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Hoisted from the Internet from 20 Years Ago: Berkeley’s Economists Attack Policy Issues With Unusual Gusto: Live from The Roasterie CXLIII: April 17, 2014

Owen Zidar sends us back to the Wall Street Journal of twenty years ago, reminding us why Berkeley Economics has punched so much above the fundamental weight of the relative resources allowed us by the university over the past generation,...Show More Summary

Electric cars could replace horse-drawn carriages

New York's famous horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by vintage electric cars as concerns grow about the welfare of the horses. If animal rights advocates get their way, horse-drawn carriages could be replaced by as many as 68 cars. WCBS-TV's Dave Carlin reports.

Workers’ Earnings Climb at Healthy Pace in First Quarter

Are American workers finally starting to see some decent wage increases? A report Thursday offers hope, showing incomes picked up at a healthy pace in the first three months of the year.

6 cars turning heads at the New York Auto Show

From sleek sports cars to redesigned SUVs, automakers are giving Americans a first look at their newest models

Ad calling motherhood world's toughest job goes viral

Extolling the virtues of self-sacrificing mothers turns into popular advertising gimmick

Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

Decision comes as higher costs for beef, avocados and cheese have pressured profit margins for the chain

Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

Emergency motion would have forced GM to tell owners of recalled cars to stop driving the vehicles until the ignition switches are repaired

Weibo shares shoot up after Nasdaq IPO

Initial public offering values Chinese social media company at nearly $4 billion

Bank of England Says Its QE Worked Better Than Thought

A new paper from the Bank of England itself now argues the bank's asset-purchase program had more pop than previously thought

Joe Scarborough and His Band of Space Aliens Take on Paul Krugman

The Huffington Post really deserves to be called on the carpet for this piece. It implies there is a debate going on between Paul Krugman and Joe Scarborough over whether the Obama administration is tampering with Census data to make the Affordable Care Act look good. There is no debate because Scarborough has no clue what he is taking about. Show More Summary

Secret Service: Target hackers may take years to find

Total cost of the breach could easily reach into the billions of dollars

Ukraine Talks End in Accord; Accord Between Whom? Does it Solve Anything?

Details are scant but Bloomberg reports Treasuries Fall Most in a Month as Ukraine Talks End in Accord Treasuries fell, pushing 10-year note yields up the most in a month, as talks on the crisis in Ukraine ended with an accord aimedShow More Summary

New app for caffeine junkies

There's a new app, called Cups, that lets you pay $45 a month for unlimited coffee from dozens of independent coffee shops. Right now the app is only available in New York and there is one limitation: Users have to wait 30 minutes before ordering another coffee. Jill Wagner has that story and more MoneyWatch headlines.

Hotels: Strongest Year since 2000

From HotelNewsNow.com: US hotels report strong weekly RevPAR The U.S. hotel industry posted positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 6-12 April 2014, according to data from STR.In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s revenue per available room jumped 12.8% to $80.09. Show More Summary

Putin Threatens Military Intervention in Ukraine; Obama's Hypocritical Response

In his strongest message yet to Ukraine, the EU, and US, Putin says Russia ready to act in UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin has warned of his readiness to deploy troops in eastern Ukraine if diplomatic efforts fail to resolveShow More Summary

Why did ousted Yahoo exec get $58 million in severance?

Former COO Henrique de Castro’s golden parachute may be one of the richest payouts for subpar performance ever

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