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A new bubble in subprime

Credit-ratings agency Fitch says that delinquencies in US car loans have hit a 20-year high – 5.2% of borrowers are over 60 days late.

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The junkies hooked on printed money

To what extent the US stockmarket is a “monetary policy junkie” getting a high from the central bank?

Yellen’s message to investors: keep calm and party on

Fed chief Janet Yellen has settled market nerves by saying what investors wanted to hear. John Stepek explains what that means for your money.

Bill Bonner: The times they are a-changin’

Forget free trade and freedom of travel: build a wall and bring on the strong leader, says Bill Bonner.

A new bubble in subprime

Credit-ratings agency Fitch says that delinquencies in US car loans have hit a 20-year high – 5.2% of borrowers are over 60 days late.

A troubling about-face at the US Federal Reserve

The US Federal Reserve has gone from being concerned about inflation to being “glib” about it. Will its inaction allow inflation to take hold?

The unlikely tale of how the US gave birth to Denmark’s welfare state

US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to bring Danish social democracy to America. But as James Lewisohn finds, Denmark owes the very existence of its welfare state to the USA.

Watch out: US inflation is on the way

The Federal Reserve has plenty to worry about, says Andrew Van Sickle. But it seems to have overlooked rising prices.

Stocks don’t care who is America's president

People often assume that the traditionally business-friendly Republicans would be better for equities than the Democrats. Yet, that’s not necessarily the case.

Inflation’s alive and well in America

Strip out volatile food and energy prices and America’s inflation is up 2.2% year-on-year, the fastest rate since the summer of 2012.

Will the Fed reverse its rate rise?

Disappointing US data has thrown the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate rise decision into doubt.

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