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The BoE orders a 7 and 7

By Ben Walsh
August 28, 2013

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The Rocky road away from QE

By Ben Walsh
August 26, 2013

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Enforcement season

By Ben Walsh
August 20, 2013

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The London small fry

By Ben Walsh
August 15, 2013

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Pink slips for Fannie and Freddie

By Ben Walsh
August 7, 2013

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Bad to bad-but-not-terrible

By Ben Walsh
August 2, 2013

There were two ways of seeing July’s jobs report: it was either bad or bad-but-not-terrible. The US economy added 162,000 jobs in July; the consensus expected more like 184,000. May and June’s job totals were also revised down by a total of 26,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.4%. Here’s a breakdown of the reactions, with the caveat that the distinction between weak and not-particularly strong is in the eye of the beholder.

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Wall Street’s thin white line

By Ben Walsh
July 30, 2013

The ink on SAC’s indictment is barely dry, but Dylan Matthews argues that the entire case should be dropped. In fact, he writes, insider trading should be legalized. Laws against insider trading are “justified as providing an even playing field for small investors” despite the fact that a “playing field doesn’t exist”.

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The fight for Dell

By Ben Walsh
July 18, 2013

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Banks’ problem with success

By Ben Walsh
July 16, 2013

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Being a CEO has never been more valuable

By Ben Walsh
July 2, 2013

There are a number of reasons no one is particularly worried about wage stagnation among CEOs: