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Common Sense: Tax Reform for the Rich: Reduce the Rates but Lose the Breaks
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:33:14 GMT
From https:
Curbing special treatment for state and local taxes, mortgage interest and capital gains could pay for meaningful changes across the board.


S.&P. Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:11:03 GMT
From https:
The firm's move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world's No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.


Confident Fed Sets Stage for December Rate Increase
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:30:54 GMT
From https:
The Federal Reserve said a trio of punishing hurricanes were unlikely to reduce the pace of economic growth, and it continued to dismantle its stimulus programs.


Wall Street equity fund buys control of $1.7-billion Burbank Media District portfolio
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:55:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Wall Street private-equity titan Blackstone is buying majority ownership of the Burbank Media Districtas biggest office portfolio in a deal that values the properties at $1.7 billion.

The six office properties, with a combined total of 3.3 million square feet, house some of the highest-profile...



U.S. stocks slide in first decline for the market this week
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:20:00 PDT
From latimes.com

A slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market lower for the first time this week and erasing modest gains from a day earlier.

Supermarket operators, beverage companies and other consumer-focused stocks also declined. Industrial companies and banks led the gainers....



SEC reveals 2016 hack that may have been used for illegal trades
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:20:00 PDT
From latimes.com

The nationas top financial markets regulator has revealed that its computer system was hacked last year and that private information might have been used to make aillicit gainsa through stock trades.

Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said in a statement posted on...



Being evicted from a rent-controlled apartment? You have rights
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:15:00 PDT
From latimes.com
The Ellis Act permits the eviction of tenants if a property is going to be demolished or converted into condos.


Toys R Us plans to hire thousands of seasonal workers despite bankruptcy
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:15:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Toys R Us Inc. said Thursday that it plans to again hire thousands of part-time workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season despite the toy chainas bankruptcy filing this week.

The company did not specify the number of additional hires for this yearas holidays. In recent years, itas added...



Standard & Poor's cuts China credit rating, citing debt
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:40:00 PDT
From latimes.com

The Standard & Poor's rating agency cut China's credit rating Thursday due to its rising debts, highlighting challenges faced by the countryas leaders as they cope with slowing economic growth.

The downgrade added to mounting warnings about the dangers of increasing Chinese debt, which has fueled...



Amazon reviews site after report that 'frequently bought together' items include bomb-making materials
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:05:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British TV report said that the online retailer recommended purchasing ingredients together that could make a bomb.

Channel 4 News in London said that when it tried to buy certain chemicals on Amazon, the websiteas afrequently bought togethera section...



KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger sees his bonus cut after vulgar rant at Kathy Griffin
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:50:00 PDT
From latimes.com

One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after a vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin was caught on tape and went viral.

KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, who is a neighbor of Griffin's in California, was recorded by a security camera hurling slurs against...



To justify a 35% rate hike, Anthem expects Californians to use a lot more drugs next year
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year.

To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the stateas individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30% jump in prescription drug costs for 2018, reflecting not just price hikes but rising...



Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1-billion bet on devices
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:15:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

It's buying the HTC engineering team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a cash deal, the companies...



In L.A.as Broadway Theater District, Chinese developer builds condos priced for first-time buyers
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Beckoned by the lingering allure of Old Hollywood, a Chinese developer is building a $300-million condominium skyscraper on a long-moribund corner in the historic Broadway Theater District.

The intersection, at Broadway and 4th Street, is part of a six-block stretch of downtown that is home to...



Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:02:04 GMT
From https:
The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November's presidential election.


Common Sense: Tax Reform for the Rich: Reduce the Rates but Lose the Breaks
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:33:14 GMT
From https:
Curbing special treatment for state and local taxes, mortgage interest and capital gains could pay for meaningful changes across the board.


S.&P. Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:57:05 GMT
From https:
The firm's move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world's No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.


Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:56 GMT
From https:
The deal bolsters Google's ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google's upcoming Pixel phones.


S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:32:42 GMT
From https:
The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.


Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:11:27 GMT
From https:
Twenty-five million acres have been planted with genetically modified seeds to encourage the spraying of the chemical. Farmers worry about damage to crops.


Ryanair Apologizes Over Mass Cancellations Caused by Pilot Vacations
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:17:22 GMT
From https:
The budget airline has faced a wave of customer anger over the cancellation of 2,100 flights over a six-week period in September and October.


KB Home to Cut C.E.O.’s Bonus After His Rant Against Kathy Griffin
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:52:20 GMT
From https:
Jeffrey Mezger will have his 2017 bonus cut by 25 percent, the company said, after using sexist and homophobic language against Kathy Griffin, his neighbor.


Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:35:49 GMT
From https:
The Silicon Valley start-up Aeva is developing new sensors that could significantly improve how autonomous vehicles see the road.


Confident Fed Sets Stage for December Rate Increase
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:30:54 GMT
From https:
The Federal Reserve said a trio of punishing hurricanes were unlikely to reduce the pace of economic growth, and it continued to dismantle its stimulus programs.


Book Entry: Review: The Scandalous Friendship That Shaped Adam Smith
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:01:37 GMT
From https:
"The Infidel and the Professor" illuminates the deep bond between the father of economics, an establishment man, and the radical skeptic David Hume.


US Stocks Slide, First Decline for the Market This Week
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:15:56 GMT
From https:
A slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market lower for the first time this week and erasing modest gains from a day earlier.

Katherine M. Bonniwell, Life Magazine Publisher, Dies at 70
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:34:57 GMT
From https:
Ms. Bonniwell held a number of top positions at Time Inc. at a heady time for magazine publishing, paving the way for future female managers.


It’s the U.N.’s Week, but Executives Make It a High-Minded Mingle
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:28:54 GMT
From https:
On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, business leaders schmooze with diplomats -- and one another -- at private dinners and opulent events.


Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:51:23 GMT
From https:
Mrs. Bettencourt, ranked as the world's richest woman, tried to live down her family's fascist associations, and her final years were overtaken by scandal.


A Consumer Advocate Battles Equifax and a Storm
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:27:55 GMT
From https:
"I managed to respond to the first several hundred emails, but a backlog built up as the hurricane came and went and I transported my father back home."


The New Yorker Said No, but These Cartoons Just May Make Your Day
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:08:34 GMT
From https:
There are likely to be some winners -- and a few groaners -- at an exhibition of 45 cartoons that didn't make the cut.

Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:26:54 GMT
From https:
The New Yorker is highly selective of the cartoons it publishes. Here are cartoons that didn't make it.


Morning Agenda: Google Gets Serious About Producing Better Phones
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:31:45 GMT
From https:
Its move to hire HTC engineers is intended to improve competition with Apple and Samsung. But the tech giant's previous foray into handset making did not go so well.


The Getaway: How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Emergency Travel Information
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:33 GMT
From https:
You don't have to like social media, but when a natural disaster or emergency strikes, it can provide essential travel tools.


On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:30 GMT
From https:
The first new "Star Trek" series in more than a decade deals with the demands of long-form storytelling and confronts earthbound production problems.


In the Studio: Hervé Pierre Is Designing Melania Trump’s Legacy
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:25 GMT
From https:
The first lady's stylist and designer invites us inside his apartment and work space.

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:01 GMT
From https:
The new, new, new age is all about "defragging our nervous systems."


Merkel Says Germans ‘Never Had It Better.’ But Many Feel Left Behind.
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:32:56 GMT
From https:
Chancellor Angela Merkel's message of strength has dominated the election campaign, but poverty, economic insecurity and income disparity have grown during her tenure.


Preet Bharara, Ousted Federal Prosecutor, Will Join CNN
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:24:56 GMT
From https:
Mr. Bharara, who has become a frequent critic of President Trump since being dismissed by him in March, will be a senior legal analyst for the network.


Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:46:26 GMT
From https:
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, promised "more human review and oversight" to make sure offensive terms aren't used to target ads.


Entrepreneurship: A Paintbrush in One Hand, and a Drink in the Other
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:36:03 GMT
From https:
Paint-and-sip shops, many of them franchise operations, continue to spread as more and more people seek diversions in experiences rather than in buying things.


Waymo Seeks $2.6 Billion From Uber Over a Single Secret
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:35:37 GMT
From https:
The self-driving-car unit of Google's parent company claims that Uber stole several trade secrets. Jury selection could start next month.

Europe Renews Offensive on Silicon Valley With Tax Reforms
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:31:15 GMT
From https:
A new set of proposals presented by officials in Brussels seek to tax technology companies differently, but risk being seen as an effort to target American tech giants.


Bitcoin chatter on Reddit is up 930% this year. So... is THIS the top?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:01:17 GMT
From marketwatch.com
How do you know what the price of bitcoin is going to be? The amount of bitcoin-related internet chatter may provide the clearest picture


The Wall Street Journal: Google, partners to refund advertisers over fake traffic on Doubleclick
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:49:45 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Google confirmed Thursday it will issue refunds for ads bought through its systems that ran on websites with fake traffic, and said a handful of its partners have agreed to do the same.


The Wall Street Journal: Telia settles Uzbekistan bribery investigations for nearly $1 billion
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:37:21 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Swedish telecoms firm Telia Co. AB agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to U.S. and Dutch authorities to settle allegations that the company and a subsidiary paid about $331 million in bribes in Uzbekistan.


Beat the System: I bought my first Apple iPhone a and I regret it
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:19:10 GMT
From marketwatch.com
I canat figure out why millions of people overspend on such an average smartphone, writes Brett Arends.


Apple stock on track for worst week ahead of an iPhone launch
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:15:01 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Apple Inc. shares head for their worst week ahead of a major product launch since the original iPhone was released back in 2007 after the consumer electronics giant is battered by less-than-stellar reviews on its new slate of product offerings.


Market Extra: Appleas divergence from Nasdaq could spell trouble for tech stocksa rally
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:13:14 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Apple Inc. is marching to a different drumbeat to the Nasdaq and that is a bearish sign for the technology sectoras powerful rally which has helped the U.S. stock market notch back-to-back records this year.


The Tell: Man who called S&P 500 to hit 2,500, says donat bet against this stock market
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:11:24 GMT
From marketwatch.com
A prominent equity bull Laszlo Birinyi, who accurately forecast that the S&P 500 would hit 2,500 by September, thinks the stock market has more room to run before 2017 is over.


The Tell: Thatall do, Dow: The averageas 9-day rally is overabut still historic
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:08:59 GMT
From marketwatch.com
All good things must come to an end, but theyave been taking unusually long to do so this year.


The New York Post: Mnuchin says companies working with North Korea are aon noticea
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:07:41 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said financial companies around the world aare now on noticea about doing business with North Korea.a


Personal Finance Daily: The most sought-after job in America and how much time off to give the nanny
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:05:05 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Thursdayas top personal finance stories


Versartis shares resume trading, down 82%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:02:35 GMT
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McDonald's raises dividend by 7%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:31:29 GMT
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Nasdaq Composite ends down 0.5%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:02:11 GMT
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Dow finishes off 0.2%; S&P 500 closes down 0.3%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:02:11 GMT
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Dow snaps 9 day win streak as stocks end lower in post-Fed slide
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:01:26 GMT
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Dow snaps 9 day win streak as stocks end lower in post-Fed slide
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:01:22 GMT
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Nov. WTI oil falls 14 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $50.55/bbl on Nymex
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:45:48 GMT
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Gold prices mark lowest settlement since Aug. 24
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:43:03 GMT
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Dec. gold drops $21.60, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,294.80/oz
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:43:03 GMT
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Trump orders new sanctions on North Korea
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:38:10 GMT
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Tom Price's trips on private jets cost taxpayers more than $300,000: report
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:33:08 GMT
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Tom Price, President Donald Trump's secretary of health and human services, has flown private jets for government travel at least 24 times since May, costing taxpayers more than $300,000, according to a report by Politico on Thursday. Citing inside sources and HHS documents, Politico found that flying private jets rather than commercial flights has become the norm for Price. While Price's office said he only flies private jets when commercial flights are not feasible, Politico found a number of regular commercial flights to Price's travel destinations, at a fraction of the cost. His immediate HHS predecessors -- Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Kathleen Sebelius -- regularly flew commercial, Politico reported. "This shows a complete disregard for the expense to the taxpayer," Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics told Politico. Price has publicly vowed to crack down on wasteful government spending. And Price is apparently not the only top Trump administration official regularly taking private charter flights. A spokesperson for Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration, told Buzzfeed she occasionally uses private jets, and the Associated Press reported Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses her personal private jet for work, at her own expense.

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Billion-dollar database software startup MongoDB files for IPO
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:50:11 GMT
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MongoDB Inc. , a subscription-based database software startup valued at more than $1 billion, filed for its initial public offering, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission late Thursday. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Barclays are listed among the underwriters. MongoDB said it seeks up to $100 million in the IPO, but that figure is generally used as a placeholder in initial filings. The New York City-based company was last valued at $1.6 billion by venture capitalists with more than $300 million in total VC funding, according to The Wall Street Journal. For the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2017, MongoDB reported revenue of $101.4 million, a 55% rise from the previous year, for a net loss of $86.7 million, or $3.55 a share. The company plans to list under the ticker symbol "MDB" on the Nasdaq.

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Versartis shares down 82%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:04:35 GMT
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Shares of Versartis Inc. plummet 82% late Thursday after the biopharmaceutical company said its drug somavaratan failed to meet its primary endpoint in a phase 3 trial. The drug, a form of human growth hormone that seeks to treat growth-hormone deficiency, failed to demonstrate superiority to Genotropin, an offering from Pfizer Inc. , in a study focusing on pediatric growth-hormone deficiency. "We are very surprised and disappointed to learn the outcome," Chief Executive Jay Shepard said in Thursday's announcement, adding that the company planned to provide a corporate update later this year. Versartis shares have gained 27% in the past three months, more than 10 times the gains for the S&P 500 Index in the same period, and nearly 45% so far this year.

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U.S. may drop federal oversight of AIG: WSJ
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:03:00 GMT
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The Federal Stability Oversight Council may decide to remove federal oversight of American International Group as early as Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar the the matter. The outcome of whether AIG will continue to be considered a systemically important financial institution -- which subjects the insurer to Federal Reserve oversight -- isn't certain, the report said. Shares of AIG, which was bailed out by the federal government during the financial crisis, edged higher in after-hours trade.

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Aaron Hernandez--former New England Patriot--had signs of CTE brain disease: reports
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:49:59 GMT
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Former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez showed signs of Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain diseased associated with trauma linked to playing football, according to an examination conducted by Boston University. A neurological examination of Hernandez's brain performed by Dr. Ann McKee, professor of pathology and neurology at BU, said based on her findings, Hernandez showed signs of stage 3 or 4 CTE, representing the most severe form of the disease, according to a news release. Hernandez was found not guilty on double homicide charges in April. He was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in a separate trial that took place in 2015. Five days after his not-guilty verdict, the ex-Patriot was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide. A number of former NFL players have been diagnosed with CTE. Hernandez's lawyer is said to be filing a lawsuit against the National Football League related to the BU findings, according to Deadspin.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlines plan to crack down on election interference
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:41:20 GMT
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Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that the company is taking additional steps to protect election integrity on the its platform. Facebook stock edged down less than 1% after hours to $171.05. "So today I want to share the steps we're taking to protect election integrity and make sure that Facebook is a force for good in democracy," he said in a Facebook Live video. "While the amount of problematic content we've found so far remains relatively small, any attempted interference is a serious issue." Among other measures, Zuckerberg promised to add 250 people across the company that are focused on security and safety, which would include doubling the current team working on election security. The Facebook executive also said the company plans to make political advertising "more transparent" by forcing advertisers to disclose which page paid for ads and also will let its users see any ads a page is running across all audiences on its platform. Facebook plans to work more closely with election commissions around the world and share more information with other tech and security firms. "... We are in a new world. It is a new challenge for internet communities to deal with nation states attempting to subvert elections. But if that's what we must do, we are committed to rising to the occasion." This year Facebook shares have risen 35.7%, as the S&P 500 index increasing 9.9%.

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Texas Instruments hikes dividend, share buybacks
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:39:39 GMT
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Texas Instruments Inc. shares rose in the extended session Thursday after the chip maker's board raised the quarterly dividend by 24% and added a hefty share buyback authorization. Texas Instruments shares rose 1.5% to $87.35 after hours. The company will raise its quarterly dividend to 62 cents a share from 50 cents, with the new dividend payable Nov. 13 to shareholders as of Oct. 31. Texas Instruments's board also added $6 billion in share repurchase authority, in addition to the 44.6 billion in purchasing authority that remained at the end of June 2017.

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McDonald's raises dividend by 7%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:34:47 GMT
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McDonald's Corp. said late Thursday its board of directors has approved a 7% dividend increase to $1.01 a share, payable Dec. 15 to shareholders of record Dec. 1. That's the company's 41st consecutive dividend increase. McDonald's shares fell less than 0.1% in after-hours trading after ending the regular session down 0.5%.

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Presidio shares fall 5% after company posts revenue miss
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:25:00 GMT
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Shares of Presidio Inc. fell more than 5% late Thursday after the IT company missed fiscal fourth-quarter revenue expectations. Presidio said it earned $10.4 million, or 11 cents a share, in the quarter, versus a net loss of $7.4 million, or 10 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, the company earned $30.6 million, or 32 cents a share, compared with $23.4 million, or 25 cents a share, in the prior-year quarter. Revenue fell to $729 million, from $754 million a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of 32 cents a share on sales of $737 million. The shares ended the regular trading session down 0.4%.

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Dow snaps 9-day winning streak as stocks end lower
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:04:38 GMT
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U.S. stock-market indexes closed lower on Thursday, retreating slightly from all-time highs, with consumer staples and technology shares selling off the most. Modest losses came a day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and outlined its plan to start reducing its massive balance sheet in October. The S&P 500 shed 7.64 points, or 0.3%, to 2,500.60. The Nasdaq Composite index slipped 33.35 points, or 0.5%, to 6,422.69. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 53.36 points, or 0.2%, to 22,359.23, snapping a nine-day winning streak. Among the worst performers on the Dow, Procter & Gamble Co fell nearly 2%, while Apple Inc shares slid 1.7%.

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Exxon: Baytown, Beaumont refineries back in line at reduced rates
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:59:05 GMT
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Exxon Mobil Corp. said Thursday its Baytown and Beaumont refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast have begun producing fuels at a reduced rate, as their recovery from Hurricane Harvey continued. Refined-product pipelines in the Gulf area and other regions of Texas have restarted, and offshore production platforms in the Gulf have resumed normal operations, Exxon said. Baytown is the U.S.'s second-largest refinery. Exxon shares fell 0.9%.

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Sanderson Farms raises dividend to 32 cents a share
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:43:26 GMT
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Sanderson Farms Inc. said Thursday it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 8 cents to 32 cents a share. The poultry producer's board also declared a special dividend of $1 a share. The regular dividend and the special dividend are payable Oct. 17 to shareholders of record Oct. 3. Sanderson Farms shares rose 0.5%.

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Facebook says it will release Russian-linked ads to Congress
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:38:16 GMT
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Facebook Inc. said it will release ads to Congress that appeared to have come from Russia and were aimed at influencing the U.S. election. Facebook had already announced it was handing them over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller but had resisted providing them to Congress. But Facebook still won't release them to the public. "We believe the public deserves a full accounting of what happened in the 2016 election, and we've concluded that sharing the ads we've discovered, in a manner that is consistent with our obligations to protect user information, can help," Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said in a statement.

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Republicans rewrite health bill to appeal to Murkowski: report
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:43:43 GMT
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Senate Republicans have rewritten an Obamacare repeal bill in an attempt to win the support of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, according to a report Thursday. Independent Journal Review said a new draft of legislation from Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana includes three provisions that would benefit Alaska, including continuing Obamacare premium tax credits. Murkowski is a swing vote on the bill, which may come up for a vote next week.

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SEC, DOJ fine Swedish telecom $965 million for bribing Uzbekistan officials
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:23:02 GMT
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Dutch and Swedish law enforcement officials settled charges Thursday against Sweden-based telecommunications provider Telia Company AB [s:tlsny] alleging the company paid bribes to government officials to win business in Uzbekistan. Telia entered the Uzbek telecommunications market by allegedly offering and paying at least $330 million in bribes to a shell company controlled by an Uzbek government official who was a family member of the President of Uzbekistan. The payments were disguised as payments for lobbying and consulting services that never actually occurred. The official was in a position to exert significant influence over other Uzbek officials. Telia Company's subsidiary in Uzbekistan, Coscom LLC, has entered a guilty plea with the DOJ. Telia cooperated in the investigation according to a statement by Marie Ehrling, the Telia board's chairwoman, and received an aggregate discount of 25% off of the bottom of the otherwise-applicable U.S. Sentencing Guidelines fine range.

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Anadarko's stock surges to lead S&P 500 gainers after share buyback announcement
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:58:32 GMT
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Shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. soared 8.2% in afternoon trade Thursday, enough to make them the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 , after the oil and gas company said it plans to buy back $1 billion worth of its stock over the next 3 1/2 months. The stock, on track to close at three-month high, was also headed for the biggest one-day percentage gain since Nov. 30, 2016. The company said late Wednesday that set a $2.5 billion stock repurchase program, that extends through the end of 2018. At Wednesday's closing price of $44.81, the program represents about 10% of the shares outstanding. Chief Executive Al Walker said the initial target is to buy $1 billion worth of shares before the end of the year. Filings show Anadarko repurchased a total of $36.65 million worth of its stock during the first two quarters of 2017. The stock has rallied 6.9% over the past three months, but was still down 30.5% year to date. In comparison, the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF has lost 11.2% this year, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.9%.

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Gold prices suffer worst single-session decline since July
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:51:09 GMT
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Gold prices settled below $1,300 an ounce on Thursday, suffering from their largest one-day percentage decline since early July, after the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested that an interest-rate hike was likely before the end of the year. December gold fell $21.60, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,294.80 an ounce. That was the lowest finish since Aug. 24, according to FactSet data.

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Nvidia announces new Shield TV configuration priced to match Apple TV
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:51:23 GMT
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Nvidia Inc. announced that it is releasing a new configuration of its Shield TV for $179 Thursday that will match the price for Apple Inc.'s new 4K HDR TV product announced last week. Nvidia shares are down 3.7% to $178.97 in afternoon trading. The new configuration will include essentially the same hardware that plays 4K HDR video and 16GB of storage, but will include a remote not a video game controller, according to Nvidia. The new Shield TV is available for pre-order Thursday and won't begin shipping until Oct. 18. The announcement comes amid the first reviews for the new Apple TV Thursday and some critics have noted issues with the new gadget. Nvidia stock is up 70% thus far this year, as the S&P 500 index up 10%.

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Halloween spending expected to be a record-breaking $9.1 billion
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:08:01 GMT
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Halloween shopping for costumes, candy, decorations, and more is forecast to reach $9.1 billion this year, up 8.3% from last year's record $8.4 billion, according to survey data from the National Retail Federation. Consumers are expected to spend an average $86.13, up from $82.93 last year. Shoppers plan to spend $3.4 billion on costumes and $2.7 billion on both candy and decorations. The top costume for children is expected to be a superhero; witch will be the top choice for adults; and pumpkin costumes will be tops for pets. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF is down 8.2% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index is up nearly 12% for the period.

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Trump unveils new North Korea sanctions as China cuts off banking ties
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:50:46 GMT
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President Donald Trump said Thursday he's issued an executive order to cut off revenue North Korea uses to fund development of "the deadliest weapons known to humankind." Speaking at the United Nations, Trump said the order strengthens the U.S. Treasury's ability to target individuals or entities that conduct trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea. He also said China's central bank has told that country's banks not to do business with North Korea.

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Wall Street's 'fear gauge' sees muted reaction as Trump announces fresh North Korea sanctions
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:49:47 GMT
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A measure of fear on Wall Street was hovering around its lowest level in its history, even as President Donald Trump unfurled executive orders to cut off funding to rogue nation North Korea. The CBOE Volatility Index , or VIX, was down 1.5% at 9.63 in most recent trade, putting it on track for its 9th lowest level since 1993 when the gauge of volatility and market fear was created, according to FactSet data. The VIX, also known as the fear gauge, measures options bets on the S&P 500 index 30 days in the future, and is viewed as a measure of market expectations for a fall because equity prices tend to fall faster than they climb. U.S. stocks were muted, holding a modest decline on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 44 points, or 0.2%, at 22,373, the S&P 500 index was trading 0.2% lower at 2,504, while the Nasdaq Composite Index retreated 0.3% at 6,434. Trump announced his executive orders following a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. As a part of order the People's Bank of China has been told to stop doing business with North Korea. Stock reaction was muted following Trump's news conference Thursday afternoon. The measures to curb North Korea's antagonism in the Korean Peninsula come as Pyongyang has fired a number of ballistic missile tests in Japanese airspace in recent weeks, and has tested of a thermonuclear bomb.

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Zinc producer VM Holding files for IPO
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:39:40 GMT
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Luxembourg-based zinc producer VM Holding S.A. filed Thursday for an initial public offering of stock, which it expects to list on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company did not provide the number of shares it plans to offer, but said it plans to raise up to $100 million, which is likely a placeholder amount. VM (Votorantim Metais) expects its shares to trade under the ticker symbol "NEXA." In 2016, VM produced 416,869 tonnes of zinc, 41,551 tonnes of copper nad 59,181 tonnes of lead contained in concentrates, as well as 8.3 million ounces of silver and 27,893 ounces of gold. The company had a net profit of $110.5 million in 2016, on revenue of $1.91 billion.

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GM's price target raised at Morgan Stanley
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:29:10 GMT
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Analysts at Morgan Stanley on Thursday raised their price target on General Motors Co. stock, saying the car maker "has an opportunity to unlock hidden strategic value." The analysts set their target to $43, from $40, representing a 10% upside from Thursday prices. They rate the stock their equivalent of buy, and moved it to their No. 3 pick in autos, making GM their highest-ranked U.S. auto maker. GM is likely to host an investor day before the end of the year, where it would explain key strategic priorities, and the analysts expect it to focus on value, a strategy for shared autonomy, and the company's long-term goals in China, they said in a note. "We see GM moving in the direction of (Fiat Chrysler) and Sergio Marchionne's philosophy of taking action to unlock value and opening up to partnerships with external firms on applied AI in mobility," they said. GM shares gained 0.2% and are up nearly 12% so far this year, mirroring the S&P 500 Index's gains in the same period.

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Target next-day delivery service for essentials expanding to 8 new markets
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:46:53 GMT
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Target Corp. said Thursday that its Target Restock offering is expanding to eight new markets: Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, St. Louis, San Francisco, and the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. Target Restock offers next-day delivery for essential items like baby products and cleaning supplies for about $5 per box. The service is now live in 10 markets, and will add San Francisco in mid-October. Target announced the pilot for the program in June in Minneapolis. It was expanded to Denver and Dallas in August. Target shares are down 1.5% in Thursday trading, and is down 19.2% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up nearly 12% for 2017 so date.

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GoPro shares bounce back after three-day losing streak
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:55:42 GMT
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Shares of GoPro Inc. were soaring 6% Thursday morning, bouncing back after losing 7.5% over the past three days. That led a a week-to-date drop of 2.4%, while the S&P 500 gained less than 1%. Shares of GoPro have gained 28% in the past month, outperforming the S&P 500 , which gained 3%. GoPro's stock closed at a 10.5 month high on Sept. 15, at a price of $11.52.

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Natural-gas prices extend losses as EIA reports U.S. supply rise of 97 billion cubic feet
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:50:43 GMT
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Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Thursday showed that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 97 billion cubic feet for the week ended Sept. 15. Analysts and traders expected inventories to grow by 89 billion cubic feet, according to Dow Jones. Total stocks now stand at 3.408 trillion cubic feet, down 136 billion cubic feet from a year ago, but 67 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. October natural gas was down 10.8 cents, 3.5%, from Wednesday's settlement to $2.986 per million British thermal units. It traded at $3.029 before the data.

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Amazon hiring 2,000 workers in New York including IT and finance pros, opening Manhattan office
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:49:59 GMT
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Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it will create 2,000 jobs in New York City over the next three years, and open a new Manhattan office in 2018. The office will be the primary New York location for Amazon Advertising and cover 360,000 square feet. The jobs will be in areas like IT, finance and design, and these new staffers will support the aforementioned advertising business, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Fashion, and other divisions. Amazon already has 1,800 employees in Manhattan, and recently announced a new fulfillment center in Staten Island. Amazon is searching for a city to house its second headquarters. Amazon shares are down 1.1% in Thursday trading, but up 28.4% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 11.7% for 2017 to date.

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Janney downgrades Calgon Carbon stock to sell, says Kuraray is overpaying for company
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:33:09 GMT
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Janney analysts downgraded the stock of water and air purification products provider Calgon Carbon Inc. to sell from neutral Thursday, after the company was acquired by Japan's Kuraray Co. Ltd. in a deal with an equity value of $1.1 billion. The deal offers a roughly 60% premium, and the stock shot up about 61% in early trade. "Our quick thoughts are that Kuraray overpaid for shares," analysts wrote in a note. "Additionally, we see risk given that CCC has a specialty carbon business that supplies the U.S. military with gas masks and other personal protection items, so a foreign buyer could be an issue for U.S. government approval." Janney is recommending investors sell the stock and buy Rexnord Corp. or Mueller Water Products Inc. , which they described as their best value picks in the industrial space. Rexnord shares were down slightly, while Mueller shares were up 0.1%. The S&P 500 was flat.

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Apple's stock drops a second straight session, slashes 20 points from Dow
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:29:43 GMT
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average was retreating from record territory on Thursday morning, weighed by a sharp fall in shares of Apple. Apple Inc. shares were down 2%, or $3.12, cutting about 20 points from the price-weighted Dow and threatening to lead blue-chip laggards for a second straight session. On Wednesday, shares of the Cupertino, Calif-based iPhone maker skidded on reports that the tech giant was experiencing connectivity problems with the latest iteration of its iWatch. The Dow was off 30 points, or 0.1%, at 22,382, after briefly touching an all-time high at 22,419.51. The S&P 500 index , meanwhile, was down 8 points, or 0.3%, at 2,500, while the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index was off 45 points, or 0.7%, at 6,410.

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Whole Foods launching plant-based tuna alternative for sushi
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:15:53 GMT
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Whole Foods announced Wednesday that it's launching a plant-based tuna alternative for the raw tuna in sushi on November 1 in select locations in New York City and Los Angeles. The vegan alternative, Ahimi, is made with tomatoes and "umami-rich" ingredients and was created by Ocean Hugger Foods,, which specializes in making plant alternatives to seafood. Ahimi will be available in the Ahimi Nigri and Roll Combo and the Ahimi California Roll. Whole Foods was acquired by Amazon.com Inc. this summer. Amazon shares are down 0.7% in Thursday trading and up 28.8% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 11.7% for 2017 so far.

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The Wall Street Journal: Google, partners to refund advertisers over fake traffic on Doubleclick
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:49:45 GMT
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Google confirmed Thursday it will issue refunds for ads bought through its systems that ran on websites with fake traffic, and said a handful of its partners have agreed to do the same.


Beat the System: I bought my first Apple iPhone a and I regret it
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:19:10 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
I canat figure out why millions of people overspend on such an average smartphone, writes Brett Arends.


Apple stock on track for worst week ahead of an iPhone launch
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:15:01 GMT
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Apple Inc. shares head for their worst week ahead of a major product launch since the original iPhone was released back in 2007 after the consumer electronics giant is battered by less-than-stellar reviews on its new slate of product offerings.


Key Words: Jim Rogers: When this bull market ends, ayou donat want the 26-year-old arounda
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:19 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Veteran investor Jim Rogers has repeated his prediction for the a market crash to end all crashes. Hereas why he says when the going gets tough, steer clear of the millennials.


The Moneyologist: I give my nanny time off a should I ask her to do after-hours babysitting as payback?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:49:46 GMT
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This father feels uncomfortable asking his nanny, who works over 50 hours per week, to stay late.


This flaw in the human mind explains why the world is full of overconfident, bumbling know-it-alls
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:37:39 GMT
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The gap between what we think we know and what we truly know leads us to bungle decisions at work, at home, in the ballot box, and in our brokerage accounts.


The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 a year a if you have this skill
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:44:06 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The best part about learning this skill? Itas free.


How binge-drinking in college could affect the rest of your life
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:43:03 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Research looks at the impact of alcohol on finding and keeping a job.


The Wall Street Journal: Google, partners to refund advertisers over fake traffic on Doubleclick
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:49:45 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Google confirmed Thursday it will issue refunds for ads bought through its systems that ran on websites with fake traffic, and said a handful of its partners have agreed to do the same.


Beat the System: I bought my first Apple iPhone a and I regret it
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:19:10 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
I canat figure out why millions of people overspend on such an average smartphone, writes Brett Arends.


Apple stock on track for worst week ahead of an iPhone launch
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:15:01 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Apple Inc. shares head for their worst week ahead of a major product launch since the original iPhone was released back in 2007 after the consumer electronics giant is battered by less-than-stellar reviews on its new slate of product offerings.


Market Extra: Appleas divergence from Nasdaq could spell trouble for tech stocksa rally
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:13:14 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Apple Inc. is marching to a different drumbeat to the Nasdaq and that is a bearish sign for the technology sectoras powerful rally which has helped the U.S. stock market notch back-to-back records this year.


Key Words: Jim Rogers: When this bull market ends, ayou donat want the 26-year-old arounda
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:19 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Veteran investor Jim Rogers has repeated his prediction for the a market crash to end all crashes. Hereas why he says when the going gets tough, steer clear of the millennials.


Market Snapshot: Stocks retreat from records as Dow snaps nine-day winning streak
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:34:58 GMT
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U.S. stocks finish lower Thursday with the Dow snapping a nine-day winning streak as investors found few reasons to chase equities a day after the Federal Reserve indicated it still intends to deliver another rate increase in 2017 and detailed the unwinding of $4.5 trillion balance sheet.


The Tell: Man who called S&P 500 to hit 2,500, says donat bet against this stock market
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:11:24 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
A prominent equity bull Laszlo Birinyi, who accurately forecast that the S&P 500 would hit 2,500 by September, thinks the stock market has more room to run before 2017 is over.


The Tell: Thatall do, Dow: The averageas 9-day rally is overabut still historic
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:08:59 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
All good things must come to an end, but theyave been taking unusually long to do so this year.


The New York Post: Mnuchin says companies working with North Korea are aon noticea
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:07:41 GMT
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said financial companies around the world aare now on noticea about doing business with North Korea.a


Key Words: Jim Rogers: When this bull market ends, ayou donat want the 26-year-old arounda
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:19 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Veteran investor Jim Rogers has repeated his prediction for the a market crash to end all crashes. Hereas why he says when the going gets tough, steer clear of the millennials.


Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yield is highest since 2008
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:49:26 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S. Treasury prices hold steady on Thursday, but the 2-year Treasury yield hovered near its highest level in nearly a decade, after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced that its rate-hike path remained intact.


Trump Today: Trump Today: President slaps new sanctions on North Korea, says Erdogan is agetting high marksa
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:26:47 GMT
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President Donald Trump hit North Korea with new sanctions on Thursday as he spent a final day at the United Nations, and called the president of Turkey a friend despite recent tensions between the two countries.


Market Extra: This is why Wall Street is pricing in status quo in Fed regime
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:25:22 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
By early 2018, the composition of the Federal Reserveas policy committee may change dramatically, but markets continue to price in only the existing status quo, according to analysts


The Tell: How the agreat central bank unwinda could ignite the next financial crisis
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:03:52 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
As the Fed prepares to start slowly paring the size of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, analysts at Deutsche Bank are warning about could shape up to be the next financial crisis.


Market Extra: Investors fear a Fed policy misstep as central bank reaffirms rate-hike trajectory
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:25:17 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Long-end Treasury yields slipped on early Thursday trade after spiking initially when the Federal Reserve committed to a December rate hike. Bond market participants underlined concerns that the Federal Reserve may risk making a misstep if it follows its current policy path.


In one perhaps sexist way, marriage finances have not changed in 50 years
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:13:07 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Who should support a family financially a the husband or the wife?


Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary faces his shareholders
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:14:35 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Nearly 50 airports have banded together and union memberships for the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) are soaring after Michael O'Leary (pictured) branded staff 'lazy'.


City jobs have gone UP since the Brexit vote
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:44 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
There are a total of 11,000 new jobs at financial and insurance companies in the second quarter of 2017 than in the previous three months, official statistics show.


Sir James Dyson scoops a APS111m payday as profits soar
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:40 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Accounts for Weybourne Group, the parent company of the 70-year-old's business empire, show that it paid ordinary dividends of APS60m and preference dividends of APS51m for 2016.


Co-op sells final 1% stake in bank
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:31 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The mutual had the holding after a APS700m rescue deal to get the bank back on its feet cut its stake from 20 per cent this year. The holding has now been sold for APS5m to an existing shareholder.


Microsoft to open a new flagship store in Oxford Circus
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:27 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The US seller of software, computers and games consoles is seeking a lease on the unit occupied by United Colours of Benetton, the Italian fashion house, according to Retail Week.


CITY DIARY: Ex energy minister rents Downton-style EstateA
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:23 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Former energy minister Charles Hendry, who, quelle surprise, now roosts on the board of energy firm Independent Oil and Gas, is renting out his Scottish estate Blair Castle for Hogmanay.


Drax boss Dorothy Thompson resigns after 12 years
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:18 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Dorothy Thompson - who was appointed in 2005 - has decided to leave the company by the end of the year and will be replaced by chief financial officer Will Gardiner.


MARKET REPORT: Johnson Matthey shares up 15%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:13 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The company, which makes everything from catalytic converters to pharmaceutical ingredients, will invest an initial APS200m in battery technology, to bolster its capacity in the sector.


Compass boss Richard Cousins stands down after 11 years
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:09 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
When Richard Cousins, 58, took the top job, the catering firm was flirting with disaster after an over-zealous expansion. He cut the number of countries where it operates and laid the basis for solid growth.


DAILY BRIEFING: Another Russian bank to be nationalised
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:04 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
B&N, the country's 12th-largest lender a is being nationalised as regulators seek to head off a looming financial crisis. It follows Otkritie's recent rescue.


Ronaldo flogs investor that loses you 500 times your stake
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:51:00 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The Real Madrid striker has bragged about his agreement with Cyprus-based Exness to his 59m Twitter followers. He praised the business for 'offering the highest quality of services.


The APS3bn City property deal maker poached by rival
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:50:55 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Beckham, 59, has advised on some of the biggest deals ever seen in the City including working for Lee Kum Kee, on its APS1.3bn purchase of the Walkie Talkie at 20 Fenchurch Street.


Another crisis at Capita: Costs spiral and workers strike
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:50:51 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The outsourcing giant said profits fell to APS28m in the six months to the end of June, down from APS37m in the same period last year. It was blamed on the companyas exit from specialist recruitment.


JAMES ASHTON: Time runs out for Janet Yellen at the Fed
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:50:46 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The new chairman will be someone keener than Yellen on rolling back banking regulation that was designed to stop lenders from toppling over again.


Deliveroo's global sales rise 611% but losses swell
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:48:48 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Rising operating costs were compounded by the firm's rebranding project, which involved design costs and the write-off of old branded equipment, totalling APS5.3million.


Capita's shares slip 10% amid falling profits and strike
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:18:49 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The slump was driven by the outsourcing giant's exit from its specialist recruitment arm and part of its Capita Europe business, while its events operation was also closed.


Co-op Group's underlying profits slump 48%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:33:00 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The Co-operative Group's underlying pre-tax profits slumped by 48 per cent in the six months to July 1, it revealed today.


Property transaction values sink for first time since 2009
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:09:47 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The total figure for the year ending March 2017 was APS239billion, down substantially from APS273billion in the same period a year earlier, ONS data revealed today.


All Bar One owner sees share price slip over 5%
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:37:14 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Blaming poor weather in August and September, the group admitted it like-for-like drink sales fell by 1.2 per cent on a year ago.


Car insurance costs soar 14.6% in a year
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:29:34 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Car insurance premiums have risen by an average of 14.6 per cent in the past 12 months to reach APS755, new research from Consumer Intelligence shows.


Used diesel car values are higher than last year
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:56:58 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Used diesel car prices are higher than a year ago despite the vehicles being under fire in recent months for toxic emissions.


Should we worry about Britain's APS200bn personal debt?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:42:17 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Belatedly, it seems that the financial watchdog, Bank of England and MPs have woken up to this steadily growing pile of borrowing from our future.


Sarah Beeny's property of the month is in West Didsbury
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:23:29 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
TV property star Sarah Beeny picks a APS450k family home in Manchester's fashionable Didsbury, which is ready to move into.


PENSIONS WEB CHAT: Ask ex pensions minister Steve Webb
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:11:26 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Former pensions minister Steve Webb was on hand to answer readersa pension questions in a live web chat a or as we called it here at This is Money, a Webbchat. Read the answers here.


Google signs $1.1bn deal with struggling HTC
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:20:28 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The deal, which will see around 2,000 members of HTC's workforce move over to Google, signals the latter's desire to expand its hardware business and compete with the major players.


How did fraudsters change bank details on Viagogo account?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:51:22 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
A frustrated music fan who occasionally sells tickets on reselling website Viagogo has been left nearly APS2,000 out of pocket after fraudsters changed his bank details in his profile information.


How to choose an estate agent when selling your home
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:40:44 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
If you want to get on the property ladder and progress up it, dealing with an estate agent is a necessary evil - but how do you choose? We run through everything you need to know.


The 10 older diesel cars that could you shouldn't replace
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:31:29 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
While the value of some used diesel cars might be in decline, there are some 'performance' diesels that are still great - even by today's standards - and could potentially rise in value.


Millions of Brits have no desire to live in inherited home
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:25:29 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
With more than 12million people lumbered with inherited homes they don't want, a majority plan to sell them on as quickly as possible.


How Grocery Giant Aldi Plans to Conquer America: Limit Choice
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:09:28 EDT
From https:
Born in the ashes of WWII, the secretive German supermarket chain Aldi offers shoppers limited choices and rock-bottom prices--a formula expected to roil an American grocery market already undergoing dramatic change.

Facebook Says It Will Hand Over Russia-Backed Ads to Congress
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:49:36 EDT
From https:
Facebook, under fire for its response to Russian activity in the U.S. presidential election, said it would take steps to increase political transparency on its site and has agreed to hand over detailed information on thousands of Russian-backed ads to congressional investigators.

Equifax CEO to Testify at Senate Hearing on Data Breach
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:56:28 EDT
From https:
Equifax Chief Executive Richard Smith will testify in front of U.S. senators next month about the company's handling of a data breach that compromised the personal information of millions of Americans.

Makers of Fuel-Guzzling Big Rigs Try to Go Green
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:20:24 EDT
From https:
The average tractor-trailer travels less than seven miles on a gallon of diesel, making it one of the least-efficient vehicles on the road. Spurred by pollution regulations and sluggish demand, truck makers are trying to change that.

CVS Health Moves to Limit Access to Opioid Painkillers
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:47:22 EDT
From https:
One of the largest managers of pharmaceutical benefits in the U.S. says it will start limiting the duration and dose of some prescriptions for opioid painkillers, in an effort to combat widespread addiction.

Fed Unveils Plan to Pare Holdings, Hints at Another Rate Rise
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:32:41 EDT
From https:
The Federal Reserve said it would initiate in October its long-telegraphed plan to shrink the portfolio of bonds acquired after the 2008 crisis and left open the possibility of raising short-term interest rates by December.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Despite Recent Hurricanes
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:50:54 EDT
From https:
The number of Americans applying for new unemployment benefits fell last week, countering forecasts for nationwide claims to rise following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Fed Says Total U.S. Household Net Worth Rose
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:43:01 EDT
From https:
The total net worth of U.S. households pushed farther into record territory, climbing by $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2017, to $96.2 trillion.

For Holiday Hires, It's Already Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:02 EDT
From https:
With low unemployment and an expected increase in e-commerce orders, retailers and logistics companies are starting early and going the extra mile to attract seasonal employees.

Why Amazon Needs Some Cities More Than They Need Amazon
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:26:45 EDT
From https:
Mayors should think twice before writing a big check to bid for Amazon.com's second headquarters, because the playing field between cities and companies has changed, Greg Ip writes.

Trump Expands U.S. Authority to Sanction North Korea
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:18:28 EDT
From https:
President Donald Trump signed an executive order he said will expand U.S. authority to target individuals, companies and financial institutions involved in business with Pyongyang.

Amazon Puts Whole Foods on Fast Track to Conventional Supermarket
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:01:22 EDT
From https:
Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products beginning next year, banning "brand advocates" from stores and pushing sellers to pitch to the grocer's Austin, Texas, headquarters.

White House Approved Mnuchin's Use of Government Aircraft
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:51:53 EDT
From https:
The White House signed off on the use of a government jet to take Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife to an event last month in Louisville, Ky., prompting a review by the agency's watchdog.

BOJ Rookie Dissents at Debut Meeting
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:36:10 EDT
From https:
Goushi Kataoka was the talk of Japan's markets Thursday after a surprise rebellion at his first Bank of Japan policy meeting, when he cast the sole vote against the board's decision to sit back and do nothing.

Silly Rabbit! Original Trix With Artificial Colors Is Back After Customers Revolt
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:11:39 EDT
From https:
Using radishes and turmeric instead of Red 40 and Yellow 6 didn't work for children and adults alike

Scana Is Subpoenaed Over Abandoned Nuclear Project
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:01:10 EDT
From https:
Utility holding company Scana said it has received a federal subpoena to turn over documents related to its cancelled South Carolina nuclear plant.

HuffPost Goes on $1 Million Bus Tour to Promote New, Anti-Elitist Mission
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:52:08 EDT
From https:
The editor of the website formerly known as the Huffington Post, which has faced stagnant traffic, is trying to promote a redefined mission with a "Listen to America" bus tour.

Fed Paves the Way for the ECB to Follow
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:36:09 EDT
From https:
The Federal Reserve's persistence in signaling rising interest rates may help the European Central Bank by tempering the euro's strength.

Americans Are Richer; Why Are They Still Cautious?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:47:43 EDT
From https:
U.S. household net worth reached a record $96.2 trillion in the second quarter, the Fed reported, but, if households are feeling flush, they aren't acting like it.

What Google Wants With HTC's Smartphone Business
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:05:23 EDT
From https:
Google's $1.1 billion deal with HTC carries risks, but the internet giant needs more scale if it is to maintain its influence in the smartphone business.

What China's Downgrade Signals to Investors
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:28:59 EDT
From https:
A global rating agency has once again downgraded China, and there is little new information for investors to digest. It may however be worth reading between the lines.

Why It's So Hard for Europe's Big Banks to Do Big Deals
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:37:15 EDT
From https:
Everyone wants bank deals in Europe--the problem is finding one acceptable to investors, executives, regulators and politicians. Commerzbank is a case in point.

Why the Auto Industry Is Betting Big on an Uncertain Future
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:25:13 EDT
From https:
Johnson Matthey is investing heavily in battery parts despite an extremely wide range of predictions for the future of electric cars.

Facebook Says It Will Hand Over Russia-Backed Ads to Congress
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:49:36 EDT
From https:
Facebook, under fire for its response to Russian activity in the U.S. presidential election, said it would take steps to increase political transparency on its site and has agreed to hand over detailed information on thousands of Russian-backed ads to congressional investigators.

Top Uber Investor Resists SoftBank Deal
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:16:01 EDT
From https:
As Uber works to finalize a potential multibillion-dollar investment deal with Japan's SoftBank, one of the ride-hailing giant's earliest and biggest shareholders has indicated it doesn't intend to sell.

Amazon Puts Whole Foods on Fast Track to Conventional Supermarket
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:01:22 EDT
From https:
Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products beginning next year, banning "brand advocates" from stores and pushing sellers to pitch to the grocer's Austin, Texas, headquarters.

EU Preps Tax Crackdown on Silicon Valley
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:29 EDT
From https:
The European Union said it is ready to propose new taxes on companies like Facebook and Google by next spring if there isn't "adequate global progress" toward a rewrite of corporate tax rules at an international level.

Why Are Chinese Tech Innovators Now Seen as Public Nuisance?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:25:46 EDT
From https:
China's internet companies touch more aspects of people's lives than any other sector. But they're ill-prepared for the expectations of social responsibility that come with their influence and power, say industry experts and social activists.

Daimler to Invest $1 Billion in Alabama Plant
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:59:57 EDT
From https:
Daimler said it would invest $1 billion in its Alabama manufacturing operations and start production of a fully electric sport-utility vehicle, a move that comes as the German auto maker expands its U.S. footprint and global electrification drive.

U.N. Aviation Arm Seeks to Establish Global Drone Guidelines
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:37:45 EDT
From https:
Prompted by the proliferation of drones, international aviation authorities on Friday will kick off a first-of-its-kind symposium soliciting industry ideas about potential global operating standards.

Google Jumps Back Into Hardware With $1.1 Billion HTC Deal
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:33:15 EDT
From https:
Google said it would buy part of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 billion in cash, as it accelerates its efforts to crack the handset market.

Made-to-Order Medicine: China, U.S. Race to Decode Your Genes
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:56:33 EDT
From https:
Beijing has set a goal of collecting and analyzing the genetic data from at least 1 million Chinese citizens to help unearth the causes of diseases from cancer to schizophrenia, and pave the way for targeted treatments.

Top SEC Officials Only Recently Told of 2016 Filings Hack
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:24:03 EDT
From https:
The Securities and Exchange Commission's top officials weren't told until recently about a 2016 cyberattack that penetrated its system for public-company filings, raising questions about how the breach was initially handled.

SoFi Faces New Sexual Harassment Claim Days After CEO's Departure
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:08:55 EDT
From https:
A former employee of embattled online lender Social Finance Inc. accused the company of tolerating sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Makers of Fuel-Guzzling Big Rigs Try to Go Green
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:20:24 EDT
From https:
The average tractor-trailer travels less than seven miles on a gallon of diesel, making it one of the least-efficient vehicles on the road. Spurred by pollution regulations and sluggish demand, truck makers are trying to change that.

Music Industry Recovery Continues, Powered by a Surge in Subscriptions
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:54:32 EDT
From https:
Revenue from recorded music accelerated in the first half of 2017 in the U.S. as more consumers shelled out for subscription streaming services.

The Dangers of the Hackable Car
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:58:00 EDT
From https:
As cars go increasingly digital--and connected--cybersecurity experts worry that they also are becoming a lot more vulnerable.

The Security Setting You Must Always Turn On
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:46:45 EDT
From https:
Personal Tech editor Wilson Rothman explains the importance of two-factor authentication--and its limitations.

A Truly Delicious Long Weekend in Birmingham, Ala.
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:17:46 EDT
From https:
For a winning Southern getaway, skip the obvious destinations and check out the renaissance brewing in Birmingham. Here, a three-day guide to the tastiest barbecue, hidden-gem bars and history-altering landmarks

Why I Hated America's Most Stunning Library---At First
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:47:10 EDT
From https:
A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire returns to its celebrated but imposing library by architect Louis I. Kahn--and gets it

Some Vintage Kit Homes Now Sell for Over $1 Million
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:08:17 EDT
From https:
Sold from the pages of a catalog, these houses had high-quality materials and were shipped to far-away places. Today, real-estate agents say they're seeing more listings emphasizing a kit-home provenance.

Lachlan Murdoch Pays $29 Million for an Aspen, Colo., Home
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:53:51 EDT
From https:
The media executive and son of Rupert Murdoch nabs Mopani, a large equestrian property that was asking $49 million in 2015.

Insider Cider: Tips on Top Bottles From Spain
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:20:38 EDT
From https:
Invigorating, earthy, dry and highly drinkable, Spanish ciders express a wild side we forgot the apple had. Here are 7 bottles worth seeking out.

Schools Target Morning Drop-Off Madness
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:52:19 EDT
From https:
Schools are targeting the chaos of morning student drop-off with car-only lanes, 'walking buses,' drive-through lots and more.

Get a Classic Dutch Pottery Pattern---on Your Walls and Drapes
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:33:42 EDT
From https:
The famed Delft porcelain pattern is reimagined as dishy fabrics and wall-coverings.

15-Minute Recipe: Steamed Clams With Basil-Cilantro Pesto
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:16:09 EDT
From https:
From chef Julia Sullivan of Henrietta Red in Nashville comes one of those magic recipes that just about prepare themselves. Steam clams until they release their tasty brine and stir in a punchy pesto for a delicious dinner fast.

A Fall Bouquet La Modigliani
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:57:28 EDT
From https:
Floral designer Lindsey Taylor riffs on 'Lunia Czechowska' (1919), a melancholy portrait by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani

Five Wastebaskets That Are Actually Chic
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:01:06 EDT
From https:
We searched for wastepaper baskets that aren't covered with corny florals or decoupaged spaniels. Below, the result.

Eisenhower's London Headquarters Become Luxury Residences
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:33:02 EDT
From https:
At 20 Grosvenor Square, high-end apartments have prices that top $65 million.

Exclusive: Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman to join top tier of commodity banks
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:54:48 -0400
From feeds.reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd has overtaken Goldman Sachs to break into the top three banks for commodities business, having significantly expanded its U.S. energy operations in...


Mutual fund giant Vanguard says hack at SEC won't hurt clients
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:15:54 -0400
From feeds.reuters
BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group, the largest U.S. mutual fund company, said on Thursday that the hack into the Securities and Exchange Commission's electronic filings database will not hurt clients.


U.S. household net worth rises again in second quarter 2017
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:38:30 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wealth of U.S. households rose to $96.2 trillion in the second quarter of this year as U.S. stock prices hit record highs and home values continued to climb, a report by...


Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate as questions linger over scandal
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:34:28 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before Congress on Oct. 3 as the bank deals with fallout from a sales scandal a year ago that continues to spark new...


Latest Republican assault on healthcare would punish older Americans
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:29:46 -0400
From feeds.reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Republicansa battle to repeal Obamacare is starting to look less like warfare and more like a game of whack-a-mole.


U.S. taxable bond funds attract $7 billion in a week: Lipper
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:26:07 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taxable-bond funds based in the United States inhaled $7 billion during the latest week, adding to an already strong year for debt, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on...


Three tips for smart dividend ETF plays
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:20:53 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK(Reuters) - Pop quiz: What percentage of long-term stock market returns are thanks to the humble dividend? Five? 10? 20?


U.S. muni bond funds post $574 million in inflows: Lipper
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:52 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond funds reported $574 million of net inflows in the week ended Sept. 20, compared with $241.4 million in inflows in the previous week, according to data released by...


Wall Street pushed down by rate expectations, North Korea, Apple
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:41:55 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes slipped on Thursday as investors braced for a third interest rate hike this year and the United States ordered new sanctions against North Korea.


U.S. jobless claims fall; hurricanes still affecting data
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:22:40 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, but the near-term outlook for the labor market was muddied by the continuing impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


Daimler to invest $1 billion in Alabama plant, create over 600 jobs
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:12:06 -0400
From feeds.reuters
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Daimler said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to start building electric sport-utility vehicles there from about 2020.


Equifax under pressure from banks to shape up
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:39 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack.


Hack of Wall Street regulator rattles investors, lawmakers
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:17:36 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading.


Yellen's stock rises as she leads Fed from crisis-era policy
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:50:28 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From her early days as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has been the target of criticism from Republicans worried that the central bank's massive bond-buying programs and near-zero interest rates engineered by her predecessor would be the ruin of the country.


Exclusive: Persistent rail service disruptions dog CSX customers
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:45:10 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - CSX Corp customers, including chemical, automotive and steel producers, are still battling delays and congestion despite top executives' assurances that the railroad has moved past service woes that plagued its system during the summer, people familiar with the situation said.


Wells Fargo CEO to testify before Senate as questions linger over scandal
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:34:28 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo Chief Executive Tim Sloan is due to testify before Congress on Oct. 3 as the bank deals with fallout from a sales scandal a year ago that continues to spark new revelations.


Tiffany names Roger Farah as chairman in latest management shakeup
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:05:26 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - Luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co on Thursday named Roger Farah as chairman, the latest management shakeup where outsiders have been brought in to give the iconic company a new look.


Toys 'R' Us plans holiday hires including toy demonstrators
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:04:05 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc, the U.S. toy retailer that filed for bankruptcy protection this week, said on Thursday it is hiring part-time seasonal workers to staff its stores for the holidays, including for a new position of toy demonstrator.


Trix with artificial flavors is coming back after customer complaints
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:29:28 EDT
From rss.cnn
Sometimes, it's nice to eat healthy. Other times, you just want artificial flavoring in your cereal.


U.S. government sues over alleged bitcoin Ponzi scheme
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:32:31 EDT
From rss.cnn
Bitcoin is a relatively new currency, but that doesn't mean investors are safe from old school fraud.


How Facebook knows you're Jewish
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:54:56 EDT
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


No federal gun control for new silencer-muzzleloader
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:44:24 EDT
From rss.cnn
There's a new firearm on the market with an attached silencer that is not covered by federal gun control laws because it's not considered a gun and it's not considered a silencer.


Bankrupt Toys R Us is hiring for the holidays
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:46:32 EDT
From rss.cnn
Just because you're bankrupt doesn't mean you don't need a hand during the holiday season.


Facebook says it will hand Russian ads over to Congress
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:48:44 EDT
From rss.cnn
Facebook will share the content and related information of the more than 3,000 ads it sold to Russian-linked accounts with the House and Senate intelligence committees, the company said Thursday.


Equifax CEO to face Congressional banking panel on October 4
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:32:36 EDT
From rss.cnn
Equifax CEO Richard Smith will face questions from a Congressional oversight committee next month about a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of customers.


Hey, latte fans: Maple is having a moment this fall
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:04:18 EDT
From rss.cnn
Move over, pumpkin spice. It's all about maple this fall.


As Trump threatens NAFTA, Mexico looks to Latin America for trade
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:18:13 EDT
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


She thought her student loans were forgiven. They weren't
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:05:32 EDT
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


Wells Fargo CEO faces a grilling from Elizabeth Warren
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:38:35 EDT
From rss.cnn
Get ready for Elizabeth Warren versus Wells Fargo, Part II.


The world's richest woman dies
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:27:34 EDT
From rss.cnn
Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, has died, her family said Thursday.


'God is telling you to move,' congressman tells repeat flood victims
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:04:08 EDT
From rss.cnn
The U.S. government can't keep paying to repair homes that flood over and over, says a leading House Republican.


Bloomberg to launch Arabic language TV
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:43:15 EDT
From rss.cnn
Bloomberg is getting into financial news in Arabic.


Ryanair offers pilots major cash to keep flying
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:12:13 EDT
From rss.cnn
Ryanair is throwing cash at its problems.


Wall Street loves the Fed and Janet Yellen
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:05:13 EDT
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


Trump says GOP's health bill protects pre-existing conditions. Here's the truth
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:09:24 EDT
From rss.cnn
President Trump and other Republican leaders all insist that the latest effort to repeal Obamacare will protect those with pre-existing conditions.


Russia has bailed out two major banks in under a month
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:04:42 EDT
From rss.cnn
The Russian government has bailed out two major lenders in less than a month. Should investors be worried?


The secret to being a great saver
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:27:26 EDT
From rss.cnn
"What's the difference between 'paying yourself first' and saving money?" -- Ayesha


Why the SEC hack is a really big deal
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:10:58 EDT
From rss.cnn
A lucrative corporate takeover is in the works. The accountants at a big company think it might go under. An embattled CEO has decided to quit.


Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal'
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:13 GMT
From bbc.co
Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit speech on Friday.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:00:17 GMT
From bbc.co
Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:57:45 GMT
From bbc.co
The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.

Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:08:18 GMT
From bbc.co
Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline APS22m.

Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:47:43 GMT
From bbc.co
"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

SEC faces questions after cyber breach
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:25 GMT
From bbc.co
The SEC said Wednesday that a breach of its document system may have led to illicit trading.

Man Utd reports record revenues as TV cash soars
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:36:42 GMT
From bbc.co
A 38% jump in broadcasting income helps the Premier League club to report record revenues.

Government borrowing at lowest August level for 10 years
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:07:05 GMT
From bbc.co
Record VAT receipts for August helped government borrowing to be lower than expected last month.

Fake website fools Equifax staff
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:22:22 GMT
From bbc.co
Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

China's credit rating downgraded by S&P
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:46:16 GMT
From bbc.co
Rating agency Standard & Poor's finds China less credit worthy because of a build up of debts.

Co-op Group sells final stake in Co-op Bank
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:47:00 GMT
From bbc.co
The retail and services group has offloaded the final 1% stake it held in the troubled Co-op Bank.

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:21:01 GMT
From bbc.co
UK firms and the economy as a whole need a Brexit transition period, City lobby group warns.

Greenpeace diesel protesters 'remain on port's gantry'
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:01:06 GMT
From bbc.co
Greenpeace campaigners board a ship and enter secure areas at a port in an anti-diesel protest.

Baidu fund heats up driverless race
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:35:26 GMT
From bbc.co
The Chinese search engine giant launches a $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving technology.

Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson to step down
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:54:02 GMT
From bbc.co
The UK power producer says its current finance chief, Will Gardiner, will take over the top role.

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:18:42 GMT
From bbc.co
The tie-up marks the latest push by Google to boost its hardware business.

Johnson Matthey jumps 15% after revealing battery plan
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:05:42 GMT
From bbc.co
Johnson Matthey says it will spend APS200m developing batteries for electric cars.

How business is driving the new space race
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:04:08 GMT
From bbc.co
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

How the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:07:17 GMT
From bbc.co
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:58 GMT
From bbc.co
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Co-op Group sells remaining stake in Co-op Bank
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:18:06 GMT
From bbc.co
The Co-operative Group has sold is remaining 1% stake in Co-op Bank for APS5m.

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:06:18 GMT
From bbc.co
The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

Invisible threat
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:47 GMT
From bbc.co
Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

Puerto Rico After Maria: No Power, No Phones and Lots of Damage
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:50:17 EDT
From feeds.wsjonline
The most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. territory in almost a century has hobbled the islandas telecommunications system, destroyed its power grid and left communities flooded.


Afternoon in Germany
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:56:53 EDT
From https:
Merkel's campaign coasts on a mood of public complacency.

Facebook's Russian Clients
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:04:31 EDT
From https:
Can a U.S election be rigged for $150,000?

U.S. may drop federal oversight of AIG: WSJ
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:05:33 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S. may drop federal oversight of AIG: WSJ

Dow industrials snap 9-session winning streak
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:01:59 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Dow industrials snap 9-session winning streak

Facebook says it will release Russian-linked ads to Congress
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:39:09 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Facebook says it will release Russian-linked ads to Congress

Apple is diverging from the Nasdaq and that spells trouble for tech-stock rally
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:08 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Apple is diverging from the Nasdaq and that spells trouble for tech-stock rally

Trump: PBOC has told Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:32:49 GMT
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Trump: PBOC has told Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea

Mortgage rates rise for first time in seven weeks
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:18:04 GMT
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Mortgage rates rise for first time in seven weeks

U.S. stock benchmarks move slightly lower early Thursday
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:47:33 GMT
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U.S. stock benchmarks move slightly lower early Thursday

Hurricane-impacted jobless claims tumble in latest week; 4-week average ticks up
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:41:53 GMT
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Hurricane-impacted jobless claims tumble in latest week; 4-week average ticks up

Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index accelerates in September
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:36:23 GMT
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Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index accelerates in September

AMD stock jumps premarket on brisk volume on report Tesla working with chipmaker
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:26:26 GMT
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AMD stock jumps premarket on brisk volume on report Tesla working with chipmaker

Personal Finance Daily: The most sought-after job in America and how much time off to give the nanny
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:05:05 -0500
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Thursdayas top personal finance stories


Key Words: Jim Rogers: When this bull market ends, ayou donat want the 26-year-old arounda
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:58:19 -0500
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Veteran investor Jim Rogers has repeated his prediction for the a market crash to end all crashes. Hereas why he says when the going gets tough, steer clear of the millennials.


Key Words: Office cat does his best work after hours
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:35:47 -0500
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Much in the way that a fine-dining restaurant might open a morning doughnut counter to extend its kitchenas revenue-generating hours or an apartment owner may list put her place on Airbnb while sheas on vacation, one Tulsa, Okla., marketing company has found a way to wring some extra money out of the local economy during its off-hours. Rather, its office cat has.


The Moneyologist: I give my nanny time off a should I ask her to do after-hours babysitting as payback?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:49:46 -0500
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This father feels uncomfortable asking his nanny, who works over 50 hours per week, to stay late.


This flaw in the human mind explains why the world is full of overconfident, bumbling know-it-alls
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:37:39 -0500
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The gap between what we think we know and what we truly know leads us to bungle decisions at work, at home, in the ballot box, and in our brokerage accounts.


More parents are raising children without traditional gender roles
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:33:14 -0500
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New survey of 12,000 people worldwide finds views of gender are shifting dramatically.


In one perhaps sexist way, marriage finances have not changed in 50 years
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:13:07 -0500
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Who should support a family financially a the husband or the wife?


Deep Dive: These life-science stocks provide biotech-like performance without the gyrations
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:59:24 -0500
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Life-science equipment-and-service providers have retuned as much as 60% this year. By Phil van Doorn.


The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 a year a if you have this skill
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:44:06 -0500
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The best part about learning this skill? Itas free.


The number of single moms in college has soared, but they struggle to graduate
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:38:35 -0500
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Nearly 40% of African-American women attending college are single moms.