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“Foreclosure Rebound Pattern”: Foreclosure Starts SUDDENLY Jump 57% in California (And Soar In Much Of The Country)





Cynic in me says it must be a data problem, that the computers got hacked, or something. But that’s wishful thinking.

 
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Crazy Abenomics Orgy In Japan Is Ending Already – Pounding Hangover Next





Kudos to the Bank of Japan. Its heroic campaign to water down the yen has borne fruit.

 
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From Glut to a Whiff of Panic: Natural Gas Soars





The big money has jumped into the fray.

 
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Manipulating the Entire IPO Market With Just $250 Million





Tech isn’t exactly booming, but that hasn’t kept “valuations” of tech startups from being pushed into the stratosphere, for the benefit of an elite club.

 
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Hang On Tight: ‘Merger Monday,’ Which Died in 2008, Is BAAACK





Like in the bubble days of 2007: the big numbers, the deal exuberance, the craziness, the hoopla

 
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“This Chart Is A True Representation Of The Employment Crisis In This Country”





There are millions of people in that category. And their numbers are growing, not diminishing.

 
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Fizzing Optimism For Wild Financial Engineering





Nothing can be a more pungent metaphor for today's investment climate than the headline, “Macau gambling revenue hits record $45 bn in 2013.”

 
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The Japanese Feel The Heat From The Big Lie Of Abenomics





Inflation without compensation and a consumption tax hike make a very toxic mix

 
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The Multi-Pronged Mortgage Debacle Next Year (So Long, “Housing Recovery”)





First hint of what happens when the heavily subsidized industry is being encouraged to try to stand on its own wobbly feet.

 
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“Implicit” Government Guarantees To Bail Out Bank Creditors Tighten Their Grip On US Taxpayers





Rebellious Fed head Lacker fired at “implicit guarantees” to bail out bank creditors. Covered liabilities, the size of US GDP.

 
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This Inflation Is Supposed To Be GOOD For Japanese Workers?





Printing yourself out of trouble and to wealth works. For the elite. Even in Japan. But how are workers and consumers faring? And by implication the real economy?

 
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Something’s Afoot In China: Young Rich Woman Are Buying Maseratis





In the US and Europe, 95% of the buyers are male. Average age is 55. What's different in China?

 
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Corp. Extortion Over Minimum Wage In Germany: BMW, Daimler, VW Threaten to Offshore Production





Germany has neither a minimum wage nor a government. Someday it might have both.

 
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