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EXPOSED: US failed in cyberattack on NKorea's nuclear program...

EXPOSED: US failed in cyberattack on NKorea's nuclear program...(Third column, 12th story, link)Related stories:REPORT: Pyongyang, Tehran working together on warhead... ...



Energy Sector: Largest Bullish Revisions For Q2 EPS

The energy sector late last year and particular the first few months of 2015 saw a collapsing oil that just would not find a bottom, consistent downgrades and negative forward guidance revisions. However, over the past two months, the price of crude has...



An Award for Bill Came With $500,000 for His Foundation...

An Award for Bill Came With $500,000 for His Foundation...(Second column, 10th story, link)Related stories:PAPER: O'MALLEY BETTER THAN CLINTON...VIDEO: Teases launch with guitar...Looks for his opening...PELOSI: 'The Clintons Will Have To...



Business Executives are NOT experts in Economics

Excuse this pet peeve, but for some reason, when a business executive is interviewed on CNBC (and elsewhere), they are asked about economics in addition to their assumed areas of expertise. News flash: Business executives are NOT experts in economics...



Book Review: The Great Minds Of Investing

The Great Minds Of Investing - Book Review by David Merkel, CFA of The Aleph Blog This is a difficult book to review. Let me tell you what it is not, and then let me tell you what it is more easily as a result. 1) The book does not give you detailed...



Computer Tablets Take Over Part Of Restaurant Server's Job

Service jobs were a refuge for people when robots took factory jobs. But robots are moving in there too. The latest group of workers getting replaced by machines: food servers.» E-Mail...



Advertising is Integral to the Future of Snapchat

Snapchat has experienced real growth since its launch. The photo sharing service was the fastest growing social network of 2014, investors and teens are flocking to the service, and more companies are trying to use the platform to connect with the next...



Links for 05-29-15

Latvia: The Thrill Is Gone - Paul Krugman The economics of John Nash - Vox EU How we make emotional decisions - MIT News Ben Bernanke vs. John Taylor: In Which I Give Up - Brad DeLong Why Is the U.S. Economy Still Depressed? - Brad DeLong Room for...



Armed bikers to stage Muhammad cartoon contest outside Phoenix mosque

A group of bikers will hold a Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest outside a Phoenix-area mosque on Friday and they've been told to come armed in case of a "much-anticipated attack." What could go wrong? Jon Ritzheimer, a Marine turned...



Advice To A Friend On A Concentrated Private Stock Position From His Employer

Advice To A Friend On A Concentrated Private Stock Position From His Employer by David Merkel, CFA of The Aleph Blog From a friend of mine: About a quarter of my assets are in my company stock. I have been counting this as a stock in my portfolio, but...



CHARITY: Sid Blumenthal paid $10,000 a month by Clinton Foundation...

CHARITY: Sid Blumenthal paid $10,000 a month by Clinton Foundation...(Third column, 1st story, link)Related stories:Rubio Uses Bill Clinton Trick to Highlight 23-Year Age Gap With Hillary... ...



'Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop Out of High School'

Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine at Vox EU: Income inequality, social mobility, and the decision to drop out of high school: Compared to other developed countries, the US ranks high on income inequality and low on social mobility. This could be...



National Public Radio Tries to Scare People About the Deficit

Billionaire Peter Peterson is spending lots of money to get people to worry about the debt and deficits rather than focus on the issues that will affect their lives. National Public Radio is doing its part to try to promote Peterson's cause with a...



Jamie Dimon blasts 'lazy' shareholders

JP Morgan CEO criticizes investors who follow shareholder advisory firms ISS and Glass...



This brilliant map renames each US state with a country generating the same GDP

Sometimes it helps to employ unconventional perspectives when thinking about the size of things. So here's a pretty awesome map from American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry that shows how massive and productive America's $16.7...



Facebook Messenger beefs up payments, lets you pay inside group chats now

Facebook Messenger said two months ago that it was getting into the payments game — a long-awaited move on Facebook's part. Now, the team also plans to phase in two additional ways that people can pay each other inside the app Messenger...



Obama Won't Take Amnesty Battle Directly to Supreme Court...

Obama Won't Take Amnesty Battle Directly to Supreme Court...(Second column, 4th story, link)Related stories:WASHPOST: 'Drop in illegal immigration'...COULTER: America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico's entire...



‘Howie’ Meeker responds to Mary Meeker on the State of The Internet

No disrespect to a great Canadian Howie Meeker, but let’s get to Mary Meeker’s ‘State of the Internet‘ report. I will link to it from Alley Insider because I am an investor and you might as well be monetized over...



Jawbone sues Fitbit, alleges theft of trade secrets

Wearable health-tracking device maker Jawbone in a lawsuit accuses rival Fitbit of poaching employees who then spilled trade secrets in the emerging and lucrative tech...



Americans are Broke, Jamie Dimon Thinks You are Stupid and Millennials are Narcissistic

I was shocked to read yesterday that the FEDERAL RESERVE had the time to do a survey. I was also shocked to see a WSJ article in front of the paywall…until I read the article. Yes, the Federal Reserve took a money printing break and found that...



KASICH IN...

KASICH IN...(Second column, 12th story, link)Related stories:2016 Republican field grows EVEN MORE crowded... ...



Cost-effectiveness in American health care

This is one way we try to do it: Express Scripts Holding Co., a large manager of prescription-drug benefits for U.S. employers and insurers, is seeking deals with pharmaceutical companies that would set pricing for some cancer drugs based on how well...



Paul Krugman Argues for a Vacant Property Tax

Well, he implicitly made the argument. I'm not sure why there is little interest in this idea, except the traditional resistance of intellectuals to new ideas. ...



The Problem With Mechanical Investment Strategies And How You Can Find Your Own Ideas

The Problem With Mechanical Investment Strategies And How You Can Find Your Own Ideas by Jae Jun, Old School Value follow me on Facebook, Twitter What You’ll Learn Why I’m chicken to take a 100% mechanical approach The problems...



The S&P 500 Follows the Economy……Which Continues to Improve

The post Stocks Follow the Economy……Which Continues to Improve appeared first on ValuePlays. Did I mention, “The stock market is not a ‘get rich quick’ investment?” ┬áDid I also mention that as an investment,...



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Verizon Buys AOL In $4.4 Billion Deal

AOL, Inc., is being acquired by Verizon Communications in a $4.4 billion cash deal. AOL has recently transformed itself into a digital marketing company with some impressive technology.» E-Mail...



JC Penney narrows losses, raises 2015 sales estimates



Retail Sales unchanged in April

On a monthly basis, retail sales were unchanged from March to April (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 0.9% from April 2014.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services...



Now you can order Domino's by tweeting a pizza emoji

How many extra toppings can you fit into 140...



Large Banks Plead Guilty To Felony Crimes, Senator Elizabeth Warren Reacts

In a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department, five of the largest mega banks have agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and rigging interest rates. These are serious crimes of a felony nature, however, not a single banking executive will see...

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ART CASHIN: The market could face a big test at 1PM (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA)

At 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will speak on the US economy.  And this could be a big test for the market.  In his morning note on Friday, UBS' Art Cashin said Yellen could use this speech as a way...



I propose the First Annual Env-Econ Open Non-Structured Colloquium, Compendium, Corrigendum, Conference and Seminar for the Inebriation of the...

Is it time to rethink the academic conference? Academic conferences are a habit from the past, embraced by the administrativersity as a way to showcase knowledge and to increase productivity in the form of published conference proceedings. We have been...



Endo International to buy Par Pharmaceutical for about $8 billion: Reuters

(Reuters) — Endo International Plc (ENDP.O) said it would buy Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc from private equity firm TPG Capital for about $8 billion, including debt, to become a top-five global generic drugmaker. Dublin-based...



Cramer: Buy Charter Shares but Take Profits in Time Warner Cable

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Answering questions sent him via Twitter, Jim Cramer explained how to play both sides in the Charter Communications  and Time Warner Cable   deal Tuesday. He believes the deal will work and that...



Seymour Hersh’s Story About Osama Bin Laden “Not True”: White House

The White House dismissed the assertion of investigative reporter Seymour Hersh regarding the circumstances surrounding the Osama bin Laden raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan in 2011 as “baseless” and “patently false.” Hersh alleged...