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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:00 am

Algos all go? Francis Breedon, Louisa Chen, Angelo Ranaldo and Nicholas Vause Bank Underground, 02 May 2018       Most academic studies find that algorithmic trading improves the quality of financial markets in normal times by boosting market liquidity (so larger trades can be executed more quickly at lower cost) and enhancing price efficiency (so market prices better reflect all value-relevant information). But what about…

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Monday, May 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Share this with the next person who complains the Mueller investigation is taking too long . . .     How Mueller's First Year Compares To other special counsel investigations Source: fivethirtyeight    

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Monday, May 21, 2018 11:00 am

How Public Pensions Can Start Healing Themselves A series of questions and answers can help. Bloomberg, May 21, 2018     Our discussion last week about representatives of the League of California Cities urging the CalPERS, the state's huge pension fund for public employees, to juice up investment returns generated a lot of interesting feedback.…

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Monday, May 21, 2018 6:00 am

@TBPInvictus here: Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp recently made what I thought was a fairly bold claim on Twitter: The firearms industry has created 91,000 jobs over the past 5 years. That's people, not profits. https://t.co/zUMd6wWY0r -- S.E. Cupp (@secupp) May 12, 2018 Aside from getting “ratioed” on the tweet, the vast majority of replies noted…

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Monday, May 21, 2018 5:23 am

My morning train reads: o Actually, the 1 Percent Are Still The Problem (Slate) o Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting (Washington Post) o New Amazon Channels Data Shows Why Apple Wants to Copy It (Variety) o Humans Are Dumb At Figuring Out How Smart Animals Are (fivethirtyeight) o How the Enlightenment Ends: Philosophically, intellectually--in…

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Monday, May 21, 2018 3:30 am

How did Google get so big? 60 Minutes reports on the power of Google, a company whose critics say has stifled competition: Most people love Google. It’s changed our world, insinuated itself in our lives, made itself indispensable. You probably don’t even have to type Google.com into your computer, it’s often the default setting, a…

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Monday, May 21, 2018 2:00 am

The Rise of Shale Oil Michael T. Owyang and Hannah G. Shell St Louis Fed, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.         Technological advances that allow oil producers to extract crude oil from shale rock formations have reshaped the landscape of U.S. oil production over the last 10 years. Since 2008, shale oil production…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:00 pm

I recently saw a show where Aztec Two-Step did the songbook of Simon & Garfunkel (see the $6 The Best of Simon & Garfunkel for the songbook). More than just music, it was narrated by WCWP DJ Tony Traguardo, based on the book Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends, by his mentor, Pete Fornatalle. Just before the intermission, they ran…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:00 am

  The transcript from this week's MIB: Steve Murray, Revolution Growth is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Soundcloud. Our earlier podcasts can all be found on iTunes, Soundcloud, Overcast and Bloomberg. ~~~ ANNOUNCER: Masters in Business is sponsored by Harvard Business School Executive Education offering four comprehensive leadership programs that transform rising executives into…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:00 am

My easy like Sunday morning reads: o How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America? (Bloomberg) o What Exactly Happened to David Einhorn? (Institutional Investor) o 22 Rules for Creating Work That Stands the Test of Time (Thought Catalog) o 14 Secrets of Costco Employees (Mental Floss) o How The ACORN Scandal Seeded Today’s Nightmare Politics (Huffington Post) o China…

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