Tuesday, October 14, 2014

General Economics

Wall Street Journal | Nobel Prize in Economic Science Awarded to Jean Tirole
Jean Tirole, a French economist whose theories about the behavior of large companies underpin modern antitrust regulation, won this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Wall Street Journal | Global Signs of Slowdown Ripple Across Markets, Vex Policy Makers
Gathering signs of a slowdown across many parts of the world are roiling financial markets and confounding policy makers, who after years of battling anemic economic growth have limited tools left to jump-start a recovery.
Market Watch | Treasurys leap as traders fret over growth slowdown
Treasury prices mounted a powerful climb on Tuesday as global economic growth fears rippled across financial markets.

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CNN Money | The Chinese like capitalism more than Americans
The United States may be the poster child for capitalism, but people living in China, India and Vietnam are bigger believers in the free market than Americans.

Wall Street Journal | Small Business Optimism Stuck in ‘Second Gear,’ NFIB Says
Small-business owners remained wary about economic conditions in September, according to a report released Tuesday. The caution has caused a cutback in equipment spending and hiring plans.