Ritholtz's Reads: What's Cool These Days

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Hey, you made it through another week! Pour yourself some French press coffee, settle into your favorite easy chair, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads:

  • The Last Days of Target: The untold tale of Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death (Canadian Business)
  • The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund (Wired), see also The Crusade Against Multiple Regression Analysis (Edge)
  • How Microsoft Plans to Beat Google and Facebook to the Next Tech Breakthrough (Bloomberg)
  • 60 teenagers reveal what they think is cool — and what isn’t — in 2016 (Business Insider)
  • One hundred years of Current Employment Statistics data collection (BLS)
  • The Epic Fail of Hollywood’s Hottest Algorithm (Vulture)
  • Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan? (Rolling Stone)
  • Ted Cruz's Howitzer: Equal parts drill sergeant, data junkie, brawler, and entrepreneur, Jeff Roe will do anything to win. (New Republic)
  • The Big Search to Find Out Where Dogs Come From (NYT), see also The Dark Underside of the Show-Dog World (Vanity Fair)
  • Art Deco dreams come true at the Mullin Automotive Museum (Classic Driver)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with real-estate expert Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel.

Companies’ Debt-to-Earnings Ratio is at a 12-year High

Source: Bloomberg

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