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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

December 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Vote: The top business stories of 2013 (final round)

In the semi-final round of voting, you narrowed down the top local business stories of the year. Now it’s time to vote on the final five.

What makes a top story? It is consequential to the local economy, affects the most number of people, carries weight for the future and is surprising, compelling and dramatic. It is the story that will be most remembered in 2023.

You get one vote. (And, sorry to say, “Seattle is still lacking a business and financial news reporter (columnist)” didn’t make the cut.

This Week’s Links:

Cheaper nuclear reactors and Tesla’s EV make headway, but fossil-fuel use continues to grow | MIT Technology Review

Moguls rent South Dakota addresses to dodge taxes forever | Bloomberg

Five budget predictions for 2014 | Capital Gains and Games

The next revolution in cargo will be the container ship drone  | Quartz

Ten economic questions for 2014 | Calculated Risk

Preliminary signs of a coming contraction | Angry Bear

Mitigating a liquidity crunch | Automatic Earth

The 13 most important charts of 2013 | Washington Post

• Malign confusion about growth, economic growth and “degrowth”: Which way forward? Here and Here. | Naked Capitalism

Today’s Econ Haiku:

Oil futures surging

Puts growth hopes in a barrell

Fracking? Well, that’s slick

 

 

 

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