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Stalling problems prompt big Ford recall

Problem with fuel pump control modules in certain 2013 through 2015 models year SUVs and sedans triggers recall

Financial market development is economic development

In theory, firms in developing countries benefit from viable, well-used, stable, and efficient local financial markets as a source of investment for local firms. Financial markets in the home countries of multinationals can also act as a source of FDI to the developing world when local financial markets are weak. Show More Summary

Existing Home Sales decline in July to 5.39 million SAAR

CR Note: I'm in NYC and I will post graphs when I return home.From the NAR: Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in JulyTotal existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million in July from 5.57 million in June. Show More Summary

Another downside of soaring CEO pay

How employees view the compensation of their company's leader can make a big difference in staff morale

Here comes a new Chinese export: Nuclear reactors

Beijing is pushing hard to become a global player in nuclear power, but the world market may not be so lucrative

Stocks lackluster, oil drops ahead of Yellen’s speech

Shares in New York looked poised to hold steady, with S&P futures up 0.1 percent and Dow futures about flat

Qatari fund buys a chunk of the Empire State Building

The tiny but wealthy OPEC member, an American ally, is ramping up its U.S. investments as oil income stumbles

Pension payment: Lump sum or monthly check?

This could be one of the most important retirement choices you'll have to make, if you're lucky enough to have a pension

Why It’s Time to Go “Maximum Overweight” in Gold

It's safe to say few, if any, Americans bank with Raiffeisenbank Gmund am Tegernsee, a small co-operative bank outside Munich, Germany. But now it's vital Americans know what's happening in the tiny bank with the big name. The post Why It’s Time to Go “Maximum Overweight” in Gold was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Trump is Goldman’s Golden Goose

To Goldman, Trump has always been a useful idiot. The post Trump is Goldman’s Golden Goose was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Welcome To Hell(ocs)! Home Equity Loans Come Back to Haunt Borrowers, Banks

A home equity lines of credit (or HELOC) is a loan, using your home as collateral. The post Welcome To Hell(ocs)! Home Equity Loans Come Back to Haunt Borrowers, Banks was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Today’s Federal Deficit Report Hints at Looming Financial Crisis in the U.S.

The projected federal deficit report released by the Congressional Budget Office was frightening. The post Today’s Federal Deficit Report Hints at Looming Financial Crisis in the U.S. was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Bubbles In Bond Land—-A Central Bank Made Mania, Part 2

Europe is a financial and political powder keg. The ECB is bluffing a $40 trillion debt market (including bank loans) and the Brussels apparatchiks are bluffing 340 million citizens. The post Bubbles In Bond Land—-A Central Bank Made Mania, Part 2 was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Truthful lies

The tiresome kerfuffle about whether Jeremy Corbyn lied about being unable to get a seat on a train raises a question: so what if he did lie? We all do. Often, a lie can be a way of expressing a...

Democrats Have a 60 Percent Chance to Retake the Senate

The Upshot announces its first 2016 Senate forecast. Democrats are defending only 10 seats while the Republicans have to preserve 24.

How domestic trade frictions shape welfare gains

In international trade theory, countries are often treated as homogenous regions, with no account taken of their internal geography. This column uses evidence from China’s Treaty Port Era to show how domestic trade frictions shape welfare gains from trade. Show More Summary

Corporate Tax Cuts: More Debunking of the Claim that They Spur Growth

Contrary to aggressive corporate PR, why corporate tax cuts do not promote investment in projects that promote growth.

Back to the Future? Lessons on Inequality, Labor Markets, and Conflict from the Gilded Age

Warning to capitalists: the high levels of inequality of the deregulated Gilded Age led to concerted and effective pushback by workers.

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