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    With companies in no mood to hire, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in 25 years. But the pace of layoffs eased, with employers cutting 345,000 jobs, less than analyst expectations. read more »
    10
    A very insightful videos from the Perimeter Institute in which Nouriel lectures on his interpretation of the lack of vision of bubble participants, regulators and economists. read more »
    19
    This is a phenomenal, detailed presentation by T2 Partners, loaded with charts. You can find informed answers and viewpoints for all your question around the crisis. read more »
    10
    We first heard the term decades ago: The "Sun Belt" was just starting a phenomenal growth run. Everybody, it seemed, wanted a spot in the sun. read more »
    14
    Easy consumer credit — is about to become the next crisis. This according to William Jarvis, an i-banker, and Ian MacMillan, a professor at Wharton. They've co-authored an extraordinary, harrowing web-exclusive article read more »
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    Columbia Journalism Review explores whether the media did, in fact, do everything that it could to protect its readers. In its final analysis, the answer seems to be a resounding "no." read more »
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    A record 12 percent of homeowners with a mortgage were behind on their payments in the 1st quarter. And the trend is predicted to continue until the end of next year, about six months after unemployment is expected to p read more »
    12
    The U.S. economy will enter “hyperinflation” approaching the levels in Zimbabwe because the Fed will be reluctant to raise interest rates, investor Marc Faber said. read more »
    12
    More than 90 percent of economists predict the recession will end this year, but the recovery will be bumpy. It is generally in line with the outlook from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues. read more »
    14
    The March report for the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index released today shows a record decline of 19.1 percent. All 20 metro areas are still showing negative annual rates of change. read more »
    15
    A little more than a ten years ago, Brooksley Born foresaw the financial catastrophe, accurately predicting that exotic investments known as over-the-counter derivatives would lead to a crisis. read more »
    19
    One measure of a national debt is dividing gross external debt by GDP. So, how does the US debt position compare to that of other countries? Who are the world's biggest debtor nations? The rankings may surprise you! read more »
    14
    The credit and housing bubble was largely created through excessive monetary stimulus in the wake of 9/11, as Greenspan held "real" interest rates (Fed Funds less inflation) at or below 0% for nearly four years. read more »
    11
    Hold your horses on calling a new bull market. The bear is alive and well and has several years to go. read more »
    18
    Much has changed since the summer of 1969, both socially and economically. To analyze the variance in purchasing power between then and now, this infographic compares a number of popular consumer products by price. read more »

    

     

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