Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
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Former FDIC chairwoman Shelia Bair does not have kind words for federal college loan programs.
The man who would replace Warren Buffett? Ted Weschler.
Speaking of Buffett, his latest acqui-hire, Mark Donegan of Precision Castparts, is one in an increasingly long line of “full contact” managers at Berkshire according to Bloomberg.
Bioelectronics may be the next frontier in medicine.
Is the “desalination era” finally here?
It might be a good time to look for a better “rewards” credit card – lenders have gotten very aggressive.
The great earnings game: companies routinely steer analyst estimates lower so results can “beat estimates.”