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Pregnancy-Related Mortality in the US

When it comes to maternal mortality during pregnancy, the United States not only lags behind other high-income countries, but has been getting worse.

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A Bounce Is Not A Recovery

The recent improvement in global PMIs and especially in employment in the United States have created a strong optimism in markets about the recovery. 

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Exploding US Unemployment Rates: A Peek Inside

US unemployment rates have reached higher levels, and risen in a way that is more dramatic, than at any time since the start of regular employment statistics in the late 1940s.

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A Brave New World for Value Investing

Stock markets have rebounded from their March lows on fiscal and monetary stimulus.

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Are Firms Too Risk-Averse?

There's a plausible argument that from the point of view of investors, firms are too risk-averse.

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History Repeats Itself: The Legacy of 1968 US Riots

"The Kerner report was the final report of a commission appointed by the U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 28, 1967, as a response to preceding and ongoing racial riots across many urban cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and Newark.

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Why The European Recovery Plan Will Likely Fail

The 750 billion euros stimulus plan announced by the European Commission has been greeted by many macroeconomic analysts and investment banks with euphoria.