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What We’re Reading: September 5

5 September, 2014 by Matthew O'Brien, Ph.D. in Commentary

Quotation of the Day:

“For the 49th time in the past 50 months, more unemployed workers dropped out of the labor force than found jobs.”

Ben Cassellman, FiveThirtyEight

Friday links:

Multifamily Housing is Booming, and It Doesn’t Look Like a Bubble (Enterprising Investor @ CFA Institute)

Corporate America Is Enriching Shareholders at the Expense of the Economy (FiveThirtyEight)

Driving Muni Bond Rally: Communities Reluctant to Borrow (Wall Street Journal)

J.P. Morgan Pushing into the Next Wave of Banking (MoneyBeat @ WSJ)

MetLife Is Closer to ‘Systemically Important’ Tag After Vote (Wall Street Journal)

China Tries Natural Gas to Fuel Shippers on the Yangtze River (Wall Street Journal)

Google, AbbVie Announce Research Partnership (Wall Street Journal)

Forecasting Follies (BloombergView)

Median Incomes Fell for All But Richest in 2010-13, Fed Says (Bloomberg)

Chart of the Day:

unemployment

Source: FiveThirtyEight