Category: Economics

NYT: Walgreens Calls Off Deal to Buy Rite Aid

The US government again helps Amazon by limiting whomever might be able to be a real competitor.   As long as prices fall, the US doesn’t seem to care about anti-trust issues. Read the full article in The New York Times

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NYT: The Low-Inflation World May Be Sticking Around Longer Than Expected

This article, recently posted in The Upshot section of The New York Times, discusses the worldwide glut of oil, steel, and workers and the implications this glut has on inflation. Inflation expectations in recent months have come back down since the election surge. Read the full article in The New York Times

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CNBC: Why the mixed signals on GDP growth are ‘driving me crazy’

Kari recently wrote a piece for CNBC about the recent divergence between “soft” data (economic surveys and sentiment indicators) and “hard” data (actual economic data points like jobs numbers and the unemployment rate). The data tells two different stories. Read the full article on CNBC.com

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WSJ: Inflation, Long Quiescent, Begins to Stir

By Greg Ip As expected, some price pressure from higher wages and commodities is starting to increase inflation.  Not such a bad thing if companies can pass on some cost increases. Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal

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