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Greetings, Once again we begin with the United States where the new jobless claims fell to a 42-year low. How is this possible in an environment with anemic economic growth? Many economists believe that this is due to weak productivity growth. If companies don’t invest in making themselves more efficient, they need more employees in

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The unraveling of Andrew Caspersen is alarming not only because of the amount of money Caspersen schemed out of friends, family and investors ($95 million and counting) but also that someone from such a perceived high perch (Ivy league schools; prominent wealthy family) would commit such a crime. The SEC filed civil charges, DOJ filed a criminal case and Caspersen, while silent on the matter to date, spent a few days in a hospital (no word yet on how many days he will spend in jail). Once the smoke clears, the Caspersen debacle will reveal one major shift in the last five years: investors are more empowered than ever before

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