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What We’re Reading – Week of 01/29/2016

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Larry Page’s obsessions became Google’s business.

Article via New York Times ($)


How stories drive the stock market.

Article via New York Times ($)


Why the Fed is the cause of so much market turmoil.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Hedge fund manager Ray Dalio urges policy makers to consider the long-term debt cycle.

Article via Financial Times ($)


The doll evolves:  Barbie has a new body type for the first time in 57 years.

Article via Time 


China today has quite a few similarities to the U.S. in the 19th century.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Trevor Rees-Jones is “licking his chops” as he looks out at the current energy landscape.

Article via Forbes


Lex says the correlation between crude and equity prices is spurious.  

Article via Financial Times ($)