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A Grassroots Win: FCC Approves Net Neutrality

Thanks to those Naked Capitalism readers who supported, through your petition signatures, e-mails, calls, and donations, the push to preserve net neutrality and keep the major telecom and cable incumbents from giving preferential access to content providers with the financial heft to pay for it. Show More Summary

Economic growth cooler than previously estimated

U.S. economy expanded 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, down from the federal government's initial forecast

Cuban cigar makers bank on U.S. visitors

Cuban cigars have been outlawed in the U.S. since the embargo took effect in 1962

Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute

Complaints center on 41 patents for technology used in Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads

Global markets muted ahead of U.S. GDP update

Pre-market, Wall Street gave no indication of major moves: Dow futures were down 0.08 percent; S&P futures fell 0.2 percent

10 concrete homes that don't look like prisons

Concrete homes offer several advantages over traditional materials, are gaining popularity -- and can actually be quite cozy

MoneyWatch: Apple Watch announcement coming soon; FCC votes in favor of net neutrality

Apple sent invitations for an event next month where it is expected to show off the new Apple Watch. Also, the FCC voted to to regulate the Internet like a public utility, a policy known as net neutrality. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

5 illegal tactics shady debt collectors love

Most consumers may not realize debt collectors have to follow specific guidelines about when trying to get you to pay up

Sharon Stone sued for missing anti-Chevron events

A New York PR firm is suing the actress for the bit part she played in a long-running battle over pollution in the Amazon

5 job perks that can help you save money

Don't overlook a raft of savings opportunities that could be waiting for you in your workplace

Grand Central: Role of New York Fed Stirs Divisions in Central Bank

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Friday, February 27, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath examines the controversy over the role of the New York Fed presidency.

Fed’s Lockhart: FOMC Meetings From June Onward Open to Rate Increases

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart continues to cautiously eye favoring an interest rate increase this summer, although he added he still needs to see more data to support such an action.

Fed’s Bullard: Delaying Interest-Rate Increase Much Longer Creates Risk

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard warned that if the U.S. central bank isn't raising rates by the end of September, it could be a bad thing for the economy.

"Holdouts" On Argentine Bonds, Did Not Own the Bonds at Time of Default

A NYT piece on the ongoing legal battle between hedge funds that own a portion of Argentina's debt and the Argentine government likely misled many readers. It referred to the hedge funds as "holdouts," saying that they had refused to...Show More Summary

Blood and Souls for My Lord Arioch! It Is Cold!

Liveblogging from Beneath My Electric Blanket: If you think I am going to leave this room today, you are wrong:

Video: Is Deflation Returning to Japan?

As global deflation worries spread, new Japanese data Friday show the difficult central banks face in battling that affliction.

Bank of Japan’s Kuroda Still Seeking Blastoff

Japan needs a surge of power to blast its way out of deflation's gravitational pull, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said, after the release of new data showing the country was actually falling backward.

Credit supply and the housing boom

There is no consensus among economists on the forces that drove the historical rise of US house prices and household debt that preceded the Global Crisis. In this column, the authors argue that the fundamental factor behind that boom was an increase in the supply of mortgage credit. Show More Summary

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