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What We’re Reading – Week of 07/10/2015

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

John Elkann of Fiat patiently waits to consolidate the auto industry.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

The appeal of cash grows with increased uncertainty.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Mutual funds have been a major source of investors for pre-IPO companies.  Bloomberg has a look at one of the pioneers in the space and it is interesting to see that he has basically stopped participating in new deals this year.

Article via Bloomberg

 

The Economist raises an excellent point about shale oil companies: What happens as the hedges roll off?

Article via The Economist ($)

 

How Google is reinventing search for a mobile world.

Article via New York Times ($)

 

Fortune has a profile of Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, who made the transition from an unemployed design school grad to a real manager.

Article via Fortune