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VERIZON CALLS TIME ON YAHOO BY BUYING IT
IT WAS not so long ago—four years back—that a former Google executive, Marissa Mayer (pictured), arrived to run Yahoo, and its employees hung posters emblazoned with her face and the word “Hope” around the internet firm’s office, in a nod
AN ACADEMIC economist was taken off a plane last week after a fellow passenger became suspicious. He was feverishly scribbling what she thought was “terrorist code” or foreign lettering into a notebook. It turned out that Guido Menzio, an Italian
BITCOIN’S CREATOR. WRIGHT’S WRONGS.
ANOTHER Satoshi has bitten the dust. On May 2nd Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur, published on his blog what he claimed was proof that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency. Within 90 minutes the post
VOTERS’ anger over inequality is one explanation for the rise of politicians as varied as Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Marine Le Pen. This anger also makes it very difficult for the free-market right to realise one of its key
CENTRAL BANKS AND THE MARKETS: ENABLING THE ADDICTION
TIME for equity investors to send Janet Yellen some champagne, or at least a bunch of flowers. Once again, markets are rising because of something that a central banker said. In a speech yesterday, Ms Yellen highlighted the complex relationship
NOT YET OUT OF THE WOODS
FOR a spell last year American banks seemed poised to reattain the sort of double-digit returns that have largely eluded them since the financial crisis. A robust market for takeovers and public offerings was producing a flurry of fees. Credit
INTEREST RATES IN AMERICA. BUCKLE UP!
Since interest rates hit rock-bottom in 2009, the Federal Reserve has repeatedly made optimistic forecasts about when they would start rising, only to delay the big day again and again. If the Fed has been a bullish coach, the markets