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Networks Struggle with Equal Time for Candidates

Donald Trump “relishes the spotlight of live television. Hillary Clinton has long recoiled from it. Now, the television news industry is wrestling with how to balance fairness, credibility and the temptations of sky-high ratings as it prepares...



Morning News: May 30, 2016

Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents The Three Big Challenges Facing Puerto Rico Australia to Auction $11.5 Million Confiscated Bitcoins Fed’s Bullard Says Global Markets Seem Well-Prepared For Summer Rate Hike Yellen...



Links for 05-30-16

Trends in oil supply and demand - Econbrowser The mystery of weak US productivity - FT.com The late Victorian ‘workshop of the world’ - VoxEU Trump and loss aversion - James Surowiecki The Hail Mary gamble of voting for Trump -...



Trump's War on Data

Bill McBride at Calculated Risk: The War on Data, Calculated Risk: People have different priorities and different values. But we share the same data. Over the last few days, we've heard a presidential contender make comments completing ignoring...



Trump May Accept Nomination at a Stadium

“Donald Trump’s campaign is considering booking one of Cleveland’s big sports venues for his acceptance speech in July,” CNN reports. “Trump has said in recent weeks that he wants to add a Hollywood flair...



Further reading

Elsewhere on Monday, - Populist backlash and political economy. - The war on data, continued. - “VCs will give you points for honesty, but they won’t give you money,” says one entrepreneur who requested anonymity, as they are...



Analysts see US stocks rallying (1640800)

Some analysts think US stocks are about to rally. Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, told CNBC recently that the S&P 500 will rise as high as 2,300 by mid-2017. "Is there a recession around the corner? I don't see it," said...



NBA Playoffs: Biggest Upsets in Conference Finals History

LeBron James is well aware of the sting that a playoff upset can leave. | Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Upsets on the biggest sports stages can shake the entire world. With the way the NBA Playoffs’s conference finals are going so far, everything...



‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a Step Backward for the Franchise

X-Men: Apocalypse felt all too familiar | Source: 20th Century Fox 2016 has been a year of firsts for the superhero genre. Deadpool was the first R-Rated success story. Batman v Superman was the first chapter in DC’s...



The Most and Least Dangerous States for Pedestrians

Once introduced, cars quickly became part of America’s culture — but with the automobile also came driver, passenger, and pedestrian traffic fatalities. Per capita traffic...



None of you can troll me like Austin can. Also, cell phones and cancer. Again.

Seriously, he’s got more game than all of you combined: @aaronecarroll It is not possible for me not to #troll you with this. https://t.co/hMbRgwALLO — Austin Frakt (@afrakt) May 27, 2016 This is from the STAT News email he...



Jeffrey Sachs: Bernie Sanders easily wins the policy debate

Mainstream economists have forgotten the many benefits a progressive economic strategy can...



Bespoke Consumer Pulse — Interest Rate Expectations

Rate Hikes:  Today, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spoke at a panel discussion at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.  Ms. Yellen reiterated that a rate increase would be appropriate “probably in...



Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed.

I can’t let his irresponsible revival of a conspiracy theory pass without...



Fed Watch: Powell, Data

Tim Duy: Powell, Data, by Tim Duy: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell kept the prospects for a near-term rate hike alive and well in a speech today: For the near term, my baseline expectation is that our economy will continue on its path of growth...



It’s official: We now get most of our news from social media

The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published on Thursday by Pew Research Center Pew surveyed over 4,600 people who told them that they’re...



STOCKS DO NOTHING: Here's what you need to know (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, IWM, XHB, TWLO)

Stocks went nowhere on Thursday in an extremely quiet and slow session that was, amazingly, not the final trading day of the week.  First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,825, -25, (-0.1%) S&P 500: 2,089, -1, (-0.03%) Nasdaq: 4,901, +6,...



RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...

RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...(Second column, 5th story, link)Related stories:Reaganomics Band Back Together...Trump Reaches Magic Number to Clinch Nomination... ...



Exxon shareholders OK measure that could put climate expert on board

DALLAS/SAN RAMON, Calif. (Reuters) - Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp's annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the company's board, meaning a climate activist could eventually...



Peter Thiel is the one behind Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

Confirming rumors that had grown over the past few days, Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to the New York Times that he is financing Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Its Gawker blog published an article in 2007 titled...



Another Robots Are Coming Story

The Washington Post has an article telling readers that a former McDonald's CEO is warning that a $15 minimum wage will lead to widespread use of robots at fast food restaurants. The piece goes on to warn about the danger that robots pose to jobs...



Gross Jobs! 7 of the Most Disgusting Careers

A butcher in France processes a pig | Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images Mike Rowe can teach you everything you want to know about dirty jobs, but some career paths take a turn down alleys so disgusting even he would have a hard time stomaching them. There...



Stocks Extend Rally, Buoyed by Oil

U.S. stocks marched higher, driven by gains in energy and financial shares. The move higher has come as oil prices approach $50 a barrel and investors appear more comfortable with the prospect of higher interest rates as early as this...



48% of Americans saving for retirement are pretty sure they have no idea what they're doing

The US has a retirement problem.  In the Federal Reserve's 2015 report on US household economic well-being, about half of respondents who said they were working towards saving for retirement were less...



How this epic 4,845-inch 'Star Wars' infographic found its Force

Exactly 39 years ago Wednesday, a movie called Star Wars opened in a mere 32 theaters across the U.S. It soon became kind of a big deal. But who has the time to rewatch it? Even one of its stars, Mark Hamill, admits he hasn't seen the two-hour...



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NBA Playoffs: Biggest Upsets in Conference Finals History

LeBron James is well aware of the sting that a playoff upset can leave. | Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Upsets on the biggest sports stages can shake the entire world. With the way the NBA Playoffs’s conference finals are going so far, everything...



Networks Struggle with Equal Time for Candidates

Donald Trump “relishes the spotlight of live television. Hillary Clinton has long recoiled from it. Now, the television news industry is wrestling with how to balance fairness, credibility and the temptations of sky-high ratings as it prepares...



Mark Cuban: 'Huge, huge' losses for stocks if Trump wins

Mark Cuban told CNN that the stock market could plunge more than 20% if Donald Trump wins the White House because investors are deeply uncomfortable with the presumptive GOP nominee's "flip-flopping."...



Peter Thiel is the one behind Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

Confirming rumors that had grown over the past few days, Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to the New York Times that he is financing Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Its Gawker blog published an article in 2007 titled...



5 Apple Rumors: From iPhone 7 Plus RAM to iTunes Plans

Each week, numerous rumors and reports about what’s going on in Cupertino shed some light on what Apple’s planning for its upcoming iPhones, iPads, Macs, imminent releases of iOS or OS X, or other future hardware and software...



Morning News: May 30, 2016

Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents The Three Big Challenges Facing Puerto Rico Australia to Auction $11.5 Million Confiscated Bitcoins Fed’s Bullard Says Global Markets Seem Well-Prepared For Summer Rate Hike Yellen...



Oil's Strength Boosts Global Stocks

Global stocks extended gains as crude oil prices continued to climb past fresh highs for the...



RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...

RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...(Second column, 5th story, link)Related stories:Reaganomics Band Back Together...Trump Reaches Magic Number to Clinch Nomination... ...



None of you can troll me like Austin can. Also, cell phones and cancer. Again.

Seriously, he’s got more game than all of you combined: @aaronecarroll It is not possible for me not to #troll you with this. https://t.co/hMbRgwALLO — Austin Frakt (@afrakt) May 27, 2016 This is from the STAT News email he...



Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Named In Insider Trading Case

U.S. officials say the former chairman of Dean Foods passed inside information to famed gambler Billy Walters, who then tipped off Mickelson. The SEC wants wants Mickelson to turn over...



48% of Americans saving for retirement are pretty sure they have no idea what they're doing

The US has a retirement problem.  In the Federal Reserve's 2015 report on US household economic well-being, about half of respondents who said they were working towards saving for retirement were less...



Stocks Extend Rally, Buoyed by Oil

U.S. stocks marched higher, driven by gains in energy and financial shares. The move higher has come as oil prices approach $50 a barrel and investors appear more comfortable with the prospect of higher interest rates as early as this...



U.S. problem: I work three part-time jobs

There are 2.1 million Americans who work multiple part-time jobs. For many, it's a challenging lifestyle and sometimes the only job options they have to stay...



Another Robots Are Coming Story

The Washington Post has an article telling readers that a former McDonald's CEO is warning that a $15 minimum wage will lead to widespread use of robots at fast food restaurants. The piece goes on to warn about the danger that robots pose to jobs...



Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Fiasco Is a Harbinger of Mainland Woes

Illinois, New Jersey, Philadelphia, St. Louis and other states and cities are under dark financial clouds brought on by deferring costs for...



GET READY: Here's your full preview of this week's big market-moving events (SPY, SPX, DJI, IXIC, QQQ, IWIM, USD, DXY, USO, WTI, OIL, VDE,...

It turns out the US consumer is still doing fine. This was thrown into doubt last week as the peak season for big-box retail earnings started on a sour note. Macy's lowered its earnings guidance for the year with some bleak commentary,...



This is the biggest mistake wealthy investors make

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Here's what wealthy investors say their biggest mistake is (FA Magazine) A survey from Zurich-based deVere Group found that...



Links for 05-30-16

Trends in oil supply and demand - Econbrowser The mystery of weak US productivity - FT.com The late Victorian ‘workshop of the world’ - VoxEU Trump and loss aversion - James Surowiecki The Hail Mary gamble of voting for Trump -...



Stocks Drop on Fed Minutes

The S&P 500 has lost about 25 points in the last 45 minutes. According to the latest Fed minutes, the Fed is considering raising rates next month. In my opinion, that would be a big mistake. The unusually frank bulletin was delivered in the...



FBI INVESTIGATING TERRY MCAULIFFE...

FBI INVESTIGATING TERRY MCAULIFFE...(Third column, 3rd story, link)Related stories:Records show more than 100 donors contributed to both Clinton foundation and McAuliffe campaign... ...