Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
NB: ($) denotes subscription site.
Some interesting thoughts on the role “shadow banks” can play in the economy.
Cash isn’t cash when it’s overseas. It’s cash less repatriation taxes — unless you invest in foreign assets. Then cash is cash. Congress should take note.
It’s a good time to be a railroad operator. If you are a customer however, that is another story. Farmers are feeling the pinch from rail delays.
Will Congress ever get around to fixing the post office? This quarter’s loss – $1.9 billion.
Investors in Alibaba’s IPO will have to trust Jack Ma. The NYT had a nice profile of him.