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  • The Capital Note: Dow 30,000, Yellen 2021 (Warnings Apply)
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    The Capital Note: Dow 30,000, Yellen 2021 (Warnings Apply)

    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after the Fed releases its monetary policy decisions in Washington, D.C., June 14, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: Dow moves up, Yellen to move in, GMO and vaccines, urban tax […] More

  • On Trump, GOP's silence 'can't be excused and won't be forgiven' — For the first time, a corrupt US leader is trying to cling to power through autocratic means. Let history note who lacked the patriotism to speak up.
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    On Trump, GOP’s silence ‘can’t be excused and won’t be forgiven’ — For the first time, a corrupt US leader is trying to cling to power through autocratic means. Let history note who lacked the patriotism to speak up.

    On Trump, GOP‘s silence ‘can’t be excused and won’t be forgiven’ — For the first time, a corrupt US leader is trying to cling to power through autocratic means. Let history note who lacked the patriotism to speak up. View Reddit by OhYeahTrueLevelBitch – View Source More

  • The Capital Note: Mutual Fund Renaissance?
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    The Capital Note: Mutual Fund Renaissance?

    (SARINYAPINNGAM/iStock/Getty Images Plus) On the menu today: the return of active management, how COVID-19 affects trust in scientists, lessons from Japan, and another SPAC. Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: the return of active management, how COVID-19 affects trust in scientists, lessons from Japan, and […] More

  • Revolving Door: 'New Day' Refuses to Note Biden Pick Worked for CNN
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    Revolving Door: ‘New Day’ Refuses to Note Biden Pick Worked for CNN

    During Monday’s New Day, the partisan CNN took a break from their rhetoric assaults against President Trump to wax poetic about Tony Blinken being named as Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of State. Throughout the three hour broadcast, co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman gushed over Blinken’s experience and what Biden’s foreign policy might be. […] More

  • The Capital Note: Pandemic Post-Mortem
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    The Capital Note: Pandemic Post-Mortem

    A man wears a mask as he walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York, March 13, 2020. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: post-mortem on the Treasury market meltdown, PPP problems, the end of the CARES Act, and the rise […] More

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  • Explaining the Bitcoin Surge -- The Capital Note
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    Explaining the Bitcoin Surge — The Capital Note

    Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin, March 13, 2020 (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: bitcoin surging, Senate rejects sound money, and schools close in New York City. Bitcoin $20,000? Bitcoin is usually billed as a hedge against global calamity. Something akin to digital […] More

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  • The Capital Note: Legislation by Regulation (Soon) -- The Fed is Entering the Climate Wars
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    The Capital Note: Legislation by Regulation (Soon) — The Fed is Entering the Climate Wars

    Outside the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. (Larry Downing/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: the Fed enters the climate wars, lockdown update, thank you, Big Pharma, non merci, Amazon, and missing flying cars. Climate Change at the Fed I’ve written a bit before about […] More

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Developed at Historic Speed -- The Capital Note
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    COVID-19 Vaccine Developed at Historic Speed — The Capital Note

    Moderna Therapeutics headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., May 18, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: how we got a vaccine, how it works, how it will be transported, and how our forebears distributed a smallpox vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine Developed at Historic SpeedIn just […] More

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  • The Capital Note: Destroying the Town to Save it -- Lockdown Update
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    The Capital Note: Destroying the Town to Save it — Lockdown Update

    Governor Andrew Cuomo wears a mask as he arrives to speak during a daily coronavirus briefing in New York, July 13, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: lockdown update, razors cut, two German shambles, and digitizing trust. There was some decent economic news […] More

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  • China’s Big Tech Crackdown -- The Capital Note
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    China’s Big Tech Crackdown — The Capital Note

    Jiang Fan speaks at Alibaba Group’s Singles’ Day global shopping festival in Hangzhou, China November 12, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: a stalled IPO bodes poorly for China’s tech industry, Ackman’s Big Short 2.0, a bleak economic outlook for Germany, and […] More

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