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US factory orders fall again in Jan.

New orders for U.S. factory goods unexpectedly fell in January, posting their sixth straight monthly...



Nasdaq Market Levels: Employment vs Labor Demand [CHART]

Nasdaq Market Levels: Employment vs Labor Demand by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays All this talk of “bubbles” and “tops” is quite frankly horseshit. ¬†Anyone with even remedial abilities can compare Nasdaq ($QQQ) market levels in...



'Washington Strips New York Fed’s Power'

I wasn't aware of this, apparently for good reason: Washington Strips New York Fed’s Power, by Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, once the most feared banking regulator on Wall Street, has lost power... The...



BMW says talks with Apple don't involve developing a car

German carmaker BMW said its talks with technology giant Apple did not involve developing or building a...



Xiaomi expects sales to top $16 billion this year

Five years after launching, Xiaomi is posting the kind of revenue numbers that would make many public companies jealous. Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, expects revenue to top 100 billion yuan (or $16 billion) for 2015, according to comments...



So at what point do we see corporate yields going to zero?

Rhetorical question, just to share this chart from Dominik Winnicki and team at Barclays (click to enlarge)… Continue reading: So at what point do we see corporate yields going to...



Can Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Dethrone Google Inc (GOOGL)’s Android As Most Preferred OS For Wearables?

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is gearing up for its Windows 10 Launch and is hoping for a big success across mobile, laptop and PC platforms with the new Windows. But that is not just the company’s main target for 2015. Microsoft Corporation...



Hunt for Street's 'Wolves' Comes Up Short

Finra’s “High Risk Broker” program targets individuals with large numbers of disciplinary red flags, but the initiative hasn’t barred any of the brokers associated with Stratton Oakmont, the firm depicted in the film ‘The...



Mark Cuban says this tech bubble is worse than the one in 2000

Just days after the Nasdaq broke 5,000 for the first time since 2000, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban has thrown cold water on the most recent tech boom with a blog post arguing that this one is more fragile than the last The crux of Cuban's...



Dating App ‘The Grade’ Downloads Spike After Tinder Plus Launch

Tinder sparked controversy this week with tiered pricing based on age for the new premium layer of its app. It appears some users have decided to seek out alternatives in the wake of this news. It looks like Tinder’s loss may be a gain for The...



The Two Meetings That Should Be Mandatory

It's easy to assume that because we named our company "Stop Meeting Like This" that we think meetings are bad. It's important to clarify that we believe meetings are an essential forum for collaborating, sharing information and making...



Judy Garland (4) vs. Al Sharpton; Derrida advances

WB calls yesterday‘s contest in the comments: Among French intellectuals, I’d rather hear from a corpse than an active public figure. My vote goes to Derrida. And, today, the woman who defined Hollywood stardom, up against a religious...



Why Did Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) & GoPro Inc (GPRO) Stock Soared On Wednesday?

Wednesday has turned out to be a great day for two tech stocks, GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA). GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) went up by around 6.7% as it closed on Wednesday, on the other hand Alibaba Group Holding Ltd...



The 2009 FOMC Laugh Track: Fed Humor in a Bleak Economic Year



Janet Yellen, Forecasting Ace

Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a hearing of the House committee hearing Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Steering central bank policy depends more than anything on assessing where the economy is heading. Yet, central...



Views of Government Policies Since Start of Great Recession

Majorities say that post-recession policies have helped large banks, large corporations and the wealthy, but not small businesses, the middle class or the...



'Rep. Paul Ryan is Getting the Economics Wrong on Cap and Trade and a Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax'

Paul Ryan says "I do not like cap and trade because I think the costs far outweigh the benefits." John Whitehead (who provides the Ryan quotes) responds: Rep. Paul Ryan is getting the economics wrong on cap and trade and a revenue...



Mankiw on Paying for Tax Cuts

Maybe I was too critical of Greg Mankiw: Dynamic scoring requires the solution of a general equilibrium model. To solve a dynamic GE model, you need to specify how the government is going to satisfy its present-value budget constraint. You might be...



Lumber Liquidators cancels conference presentation, tells investors it will report back next Thursday (LL)

Lumber Liquidators will get back to you.  In an announcement on Wednesday morning, the company said that it would not participate in the Raymond James Annual Institutional Investors Conference being held today. The company will, however, hold a...



Vanguard and BlackRock Are Raising Their Voices

Vanguard Group and BlackRock, giant fund managers once known for quiet relationships with the companies in which they invest, say they are getting more...



GODFATHER turns to 'scorched-earth offensive' to save job...

GODFATHER turns to 'scorched-earth offensive' to save job...(Second column, 11th story, link)Related stories:POLITICO SHOCK: Could Rahm Actually Lose? ...



Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB) and Google Inc (GOOGL) on Property Buying Sprees

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the biggest tech companies, are buying more land and paying premium prices to have enough space for their future expansions. A Wall Street Journal article reported on the...



The billionaire Nextdoor: Local social network hits $1.1 billion valuation

Nextdoor, a 5-year-old social network based on geographical proximity, is raising $110 million, which will give it a $1.1 billion valuation. The investment, first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by a rep to Mashable, was led by Redpoint...



Yellen, Improving the Oversight of Large Financial Institutions

Speech at the Citizens Budget Commission, New York, New...



Ken Griffin makes $90,000 per hour even while he's sleeping, according to his soon-to-be-ex-wife

Chicago hedge fund manager Ken Griffin makes more than $90,000 per hour even while he's sleeping, CNBC reports citing a new court filing from his soon-to-be-ex-wife. CNBC's Robert Frank reports:  According to the latest...



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Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB) and Google Inc (GOOGL) on Property Buying Sprees

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the biggest tech companies, are buying more land and paying premium prices to have enough space for their future expansions. A Wall Street Journal article reported on the...



Reuters reports there is 'no deal' between Greece and its creditors (EUR, USD)

Update 4:55 pm ET: Headlines from Reuters, citing a Greek government official, said that there is "no deal" between Greece and its creditors. From Reuters, via Societe Generale's Sebastian Galy: "RTRS - EUROGROUP SOURCE TELLS REUTERS...



S&P 500 vs Nasdaq Composite From December 1977 Through Today

S&P 500 vs Nasdaq Composite From December 1977 Till Today by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays “Davidson” submits: “Can you tell how many, what type and where fish are in the oceans by looking at the waves?” This is a question I...



Car Business: A Reality for Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), A Fantasy for Google Inc (GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (AAPL)?

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is one of the masters of the car manufacturing business, designing and manufacturing premium electric vehicles, but ‘cars’ is totally a new chapter for the tech giants Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc...



Wells Fargo Puts a Ceiling on Subprime Auto Loans

Fearing increased risk and slipping standards, Wells Fargo will keep new subprime car loans to no more than 10 percent of its total auto...



Hong Kong leader tells people to act like 'sheep'...

Hong Kong leader tells people to act like 'sheep'...(Second column, 5th story, link) ...



Henry David Thoreau (3) vs. Charles Manson

I’m sorry to announce that the winner from yesterday is Miguel de Cervantes. I was really really rooting for Joan Crawford on this one. For one thing, we’d have a packed house. I just think she’d be the best. Sure,...



The queen of hedge funds is absolutely killing it

Hedge fund manager Leda Braga took the reigns of BlueCrest Capital's spinoff computer-driven firm, Systematica Investments, last month and she's already killing it. Braga, who, when she was president of BlueCrest, held the title of...



So at what point do we see corporate yields going to zero?

Rhetorical question, just to share this chart from Dominik Winnicki and team at Barclays (click to enlarge)… Continue reading: So at what point do we see corporate yields going to...



Target to cut thousands of jobs

Target's CEO said the company will cut several thousand jobs within the next two years as part of a cost savings...



Links for 02-28-15

The Closed Minds Problem - Paul Krugman New Keynesian Financial Frictions - Robert Waldmann Why Markets Can't Price the Priceless - TAP Handy Book of Economic Growth - Growth Economics Market monetarists and the ‘myth’ of long and...



Lumber Liquidators cancels conference presentation, tells investors it will report back next Thursday (LL)

Lumber Liquidators will get back to you.  In an announcement on Wednesday morning, the company said that it would not participate in the Raymond James Annual Institutional Investors Conference being held today. The company will, however, hold a...



Links for 02-22-15

People Aren't Androids - Paul Krugman All the Governor’s Men (Economists) - Econbrowser US income distribution changes from 2007 and 2013 - Branko Milanovic Keynesian Cross as simultaneous moves symmetric Nash equil - Nick Rowe Punching up...



Tesla (TSLA) Stock Declining Today as Apple Works on Electric Car

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tesla Motors are declining, lower by 0.38% to $203 in late morning trading Tuesday, on reports that Apple may be working on an electric car to challenge the company, Bloomberg reports. Apple has hired some...



The 2009 FOMC Laugh Track: Fed Humor in a Bleak Economic Year



Vanguard and BlackRock Are Raising Their Voices

Vanguard Group and BlackRock, giant fund managers once known for quiet relationships with the companies in which they invest, say they are getting more...



Lumber Liquidators (LL) Halted After ’60 Minutes’ Report

Lumber Liquidators shares plummeted after 60 Minutes aired a report stating that the company’s floors failed safety tests in California. This morning the company’s shares were halted for a time pending the release of news. By the...



Economic View: A Slippery New Rule for Gauging Fiscal Policy

The adoption of dynamic scoring for evaluating major changes in tax and spending policy makes sense in theory, but could create havoc in...



Rite Aid to buy pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion-Reuters

(Reuters) – Drugstore operator Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) said it would buy pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for about $2 billion, to enter the business of administering drug benefits for employers. The third-largest U.S. drug-store chain said it...