Afternoon Reading:

• Broadest Bull Market Rally Since 1990 Masked by Apple (Bloomberg)
• Instagram’s Buyout: How Does It Measure Up? (Waxy)
• Unemployment Falls Fast in U.S. If Men Get College Degree (Bloomberg)
• State Government Tax Collections Increase $62 Billion in 2011 (Census)
• New finding offers neurological support for Adam Smith’s ‘theories of morality’ (EurekAlert)
• Big Banks Needed 485.6 Billion Euros for Basel Capital Rule (Bloomberg) see also How the Banks Endangered Medicare (Economix)
• Google Investors Seek Apple-Like Dividend as Cash Piles Up: Tech (Bloomberg)
• Announcing Our Newest Hire: A Current Fox News Channel Employee (Gawker)
• How Physics and Neuroscience Dictate Your “Free” Will (Scientific American)
• The Path to Prosperity (The Big Questions)

What are you reading?

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Investors See Makings of Coal-Share Resurgence

Source: (WSJ)

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. willid3 says:

    there is no invisible hand that leads economies to equilibrium

    http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/there_is_no_invisible_hand.html

  2. swag says:

    Be advised that the authors know that correlation is not causation.

    “Big Box Stores Linked To the Presence of Hate Groups”

    http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/04/big-box-stores-linked-presence-hate-groups/1745/

  3. Iamthe50percent says:

    Bloomberg should correct that unemployment graph for age and experience. Four percent may be true for bachelor’s degrees, although I doubt it the way the unemployed are written off as “not really in the job market”. Unemployment is much higher (anecdotaly) amongst recent grads and I can testify that gray hair is the kiss of death in the job market, regardless of bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.

  4. thetruthseeker says:

    BR,
    I went to sleep before I was able to answer your response last night on climate change.

    Here is my response to the manipulation of data that I claimed.

    http://www.real-science.com/roy-spencer-all-us-warming-since-1973-is-mann-made

    And this is also unfortunate for the ice free north pole.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/11/bering_sea_ice_cover/

  5. Giovanni says:

    Always interesting to read the perspective of scientists re: Adam Smith wasn’t right until just now when we proved it. Maybe this will lead to another leap forward in philosophy so that we don’t have to wait hundreds of years for true things to be finally proven true only when the science catches up.

  6. mathman says:

    gee, whatever could be the matter?

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/foreclosures/tsunami-of-foreclosure-complaints-swamps-fla-bar-2298138.html
    ‘Tsunami’ of foreclosure complaints swamps Fla. Bar
    “The Florida Bar has fielded nearly 1,400 complaints against attorneys relating to the housing crisis, an unprecedented amount that has buried investigators and forced the group to rethink how it will handle widespread grievances in the future.

    Beginning in the fall of 2010, as foreclosures receded because of robo-signing revelations, a wave of consumer complaints alleging attorney misconduct began to hit the Bar.

    The complaint categories – mortgage fraud, foreclosure fraud, loan modification misconduct – didn’t even exist three years ago, said Ken Marvin, director of lawyer regulation for the Florida Bar.”
    (much more)