingly common form of economic hatred: that of seeing anyone lower on the income ladder as fully deserving of their lowly status and a potential, if not actual, social parasite.

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