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Which Colleges Give You The Best Value For Your Money

Surging costs have sunk the return on invested capital of a liberal arts degree into the single digits, so students who plan on leaving their safe spaces (basements) and venturing out into the working world after graduation might want to prioritize maximizing value.

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

When you're a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don't like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they're likely to often say "no." Moreover, when public officials pass tax increases, they may face the wrath of taxpayers at the ballot box. For this reason, governments are always looking for ways to get revenue without having to use tax revenue.

Drug Overdoses Now The Leading Killer Of American Adults Under 50

The opioid crisis that is ravaging urban and suburban communities across the US claimed an unprecedented 59,000 lives last year (a roughly 19% increase from 2015). Overdoses, made increasingly common by the introduction of fentanyl and other powerful synthetic opioids into the supply, are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.

Qatar Crashes In Escalating Gulf Crisis; Oil Fails To Rebound As Global Stocks Dip

S&P futures point to a slightly lower open ahead of today's US non-mfg ISM and Service PMI data. European shares fall, while Asian shares are little changed. Several European countries are closed for Whit Monday leading to subdued trading. Following the latest unexpected Gulf Crisis overnight, in which Gulf nations cut all diplomatic relations with Qatar amid stunning allegations of funding terrorism, oil spiked but has since pared almost all gains.

Mish: "Rent-A-Car Industry Shakeout Coming"

"With competition from Google, Lyft, Uber, and likely car dealers such as GM and Ford, places like Dollar will not even survive, especially given their corporate culture and attitude. That said, the mid-term rental business will shrink, not vanish."

Stocks Set For New All-Time Highs, Nikkei Rises Above 20,000, Oil Slides

Stocks are set for new all time highs with S&P futures up 0.2%, boosted by green markets across Europe and Asia, where the Nikkei rose above 20,000 for the first time since 2015. World stocks are set for new record highs, having already gained 11% so far this year, ahead of today's US nonfarm payrolls which are expected to increase by 185,000 jobs after surging 211,000 in April.

Sugar Wars - Sweet Deals, Bad Policy

A “sugar bomb” will detonate on June 5 unless the US and Mexico can reach an agreement on sugar imports within the next week...

Why Carson Block Sees "Real Problems With Canada"

"I was thinking, my God, didn’t we just go through this in the U.S.? ...The conditions seem to exist for there to be some pain inflicted on the markets... suggests that Canada is the hottest market in the world for short sellers..."

Emerging Markets Are Not All Created Equal

Although emerging markets are similar in that they have high expectations for growth, it’s important to remember that these countries have very unique and different sets of risks.