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A herd of hippos that one belonged to Pablo Escobar are ravaging the Colombin countryside
What's the biggest threat to the TV ad market? A massive oversupply of TV
How a law to stop US companies from dodging taxes ended up enriching CEOs
Fantastic @BloombergNews story on a law meant to punish US co.s for tax dodging that backfired http://t.co/aMtXyxc6by
The dark side of higher home prices: banks reduce commercial lending, firms invest less
Links for 11-25-2013
How the digital revolution is making it increasingly hard to measure the "real" economy
Wonkblog: Wonkbook: Change is painful. But the health-care status quo is a complete disaster.
How Europe's pharmaceutical companies could stop America's death penalty
The JOBS Act was about startups, right? It's helping Dan Loeb's Bermuda reinsurance firm with zero US employees
Loeb’s Reinsurer With No US Staff Gains From Jobs Act http://t.co/jnBqNMgucG Just b/c u list on US exchange doesn't mean u will hire here $$
Gazprom's demise could topple the Putin regime
Anders Aslund catalogues Gazprom's woes. But with Novatek and Rosneft on the prowl, are they Putin's woes too? http://t.co/7oWrxEbUNY
The uneven, perplexing market for mobile money in Africa
Lovely piece by @bhgreeley on anthropological studies of mobile money in Africa: http://t.co/SG0jN3eyCG
Somehow, wood (yes, wood) has become Europe's most important renewable energy source
Airlines made billions from EU carbon tax
How the rich and the poor spend money
"Why frustrated second sons and medieval Anglo-Scottish border violence (partly) explain US healthcare costs"
McKinsey’s airy platitudes bode ill for its next half-century
Why the gender gap will eventually close
"If Marriott wants its housekeepers to earn more, it should pay them more"
Important Wine News
There is no great stagnation
Strange Bloomberg Headlines
"Is Everybody Single?"
Uber But For...
"Clients don’t have to interact with the cleaner if they don’t want to, which makes it feel as though they’re ordering a product, not human labor."
Peter Thiel passes Go, collects $200, and channels his inner Rockefeller
Pethokoukis: Reaganomics should not be a straitjacket
Vultures Vultures Everywhere
Argentina's Congress passed a bill to reroute its bond payments through local banks
Cost-cutting hedge fund hates fun, advises Olive Garden that unlimited breadsticks are inefficient
Why Stockholm is the hardest place in the world to rent an apartment
Newest Scotland independence poll has No at 52, Yes at 48
Americans continue to work longer, weirder hours than everyone else
Your annual roundup of large corporations trying to tweet about 9/11
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