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FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: Just 6% Of Stocks On The S&P Have 'Sell' Ratings

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Out Of 12,052 Ratings On S&P Stocks, Just 6% Are 'Sells' (Bespoke...



Tim Hortons makes more money than Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts, combined

Tim Hortons earns nearly twice what Burger King makes in a year. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan) Since the news broke that Burger King Worldwide Inc. has agreed to buy Canadian chain Tim Hortons for $11...



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... ...



You Can Already Buy A Case For The Unreleased 'iPhone 6' On Amazon

The "iPhone 6" hasn't been announced yet, and we don't officially know its dimensions, but that hasn't stopped people from trying to make a buck selling cases for it. Yes, even though we don't even know if Apple's...



U.S. Stock Futures Move Higher

U.S. stock futures rose Tuesday, with the S&P 500 poised to take another run at the 2000...



Residential Construction Employment Continues To Rise

      “Davidson” submits: Monthly Supply of New Homes for Sale rises to 6.0, but so does Residential Const Employment- look at the trend […] The post Residential Construction Employment Continues...



Who Pays Corporate Taxes? Possibly You

Who pays corporate income taxes? Just one thing’s for sure: it’s not corporations. This is because, as Mitt Romney famously put it, “corporations are people, my friend.” They also sell to people, buy from people, and are owned by...

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Quindell and an industry deaf to its assumptions

A few more things to ponder following the results for Quindell last week, beyond the cash situation that we have already covered. One is the difference between what the UK’s largest listed law firm has assumed it will get paid for industrial...



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...



The Credit Cycle And Why It Is Important For Bond Managers

Peddling the Credit Cycle by David Merkel, CFA of The Aleph Blog Starting again with another letter from a reader, but I will just post his questions in response to this article: 1) How much emphasis do you put on the credit cycle? I guess given...



Netflix hits all-time high ahead of Emmys

Netflix hit an all-time high of $485.30 earlier on Monday, before easing to close at $480.93, up 0.4 percent on the...



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...



NSA Built Google-Like Search Engine ‘ICREACH’

NSA's ICREACH search engine lets intelligence analysts search private communication recordsAccording to the latest documents leaked by NSA informant Edward Snowden to “The Intercept”, U.S. government intelligence services...



The French Government Has Collapsed, And It's Partly Paul Krugman's Fault

This morning the French government collapsed. All the ministers have resigned, and Hollande will have to appoint new ones. Paul Krugman deserves some of the blame. The incident that immediately precipitated the resignation of French Prime Minister...



Draghi steals the show at Jackson Hole

For macro investors, the end of summer is usually signalled by the Kansas City Fed’s annual conference at Jackson Hole. On occasions, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke used this gathering to indicate major changes in monetary policy, going far...



Amazon to Acquire Videogame Site Twitch

Amazon has agreed to acquire Twitch, a live-streaming service for videogame players, for more than $1 billion, according to a person who has been briefed on the...



Hedge Fund News: Joel Greenblatt, Jeffrey Vinik & Pershing Square

Hedge Fund Legend Joel Greenblatt – Writing A Bigger Book (GuruFocus) Every year, when Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) kicks off his value and special-situation investing class at Columbia Business School, he makes his students a guarantee....



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...



Govts across world can track movements of almost anyone with cellphone...

Govts across world can track movements of almost anyone with cellphone...(Second column, 4th story, link)Related stories:Anonymous sharing app 'Secret isn't so anonymous after all... ...



Managing Expectations III: Mining Stocks And Respecting The Bear

Managing Expectations Part III: Picking Mining Stocks in a Bear Market by Frank Holmes In the first part of this three-part series, I discussed the importance of cycles such as four-year presidential elections and the life of a gold mine, and how they...



Burger King Tax Inversion Talks Earn Ackman $161M

William Ackman’s taste for Burger King Worldwide continues to pay off, as the fast-food chain’s shares soared in the wake of its planned acquisition of Canada’s Tim Hortons. read more ...



Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons

If completed, a potential deal that would create one of the world's biggest fast-food chains. But it also would mean the burger giant's corporate headquarters would move to...



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Attack of the Crazy Centrists



Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's

Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google’s AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both on its own properties and other sites,...



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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...



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GOP Extremism Isn't Just Hurting America. It's Hurting Our Planet.

The New York Times reports today that President Barack Obama is pursuing an international climate agreement ahead of next year's United Nations climate-change summit...



2008 Meltdown Was Worse Than Great Depression, Bernanke Says

Bloomberg Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a prominent student of the Great Depression, contends that the 2008 financial crisis was actually worse than its 1930s counterpart. Mr. Bernanke is quoted making the statement in a...



Square heads for $6B valuation: Sources

Payments provider Square is in the process of raising capital at a $6 billion valuation, according to sources familiar with the...



Map of the Day: Here's Why Congress Doesn't Really Care About Your Petty Problems

Via Vox, here's a colorful map from Broadview Networks that helps illustrate one reason that policymaking in Congress often seems so disconnected from the real world. It's because policymakers tend to be pretty well-off folks living in a...



FEDS: RUSSIANS HACKED AMERICAN BANKS

FEDS: RUSSIANS HACKED AMERICAN BANKS(Main headline, 1st story, link) ...



What Unions No Longer Do

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 it’s increasingly concentrated in the public sector...



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...



Gold Jewelry Demand in India Improves

Those who root for gold root for India. Despite a welcome June rally, it’s been a rocky second quarter for the world’s second-largest consumer of the metal, with demand down 18 percent compared to last year. But consumer appetite...



Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons

If completed, a potential deal that would create one of the world's biggest fast-food chains. But it also would mean the burger giant's corporate headquarters would move to...



Opinion: Russia, an economic black hole for its neighbours

Pity any Russians wanting to sit down to their regular Sunday lunch of kangaroo steak, medium-rare. Thanks to the trade restrictions Vladimir Putin announced last week, Australia – along with the EU, US, Norway and Canada – found its...



Further evidence that the housing crisis was about screwy beliefs, not moral hazard

Ing-Haw Cheng, Sahil Raina and Wei Xiong have a new paper in the AER, here is the abstract: 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...