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Samsung Weighs Management Shake-Up

Samsung Electronics is considering a leadership shake-up, including installing a new mobile chief, according to people familiar with the matter, to revive its fortunes after a difficult...



China’s Over-Reliance on Guaranteed Loans, in 3 Charts

Associated Press The belief that the Chinese government implicitly guarantees much, if not all, of the debt in China’s formal financial system, is widely taken a fact. After all, defaults are often repeatedly bailed out at the last minute by...



'Lower Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy'

Jim Hamilton: Lower oil prices and the U.S. economy: ... The current price of gasoline is 80 cents/gallon below what it has averaged over the last 3 years. Last year Americans consumed 135 billion gallons of gasoline. That means that if prices stay...



'Is Economics Really a Dismal Science for Women?'

Since I posted an excerpt from Noah Smith's column, I should also post this response from Frances Woolley: Is economics really a dismal science for women?: Donna Ginther and Shulamit Kahn have just published a paper that tracks thousands of...



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Links for 11-22-14

Patents and the global diffusion of new drugs - Vox EU Keynes's Theories Can Fix the World Economy - Businessweek Inequality and Crises: Scandinavian Skepticism - Paul Krugman Economic inequality and for-profit universities - Bridget Ansel The...



Can You Handle the Stress of Losing 40 Percent in the Market?

If the answer to that question is no, we have a solution for your investment woes. Not many investors can handle the stress that comes with losing nearly half of their retirement funds and being forced to wait seven years to break even—only to...



Coyote (and a little of Wintercow) on Immigration

About the only useful contribution I can make to the immigration question, at this point is to lament one thing about the current proceedings. While this is all great political controversy and surely educational for those folks who worry about precedent...



SEC Commissioner Says We're Wasting Money Trying To Protect Millionaires

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisers. SEC Chief: We're Wasting Money Trying To Protect Millionaires (Think Advisor)  Right now the SEC is examining...



Private Equity Firms Start ‘Fessing Up to Cheating

The Wall Street Journal describes how some private equity firms are attempting to clean up their act by admitting to dubious practices in revised regulatory filings with the SEC. There's a wee problem with this approach. Securities law is not...



Wynn Resorts Investigated On Money Laundering Controls

Wynn Resorts is the third casino to be investigated this year by federal authorities relating to possible money laundering by high rollersAccording to a November 20th article in the Wall Street Journal, Federal law enforcement authorities are...



Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Is Good for American Workers

On Thursday night, President Barack Obama announced that he will take executive action to allow four million undocumented immigrants to live in the United States without fear of...



The Senate Hearing On Goldman's Alleged 'Merry-Go-Round' Deals Was Very Uncomfortable

The Goldman Sachs Senate hearing on commodities got nasty yesterday, The New York Times reported.“What’s the point? Maybe you can help me out here,” the Times quoted a frustrated Senator McCain (R-Arizona) as saying to a panel...



The Switchboard: How Obama’s immigration order fits with the tech community’s wishlist

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team. Join us today for our weekly live chat, Switchback. We'll kick things off at 11 a.m. Eastern time. You can submit your questions...



GameStop Corp. Shares Hammered On Poor Q3 Earnings

GameStop third quarter revenues are off due to the delayed release of "Assassin's Creed Unity"GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) shares are slumping on Friday, November 21st after reporting unexpectedly poor third quarter earnings. Shares of the...



Federal Reserve Board announces two separate reviews are underway regarding examinations of large banking organizations

Federal Reserve Board announces two separate reviews are underway regarding examinations of large banking...



Hugh Hendry: ‘Desperate times breed desperate measures… QE is a grubby solution’

In the second of three interviews, Hugh Hendry tells Merryn Somerset Webb why central banks will go even further than anyone expects to keep the global economy afloat. The post Hugh Hendry: ‘Desperate times breed desperate measures…...



Groupon Inc’s Business Model Not Flawed, Proves Vipshop

Groupon might be struggling, but its business model is definitely not a flop, with names like Vipshop showing impressive performanceGroupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) launched its IPO in 2011 at $20 a share with much buzz around its daily deals model, only to...



HORROR: Woman Raped, Set On Fire In Kansas Public Park...

HORROR: Woman Raped, Set On Fire In Kansas Public Park...(First column, 21st story, link) ...



Average Wall Street Pay to Rise 4% This Year

Wall Street pay will rise slightly this year, though the increase will be offset at some banks by huge legal settlements agreed to this year, an industry recruiter said in a new study to be released later this...



George Soros invests $500 million with Bill Gross

Humbled bond manager Bill Gross just got a vote of confidence from one of the most successful investors of all...



Phlly Fed’s highest reading since December 1993

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve reported its Business Outlook this morning, The survey’s broadest measure of manufacturing conditions, the diffusion index of current activity, increased from 20.7 in October to 40.8 this month and has now been...



Sugar Prices Got Sweeter for Consumers In October

The consumer price index’s measure for sugar and artificial sweeteners tumbled 2.2% in October and is down 3.8% from a year earlier. Getty Images Bakers, start your ovens. The price consumers paid for sugar fell the most on record last month,...



Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Litigations Detailed Summary

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Litigations Detailed by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays The following, courtesy of Peter Chapman outline all the major litigation regarding Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac / Federal...



Existing Home Sales Rise

Sales of existing homes rose in October to their highest level in a year, the latest sign of the U.S. housing recovery shaking off the shock of last year’s jump in mortgage...



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'Is Economics Really a Dismal Science for Women?'

Since I posted an excerpt from Noah Smith's column, I should also post this response from Frances Woolley: Is economics really a dismal science for women?: Donna Ginther and Shulamit Kahn have just published a paper that tracks thousands of...



'Lower Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy'

Jim Hamilton: Lower oil prices and the U.S. economy: ... The current price of gasoline is 80 cents/gallon below what it has averaged over the last 3 years. Last year Americans consumed 135 billion gallons of gasoline. That means that if prices stay...



The Switchboard: How Obama’s immigration order fits with the tech community’s wishlist

Published every weekday, the Switchboard is your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team. Join us today for our weekly live chat, Switchback. We'll kick things off at 11 a.m. Eastern time. You can submit your questions...



Samsung Weighs Management Shake-Up

Samsung Electronics is considering a leadership shake-up, including installing a new mobile chief, according to people familiar with the matter, to revive its fortunes after a difficult...



Cramer’s Picks For The Next 25 Years: Facebook Inc (FB), Google Inc (GOOGL), Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)

Jim Cramer shared his thoughts on CNBC about the companies that will be leaders 25 years from now. It doesn’t mean that everything will be fine and dandy for the tech moguls, however there’s increasing evidence to the unique capabilities in...



STOCKS GO NOWHERE, TWITTER SURGES: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, IWM, TLT, SEAS, TWTR, M, GS, USO)

Stocks on Wall Street went nowhere on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 falling slightly and the Nasdaq gaining 0.3%. Shares of social media company Twitter were big winners on Wednesday, gaining more than 7% as the company held an analyst day...



China’s Over-Reliance on Guaranteed Loans, in 3 Charts

Associated Press The belief that the Chinese government implicitly guarantees much, if not all, of the debt in China’s formal financial system, is widely taken a fact. After all, defaults are often repeatedly bailed out at the last minute by...



Neo-Fisherites and the Scandinavian Flick

Noah Smith wonders if "reality might topple a beloved economic theory". Well, if you look at Sweden, reality just confirmed that beloved economic theory. The Riksbank raised interest rates because it was scared that low interest rates...



Coyote (and a little of Wintercow) on Immigration

About the only useful contribution I can make to the immigration question, at this point is to lament one thing about the current proceedings. While this is all great political controversy and surely educational for those folks who worry about precedent...



Nope, the Tax Revolt Isn't Dead Yet

Alec MacGillis writes that there was a very specific reason for the surprising Republican win on Tuesday in the Maryland governor's race: I knew Democrat Anthony Brown was in trouble in the race for Maryland governor when every single voter I...



Falling Rates Equals Falling Credit Availability

Falling Rates, Falling Credit Availability by ToddSullivan, ValuePlays I’ve been saying this for a while, higher rates will lead to expanding credit which will further aid economic expansion. Continued low or even falling rates will further...



A little post-election-day economic balm

 - by New Deal democratPerchance you would like to ponder something other than politics this morning.  In that case, let me offer you some economic balm.The likelihood is that absolutely nothing is going to...



SEC Commissioner Says We're Wasting Money Trying To Protect Millionaires

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisers. SEC Chief: We're Wasting Money Trying To Protect Millionaires (Think Advisor)  Right now the SEC is examining...



Wynn Resorts Investigated On Money Laundering Controls

Wynn Resorts is the third casino to be investigated this year by federal authorities relating to possible money laundering by high rollersAccording to a November 20th article in the Wall Street Journal, Federal law enforcement authorities are...



New footage shows officer Darren Wilson soon after the shooting of Michael Brown

Newly revealed police radio recordings and surveillance footage provide a more complete timeline of the day Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. The audio, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch through state...



Pizza Hut Overhauls Image With New Logo, Plethora Of Crusts, Sauces And Topping Options

(Adam A. Koch)By now it seems that pizza companies add different, often odd combinations to their pizza lineup each week (we’re looking at you sausage-stuffed crust). A newly revamped menu – and overall identity – at Pizza Hut aims...



The Senate Hearing On Goldman's Alleged 'Merry-Go-Round' Deals Was Very Uncomfortable

The Goldman Sachs Senate hearing on commodities got nasty yesterday, The New York Times reported.“What’s the point? Maybe you can help me out here,” the Times quoted a frustrated Senator McCain (R-Arizona) as saying to a panel...



Can You Handle the Stress of Losing 40 Percent in the Market?

If the answer to that question is no, we have a solution for your investment woes. Not many investors can handle the stress that comes with losing nearly half of their retirement funds and being forced to wait seven years to break even—only to...



GameStop Corp. Shares Hammered On Poor Q3 Earnings

GameStop third quarter revenues are off due to the delayed release of "Assassin's Creed Unity"GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) shares are slumping on Friday, November 21st after reporting unexpectedly poor third quarter earnings. Shares of the...



The Wisdom of Peter Schiff