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What We’re Reading – Week of 08/05/2016

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

Former FDIC chairwoman Shelia Bair does not have kind words for federal college loan programs.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

The man who would replace Warren Buffett?  Ted Weschler.

Article via Institutional Investor

 

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.

Article via Bloomberg

 

Bioelectronics may be the next frontier in medicine.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

Is the “desalination era” finally here?

Article via Scientific American

 

It might be a good time to look for a better “rewards” credit card – lenders have gotten very aggressive.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

The great earnings game: companies routinely steer analyst estimates lower so results can “beat estimates.” 

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)