Each week I read all of the important stories affecting your business and investments. Below is the weekly catch-up, curated just for you:
10 Stealth Economic Trends that Rule the World Today (The Atlantic)
Economic confidence is plummeting now that we're in shutdown mode. (Gallup)
The new economy = lots and lots of freelancing. (Business Insider)
Twitter files it's S-1 registration for this year's most anticipated IPO - here are the four most interesting takeaways. (Slate)
Apple is now the most valuable brand in the world, knocking Coca-Cola out of the top spot for the first time in 13 years. (New York Times)
Joshua Morgan Brown is a New York City-based wealth manager and popular financial commentator on CNBC. You can follow his writing at The Reformed Broker blog and his random outbursts on Twitter @reformedbroker.