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Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:30 am

My easy like Sunday morning reads: o Beside the Golden Door: The new Statue of Liberty Museum is a quiet paean to America's embrace of immigrants--but what is there to celebrate?  (Slate) o Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2019 (Intelligent Economist) see also 75 Top Economics Influencers (Focus Economics) o 1st Space ETF Lifts Off…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:15 am

This week we speak with Dave Goetsch, executive producer and writer of CBS' The Big Bang Theory, the highest ranked sitcom on TV. After a 12 year run, the show's series finale aired earlier this week. He tells the story of applying for a job at Goldman Sachs, and being asked if he read the Wall…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:30 am

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat on the swing, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: o The Radical, Lucrative, and Controversial Company Hiding in Stephen Schwarzman's Pocket (Institutional Investor) o Inside the Cage Match Between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss Twins (Vanity Fair)…

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Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Succinct Summations for the week ending May 17th, 2019 Positives: 1. Market mostly recovered from Tariff postering, as US & China avoid full-scale Trade war; 2. Auto tariffs on the EU and Japan were postponed for six months; 3. Housing starts rose 5.7% m/o/m from 1.168M to 1.235M. 4. Jobless claims fell 16k w/o/w from…

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Friday, May 17, 2019 6:00 am

Sports betting is now legal in 11 states (including Nevada). Source: Variety   Its been a year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that banned sports-betting nationwide. Prior, it was somehow limiting it to just Nevada (?!), as if that could be remotely constitutional. Sidebar: US…

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Friday, May 17, 2019 5:13 am

My end of week morning train reads: o  Farewell, Captain America. Hello, Ziggy Stardust: After Bohemian Rhapsody, studios are eyeing many a project steeped in FM nostalgia. (Vanity Fair) o Co-working spaces: Not just for start-up bros anymore (Los Angeles Times) o The Pivot: The iPhone is the most successful product of all time. (ASYMCO)…

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Friday, May 17, 2019 3:00 am

Polestar, the high-end, electric division of Volvo, has an intriguing new EV: the Polestar 2. It is a premium 5-door fastback, and one of the first real contenders to challenge Tesla. The $40,000 price tag pits it directly against Tesla’s Model 3. (We previously looked at the Polestar 1 here). There is no start button…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:00 pm

In 1966, Australia switched from pounds to decimal currency. The country's central bank issued a new range of banknotes with modern safety features – including watermarks, woven metal thread and raised print. But these technologies couldn't prevent a $900,000 swindle.   How a Huge Counterfeiting Case Led to Plastic Money Source: Bloomberg  

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:30 am

Getting Rich Investing in Art Is So Easy Just figure out what sells for peanuts today and will command a fortune in 30 years or so. Bloomberg, May 16, 2019.       You, too, can make a fortune in the art market. All you need is an eye for important, beautiful works, some spare cash…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:30 am

My morning train reads: o The U.S. Has a Fleet of 300 Electric Buses. China Has 421,000 (Bloomberg) o Siegel: Have Stock Buybacks Gone Too Far? ([email protected]) o The internet didn’t shrink 6% real estate commissions. But this lawsuit might (CNN) o Making the Social Leap: A Conversation on How Our Psychology Evolved (Behavioral Scientist)…

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