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MiB: Paul Krugman

This week’s Masters in Business Radio show at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Bloomberg Radio 1130AM and Siriux XM 119 (it also repeats all weekend).

Our guest this week is Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate, Princeton professor of economics and New York Times columnist and blogger.

You can listen to the show live here.

Shortly after the show, you can stream it at Soundcloud or download the one hour, 20 minute podcast here or on iTunes. Yes, all of the prior Podcasts are finally on Apple iTunes.

Next week, we speak with Ralph Acampora, founder of the Market Technician’s Association.

Category: Podcast

10 Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. Pull up an easy chair, tall yourself a hot cup of joe, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads: • Making the world’s problem solvers 10% more efficient: Ten years after a Google engineer empowered researchers with Scholar, he can’t bear to leave it (Medium) • Wake Up, Europe by George Soros (New York…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Succinct Summations of Weeks Events 10.24.14

Succinct Summations week ending October 24th Positives: 1. S&P 500 rose ~ 4% for the week — amazingly is now down less than 1% for the month. 2. Initial jobless claims came in slightly higher than expected but the 4-week moving average fell to the lowest levels since 2000. 3. Mortgage refinance applications rose 23.3%…Read More

Category: Markets

How Many Ebola Patients Have Been Treated Outside Africa?

Source: NY Times Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Science

Bankers Learned All the Wrong Lessons From the Financial Crisis

Under normal circumstances, approving my mortgage application should be a no-brainer: High income, no debt, high credit score. The missus also makes a good income, has an almost-perfect credit score and has been working for the same business for 28 years. But these are not normal circumstances. Let me jump to the end: Yes, we…Read More

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls

10 Friday AM Reads

Is this insane week nearly over already? Get set for your weekend, with our expertly curated morning train reads: • Revenge of the mom and pop investors (Fortune) see also You’re Not Listening To Robert Shiller If His CAPE Ratio Has You Scared Of Stocks (Business Insider) • Helicopter money (Mainly Macro) • Nobody Knows…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Ferrari California T

Hey, look, my new Birthday present is here (and in the right color, too!):   XXXX   Source: MarketWatch

Category: Weekend

Biggest Sunspot of the Last Two Solar Cycles

Source: The Sun Today From The Sun Today: The sunspot measures a whopping 2700 microhemispheres (MH or millionths of a visible solar hemisphere). Now it has surpassed AR10486 (2610 MH) of the famous 2003 Halloween storms. It is the largest sunspot since AR6368, which measured 3080 MH on November 18, 1990. AR12192 is the largest…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Science

10 Thursday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Panic Defused in Stocks With Sharpest VIX Drop Since 2009 (Bloomberg) see also Clouds Darken for America’€™s Blue-Chip Stocks (WSJ) • Are 401(k) Plans Setting Up Millennials for Pain? (Fiscal Times) • Why would the ECB buy corporate bonds? (FT Alphaville) • Why Rising Rents Haven’t Pumped Up Inflation (Real Time…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Foreign fighters flow to Syria

Source: Washington Post

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls, War/Defense