2---America’s Hottest Housing Market Has Suddenly Cooled Down , WSJ
(WSJ catches up with the news)
3---The decision to hold rates at zero, Stephen Williamson
4---China’s raw materials bubble bursts, sober look
Steel, iron ore futures in China tanked on bloated (all-time high) inventories and apparent lending curbs by Chinese banks.
With banks cutting back lending in this sector and the yuan actually declining recently, that gravy train has stopped. Traders are being forced to dump inventory. That is sending prices lower and even pressuring some mills to close.
Lending curbs have also been extended to other sectors related to property development, such as cement. All this points to tighter credit, weaker demand, and slower industrial activity going forward
6---Is the U.S. Backing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? , Max Blumenthal