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Economists: Tax breaks not likely to induce corporate investment

By Robin Mordfin - November 26, 2014
US companies are currently keeping more than $2 trillion overseas—that's $200 billion more than they keep on hand domestically.

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Read this: Thanksgiving talking points edition

By Chelsea Vail - November 26, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: How to make money in online groceries (and help the environment)

By Dee Gill - November 25, 2014
Online grocery retailing is a potentially trillion-dollar market that few players have been able to crack...

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Read this: Twitter, Social Security, startups, and enterprise

By Chelsea Vail - November 20, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Retail financial advice doesnt come cheap

By Dee Gill - November 19, 2014
Want to hire an investment adviser to increase your investment gains? New research suggests...

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Daily data: How quantitative easing could be deflationary

By Dee Gill - November 19, 2014
One of the scariest things about the Federal Reserve's massive debt-buying program throughout the recession...

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The fast track to more trade

By Robin Mordfin - November 12, 2014
The potential for bipartisan cooperation is on the horizon come January in the form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership...

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Daily data: Easing credit standards for home builders preceded loan losses

By Dee Gill - November 11, 2014
Home mortgages were relatively easy to get in the early 2000s, when a booming US economy made banks comfortable with relaxing their loan requirements.

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Read this: Talent hinders, Facebook reveals, nations merge?

By Chelsea Vail - November 06, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Banks that recover vs. banks that don't

By Dee Gill - November 05, 2014
Here's a banker's dilemma that any casino gambler can appreciate...

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