History repeating.

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One Way It Feels Like 2009

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What Investors Are Dreaming About, in One Chart

There's been an enormous rise in chatter about "fiscal stimulus" in recent weeks -- the sharpest spike since 2009, when the U.S. government introduced an $814 billion fiscal package. But Mark Gilbert warns the hopeful that disappointment awaits.

Haves and Have-Nots in the New China

As China shifts its economy away from heavy industry and toward services, not everything is going according to plan. State-sponsored venture capitalists are winning, rust-belt workers are losing, and Christopher Balding sees worrying signs of a growing divide.

Your Privacy Doesn't Matter at the U.S. Border

The first Congress couldn't have imagined iPhones -- but it gave government the right to search them. Noah Feldman unpacks the convoluted legal history that gave Homeland Security agents the power to seize travelers' smartphones (and urges today's Congress to fight back).

The States That Really Matter in November

Thanks to the quirks of Electoral College, the U.S. presidential race hinges on just 15 states -- but some, like Virginia and Colorado, seem to be out of Donald Trump's reach. Albert R. Hunt explains what the electoral map means for Republicans and Democrats this year.

Earn It at Home, Spend It At Home 

The long rise of telecommuting and tele-shopping brings to mind William Gibson's famous line, "The future is already here -- it's just not evenly distributed." Justin Fox considers when that gap will close (if ever), and how it might change the way we live. 

Ritholtz's Reads

  • How chicken conquered the American dinner plate (First We Feast)
  • The iBrain is here, and it's already inside your phone (Backchannel)
  • Busting the billion-dollar myth: how to slash the cost of drug development (Nature)

(Read Barry Ritholtz's full daily news roundup.)

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