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A long home run

By Ben Walsh
September 24, 2013

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The opportunity cost of buying iPhones and Cronuts

By Ben Walsh
September 20, 2013

Quartz’s Ritchie King did some excellent reporting this morning, producing the infographic of the day: “The line for new iPhones vs the line for cronuts”. The line for new iPhones is 250 meters, or 92% longer than the line for the iPhone.

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Retweet to Wall Street

By Ben Walsh
September 13, 2013

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No, it’s not secret – a guide to Twitter’s confidential IPO filing

By Ben Walsh
September 13, 2013

Twitter filed for an initial public offering: we know this because the company tweeted so, not because the registration documents, or the company’s financial disclosures, are publicly available. Twitter didn’t even have to tweet what it did: its not legally required to say that it has filed registration documents with the SEC (it did that voluntarily).

Inflation is too low; how does it get too high?

By Ben Walsh
September 13, 2013

“Inflation can be too low as well as too high.” That was Fed governor Jerome Powell’s warning back in June. The data show that, based on the Fed’s own target of 2%, inflation is too low:

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Golden delicious

By Ben Walsh
September 10, 2013

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Chart: Selling the headline, buying the complete transcript

By Ben Walsh
September 6, 2013

At the G20 today, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about about Syria. His comments were reported by Bloomberg “will provide assistance if the U.S. launches military action against the country [Syria]“, under the headline “U.K. Stocks Drop as Putin Says Russia Will Help Syria“.

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G20 economic questions

By Ben Walsh
September 5, 2013

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