WEEKEND READS: Catch Up On The Best Economics And Finance Links Of The Week


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Did you miss something on the internet this week? No matter who you are, the answer is probably yes. We're here to help you catch up. Here's a smattering of excellent posts, both short and long, from the last week that make for good weekend reading:


Today in the Wall Street gender gap - Ben Walsh

Why America's middle class is lost - Jim Tankersley

The first woman to chair a big British bank will be Shriti Vadera of Santander UK - FT

Venezuela is in deep trouble - Katia Porzecanski


"Needham, the smallest bank, was also the thirstiest, but everyone else wanted in too." - Matt Levine

"Neither the protectionist incumbent nor the anti-regulation upstart is pro-consumer. Both are pro-profit." - Catherine Rampell

You are almost certainly working too much - The Economist

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The US economy will be playing by new rules in 2015 - Akin Oyedele


Here's where the highest paid New Yorkers live - Andy Kiersz

Putin took another sharp turn away from the West- Elena Holodny

Oil is not the biggest story in markets right now: It's about bonds - Myles Udland

A World Cup gambling sting snared alleged Chinese mafia dons in Las Vegas - Linette Lopez

The most bullish chart you'll see has a big stock market crash in the middle of it - Sam Ro


This is what GDP growth looks like around the world - Me