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Has Japan's 'Big Bazooka' Misfired?

Japan is drifting back toward deflation, underscoring the continuing difficulties in pulling the world’s third-largest economy out of its long...



Omega Advisors’ Leon Cooperman Receives Subpoena

A major hedge fund manager, coming off a difficult 2014, just got hit again, being subject of a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Leon Cooperman receives subpoena, investigation in...



Federal Reserve survey provides information on mobile financial services



George Will on Free Trade and the Price of a Starbucks Latte

Dean Baker reads George Will so we don’t have to: Will seems to think that we could not get people to work hard to master skills or to be great innovators if they didn't have the prospect of earning billions or tens of billions of dollars....



Most Americans think they pay the right amount in taxes

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. America's view on taxes (Think Advisor) With the April 15th tax deadline just three weeks away, Pew Research asked the American...



Facebook's Oculus Rift demo hints at VR's future



Animal Shelter Infomercial Spoofs Show Incredible Household Uses For Cats And Dogs

image via youtube screen capture Pets: Is there anything they can’t do?  That’s the thrust of a new series of infomercial-spoofing ads,...



Asia shares slip as soft U.S. data dims mood

By Wayne ColeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and soft U.S. economic data soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being.Dealers said synchronized selling in...



What It Means Now That Facebook Is Serious About Taking on YouTube

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (TheStreet) -- Facebook provided further proof Wednesday that it aims to be a real power-player in online video, an area dominated by Google's YouTube. At the company's F8 developer...



Ten Things About Living Longer In Retirement [INFOGRAHIC]

There are so many things to consider as you approach retirement—it really is a life-changing event. Spreading out your savings for a longer life isn’t simply a matter of money. It depends on what lifestyle you want, your family situation and...



'Fed Should Push Unemployment Well Below 5%, Paper Says'

Larry Ball tells the Fed to be very patient when it comes to satisfying its mandate to pursue full employment: Fed Should Push Unemployment Well Below 5%, Paper Says: The Federal Reserve should hold short-term interest rates near zero long enough to...



GDP Growth Estimates Tumble, Again

Could the U.S. economy be seeing a repeat of last year’s winter contraction? The latest estimates are moving in that direction, though they’re still in positive territory. Several economists on Wednesday lowered their estimates for...



Why Was Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Downgraded By CLSA Analyst?



CPSC confirms LL investigation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating products made by Lumber...



The Daily Docket: Salus Says It Had ‘Superior’ RadioShack Bid

Sale signs greet customers walking to the RadioShack at Valley View Plaza in Marion, Ind., on Friday, Feb. 20. The Chronicle-Tribune/Associated Press Salus Capital Partners says it has made a “materially superior” offer...



'Anti-Keynesian Delusions'

Paul Krugman continues the discussion on the use of the Keynesian model: Anti-Keynesian Delusions: I forgot to congratulate Mark Thoma on his tenth blogoversary, so let me do that now. ... Today Mark includes a link to one of his own columns, a...



Buffett's Heinz to merge with Kraft



March Madness: National Title Odds Entering the Sweet 16

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images The 2015 NCAA Tournament has lived up to the hype and produced multiple down-to-the-wire games in the first weekend. Following Sunday’s action, the Sweet Sixteen is now set. There are several familiar faces, and a few...



Miguel de Cervantes (2) vs. Albert Camus (1); Twain wins

Yesterday‘s winner is Mark Twain because, as Anonymous demonstrated in the comments, Twain on Eddy is more interesting than Eddy on Eddy. Today’s third-round match pits an eternal classic vs. the coolest of the cool. P.S. As always,...



Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Won Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Contract: Will It Help CSCO Stock?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) had a pretty ordinary year till now in 2015, with stock prices going up and down since the beginning of this year. But Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has officially won a Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) contract...



Chemical Activity Barometer Rises VS The S&P 500 [Chart]

Chemical Activity Barometer Rises VS The S&P 500 [Chart] by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays. “Davidson” submits: The Chemical Activity Barometer vs. S&P 500 (top chart) & Residential Construction Employment vs. Monthly...



Bitcoin’s lien problem

At cryptocurrency and fintech conferences, FT Alphaville often hears Bitcoin enthusiasts make the assertion that Bitcoin is superior to fiat currency because it eliminates debt from the monetary system. But this, of course, is a fallacy. Bitcoin may have...



Links for 03-25-15

Economics has an Africa problem? - Chris Blattman Liberals, Conservatives, and Jobs - Paul Krugman House Budget Committee Plan Cuts Pell Grants - CBPP Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant - NYTimes.com A Rant Against the Use of the Word...



3G Capital In Talks To Acquire Kraft Foods [REPORT]

Brazilian firm 3G Capital’s quest to acquire a consumer products brand appears to be making a stop in Glenview, IL and the headquarters of Kraft Foods Group. Citing unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal is reporting the 3G Capital deal likely...



De Blasio cracks down -- on juice...

De Blasio cracks down -- on juice...(First column, 1st story, link)Related stories:Orders children to not sit more than 30 minutes... ...



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Steve Wynn and his ex-wife are fighting over her seat on the Wynn Resorts board

Steve Wynn won't renominate his ex-wife, longtime shareholder and former director Elaine Wynn, to the Wynn Resorts board next month, and she's not taking the news well. In a letter written last month, Elaine Wynn told the board she would...



Federal Reserve survey provides information on mobile financial services



"Seattle’s new minimum wage law takes effect April 1 but is already leading to restaurant closings and job losses"

Surprise, surprise. With this great line I hadn't heard before: . . . liberals have hearts that bleed so profusely that it often prevents oxygen from getting to their brains and results in extreme lightheadedness, and cloudy and defective...



Net Neutrality's Babes in Toyland

Netflix, Google and Tumblr sent the Internet into Washington’s heart of...



Endo Offers $175 Per Share To Buy Salix

An Endo spokesperson has confirmed reports from earlier today that it had made an offer to buy out Salix Pharmaceuticals. The Wall Street Journal‘s Liz Hoffman, Jonathan D. Rockoff and Dana Mattioli were the first to report on the offer. They...



Pens 'Diary of a Surgery'...

Pens 'Diary of a Surgery'...(Third column, 7th story, link)Related stories:Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern... ...



George Carlin (2) vs. Barbara Kruger

To decide yesterday‘s contest, I’ll have to point to Jeremy’s comment: Rembrandt in a walk: -He believes that “God is in every leaf on every tree”. Most of his greatest paintings are portraits of himself or...



March Madness: National Title Odds Entering the Sweet 16

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images The 2015 NCAA Tournament has lived up to the hype and produced multiple down-to-the-wire games in the first weekend. Following Sunday’s action, the Sweet Sixteen is now set. There are several familiar faces, and a few...



Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Won Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Contract: Will It Help CSCO Stock?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) had a pretty ordinary year till now in 2015, with stock prices going up and down since the beginning of this year. But Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has officially won a Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) contract...



Chemical Activity Barometer Rises VS The S&P 500 [Chart]

Chemical Activity Barometer Rises VS The S&P 500 [Chart] by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays. “Davidson” submits: The Chemical Activity Barometer vs. S&P 500 (top chart) & Residential Construction Employment vs. Monthly...



WTI dips to six-year low below $43

U.S. crude fell below $43 a barrel on Monday for the first time since March...



Animal Shelter Infomercial Spoofs Show Incredible Household Uses For Cats And Dogs

image via youtube screen capture Pets: Is there anything they can’t do?  That’s the thrust of a new series of infomercial-spoofing ads,...



GoPro Inc Stock Tanking, Fulfilling Hedge Fund Prophecy

The hedge fund prophecy regarding GoPro is becoming reality.  Throughout the second half of 2014 fund managers had said the time to short the stock was after the holiday season, as reported in ValueWalk, and that trend has been playing itself...