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Skyscraper Glass Shortage

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So many skyscrapers are being built right now that there has emerged a shortage in the special glass panels that form the exterior of most modern skyscrapers. 


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Canada's Real Estate Bubble Turns Bust

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Half-empty office buildings on the rise in Calgary, Edmonton amid oil price plunge

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Vanity Fair Says It's a Bubble!

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With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can’t escape Nick Bilton reports.

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Evidence of Stock Market Top?

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Apple, Facebook, and Google planning lavish corporate headquarters help paint a picture of a stock market top.

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Props for the Chinese Stock Market

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How the Communist Party of China Bubbles and Tries to Keep Them Afloat

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Bernanke on the $10 Bill Controversy

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Ben Bernanke reveals more about his own views when he commented on the $10 bill controversy to replace Alexander Hamilton. Bernanke attacked Secretary Jack Lew's idea to replace Hamilton with...

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Yellen Sees No Bubbles

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Janet Yellen See Stock Prices Are High, but She Sees no Bubbles

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The Economist Magazine Declares There Is No Such Thing As A Skyscraper Curse

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The Economist declares there is no such thing as a Skyscraper Curse and they have the mainstream empirical evidence to support that declaration.

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Margin Debt At All Time High

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Not only are stock markets near all time highs, the amount of margin debt is also at all time highs. Margin debt is money borrowed to leverage the purchasing power of portfolios.

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