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Bush camp warns of 'dirty tricks' from Team Rubio...

Bush camp warns of 'dirty tricks' from Team Rubio...(Third column, 2nd story, link)Related stories:MARCO ROBO: RIVALS SEE OPENING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE...POLLS: LATEST... ...



Jeb Bush May Still Have a Shot

Franklin Foer: “With his few remaining breaths as a candidate, however, Bush may have a path out from his debacle, an actual shot at the nomination. For months, he tried and failed to crush Sen. Marco Rubio. But he wielded the hatchet like a...



Global growth now fraying at the edges

The weakness in global risk assets that started in May 2015 raises a major question for macro-economists. Is market turbulence foreshadowing – or perhaps causing – a much broader weakening in global economic activity than anything...



The 4 Most Important Money Issues That Determine Your Financial Health

Source: Thinkstock We often hear that Americans need to save more money or plan better for retirement, but what does it mean to be financially healthy? Personal finance can be a difficult subject to discuss since everybody’s financial situation is...



A Panic-Inducing Night for the GOP Establishment

The Republican establishment’s fondest hope before Saturday night’s debate was that Marco Rubio would deliver yet another solid (if unmemorable) debate performance, and that Donald Trump would fall on his face—compounding the damage he...



Socially disadvantaged groups and microfinance in India

The benefits of microfinance are in the details. This column takes a look at commercial bank lending to Indian self-help groups – smaller, informal community-based groups – as a new and successful microfinance initiative. Different ways of...



7 Apple Rumors: From the iPhone 7 to a Secret VR Team

With a much-rumored press event and possibly a brand-new iPhone on the horizon, the first few months of 2016 are shaping up to be an exciting period for the ever-active Apple rumor mill. From a new 4-inch iPhone that could appear in March to the iPhone 7...



Krugman on Bernie Sanders’ Electability

Okay, I’m not going to get in the habit of responding to everything Paul Krugman writes on Bernie Sanders, but there are a few quick points worth making about his latest post on Sanders’ electability....



Berkowitz, Tilson, Reider & More At The Harbor Investment Conference

Berkowitz, Tilson, Reider & More At The Harbor Investment Conference by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays One has to believe Ackman and Berkowitz are going to have plenty to chat about regarding Fannie Mae given recent court filings. This is always a...



US tech stocks plunge, European financial stocks at "frightening" levels (1605952)

US stocks fell on Friday, led by a rout in technology stocks. The S&P 500 fell 1.8 percent while the Nasdaq Composite Index plunged 3.2 percent. Elsewhere, the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.9 percent, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.3 percent and the Shanghai...



Links for 02-06-16

Remembrance of Forecasts Past - Paul Krugman Why Isn't the Whole World Developed? - Dietrich Vollrath What We've Learned About Unconventional Policy - Narayana Kocherlakota The CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping...



The Rich Are Already Using Robo-Advisors, and That Scares Banks



‘Deadpool’: What to Expect From the R-Rated Comic Book Movie

There’s a veritable treasure trove of anticipated superhero movies on the docket for both Marvel and DC. On the Marvel side, 2016 will see the release of Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. For DC/Warner Bros.,...



Shortage Of Rental Properties Contributes To Record High Rents

A new report from the Commerce Department finds that rents have hit historic highs. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman about the state of the rental...



We Need Agatha Christie in New Hampshire, Not Chris Christie

The Republican field is supposedly winnowing down after the Iowa caucuses, but it remains far too large heading into Saturday night’s New Hampshire debate and Tuesday’s primary. If we exclude Jim Gilmore, who’s stayed steady in the...



Super Bowl Social Content is Up 223% Since 2012 (And Twitter Isn’t Dead)



Links for 02-05-16

Rubio For The Rich - Paul Krugman Obama proposes a $10/barrel fee on oil to fund clean transportation - Vox Keynes on "Ruthless Truth-Telling"--and the IMF Connection - Tim Taylor GDP doesn’t tell the whole story about...



UN panel 'rules Julian Assange detention unlawful'...

UN panel 'rules Julian Assange detention unlawful'...(Third column, 12th story, link)Related stories:MAY SEEK SAFE PASSAGE OUT... ...



Facebook CEO Wants 5 Billion People To Use Its Platform By 2030

Facebook hosted an event on Monday to celebrate its 12th anniversary and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wishes the platform to have 5 billion users by 2030, according to USA Today. According to the UN, the world’s population will grow to 8.5...



NFL: Would Johnny Manziel’s Release Be a Blessing in Disguise?

Joe Robbins/Getty Images The Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel seem to be all but destined for a separation. While the final call will come at the hands of the Browns, it wouldn’t be surprising in the slightest if Manziel wanted his time in...



'China’s Growth Prospects'

Robert Barro on China: China’s growth prospects: ...it is not possible for the per capita growth rate to exceed 5% per year for very much longer. China can be viewed as a convergence success story, in the sense that the strong economic growth over...



7 Samsung Rumors: From Galaxy S7 to a 360-Degree Camera

February is a big month for Samsung. The company is expected to launch the next generation of its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7, at an event in Barcelona on February 21. So the Galaxy S7 and other future Samsung products are the topic of a growing...



The Super Bowl and the stock market

Will the Panthers or the Broncos win? The answer may indicate how the next year on Wall Street will fare. The Super Bowl Indicator has correctly predicted the year of stocks based on the Super Bowl winner 41 of 50...

Watch the Video > Post includes YouTube video


Need Tax Help? Good Luck Getting It from the IRS

IRS building|Win McNamee/Getty Images You know you’re in trouble when you have an urgent issue and all you hear is: “Your call is very important to us. Please hold. A representative will be with you shortly.” Unfortunately, these words...



China’s Government Could Cover the Cost of Bad Loans

The NYT had a front page article on how bad debt is threatening world growth. The article focused on China, which it indicated could have as much as $6 trillion in bad debt. It would have been worth mentioning that China’s government could easily...



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The 4 Most Important Money Issues That Determine Your Financial Health

Source: Thinkstock We often hear that Americans need to save more money or plan better for retirement, but what does it mean to be financially healthy? Personal finance can be a difficult subject to discuss since everybody’s financial situation is...



We Need Agatha Christie in New Hampshire, Not Chris Christie

The Republican field is supposedly winnowing down after the Iowa caucuses, but it remains far too large heading into Saturday night’s New Hampshire debate and Tuesday’s primary. If we exclude Jim Gilmore, who’s stayed steady in the...



Super Bowl Social Content is Up 223% Since 2012 (And Twitter Isn’t Dead)



Global growth now fraying at the edges

The weakness in global risk assets that started in May 2015 raises a major question for macro-economists. Is market turbulence foreshadowing – or perhaps causing – a much broader weakening in global economic activity than anything...



Shortage Of Rental Properties Contributes To Record High Rents

A new report from the Commerce Department finds that rents have hit historic highs. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman about the state of the rental...



7 Apple Rumors: From the iPhone 7 to a Secret VR Team

With a much-rumored press event and possibly a brand-new iPhone on the horizon, the first few months of 2016 are shaping up to be an exciting period for the ever-active Apple rumor mill. From a new 4-inch iPhone that could appear in March to the iPhone 7...



Facebook CEO Wants 5 Billion People To Use Its Platform By 2030

Facebook hosted an event on Monday to celebrate its 12th anniversary and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wishes the platform to have 5 billion users by 2030, according to USA Today. According to the UN, the world’s population will grow to 8.5...



The Super Bowl and the stock market

Will the Panthers or the Broncos win? The answer may indicate how the next year on Wall Street will fare. The Super Bowl Indicator has correctly predicted the year of stocks based on the Super Bowl winner 41 of 50...

Watch the Video > Post includes YouTube video


UN panel 'rules Julian Assange detention unlawful'...

UN panel 'rules Julian Assange detention unlawful'...(Third column, 12th story, link)Related stories:MAY SEEK SAFE PASSAGE OUT... ...



'Post-Iowa Notes'

In case you want to talk about the primaries, here's something to get you started: Post-Iowa Notes, by Paul Krugman: ...Sanders is tapping into something that moves a lot of Democrats, and which Clinton needs to try for as well. Can...



Jeb Bush May Still Have a Shot

Franklin Foer: “With his few remaining breaths as a candidate, however, Bush may have a path out from his debacle, an actual shot at the nomination. For months, he tried and failed to crush Sen. Marco Rubio. But he wielded the hatchet like a...



The Rich Are Already Using Robo-Advisors, and That Scares Banks

Lenders are racing to release their own automated investing technologies this...



China’s Government Could Cover the Cost of Bad Loans

The NYT had a front page article on how bad debt is threatening world growth. The article focused on China, which it indicated could have as much as $6 trillion in bad debt. It would have been worth mentioning that China’s government could easily...



WhatsApp Tops 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call last week that WhatsApp was approaching 1 billion monthly active users, and that milestone was surpassed Monday. News of the cross-platform...