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What We’re Reading – Week of 05/26/2017

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

The quants run Wall Street now.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

If it takes a computer to calculate the fees you are paying, you are probably paying too much (and your portfolio is probably too complex).

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Google now knows when its users buy things at the store.

Article via Washington Post

 

ETF providers consider setting up their own indexes as S&P’s licensing fees are “too high.”

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

The tricky case of rare disease drugs:  They can be a life saver for patients, but are also an area of potential abuse as the case of Alexion demonstrates.

Article via Bloomberg

 

James Leprino is the “pizza cheese” billionaire you have probably never heard of.

Article via Forbes

 

Farming the world: how China plans to avert a food crisis.

Article via Bloomberg