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Germany Bans Uber’s Ride-Sharing Service, Threatens $328,225 Fine Per Ride

When your company’s goal is to disrupt the entire livery industry, current taxi and other car-for-hire operators and livery regulators are not going to like you very much. The idea of a car-sharing service that connects non-professional drivers...



Dollar General Offers Major Antitrust Concessions as It Lifts Bid for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dollar General araisedathe stakes in its competing bid for Family Dollar , offering $80 a share in cash and major antitrust concessions that may force the two discount retailers to the negotiating table after a one-month...



How To Value Stocks Using The Absolute PE Model

Learn how to value stocks using the absolute PE valuation method. This method uses earnings growth rate, dividend yield, business risk, financial risk and earnings visibility to come up with a fair value multiple. How to Value Stocks Like a Pro Using...



MORGAN STANLEY: The Market Could Rally For Years, And The S&P Might Go To 3,000 (SPY)

The S&P 500 is up a whopping 200% from its March 2009 low. At 2,003, the S&P has already exceeded many analysts forecasts. Morgan Stanley strategist Adam Parker and economist Ellen Zentner believe that the conditions are just right for...



Deep Value: From Ben Graham To A Young Carl Icahn

Book Review: Deep Value by David Merkel, CFA of The Aleph Blog Deep Value is a book that starts with a simple premise: buy stocks at a fraction of the per share intrinsic value of the company, conservatively calculated.  Neat idea, huh, and it is...



The Data Are Clear: Robots Don't Boost Joblessness

Mark Mills,...



Apple Investigates Reported iCloud Risks

Apple said it is investigating reports that vulnerabilities in its iCloud service were exploited to hack the accounts of celebrities, leading to the publication of nude photos and...



S&P 500 ‘Intrinsic Value’ Rises To 2003

S&P 500 Intrinsic Value Rises to 2003 by ToddSullivan, ValuePlays “Davidson” submits: We are at that point in the economy and market prices where there are still many positives yet to unfold but with a substantial number of investors...



It's the Inflation Fallacy, duh!

Paul Krugman is wasting his time trying to figure out why the rich and powerful don't like inflation. There's a simple answer, that also explains why the non-rich and non-powerful don't like inflation either. And you...



More Investors Begin To Question Quindell Plc (QPP) Numbers

Company questioned regarding improper accounting practices by not including sales tax and medical payments in revenue calculationInstitutional insiders are now formally questioning Quindell PLC (LON:QPP) (OTCMKTS:QUPPF)’s somewhat unusual...



Soft landing vs. hard landing

Michael Pettis writes: The choice, in other words, is not between hard landing and soft landing. China will either choose a “long landing”, in which growth rates drop sharply but in a controlled way such that unemployment remains reasonable...



EU Questions Facebook, WhatsApp Rivals Over Deal

European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook and message service WhatsApp as they probe the proposed $19 billion acquisition of the latter by the California-based tech...



China Queries Microsoft

A Chinese antimonopoly agency said Microsoft Corp. should issue a written explanation covering what it called compatibility and bundling issues with Windows and Office...



PAPER: Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma...

PAPER: Joan Rivers being brought out of medically induced coma...(First column, 1st story, link) ...



U.K. authorities had refused to give child medical treatment he needs, parents take child out of country, UK seek extradition to force family back to...

Socialized medical system in the UK can't give a young boy suffering a brain tumor the specialized medical treatment he needs.  So the family, trying to save the boy's life, takes the boy out of the country.  In response, the...



'What Unions No Longer Do'

Justin Fox: What Unions No Longer Do, by Justin Fox: Forty years ago, about quarter of American workers belonged to unions, and those unions were a major economic and political force. Now union membership is down to 11.2% of the U.S. workforce, and...



Bond market conundrum redux

As the U.S. economy returns to healthier growth, many of us expected long-term interest rates to return to more normal historical levels. But the general trend has been down since the end of the Great Recession. The 10-year rate did jump back up in the...



Scylla, Charybdis, and the Euro

The shoals of debt versus the vortex of...



Moral hazard: If you are not taking socially excessive risks, you aren’t doing your job

Tyler Cowen recently quoted from a paper by Cheng, Raina and Xiong (in the AER) on the banking crisis: We analyze whether mid-level managers in securitized finance were aware of a large-scale housing bubble and a looming crisis in 2004-2006 using their...



Megan Smith Expected To Become Next US CTO

Sources say US CTO Todd Park to be replaced by Google VP Megan SmithAccording to a report from Bloomberg, knowledgeable sources are touting Megan Smith, currently a vice president at Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s X lab, as...



Is Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) On the Edge?

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is facing difficult times at the moment due to tough competition in its core markets. Companies like Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) create an almost unbearable pressure...



Malaysian Airlines To Slash Workforce In Turn Around Bid

Even before two separate disasters struck down two separate Malaysian Airlines aircraft, the national air carrier has struggled to produce profits. While Malaysian Airlines has long been recognized for being a high-quality, on-time, and once had a...



BREAKING: Economy Continues to Stagnate

If, despite my warnings, you allowed yesterday's upward GDP revision to kindle a tiny spark of excitement about the economy, today's news should bring you right back down to earth: Household spending fell in July, a sign that cautious...



Bretton Woods II, the India phase?

This retrospective on predictions made in the 2003 Essay on the Revived Bretton Woods System by Deutsche’s Dooley, Folkerts-Landau, and Garber is brought to you by Deutsche’s Dooley, Folkerts-Landau, and Garber. Their premise was and...



Joan Rivers Reportedly Stops Breathing, Rushed to NYC Hospital

During surgical procedure on her throat at a clinic, 81-year-old Joan Rivers stopped breathing and was immediately taken to a New York City hospital, TMZ reported Monday The longtime TV personality and comedian, whose biting humor takes jabs at...



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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Board Losing Ballmer Could Mean More Cash for Shareholders

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s board lost Steve Ballmer on Tuesday, as the former CEO stepped down, citing concerns that he wouldn’t be able to devote enough time to the board in light of his recent purchase of the Los Angeles...



The Data Are Clear: Robots Don't Boost Joblessness

Mark Mills,...



Dollar General Offers Major Antitrust Concessions as It Lifts Bid for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dollar General araisedathe stakes in its competing bid for Family Dollar , offering $80 a share in cash and major antitrust concessions that may force the two discount retailers to the negotiating table after a one-month...



China Queries Microsoft

A Chinese antimonopoly agency said Microsoft Corp. should issue a written explanation covering what it called compatibility and bundling issues with Windows and Office...



Soft landing vs. hard landing

Michael Pettis writes: The choice, in other words, is not between hard landing and soft landing. China will either choose a “long landing”, in which growth rates drop sharply but in a controlled way such that unemployment remains reasonable...



Germany Bans Uber’s Ride-Sharing Service, Threatens $328,225 Fine Per Ride

When your company’s goal is to disrupt the entire livery industry, current taxi and other car-for-hire operators and livery regulators are not going to like you very much. The idea of a car-sharing service that connects non-professional drivers...



More Investors Begin To Question Quindell Plc (QPP) Numbers

Company questioned regarding improper accounting practices by not including sales tax and medical payments in revenue calculationInstitutional insiders are now formally questioning Quindell PLC (LON:QPP) (OTCMKTS:QUPPF)’s somewhat unusual...



It's the Inflation Fallacy, duh!

Paul Krugman is wasting his time trying to figure out why the rich and powerful don't like inflation. There's a simple answer, that also explains why the non-rich and non-powerful don't like inflation either. And you...



'What Unions No Longer Do'

Justin Fox: What Unions No Longer Do, by Justin Fox: Forty years ago, about quarter of American workers belonged to unions, and those unions were a major economic and political force. Now union membership is down to 11.2% of the U.S. workforce, and...



Bretton Woods II, the India phase?

This retrospective on predictions made in the 2003 Essay on the Revived Bretton Woods System by Deutsche’s Dooley, Folkerts-Landau, and Garber is brought to you by Deutsche’s Dooley, Folkerts-Landau, and Garber. Their premise was and...



Eduardo Campos, Brazilian Presidential Candidate, Dies In Tragic Aviation Accident

Eduardo Campos, Brazilian presidential candidate, has been reported dead after a plane crash Eduardo Campos was running third in polls for the October election when his plane crashed near the port city of Santos. The 49 year old’s...



Bill Ackman Just Made Another $144 Million On Burger King This Morning

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who runs Pershing Square Capital, is having a big day.  He just made more than $144 million on his Burger King stake this morning before the opening bell. The news is that U.S. burger chain Burger King is...



Bond market conundrum redux

As the U.S. economy returns to healthier growth, many of us expected long-term interest rates to return to more normal historical levels. But the general trend has been down since the end of the Great Recession. The 10-year rate did jump back up in the...



NSA using 'GOOGLE-Like' surveillance engine...

NSA using 'GOOGLE-Like' surveillance engine...(Second column, 6th story, link)Related stories:Govts across world can track movements of almost anyone with cellphone...Anonymous sharing app 'Secret' isn't so anonymous after...



REPORT: American Killed Fighting For Islamic State...

REPORT: American Killed Fighting For Islamic State...(Second column, 8th story, link)Related stories:ISIS demands ransom for 26-year-old humanitarian... ...



Stocks Are Doing Nothing As Yellen Speaks In Jackson Hole (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT)

Stocks are mixed as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks in Jackson Hole. The Dow is up 2 points, the S&P 500 is down 1 point, and the Nasdaq is up 4 points. All eyes the Kansas City Fed's economic symposium in Jackson Hole,...



Warren Buffett defends Burger King tax flip

The move is a ‘tax inversion’ because it shifts Burger King’s base out of the US to Canada, where taxes are...



Tuesday: Housing Starts, CPI

From Nick Timiraos at the WSJ: In Phoenix, a Realty Check as Market ModeratesAmong the cities most battered by the 2006 bust, Phoenix was the first to snap back in 2011. Prices, off by 56% from peak, then rebounded sharply, trimming that drop by a third....



Mario Draghi Gave A Big Speech On Friday — But The Most Crucial Part Wasn't In The Original Text

ECB chief Mario Draghi gave a big speech at Jackson Hole on Friday. There were two big ideas to come out of the speech: The first is that the ECB will do more to halt falling inflation. The other is that the ECB probably can't do it on its own, and...



Weekend Investment Articles

Below is a list of investment articles I am reading this week and weekend: Is the Stock Market Cheap? Advisor Perspectives The Perfect Portfolio – Millennial Invest Memo to CAPE Slaves – The Reformed Broker Teaching Your...