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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...



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...



Warren Buffett just lost $1B on this

Warren Buffett does not like to lose money in general, so losing $1 billion before lunch on a Monday morning can not be going down...



Does it reflate economies if all nations increase their exports?

The Germans lecture the periphery to engage in structural reform and increase their exports.  A variety of IS-LM Keynesians strike back and note that not all nations can increase their net exports, therefore it is a kind of zero-sum game which...



China’s Rapid Growth Model Is About To Slam Into A Wall

Chinese growth is set to be slashed in half in the next decade, according a report on the country’s changing economy covered by the Wall Street Journal.   The report from the Conference Board says China is heading for “a...



Regressing to the mean in China or why if something cannot go on forever, it will stop

With a h/t to Marginal Revolution, here’s Larry Summers and Lant Pritchett on why — for the same reason the USSR didn’t overtake the US, and Shinzo Abe has a tough job on his hands — “excessive...



New York morning espresso

** FT News ** * Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s | The latest salvo subjects almost half of the US group’s outlets in Russia to regulatory probes * Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing | Brazil’s president looks to put a...



Twitter Inc (TWTR)’s Data Endangers Freedom Of Speech: Commissioner Ajit Pai

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is at the centre of any study that revolves around understanding the spread of information in today’s digital age. However, such studies and their results tend to be hovering very close to the boundary of freedom of...



A Q&A With San Francisco Fed’s John Williams

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams Reuters The Federal Reserve should end its bond-purchase program as planned at its policy meeting this month, John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, said in...



What is global market turbulence telling us?

The extraordinary volatility in all financial asset classes in the past week can only be described as ominous. On Wednesday, the US ten year treasury, perhaps the most liquid financial instrument in the world, traded at yields of 2.21 per cent and 1.86...



The Ebola risk premium

Underpaid or overpaid?: They’re looking for the few, the proud — and the really desperate. For a measly $19 an hour, a government contractor is offering applicants the opportunity to get up close and personal with potential Ebola patients at...



How will Saudi Arabia respond to lower oil prices?

Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds with significant cutbacks in production. I say, don’t hold your breath. Source:...



Stocks could fall another 50 percent or more (1353779)

Do stocks have much further to fall? The Wall Street Journal's Brett Arends asks that question. Despite Friday's boomlet, the Dow Jones Industrial Average still closed the week down 1%, and the broader S&P 500-stock index ended also down...



The Civility Whine

Of derp, homework, and ad...



Inflation derps are people from the concrete steppes

Suppose I lend you $1,000, at 0% interest. But I warn you that as soon as you spend that $1,000, or lend it to someone else to spend, I will immediately make you repay the loan, or else raise the interest rate high enough to make you regret spending it...



(Early) Monday Clifford Asness Smackdown

Yes, I am happy that I am able to postpone reading further in chapter 11 of David Graeber's Debt: My First 5000 Mistakes for another week... Why? Because Joe Wiesenthal wants me to react to this, which has to be read in parallel with this, of...



Coyote’s Pipe Dream

He writes today: I learned a real lesson about politics from my brief involvement in this issue — which is, don’t ever become involved again.  I am still frankly reeling from the refusal of gay rights activists to work with our...



China Flinched

China flinched again. The country's central bank will inject $32 billion into the country's banking system, according to the Wall Street Journal. The capital will go to 2o major and regional banks. This is what the government refers to as...



Hedge Fund News: James Dinan, John Burbank & David Einhorn

Milwaukee Bucks add third hedge fund owner (CNBC) The big “bucks” keep flowing from Manhattan to Milwaukee. Billionaire investor Jamie Dinan, founder of York Capital Management, has joined fellow hedge fund managers Marc Lasry of...



Cuban Happy With Incidental Purchase of Netflix

After selling puts, Internet entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner outlines a revolutionary business model and isn't alone in seeing the opportunity Mark Cuban apparently recognizes the revolutionary aspect of the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)...



Don’t Hold Your Breath for Double-Digit Increases in Housing Starts

Friday’s report on housing starts does little to change the overall trajectory of the sector’s uneven recovery. Single-family construction, after ramping up from extremely depressed levels in 2011 and 2012, appears to have recovered from last...



Yellen, Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Finances



To Restore Confidence in Economy, a Test of Europe’s Banks

The results, which are set to be released next weekend, may further rattle the markets if banks unexpectedly have to write down bad loans and quickly raise...



A Secret Document Detailing Divisions At The ECB Just Got Leaked

The New York Times has got hold of several months worth of European Central Bank minutes, running between May 2012 and January 2013.  The ECB is notoriously secretive, and unlike the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and Bank of England, releases...



At the Oregon Economic Forum: Introducing Doug Elliott: "Making Wall Street Work for Main Street

I am very happy to be here this morning to introduce the Oregon Economic Forum's Keynote Speaker, Doug Elliott of the Brookings Institution, and to set the stage for his talk. To do that, let me ask all of you to cast yourselves back to 2006, to...



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Starboard Succeeds in Replacing Entire Darden Board

Starboard Value LP succeeded in replacing the entire board of Darden Restaurants, according to a preliminary count of the vote of...



At the Oregon Economic Forum: Introducing Doug Elliott: "Making Wall Street Work for Main Street

I am very happy to be here this morning to introduce the Oregon Economic Forum's Keynote Speaker, Doug Elliott of the Brookings Institution, and to set the stage for his talk. To do that, let me ask all of you to cast yourselves back to 2006, to...



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...



Girl Power Anthems Continue to Dominate Billboard Hot 100

Source: Epic Records Pop female artists are definitely on a roll right now. For a record-breaking fifth week in a row, women are dominating all of the top five spots on the Billboard Hot 100, with Meghan Trainor in the lead. Trainor’s “All...



Chinese Leaders Discuss Replacing Central Bank Chief

Chinese leaders are discussing replacing the central bank chief amid disagreements over the direction of financial policy, raising questions over how quickly and deeply Beijing wants to remake the economy amid slowing...



Job Growth Rebounds, but Wages Lag

The U.S. unemployment rate slipped below 6% for the first time since the recession as hiring returned to a strong pace, lifting hopes for an economy that continues to show sluggish wage growth and persistent...



EBay splitting PayPal off as a separate company

EBay’s board of directors has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies next year.Creating two stand-alone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on...



Wonkblog: Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics for actually showing us how the real world works

Economists can tell us a lot about markets where there's perfect competition, but what about the real world? You know, that place where there are only a few big companies fighting — or maybe not — against each other. What should the...



Driven Into Debt: Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

Subprime lenders are increasingly relying on technology that allows them to track and disable delinquent borrowers’ vehicles with just a tap of a cellphone...



Eric Mindich Increases Stake in Riverbed Technology

By Holly LaFon. Read more » »Check out Eric Mindich Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Eric Mindich (Updated on 09/29/2014)Related Stocks:...



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. ...



MessageMe Was Also Approached By Snapchat, Yahoo Deal Done At $30-40M

 Earlier today we reported that messaging app MessageMe was getting acquired by Yahoo — which MessageMe has now confirmed on its site, along with the inevitable news that the app is shutting down, effective November 7....



Quiz: Test Your News Knowledge

Take our latest News IQ quiz and see how you compare to the others who answered the questions as part of a national...