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China’s First-Quarter GDP in Four Charts

China on Wednesday recorded its slowest growth rate since 2009, a time when the global economy was staggering beneath the effects of the financial crisis. First-quarter growth slowed to 7% on-year from 7.3% last quarter, a signal that the world’s...



Google Inc (GOOGL) Antitrust Charges in Europe Are Not New To Investors: James Dix

The European Commission is reportedly planning to file charges against Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) over allegations it used its position in the search business to victimize other players in the space. The charges would coincide with the ongoing debate in...



Business to experiment with $70k minimum wage!

Business to experiment with $70k minimum wage!(Third column, 4th story, link) ...



Why Americans Support or Oppose Legalizing Marijuana

Supporters of marijuana legalization cite its perceived health benefits, or see it as no more dangerous than other drugs. To opponents, it is a dangerous drug, one that inflicts damage on people and society more...



Avon exploring sale of North America business: WSJ

(Reuters) - Avon Products Inc , a direct seller of cosmetics, is exploring strategic alternatives, which could include a sale of its North America business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.Avon's shares rose as much as 17.6 percent to...



Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) In Talks To Buy Alcatel Lucent SA

European telecommunications and networking manufacturers Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent announced on Tuesday, April 14th that they were advanced negotiations regarding a possible merger. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a deal between these...



Post-Recession, Have U.S. Consumers Abandoned Their ‘Shop ‘Til You Drop’ Mentality?

U.S. consumers have long been viewed as the shoppers of the world, buying goods made both domestically and overseas. The Great Recession seems to have changed this “shop ’til you drop” dynamic. Saving, not shopping, is the hallmark...



This Map Of America Shows Our Equal Pay Failures

It's 2015, and on average, women still make 78 cents to a man's dollar. A new report goes beyond that oft-quoted statistic, and examines this discrepancy along racial, geographical and educational lines. The American Association of University...



Zillow halted as company talks Trulia

Zillow shares were halted in pre-market trading Tuesday morning, as the company issued guidance well below Street...



Energy Future Files Reorganization Plan

Texas energy giant Energy Future Holdings has filed the restructuring plan that outlines how it hopes to reshape a $42 billion debt load and exit...



Slowing Emerging-Market Growth Is Sapping Global Economic Prospects

Global economic growth will climb only marginally this year, the International Monetary Fund said in its flagship World Economic Outlook...



Are Net Net Stocks Worth Investing In? Here Are 3 Quick Checks You Can Perform.

Are Net Net Stocks Worth Investing In? Here Are 3 Quick Checks You Can Perform. by Jae Jun, Old School Value follow me on Facebook Twitter What You’ll Learn What is a net net and what characteristics they hold. A short list of net net stocks...



Laurence Fink Sends Letter to the 500 Largest Companies, Urging Them to Stop Being so Nice to Investors



China could be biggest market for this

Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald says that he wouldn't be surprised if Apple saw more watch additions sold in China than anywhere...



Who's the real enemy—Russia? Nope.

There's a drumbeat of fear mongering for all kinds of global threats. But don't believe the lies, says former Rep. Ron...



Qualcomm Under Pressure From Jana Partner

According to the most recent quarterly newsletter from Jana Partners to investors, the activist hedge fund firm is pressuring chipmaker Qualcomm to consider a spinoff as well as taking other steps to enhance shareholder value. In specific, major...



More Charities Are Accepting Bitcoins To Tap Into A Younger Pool Of Donors

Save the Children is thinking ahead when it comes to the ages of its donors -- that's why it decided to go digital. “We want to remain contemporary and relevant to current and future generations,” Ettore Rossetti, director of social...



China Exports Point to Weak First-Quarter Growth

Falling exports in March and a sharp drop in China’s monthly trade surplus raise concerns about weak first-quarter economic results coming this...



America reacts to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign launch

Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential bid on Sunday, and while it was no surprise, her campaign launch captivated every corner of America. Following a reported delay in her highly anticipated announcement, Clinton's official campaign...



The Fed Can Be Patient About Raising Interest Rates

Core inflation has been stuck between 1.3% and 1.7% since mid-2012, and isn’t forecast to reach 2% until...



The Sinocism China Newsletter 04.12.15

My Internet came back online long enough today to put together the newsletter. China’s Internet has the Great Firewall, the Great Cannon and, increasingly, the Great Headache… Today’s Links: THE ESSENTIAL...



A Victory Against the Shadows



Greece made its big IMF debt repayment

Greece just made its €460 million ($495.82 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to MarketWatch The repayment was on time — a relief for the country and its European creditors, after a minister suggested last...



Links for 04-11-15

The Laffer Swerve - Paul Krugman Middle Class, but Feeling Economically Insecure - NYTimes.com A historical look at deflation - Vox EU When Students Take Jobs in Finance - NYTimes.com End of Core Conservative Talking Point About Dodd-Frank -...



'Disturbing' video shows man beaten by cops after pursuit on horseback

A California sheriff says he has opened an investigation into a video that shows his deputies beating a man in the desert. The video, a copy of which we've embedded below, shows the arrest of Francis Jared Pusok, a 30-year-old man who was sought by...



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NBER Annual conference on macroeconomics

Today I am at the NBER annual macroeconomics conference as an observer.  The program and papers are here, and they look very interesting.  You may be hearing more about this later; I am allowed to blog the presentations but not attribute...



Apple heading to $1 trillion: Analyst

FBR analyst Dan Ives explains why thinks Apple is heading to a $1 trillion valuation within 12...



Air Conditioning and the Rise of the South



Murphy to leave Kleiner Perkins

Matt Murphy plans to resign as partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Murphy, who has been with the firm since 1999, told the Journal that he will likely join a “smaller venture...



Déjà Vu Weather? No, It's a Recession!

New Seasonal Pattern?Yesterday Fed Governor Stanley Fischer proclaimed U.S. Economy Should Rebound After ‘Poor’ First Quarter. “There’s definitely a rebound on the way already, and we’ll see at what speed it proceeds,”...



Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman says his private equity firm is just like Apple

Blackstone posted another solid quarter of earnings this morning. CEO Steve Schwarzman is feeling pretty good about his investment firm, and its prospects, in light of yet. "We're like an Apple, a Google, a Boeing, a...



Castleton Commodities Bids For Morgan Stanley Oil Unit

It looks like Morgan Stanley has finally lined up a buyer for its oil trading unit. The investment bank had preliminary deals with foreign buyers in place twice in the past, but both deals fell through. According to sources who spoke to the Wall Street...



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....



A Solid Pick at a Fair Price

Written by Jae Jun follow me on Facebook Twitter Boy oh boy. The markets keep shrugging off any corrections and makes stock picking tougher. This is why valuation is so important. You make money based on the price you pay. If you’re fully...



Zillow halted as company talks Trulia

Zillow shares were halted in pre-market trading Tuesday morning, as the company issued guidance well below Street...



DiCaprio Hatches Plans for 'Eco-Resort'...

DiCaprio Hatches Plans for 'Eco-Resort'...(Third column, 20th story, link) ...



Trump eyes Trump Tower announcement...

Trump eyes Trump Tower announcement...(Second column, 9th story, link)Related stories:VIDEO: RAND PAUL READY...SETS TUESDAY PRESIDENTIAL LAUNCH...Walks balance between libertarian, conservative support...FT: Something profoundly disturbing about another...



Housing Market Sees Hopeful Signs of Spring

The spring home-selling season is off to a promising start in Jacksonville, Fla., sparking optimism here and in other cities that the market has finally gained momentum after a slow recovery and last year’s...



'BB and the Permahawks'

Paul Krugman: BB and the Permahawks: Ben Bernanke comes down firmly against the idea that concerns about financial instability should lead central banks to raise interest rates even in a depressed economy. Good — and I was especially pleased to...



Protesters Take Part In Nationwide Rally For $15 Minimum Wage

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered across the country on Wednesday to speak out against low wages. The demonstrations are led by the group Fight for $15, which seeks a minimum hourly wage of $15 for fast-food employees. Though McDonald's...