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Turkey Tumbling----Crackdown Sweeps Through Business and Finance, Imperiling the Economy

Investors who saw Turkey as a free-market beacon fear its president’s focus on rooting out internal enemies endangers financial institutions and trust in its economic stewardship

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Front-Running The Central Banks----How The Fast Money Does It

A small New York hedge fund has generated double digit investment returns this year as it targets distortions in government debt markets caused by central bank bond buying. Haidar Capital, a $300m fund, has been employing a highly leveraged trading strategy to take bets in advance on bonds that it believes the European Central Bank and Bank of England intends to buy.

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Chart Of The Day: Ratio Of Household Net Worth To Disposable Income At Pre-Crisis High

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Chart Of The Day: Real Final Sales---The History Of Lower

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The So-Called OPEC Cartel Whiffs Again------Marathon Talks, No Deal

A weekend marathon of talks between major oil producers failed to finalize plans to implement an output cut, threatening the viability of an agreement reached last month to reduce production by as much as 2%. The talks were also aimed at securing coordinated cuts with producers outside OPEC, such as Russia, the world’s largest oil producer. Instead, Iraq and Iran’s insistence on exemptions emerged as a big sticking point Friday as those members refused to agree to cut their burgeoning output.

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Chart Of The Day: Flows To Passive Funds Booby-Trapping Stock and Bond Markets

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Chart Of The Day: Restaurant Performance Index Heading South

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Chart Of The Day: Soaring Obamacare Premiums By State

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Chart of The Day: What Escape Velocity? Core CapEx Orders Down 7 Straight Months, 20 out of Last 23

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Bankruptcy Bust: How Zombie Companies Are Killing the Oil Rally

Their owners may be bankrupt, but the sprawling mines of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin are still churning out coal. It is the same story in oil fields along the Gulf Coast and with shale-gas wells in the Rocky Mountains.......Energy investors have long hoped that falling prices would solve themselves by driving producers into bankruptcy and stanching the flood of excess supply. It turns out that while bankruptcy filings are up, they have barely impacted fossil-fuel markets.

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