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Skyscraper Curse Signal in China

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There are so many skyscrapers being built in China that I have not been able to keep track of them all. The "Walking Stick" building has just become the second tallest skyscraper in the world. This does not qualify as a genuine worldwide "skyscraper signal," but it does represent a signal for...

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Skyscraper Glass Shortage

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So many skyscrapers are being built right now that there has emerged a shortage in the special glass panels that form the exterior of most modern skyscrapers. 

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Canada's Real Estate Bubble Turns Bust

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Half-empty office buildings on the rise in Calgary, Edmonton amid oil price plunge
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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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