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Vanity Fair Says It's a Bubble!

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With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can’t escape Nick Bilton reports.

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Evidence of Stock Market Top?

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Apple, Facebook, and Google planning lavish corporate headquarters help paint a picture of a stock market top.

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Props for the Chinese Stock Market

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How the Communist Party of China Bubbles and Tries to Keep Them Afloat

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Bernanke on the $10 Bill Controversy

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Ben Bernanke reveals more about his own views when he commented on the $10 bill controversy to replace Alexander Hamilton. Bernanke attacked Secretary Jack Lew's idea to replace Hamilton with a...

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Yellen Sees No Bubbles

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Janet Yellen See Stock Prices Are High, but She Sees no Bubbles

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The Economist Magazine Declares There Is No Such Thing As A Skyscraper Curse

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The Economist declares there is no such thing as a Skyscraper Curse and they have the mainstream empirical evidence to support that declaration.

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Margin Debt At All Time High

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Not only are stock markets near all time highs, the amount of margin debt is also at all time highs. Margin debt is money borrowed to leverage the purchasing power of portfolios.

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Former Fed Official: Fed is "out of line"

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Why is it that only former Fed officials are willing to say the truth about the economy and monetary policy. I know they don't know the whole truth and they are blinded by power, but why do they always wait till they are "former" to tell the truth.

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Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) Dipping

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March’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management dropped to the lowest it’s been this year. The combined index fell from 53.2 in February to 51.2 this month.

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