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What We’re Reading – Week of 05/02/2014

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

Apprenticeships, the solution to the “skills gap” problem?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

 

Lack of investment in infrastructure means the U.S. risks turning a competitive advantage into a disadvantage.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

 

It is interesting to consider how ageing populations will change the workforce.

Article via The Economist

 

 

The U.S. tax code drives multinationals overseas.  Perhaps someone should tell Congress that businesses do what the incentives tell them to?

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

 

Liquidity has become scarce in certain AAA-rated bonds.  It’s a strange world we live in.

Article via Bloomberg