News: 2014-01-17

North America
Canada’s property boom - FT.com
Best Buy’s holiday sales disappoint - FT.com
This doesn't mean that GDP growth was poor. It means that margins were bad in retail. "Best Buy saw almost 30 per cent wiped off its market capitalisation on Thursday after the US electronics retailer reported that heavy discounting by its rivals had cut in to holiday sales. "
Prisoners of Profit - The Huffington Post
Consumer prices post largest gain in six months
Econbrowser: Guest Contribution: "U...


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