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CBS tosses set in dumpster...

CBS tosses set in dumpster...(Second column, 12th story, link)Related stories:LETTERMAN SIGNS OFF...NYPOST: 15 years too late...Nearly 14 millions viewers tune in... ...



WARNING: Messages from ‘Facebook Recovery’ Are Scams

Facebook users: If you receive messages from an account titled "Facebook recovery," report them at once and do not follow the directions. They are part of a scam. Jovi Umawing of Malwarebytes Labs provided details in a blog post,...



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Tariffs Versus Currencies - Paul Krugman Musings on Macroeconomic Policy and "The Right" - Brad DeLong Why the US economy can’t shake Great Recession - Daniel Alpert What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5°C? -...



Warrant issued for DC murder suspect based on DNA found on Pizza Crust...

Warrant issued for DC murder suspect based on DNA found on Pizza Crust...(Second column, 13th story, link)Related stories:RECORDS: Threatened own family...Believed fled to Brooklyn... ...



Fischer, Past, Present, and Future Challenges for the Euro Area

Speech at the ECB Forum on Central Banking conference "Inflation and Unemployment in Europe", Sintra,...



McDonald’s Corporation Stock Price Could Increase To $120 [REPORT]

The stock price of McDonald’s has the potential to increase to as much as $120 per share, according to David Katz, president and chief investment officer of Matrix Asset Advisors. “We think the stock easily could be $110 to $120, and...



Negative Views of New Congress Cross Party Lines

The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s...



Family Support in Graying Societies

America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age...



How to better teach econometrics

Economic scholarship has changed dramatically in the past half-century, becoming far more empirical and much less abstract and theoretical. The winds of change have blown most strongly in applied microeconomics, but econometrics has been left far behind....



So, it looks like there's a problem with how the government calculates GDP

So, there might be a problem with GDP.  In a statement to CNBC, the BEA said it is "aware of issues" that the way it tabulates Gross Domestic Product and that it is "developing methods to address what it has found." ...



'Conservatives and Keynes'

This, from Paul Krugman, is sort of a setup for the post below this one: Conservatives and Keynes: ...the debate over business-cycle economics has always been a left-right thing. Specifically, the right has always been deeply hostile to the notion that...



Large Banks Plead Guilty To Felony Crimes, Senator Elizabeth Warren Reacts

In a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department, five of the largest mega banks have agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and rigging interest rates. These are serious crimes of a felony nature, however, not a single banking executive will see...

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INFOGRAPHICS: Facebook Pages’ Organic Reach Survives Changes

How were Facebook pages’ like counts and organic reach affected by the social network’s recent changes? Social media marketing firm Komfo studied more than 3,500 pages between March 10 and April 10. Facebook began removing...



Uber clashes with London mayor over cap on minicab numbers

While the city's black cab drivers wait for the High Court to decide whether Uber's operation in London is legal, they may soon be given a helping by mayor Boris Johnson. The Financial Times reports that the recently-elected MP has backed...



Americans’ Views on Privacy and Security

Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that...



Flash Crash Spoofer Sarao Now A “Flight Risk”

Alleged “flash crash spoofer” Navinder Singh Sarao, accused of being a contributing factor to the May 6, 2010 algorithmic disaster that sent the Dow Jones Industrial average tumbling nearly 1,000 points, is now considered a “flight...



UBS Pays $500M Fine To US Regulators Over LIBOR Scandal

Serial rules breaker UBS announced on Wednesday, May 20th that it has agreed to pay more than $500 million in fines to U.S. financial regulators for its role in the LIBOR scandal involving manipulation of currency markets and benchmark interest...



A Look at the 2.2 Million (and Counting) Followers of @POTUS

The debut of President Barack Obama’s @POTUS Twitter account Monday has already made an impact, and social intelligence company Sysomos analyzed its first couple of days. According to Sysomos, @POTUS attracted some 2.2 million followers...



Apple Inc. iPhone 6, 6 Plus See Strong Penetration In U.S. [STUDY]

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made a strong base in the United States, claims Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC. By the end of the March quarter, 94 million iPhones were being used in the U.S., including 25 million iPhone 6 and 13...



Republicans’ Early Views of GOP Field More Positive

Pew Research: “Nearly six-in-ten (57%) Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say they have an excellent or good impression of their party’s presidential candidates. That compares with 54% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning...



Icahn nets $3.4 billion on Apple

Carl Icahn's big bet on Apple is now one of the greatest trades of all...



Preventing Currency Manipulation

By Simon Johnson As Congress debates the trade promotion authority, TPA, the issue of currency manipulation remains firmly on the table.  The administration and Republican leadership insist that language discouraging currency manipulation should not...



Housing Starts Rise 20%…Still Well Below Normal

Housing Starts Rise 20%…Still Well Below Normal by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays There is still significant upside to housing starts…higher rates will help boost housing… “Davidson” submits: The NAHB...



Here are the year-end S&P 500 targets for 19 Wall Street gurus (SPY, DJI, IXIC)

Stocks are at all-time highs. The S&P 500 just touched an intraday high of 2,133. Via Birinyi Associates, here's where 19 Wall Street strategists see the S&P 500 at the end of 2015: Join the conversation about this story » ...



SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s Chief Of Staff Resigning

SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s top aide is moving on, in yet another high level departure at the financial regulator. Lona Nallengara, an employee at the SEC since early in 2011 and White’s chief of staff, announced on Tuesday that he will...



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Microsoft, CRM talks fizzled: Sources

Microsoft held talks about taking over Salesforce.com, but negotiations fell through over price differences, sources...



Warren Buffett Pushes For EITC Overhaul In WSJ Op-Ed

Warren Buffett used a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal to propose a solution to the increasing wealth gap in the United States. First of all Warren Buffett explains how the American Dream has turned into the American Nightmare for...



Whatever Happened to Antitrust?

Last week’s settlement between the Justice Department and five giant banks reveals the...



McDonald’s Corporation Stock Price Could Increase To $120 [REPORT]

The stock price of McDonald’s has the potential to increase to as much as $120 per share, according to David Katz, president and chief investment officer of Matrix Asset Advisors. “We think the stock easily could be $110 to $120, and...



Amy Schumer's '12 Angry Men' parody slams the superficial way men judge women

If there's one thing Inside Amy Schumer is known for, it's the show's delicate balance between self-deprecating humor and blistering critiques of the entertainment industry — particularly regarding women. Schumer took those...

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KASICH IN...

KASICH IN...(Second column, 12th story, link)Related stories:2016 Republican field grows EVEN MORE crowded... ...



FED VICE CHAIR FISCHER: If the economy stumbles, we'll slowdown the pace of rate hikes

The Federal Reserve can always slow the pace at which it normalizes interest rates. That was the basic message of Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer, who spoke at Tel Aviv University in Israel on Tuesday. "The tightening of U.S. policy will begin only...



How to better teach econometrics

Economic scholarship has changed dramatically in the past half-century, becoming far more empirical and much less abstract and theoretical. The winds of change have blown most strongly in applied microeconomics, but econometrics has been left far behind....