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REPORT: Joan Rivers stops breathing...

REPORT: Joan Rivers stops breathing...(First column, 1st story, link)Related stories:Cardiac Arrest...Jokes Last Night: 'I'm 81 -- could go any moment'... ...



Farmers Say New York Financial Firm Forced Them In Bankruptcy

Farmers of guar, a high value product used in fracking, have not received payments for their crop as a related third party company declares bankruptcyA bankruptcy maneuver appears to have taken advantage of farmers. No, we’re not talking about the...



Economy Doing Ever So Slightly Better Than We Thought

The economy is doing ever so slightly better than we thought: Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter, the Commerce...



Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Ad Demand Worldwide Is Strong

Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Reports Another Strong Quarter by Frank Holmes Let’s talk diamonds for a change. Often it seems that gold gets all the fun when I write and speak about precious metals and minerals. But Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond...



Intel Corporation (INTC): No Signs of Being on the Right Track

Everyone knows that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is struggling in the mobile chip market, but when analysts say that it’s faltering in other areas too, it’s time to get cautious. The trouble at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is not...



Mitch McConnell Doesn't Get to Decide if Republicans Will Threaten Another Government Shutdown

Are congressional Republicans threatening once again to shut down the government this year unless they get their way on a bunch of pet demands? Over at TNR, Danny Vinik doesn't think so: "There is no excuse for the news media to inflate the...



DAVID TICE: Stocks Will Fall 30%-60% (SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, DIA)

Permabear David Tice is out with his latest market call: a 30%-60% decline for stocks. In an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, Tice said the current market reminds him of 1999 and 2006-07, periods just before sharp market sell-offs when he says,...



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) ...



OBAMA PUSHES FOR UN 'CLIMATE' RULES WITHOUT CONGRESS...

OBAMA PUSHES FOR UN 'CLIMATE' RULES WITHOUT CONGRESS...(First column, 1st story, link) ...



Square heads for $6B valuation: Sources

Payments provider Square is in the process of raising capital at a $6 billion valuation, according to sources familiar with the...



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...



U.S. Stock Futures Move Higher

U.S. stock futures rose Tuesday, with the S&P 500 poised to take another run at the 2000...



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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Quindell and an industry deaf to its assumptions

A few more things to ponder following the results for Quindell last week, beyond the cash situation that we have already covered. One is the difference between what the UK’s largest listed law firm has assumed it will get paid for industrial...



Warren Buffett Is Reportedly Helping Finance Burger King's Takeover Of A Canadian Doughnut Chain

The famous investor Warren Buffett is helping to finance Burger King's much talked-about takeover of Tim Horton's, a Canadian cough and doughnut chain, sources are telling the Wall Street Journal.  Join the conversation about this...



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...



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Warren Buffett Is Reportedly Helping Finance Burger King's Takeover Of A Canadian Doughnut Chain

The famous investor Warren Buffett is helping to finance Burger King's much talked-about takeover of Tim Horton's, a Canadian cough and doughnut chain, sources are telling the Wall Street Journal.  Join the conversation about this...



DAVID TICE: Stocks Will Fall 30%-60% (SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, DIA)

Permabear David Tice is out with his latest market call: a 30%-60% decline for stocks. In an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, Tice said the current market reminds him of 1999 and 2006-07, periods just before sharp market sell-offs when he says,...



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...



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 ...



Economy Doing Ever So Slightly Better Than We Thought

The economy is doing ever so slightly better than we thought: Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter, the Commerce...



Intel Corporation (INTC): No Signs of Being on the Right Track

Everyone knows that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is struggling in the mobile chip market, but when analysts say that it’s faltering in other areas too, it’s time to get cautious. The trouble at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is not...



Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households

Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S....



FEDS: RUSSIANS HACKED AMERICAN BANKS

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



Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Ad Demand Worldwide Is Strong

Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Reports Another Strong Quarter by Frank Holmes Let’s talk diamonds for a change. Often it seems that gold gets all the fun when I write and speak about precious metals and minerals. But Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond...



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,...



Mitch McConnell Doesn't Get to Decide if Republicans Will Threaten Another Government Shutdown

Are congressional Republicans threatening once again to shut down the government this year unless they get their way on a bunch of pet demands? Over at TNR, Danny Vinik doesn't think so: "There is no excuse for the news media to inflate the...



IMF VIXEN CHARGED IN FRANCE

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



Farmers Say New York Financial Firm Forced Them In Bankruptcy

Farmers of guar, a high value product used in fracking, have not received payments for their crop as a related third party company declares bankruptcyA bankruptcy maneuver appears to have taken advantage of farmers. No, we’re not talking about the...



The leverage clock tolls for thee

If you buy this… … keep reading.Continue reading: The leverage clock tolls for...



REPORT: Joan Rivers stops breathing...

REPORT: Joan Rivers stops breathing...(First column, 1st story, link)Related stories:Cardiac Arrest...Jokes Last Night: 'I'm 81 -- could go any moment'... ...



Three Separate Economists Made The Exact Same Joke About Janet Yellen Today

Harry Truman had a famous quip about economists. He said: Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, 'on one hand ... on the other.' Lots of people on Wall Street are recycling that line in light of Janet Yellen's labor market...



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...



14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst

Did you know that a major event just happened in the financial markets that we have not seen since the financial crisis of 2008?  If you rely on the mainstream media for your news, you probably didn't even hear about it.  Just prior to the...



Alibaba Discovers Suspicious Accounting at Film Unit

The disclosure may raise concerns that the e-commerce giant is biting off more than it can chew in a recent spree of...



iPhone 6: How Will It Affect Apple, Inc. Stock Price?

Historically, Apple stock has gone up by 23% on average within six months following a new iPhone launch.Most Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) investors are damn sure that the iPhone 6 will simply be the best smartphone ever. Of course, there are also some...