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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
3 hrs ago
Barack Obama, market timer in chief
So Hot Right Now
5 hrs ago
"In a data-chic world, a chief economist is the new marketing must-have"
5 hrs ago
When bad journalism becomes a joke: the origin of "whoa, if true"
Sovereign Debt Problems
6 hrs ago
Why Argentina's credit spreads are going down while the probability of default is going up
7 hrs ago
The Coconut Water Wars: "Attempts at psychological point-scoring that could charitably be described as sophomoric"
Your Daily Outrage
A company loans money to U.S. soldiers and then sues them by the thousands
Paul Ryan's plan would increase poverty and cut funding for anti-poverty programs
Welfare reform "cut spending by cutting the rolls." Do we want to do the same thing to food stamps?
Remember: super-yacht buyers are job creators
Mildly Plausible Theories
Cynk didn't fall 100% because too many people thought it would fall 100%
You don't love language if you love to police it
"The NFL's true attitude toward women has never been quite so apparent as it is now."
The NFL made a bad business decision when it decided to go easy on domestic violence
Ace Greenberg, the paper clip conservationist who oversaw the rise and collapse of Bear Stearns, dies at 86
People are corporations, too (sort of)
"For the first time, acquisitions are more appealing than I.P.O.s."
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