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Jobless Claims Decline As Americans Go Back To Work

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U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, dropping to its lowest level in nearly 45 years as the labor market tightened further, bolstering expectations of faster wage growth this year. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 9,000 to a seasona...
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Will Apartment Building Boom Cost Taxpayers As Market Collapses?

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Record Apartment Building-Boom Meets Reality: First CRE Decline Since The Great Recession | Zero Hedge The Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) by Green Street, which tracks the “prices at which commercial real estate transactions are currently being negotiated and contracted,” plateaued briefly in December through February and then started to de...
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Is Uber Crashing A Bad Sign For the Unicorn Investment Crowd?

Is Uber Crashing A Bad Sign For the Unicorn Investment Crowd?
Unicorns Watch In Horror As Uber Careens Towards Extinction Event: A Down Round | Zero Hedge The slow motion train wreck of what was once The unicorn of all unicorns in the current stable continues. But as the 'free money' supplied by an ever complacent Federal Reserve dries up, suddenly, 'funding round excitement' takes on a whole different connot...
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War On Free Markets

War On Free Markets
Haupt's Take: The Fed has declared war on the free market - Watchdog.org The Fed poses a threat to our economy because of its unchecked power over the financial system. "Belief in magic has fooled many into believing that the Fed's financial shell game can fix everything wrong today." (Tom Robin) http://watchdog.org/256149/the-fed-has-declared-war-...
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Wall Street Crashing Into Reality

Wall Street Crashing Into Reality
When “Story Stocks” Crash Like this, the Market is Kaput | Wolf Street Many of our heroic "story stocks" are getting totally destroyed. Yet not much has changed: Their business model, if any, is the same; they're still losing money hand over fist; and they're still trotting out the same custom-designed metrics that seduced analysts and the media on...
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Sober Analysis Of Drunk Drivers

Sober Analysis Of Drunk Drivers
The Looming Recession & The Muted Delight Of Janet Yellen's Epic Failure | Zero Hedge Perhaps weak manufacturing, construction, and trade data are mere outliers.  Maybe the Fed can see beyond the fog to clearly capture the big picture.  Or maybe the Fed has lost its marbles.  Their outlook doesn’t jive with that of the regular wo...
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Leftist Lectured on Evils of Federal Reserve & Banksters

Leftist Lectured on Evils of Federal Reserve & Banksters
Blog: Ralph Nader scolds the Federal Reserve Please, don't lecture us about the Fed not being "political." When you are the captives of the financial industry, led by the too-big-to-fail banks, you are generically "political." So political in fact that you have brazenly interpreted your legal authority as to become the de facto regulator of our eco...
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Fox's Republican Presidential debates to raise real questions?

Fox's Republican Presidential debates to raise real questions?
Biderman: "Welcome To The First Global Recession Created By Central Bankers" | Zero Hedge "Things are crazy," says Charles Biderman summing up this bizarre situation. "We’re seeing the impact of the global slowdown on the US and that’s going to continue" adds the TrimTabs founder, and, in contrast to the mainstream view on Wall Street, he doesn’t t...
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