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The Road To World War 3: Russia And Ukraine Are Now Engaged In A Shooting War

Russian soldiers and Ukrainian soldiers are now shooting at each other in eastern Ukraine.  Could this conflict ultimately lead us down the road to World War 3?  This week, a very robust force of "tanks, artillery and infantry" has...



FEDS: RUSSIANS HACKED AMERICAN BANKS

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



IMF VIXEN CHARGED IN FRANCE

IMF VIXEN CHARGED IN FRANCE(Main headline, 1st story, link) ...



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...



Square Reportedly Raising $200 Million at $6 Billion Valuation

Square may be looking for a new cash infusion. The mobile payment startup is said to be in the process of raising about $200 million at a $6 billion valuation, according to CNBC. At least some of that capital is reportedly coming from the Government of...



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...



SnapChat valued at $10 bln in new round from Kleiner Perkins — reports

Snapchat, a photo-sharing service for smartphones, raised a new round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers that values the company at $10 billion, according to two media reports. The new funding would bring the total amount of...



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...



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...



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WSJ: The S&P 500 index notched its first-ever close above 2000 on Tuesday, a new milestone in the stock market’s march higher. Tuesday’s finish was the 30th record close this year for the index, which has gained 8.2% in 2014...



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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Questions Continue Over Quindell Plc (QPP) Accounting

The company notes an increase in the value of a subsidiary based on a subsequent investment and the goodwill of being acquired, then in a sepearte issue books revenue from a class action lawsuit that hasn't been formally settledThe questions...



In Burger King Deal, Buffett Reunites With 3G Capital

Warren Buffett is a big admirer of 3G, and his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, is helping finance Burger King's $11.4 billion takeover of Tim...



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...



Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

The U.S. National Security Agency built a “Google-like” search engine to give domestic and international government agencies access to details of billions of calls, texts and instant messages sent by millions of people, according to The...



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....



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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...



In Burger King Deal, Buffett Reunites With 3G Capital

Warren Buffett is a big admirer of 3G, and his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, is helping finance Burger King's $11.4 billion takeover of Tim...



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 ...



IMF VIXEN CHARGED IN FRANCE

IMF VIXEN CHARGED IN FRANCE(Main headline, 1st story, link) ...



The Road To World War 3: Russia And Ukraine Are Now Engaged In A Shooting War

Russian soldiers and Ukrainian soldiers are now shooting at each other in eastern Ukraine.  Could this conflict ultimately lead us down the road to World War 3?  This week, a very robust force of "tanks, artillery and infantry" has...



Square Reportedly Raising $200 Million at $6 Billion Valuation

Square may be looking for a new cash infusion. The mobile payment startup is said to be in the process of raising about $200 million at a $6 billion valuation, according to CNBC. At least some of that capital is reportedly coming from the Government of...



Check Out The Massive Outflows From High-Yield Bond Funds (HYG, SPX, SPY, QQQ)

People won't stop talking about high-yield bonds, and this chart from Alain Bokobza and his team at Societe Generale shows exactly why: high-yield investors are now running for the exits. In The Wall Street Journal this weekend, Katy Burne...



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...



FEDS: RUSSIANS HACKED AMERICAN BANKS

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



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...



Links for 8-04-14

Oh Dear. Larry Kotlikoff Fails to Read... - Brad DeLong Con Men Aren't Stupid - Paul Krugman Trickling down - John Quiggin The updated deposit insurance database - vox Reinterpreting the Revolution - Economic Principals Entrepreneurial decline -...



SnapChat valued at $10 bln in new round from Kleiner Perkins — reports

Snapchat, a photo-sharing service for smartphones, raised a new round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers that values the company at $10 billion, according to two media reports. The new funding would bring the total amount of...



In Phoenix, a Realty Check as Market Moderates

Phoenix stands as a prime example of how some of the country's hottest housing markets are struggling to pass the baton from bargain-hunting investors to traditional...



Sprint abandoning bid for T-Mobile

Sprint is abandoning its pursuit of T-Mobile as the regulatory challenges of the deal are too...



2000.02

WSJ: The S&P 500 index notched its first-ever close above 2000 on Tuesday, a new milestone in the stock market’s march higher. Tuesday’s finish was the 30th record close this year for the index, which has gained 8.2% in 2014...



SEC to examine alternative mutual funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a broad examination of alternative mutual funds, the Wall Street Journal...



Stocks Are Doing Nothing As Yellen Speaks In Jackson Hole (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT)

Stocks are mixed as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks in Jackson Hole. The Dow is up 2 points, the S&P 500 is down 1 point, and the Nasdaq is up 4 points. All eyes the Kansas City Fed's economic symposium in Jackson Hole,...



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...



Walgreen Shuns Inversion, Takes Control Of Alliance Boots

The Wal green-Alliance Boots deal would create the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution network with over 370 distribution centersWalgreen Company (NYSE:WAG), the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, said Wednesday that it would pay...



PwC Faces Penalty and Sidelining of Regulatory Consulting Unit

The giant consulting firm, entrusted with acting as a shadow regulator of some of the world’s biggest banks, is said to have agreed to pay a $25 million fine in New York for obscuring misconduct it was supposed to...