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Florida Leads US In Mortgage Fraud Risk (Miami Leads, New York/Newark In 3rd, El Paso In 5th)

According to CoreLogic, 7 of the top 15 metro areas in terms of mortgage fraud risk as located in Florida. Miami and Daytona Beach rank 1 and 2, followed by New York/Newark/Jersey City. The post Florida Leads US In Mortgage Fraud Risk (Miami Leads, New York/Newark In 3rd, El Paso In 5th) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Bank of England: Taking the Banks’ Fraud Proceeds Slows Growth

Elite bankers and the pathetic economists who serve as apologists for their frauds specialize in proving our family saying that it is impossible to compete with unintentional self-parody. The post Bank of England: Taking the Banks’ Fraud Proceeds Slows Growth was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

In Praise of High Prices

Click here to read my column in Sunday's New York Times.

Hours worked in Europe and the US

Europeans work fewer hours than Americans. This column uses new survey data to disentangle the demographic dimensions and the drivers of this gap. In Eastern and Southern Europe, the gap is driven by lower employment rates, while in Western Europe and Scandinavia it is driven by fewer hours worked per person per week. Show More Summary

Multinational firms and business cycle co-movement

Multinational production has become one of the most important means by which firms serve foreign markets. This column examines the role of multinational firms in aggregate business cycle transmission. The results suggest that the combined...Show More Summary

Voter response to conditional cash transfers

Conditional cash transfers are a form programmatic redistribution that can yield electoral benefits for incumbent parties. This column assesses the electoral impact of conditional cash transfers targeting poor areas in Honduras. Voters...Show More Summary

Has Macroeconomic Policy Been Different Since the Crisis?

Brad DeLong wonders whether macroeconomic policy has been different in the post-2009 recovery. If we assume the role of macroeconomic policy is to stabilize aggregate demand growth, then my answer is an unequivocal yes. Macroeconomic policy was very different during the recovery than in previous periods. Show More Summary

Airbnb says it will sue over restrictive NY law

San Francisco-based company says measure benefits "price gouging" hotels at the expense of everyday people who rent out space

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/21/2016

Today's Water Cooler: CETA debacle, TISA, TPP fracas, Clinton on Syria, Clinton's warmongering, rail, apparel, web tracking, East Coast DDoS

Dear Wells Fargo, Liz Warren has some more questions

Massachusetts Senator wants to know why bank's board picked insider as CEO amid phony accounts scandal

Here’s What Economists Don’t Understand About Race

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Got an email saying Trump’s quitting race? It’s a scam

Hackers are using this heated election to target unsuspecting consumers with phishing scams. Top lure these days: The Donald

What can we learn from the 1988 election?

Most people who follow politics understand that the South “flipped” from the Dems to the GOP during the decades after the 1964 Civil Rights bill was signed.  You can see that the realignment was pretty far along by 1988, when Dukakis only won 10 states, almost all in the North (plus one border state and […]

The Best Part of This Week

Messages from the NC commentariat during fundraising week....including someone running for state office!

Time Warner shares soar on talk of merger with AT&T

A mega-deal between the second-largest wireless company and the parent company of HBO is reportedly in the works

Tesla may enter ride ride-hailing business next year

Electric car maker hints at venture along with disclaimer that using its cars to make money will only be allowed on its network

U.S. home prices jump, and other MoneyWatch headlines

Home values continue rebounding from housing crash; pharma company Ariad blasted for leukemia drug prices; and AT&T, Time Warner reportedly talk merger. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.

Liveblogging World War I: October 21, 1916: Torygraph

_[Daily Telegraph][]_: "The return of the Duke of Connaught from his five-year stint as Governor-General of Canada... [Daily Telegraph]: >...appears...Show More Summary

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