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There are a couple of significant news items in Ukraine today, and both of them will hike tensions in the region.Earlier today Pro-Russia Rebels Down Ukraine...

The key report this week is housing starts for May on Tuesday. For manufacturing, the May Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization report, and the June...

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for June 13, 2014. Changes and comments...

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some posts that were either too long or simply didn’t fit in during the week. Hope you enjoy! Investing The benefits...

This is a great book.  I encourage  you to buy it.  Though it talks of “effortless savings,” sorry, you’re going to have to work to get...

Most of my readers are not going to want to buy this book, because they are not inclined toward math.  But for those that are math-inclined, I would encourage...

Just an update … during the recession, I wrote about the troubles in Las Vegas and included a chart of visitor and convention attendance: Lost Vegas....

Al Qaeda forces are within 50 miles of Baghdad. Some reports say 30 miles. Meanwhile,  al-Qaeda forces announce rules for Iraqi territory they now control:...

Economist Tom Lawler sent me the preliminary table below of short sales, foreclosures and cash buyers for several selected cities in May. On distressed: Total...

Today’s linkfest is a little different today. We hope you enjoy the change of pace. Morgan Housel, “I’ve learned that finance is actually...