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Best of the Web: 14-12-15, nr 1128

Good morning. Let’s forget about last week…

http://uk.businessinsider.com/european-stocks-suffer-worst-week-since-2011-2014-12

2014, the year that was.
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/barrons-year-in-review-chart-2014-12

How currency movements can turn out to be too strong
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/12/12/2069491/fx-2015-now-with-more-hyperbole/

Why oil prices are going down? Simple.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/12/the-basic-reason-oil-keeps-getting-cheaper-and-cheaper/

Well-known already, but here is an updated clip on the robots of Amazon

The great divide has become even greater…
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http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/12/12/u-s-wealth-is-near-a-record-yet-racial-gap-has-widened-since-recession

More bad press on those hedgefunds…
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http://rpseawright.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/its-the-waiting-part-thats-hard/

Very cool chart showing when income has peaked over the last 45 years…
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2014/12/12/why-americas-middle-class-is-lost/

CO2 emissions and how they move through the atmosphere
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/nasa-a-year-in-the-life-of-earth-2014-12

And the schedule for the last real trading week of 2014
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2014/12/schedule-for-week-of-december-14th.html

And even more pictures: these are the best satellite pictures of 2014 (via @went1955)
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/09/_2014_in_photos_the_year_s_best_satellite_images_from_digitalglobe.html

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best of the Web can be found herehttp://tinyurl.com/c8ge4c5. All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

 

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