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A Mini-Berkshire Ready to Break Out

Barron's - 22 Jul 2017 07:54
A Mini-Berkshire Ready toConglomerate Leucadia's acquisition of investment bank Jefferies finally looks like it will reward shareholders.
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Jaguar-Maker Tata Motors Fights Fires at Home

Wall Street Journal - 19 Jul 2017 11:18
Tata Motors' seeming success outside India with Jaguar Land Rover masks the pain at home.
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An Existential Threat toAmazon.com is already ordering up custom fiberoptics gear. If other big techs like Alphabet and Microsoft follow, that could threaten companies like Applied Optoelectrics, Lumentum, and Oclaro.
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The Psychology Roiling Tesla'sTesla's leadership, investors, and the analysts who follow the company are all afflicted by serious psychological biases. That is a big part of Tesla's fascinating story, which has led its stock price... to move far away from intrinsic value. Will the story have a happy ending?
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How to Deregulate Wall StreetTrump should insist that Wall Street reform its outdated compensation system, which rewards bankers for taking big risks.
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Indexing and the Rise of a New Nifty 50

Barron's - 22 Jul 2017 07:02
Indexing and the Rise of a NewLow-cost passive investing appears to have triumphed. But all stocks aren't equal, and that may mean stock-picking will return.
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Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Is Found Dead

The New York Times - 22 Jul 2017 01:11
Wall Street Journal EditorialThe writer, Joseph Rago, 34, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his editorials challenging President Barack Obama's health care law. Foul play is not suspected.
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Chipotle's latest loss tied to viral rodent storm

New York Post - 21 Jul 2017 04:16
Chipotle's latest loss tied toVideo of three rodents scurrying through a Dallas Chipotle added to the burrito joint's agita on Thursday -- spooking investors and sending the company's shares to their lowest closing price in four... years. The rodents -- one of which fell from the ceiling, according to a customer interviewed by the local NBC station -- were...
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Trucking company owners admits to tax scheme

Miami Herald - 20 Jul 2017 11:50
A New Jersey trucking company owner has pleaded guilty in a tax evasion scheme. Fifty-four-year-old Giacomo Giorlando, of Morganville, pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion and one count …
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French's new owner jumps into mustard battle

New York Post - 20 Jul 2017 06:07
French's new owner jumps intoSpice maker McCormick & Co. has jumped into the middle of a brewing mustard and ketchup battle. The company has agreed to buy a group of food brands, including French's -- famous for its yellow... mustard -- for a richer-than-expected $4.2 billion -- putting it directly in competition with Kraft Heinz Co. Heinz, owned by...
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Axel Springer Real Estate DealThe German publisher sold its real estate assets for 755 million euros, a record for the city.
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Malls are trying to woo backUS malls are raising the curtain on their second act. Fed up with watching their apparel chains, department stores and electronics locations go dark as Amazon steals their sales and traffic, malls... from coast to coast are signing leases with entertainment and experiential businesses to woo back shoppers -- and the early results are promising....
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Asian shares mostly lower asAsian shares are mostly lower as market attention turns to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week
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Regulators are said to have started asking questions about the breach after the data was mistakenly provided to an attorney.
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A mystery trader just made aFacebook / Warner Bros. 50 Cent has some competition. That's right, there's another volatility vigilante making bets on increased stock market price swings, and he's going bigger than the... recently-unmasked 50 Cent ever has. The mystery trader is making a massive bet that the CBOE Volatility Index — or VIX — will surge from its near-record low levels. If successful, it will yield a $262 million payout, according to a person familiar with the trade. It's a risky wager. The so-called S&P 500 fear gauge has made a habit out of rebuffing bullish VIX traders in 2017, falling 24% year-to-date and staying locked near its lowest levels on record. Let's unpack the trade: In order to fund it, the investor sold 262,000 VIX puts expiring in October, with a strike price of 12. The trader then used...
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Masayoshi Son considering massive Uber stake

New York Post - 23 Jul 2017 07:43
Masayoshi Son consideringMoneybags Masayoshi Son is seriously considering throwing some of his billions into troubled rideshare company Uber, sources told On the Money. Son was recently in Sun Valley, Idaho, powwowing with... the likes of Warren Buffett and John Malone, who together are tossing around the idea of investing alongside each other, according to the Wall Street...
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Yellen links opioid crisis toFed chief Janet Yellen in congressional testimony recently suggested that the opioid epidemic hitting the Ohio Valley states and elsewhere could be contributing to the historically low workforce... participation rates for men. While drug use and abuse is a public policy program, the Fed has now dipped its toe into the debate. "I do think...
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Study says CEOs should keep making the big bucks

New York Post - 23 Jul 2017 05:48
Study says CEOs should keepWhen is paying the boss too much, too much? There is mounting public concern over the rapid growth in compensation of those in the top spot at companies compared with that of the average worker.... Critics say that high CEO pay in relation to the average employee's actually harms firms by damaging worker morale and...
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Alzheimer's is common, costly and harms patients and their caregivers, but there are no effective treatments to slow the disease. This is bad news for companies. Caregivers are absent and distracted... employees. Fortunately, companies can accelerate the pace of studies to discover treatments.
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Three Funds That Will RideVietnam stocks can be illiquid and difficult to assess. Here are safer ways to invest there.
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The top 10 US cities for businesses owned by women

Business Insider - 22 Jul 2017 06:42
The top 10 US cities forWomen are conquering the business world at a rapid pace, especially in areas such as small business and entrepreneurship. The proof? In the last decade, the number of women-owned firms nationwide has... grown by over 3.5 million, now representing 38% of all businesses in the United States. Today’s map from HowMuch.net shows the top American cities where business is booming for women entrepreneurs. Where are women-owned businesses growing fastest? Looking at the percentage growth in women-owned businesses tells us a lot about the way local economies have developed in the past decade. Though women-owned firms in larger cities may have more absolute growth and revenue, a high growth rate shows the rapid emergence of a business community where there may have not been one before. Rank City...
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The Baffling Mystery ofDespite a long bull market in stocks and possible fiscal fireworks in Washington, inflation remains low. What happens when growth slows?
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Three Stocks to Play a BounceLocal markets have underperformed, but stocks like Midea Group have lots of upside.
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Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from disclosure reports.
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The quietest market in decadesBungie The stock market went quiet long before the summer slowdown. In its boring grind higher, theS&P 500 has gone more than a year without a 5% pullback, the longest streak since 1995, according to... LPL Financial. And, Wall Street's benchmark gauge of market activity— theCBOE Volatility Index — fell to a 24-year low last week Friday. But the market is more volatile than the VIX and the small intraday moves of the benchmark indexes would have you believe, according toLarry Adam, the chief investment officer for the Americas atDeutscheBank Wealth Management. The VIX "masks what's actually happening beneath the surface," he told Business Insider. "Iactually think there's been increased volatility in the market." For proof that the stock market is more active than the VIX is showing, Adam...
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