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Why Rising Rents Haven’t Pumped Up Inflation

Policy makers and economy-watchers now seem more worried about disinflation rather than accelerating inflation. That wasn’t the expectation at the start of the year. In January, economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expected...



Helicopter Money in the Midst of a PLOG

Mark Thoma and his readings have pulled together a nice collection of writing on a concept known as “helicopter money”. To be honest, as I read all the links I decided to fire off my own comment which needs a little refining. My opening...



JPMorgan Chase Execs Knew Of China Hiring Issues Before Probe [REPORT]

JPMorgan Chase execs knew of China hiring problems since 2011According to knowledgeable Wall Street Journal sources, a number of senior execs at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) in New York were advised of potential problems related to the...



Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

As much as the Internet provides a place to connect, it’s also a haven for trolls, bullies, cyberthieves and wackos. Recent incidents targeting women, including GamerGate and the iCloud nude photo leak, have brought some of the issues to the...



U.S. Consumer Prices Up 0.1% in September

Consumer prices rose slightly in September, the latest sign of modest U.S. inflation pressures amid concerns of a global...



97% Mortgages are 100% Insane

I am not sure there was ever any excuse for considering a 97% loan-to-value mortgage as "sensible" or "responsible."  After all, even without a drop in the market, the buyer is likely underwater on day one (net of real estate...



GT Advanced, Apple in Deal for 'Amicable' Split-Up

GT Advanced Technologies has signed a pact with Apple Inc. for an “amicable parting of the ways,” Luc Despins, attorney for the bankrupt supplier to the technology giant, said...



Daimler Sold Its Remaining 4% Stake In Tesla Motors Inc

Daimler AG, who was an initial investor in Tesla, has sold its remaining stake in the EV company for $780 millionDaimler AG sold its remaining 4% stake in Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and earned $780 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, the...



Has Apple stock peaked? Experts debate

Analysts disagree over the future of Apple's...



Loeb Says Amgen Has Multiple Personalities, Should Be Broken Up; Company ‘Appreciates’ Input

Break apart the company into a hot growth stock and a mature, reliable dividend producer says new hedge fund investor Loeb.Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point LLC, might think its latest investment, Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), has a multiple...



Links for 10-22-14

Fly the Derpy Skies - Paul Krugman Forward guidance: Human plans and divine laughter - vox Insurers Retreat From Weather-Related Disasters - NYTimes.com Debate rages on quantitative easing’s effect on inequality - FT.com Buzzfeed linguistics and...



Rally Monkey is back from his year-long vacation to celebrate biggest 1-day S&P gain since 2011

After a few weeks of plummeting bond yields, crashing stock markets, and panicked calls for additional asset purchases by the Federal Reserve, an old friend returned: The S&P 500 gained nearly 2 per cent in one day, the biggest single-session...



McDonald's Vows Fresh Thinking After Revenues Decline 30%; Mish Offers Some Advice

A 30% decline in revenues for McDonald's is quite startling to most. I wonder why such a decline took so long.In response to that pathetic performance, McDonald’s Vows Fresh Thinking. McDonald’s Corp. outlined plans for what it called...



Ocwen Financial Corp Shares Slammed By Backdating Allegations

Following a new letter in an ongoing investigation, Ocwen dropped nearly 23% at one point in today's trading.Benjamin Lawsky, The NY superintendent of the Department of Financial services stated in a letter today that he “intends to take...



Liberals are more likely to unfriend you over politics — online and off

Data from the Pew Research Journalism Project shows that conservatives are less likely to have their views challenged on social media — but liberals are more likely to block or unfriend someone online because they disagree...



Wonkblog: Rush Limbaugh is America’s least-trusted news source

Thirty-nine percent of Americans say they don't trust Rush Limbaugh when it comes to news about government and politics, giving the radio personality the highest untrustworthiness rating of 36 news sources included in a recent Pew Research...



OSCAR DE LA RENTA: Designer Who Clothed Stars, and Became One...

OSCAR DE LA RENTA: Designer Who Clothed Stars, and Became One...(Second column, 4th story, link) ...



Buffett Hammered By IBM, Tesco, Coke And Winters

Coke fails to adjust to new market reality as sales sag and investors want actionIt’s been a rough earnings season for Warren Buffett thus far. Buffett lost almost $1 billion on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B)’s third...



Intel Capital invests $28 mln in five Chinese smart devices startups

Intel Capital said it has put $28 million to work in five Chinese companies making new-generation hardware and related technologies, including wearables and Internet of things devices and components. The investments are the first from the...



Economists React: China’s Slowing Growth Is OK – For Now

Reuters China’s support policies seemed to have pulled economic growth out of a slump in August. The country’s economic data rebounded in September and the economic growth rate for the third quarter came in slightly better than expected,...



Fed's Dudley: Bad Bank Behavior Could Drive Break Up

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the government will have to consider breaking up large financial institutions if Wall Street doesn’t stop excessive risk-taking and breaking the...



Dudley: Enhancing Financial Stability by Improving Culture in the Financial Services Industry

Remarks by President Dudley at the Workshop on Reforming Culture and Behavior in the Financial Services Industry, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York...



Top Allergan holder Paulson urges deal with Shire: sources

(Reuters) - Allergan Inc shareholder Paulson & Co is urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire Plc as an alternative to a deal with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , according to two people...



Fannie Mae: Continental Western Points Out Lambreth Ignored Supreme Court Precedent

Fannie Mae: Continental Western Points Out Lambreth Ignored Supreme Court Precedent by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays UPDATE: The court has accepted the brief and Treasury has 15 days to reply ONLY re: Perry decision This is good stuff… Charles Cooper...



10 Tuesday AM Reads

My blessedly IBM free morning train reads: • The British origins of the US endowment model (VoxEU) see also Pension Funds Eye Reducing Hedge-Fund Investments (WSJ) • Value Investors Hoarding Cash See Few Bargains After Rout (Bloomberg) •...



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Links for 10-22-14

Fly the Derpy Skies - Paul Krugman Forward guidance: Human plans and divine laughter - vox Insurers Retreat From Weather-Related Disasters - NYTimes.com Debate rages on quantitative easing’s effect on inequality - FT.com Buzzfeed linguistics and...



Daimler Sold Its Remaining 4% Stake In Tesla Motors Inc

Daimler AG, who was an initial investor in Tesla, has sold its remaining stake in the EV company for $780 millionDaimler AG sold its remaining 4% stake in Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and earned $780 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, the...



Pew survey shows women bear brunt of online harassment

As much as the Internet provides a place to connect, it’s also a haven for trolls, bullies, cyberthieves and wackos. Recent incidents targeting women, including GamerGate and the iCloud nude photo leak, have brought some of the issues to the...



U.S. Consumer Prices Up 0.1% in September

Consumer prices rose slightly in September, the latest sign of modest U.S. inflation pressures amid concerns of a global...



JPMorgan Chase Execs Knew Of China Hiring Issues Before Probe [REPORT]

JPMorgan Chase execs knew of China hiring problems since 2011According to knowledgeable Wall Street Journal sources, a number of senior execs at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) in New York were advised of potential problems related to the...



Why Rising Rents Haven’t Pumped Up Inflation

Policy makers and economy-watchers now seem more worried about disinflation rather than accelerating inflation. That wasn’t the expectation at the start of the year. In January, economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expected...



97% Mortgages are 100% Insane

I am not sure there was ever any excuse for considering a 97% loan-to-value mortgage as "sensible" or "responsible."  After all, even without a drop in the market, the buyer is likely underwater on day one (net of real estate...



Liberals are more likely to unfriend you over politics — online and off

Data from the Pew Research Journalism Project shows that conservatives are less likely to have their views challenged on social media — but liberals are more likely to block or unfriend someone online because they disagree...



Intel Capital invests $28 mln in five Chinese smart devices startups

Intel Capital said it has put $28 million to work in five Chinese companies making new-generation hardware and related technologies, including wearables and Internet of things devices and components. The investments are the first from the...



GT Advanced, Apple in Deal for 'Amicable' Split-Up

GT Advanced Technologies has signed a pact with Apple Inc. for an “amicable parting of the ways,” Luc Despins, attorney for the bankrupt supplier to the technology giant, said...



Loeb Says Amgen Has Multiple Personalities, Should Be Broken Up; Company ‘Appreciates’ Input

Break apart the company into a hot growth stock and a mature, reliable dividend producer says new hedge fund investor Loeb.Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point LLC, might think its latest investment, Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), has a multiple...



Global leverage still growing, led by emerging economies (1342664)

The 16th Geneva Report on the World Economy by Luigi Buttiglione, Philip Lane, Lucrezia Reichlin and Vincent Reinhart says that the world economy has not deleveraged. Contrary to widely held beliefs, the world has not yet begun to delever. Global...



Has Apple stock peaked? Experts debate

Analysts disagree over the future of Apple's...



Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet

Oracle CTO and executive chairman Larry Ellison, who just a few years ago famously mocked the notion of cloud computing, has positioned the company as one set up to become the industry’s largest cloud player, with something to offer customers at...

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Softbank down 1.4% in Tokyo on reported cooling of DreamWorks talks

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this breaking news. ...



Links for 10-02-14

Ordoarithmetic - Paul Krugman Tax Tactics Threaten Public Funds - NYTimes.com The permanent scars of fiscal consolidation - Antonio Fatas The disappearance of routine jobs - vox John Cochrane’s diatribe on inequality - longandvariable Age...



Wonkblog: Rush Limbaugh is America’s least-trusted news source

Thirty-nine percent of Americans say they don't trust Rush Limbaugh when it comes to news about government and politics, giving the radio personality the highest untrustworthiness rating of 36 news sources included in a recent Pew Research...



Helicopter Money in the Midst of a PLOG

Mark Thoma and his readings have pulled together a nice collection of writing on a concept known as “helicopter money”. To be honest, as I read all the links I decided to fire off my own comment which needs a little refining. My opening...



McDonald's Vows Fresh Thinking After Revenues Decline 30%; Mish Offers Some Advice

A 30% decline in revenues for McDonald's is quite startling to most. I wonder why such a decline took so long.In response to that pathetic performance, McDonald’s Vows Fresh Thinking. McDonald’s Corp. outlined plans for what it called...



David Einhorn Pitched SunEdison At A Conference And The Stock's Going Gangbusters

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who runs Greenlight Capital, pitched SunEdison as a long at the Robin Hood Investors Conference, according to a source who's present. The semi-conductor's stock has jumped about...