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European economic growth disappoints, adding pressure to the ECB strategy

Plus: Heads roll at Citigroup, ETFs for the long haul, more reasons to not like air travel, and un-sending a private massage

May 15, 2014 @ 7:43 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • Europe's economy is stuck. Widespread weakness across the currency bloc produces just 0.2% growth in the first quarter, half of what economists were expecting. Pressure builds at the European Central Bank

  • Heads continue to roll at Citigroup, as CEO Michael Corbat makes good on promises to clean house. Failing to prevent a $400 million loan fraud

  • As a rule, I try to avoid saying 'never' or 'forever,' but this one is on Kiplinger's Steven Goldberg. Here are seven ETFs he claims can be held forever. Embracing the long-term approach

  • Air travel, the ultimate in polarization of income and classes. You want legroom without paying an arm and a leg? Ha ha ha. Piketty-Saez Seating Plan

  • How to un-send a private direct message on Twitter. Anthony Weiner, take note. If all else fails, pretend it was a glitch


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