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Japan’s Vacant And Abandoned Houses: Visions of Detroit





Not even the most prodigious and reckless money-printing binge can fix it

 
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Every President His Bubble – And Its Aftermath





Politicians love good asset bubbles. Until they blow up. Which they always do.

 
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The EU’s Out-Of-Control Intelligence Services (That Don’t Exist, Officially)





Four of them are beyond any kind of democratic control, beholden only to the elite club of unelected Eurocrats, the European Council.

 
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The Next Big Thing: Profiting From The Fear Of Climate Change





The last big thing was green tech, now a pileup of capital destruction.

 
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The Infallible Fed At The Verge Of (Not) Admitting Failure





“Labor market conditions are affected by a variety of factors outside a central bank’s control,” admitted the Fed's Jeffrey Lacker after the employment report bounced around the world.

 
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The French Government’s Exquisite Bullying





It's saddled with enough problems; in theory, it no longer needs to create new ones.

 
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Abenomics Tries To Make Sure Japan Is Going Down Swinging





Lamborghini sales hit the highest level in 14 years, Ferrari sales jumped 40% for the first quarter, luxury retailers forecast fat profits....

 
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Wall-Street Engineering Hones In On Apple’s "Offshore" Cash





Last time it issued bonds was in 1996, when it flirted with bankruptcy. But now a new era is dawning.

 
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Luxembourg Is Not The Next Cyprus, Not Yet, But....





The financial sector added 38% to GDP, but the threat of the banking-data sharing agreement will cause clients to pull their money out...

 
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Germany’s Trial Balloon Of A “Plan B”





Insider offered an alternative, a heresy for Germans, an exit strategy if you will, a Plan B.... And he predicted that the euro might not last another five years!

 
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The Worldwide Economy Is Fine, But The Sales Reps Are Lazy - Or Something





When sales reps, Easter, and the sequester get blamed for worldwide sales declines

 
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“But The Rising Star Is The USA”





Where German industrial companies plan to invest: a slew of losers out there, including Germany

 
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Aftermath Of A Bubble And What Rises From The Ashes





Participants don’t see them. Outsiders shake their heads, until they get sucked in. Central banks create them, but deny their existence. Risks no longer exist. Take natural gas.

 
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The New “Nazis” of Spain





Folks who are standing up to the banks and draconian mortgage laws that the government is hell-bent on protecting

 
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Google Spy Drones For Street View?





“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

 
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