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What We’re Reading – Week of 10/03/2014

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

Reducing unnecessary regulation spurs new businesses.  Case in point:  Texas and its start-up friendly “cottage food” laws led to over a thousand new businesses.

Article via Forbes

 

The story about how Jerry Yang made the most valuable investment in Yahoo!’s history, Alibaba, is pretty incredible. 

Article via Forbes

 

Adapting their products to local consumer tastes is the key to success for multinationals in emerging markets.  This article provides a look at how Nestlé does it in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting Op-Ed on student loans: “the federal toxic asset.”

Op-Ed via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

South Korea is considering taxing corporate cash hoarders.

Article via The Economist ($)