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Blurred Lines vs. Got to Give it Up

Check out the two songs side by side: Their are some sonic, but not melodic, similarities:

Its a bum jury decision . . .

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Legal, Music

Succinct Summation for Week’s Events 3.27.15

Succinct Summations of week ending March 27th Positives: 1. Markit’s Eurozone PMI rose to 54.1, the highest levels since May 2011. 2. Consumer prices rose 0.2% in February, in line with expectations. 3. Initial jobless claims fell to 282k, 8k less than expected. 4. New home sales came in at an annualized rate of 539k…Read More

Category: Markets

Shifting Sands in Middle East

Interesting collection of shifting alliances in the Middle East:   Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

Interest Rates Aren’t Going Anywhere . . .

Source: BAML, Fiscal Times     I have been fairly agnostic on several issues related to where interest rates are heading. It has never been my job to forecast where the 10-year yield will be in six months. Not predicting and not caring are two very different things, however. Rates matter a great deal — to investors, to the economy…Read More

Category: Credit, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Psychology, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

10 Friday AM Reads

Where does the time go? Its already Friday, and we present the finest morning train reads in the land: • In US Small-Caps, Quality Is on Sale (AB Global) see also This is nothing like the 2000 dot-com bubble (MarketWatch) • Hedge Funds: Don’t Call Us a Hedge Fund (WSJ) • Silicon Valley is seizing the customers: Instead of building for…Read More

Category: Financial Press

1968 Toyota 2000 GT

Source: Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

Average Annual Precipitation

Source: Natural News

Category: Science

The Strange Things People Google in Every State

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology

10 Thursday AM Reads

Hard to believe, but this is our first morning train reads of the post-Clarkson era: • Stock Market Downdraft Is a Buying Opportunity (Barron’s) but see Nasdaq Composite Falls Most Since April as Tech Shares Tumble (Bloomberg) • The biggest mistake investors are making right now (Fortune) • How Much Cash Is Too Much Cash for Your Portfolio? (US News)…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Wally’s New Hobby: Economic Babble

Here’s how it works:   Source: Dilbert  

Category: Economy, Humor