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Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall.The worse-than-expected deficit of 958.3...
From: Business Insider | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A heartening homage to the wives, mothers, brothers, benefactors, and other champions behind some of history's most celebrated icons.Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If...
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Walking into a store is a dangerous place. We understand. You go in telling yourself you don't need anything, but sure enough you leave with a shopping bag . . . or two. Thankfully, Money Talks News has 20 solutions to put an end to your compulsive shopping...
From: SavvySugar | By: Money-Talks-News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. If anyone has the right to be upbeat about the prospects of the American labor movement, it should be David Rolf, the president of a Seattle-based long-term care local of the...
From: The American Prospect | By: Harold Meyerson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Blackstone has launched Onyx Renewable Partners. The transaction was done in partnership with a management team led by Solops CEO Matthew Rosenblum. As part of this transaction, Onyx will be owned by Blackstone and operate as an affiliate of its portfolio...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Fortune columnist Philip Elmer-DeWitt a short while ago tweeted from the courtroom in Springfield, Massachusetts that one-time Apple (AAPL) supplier GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has agreed to pay off its debts to Apple by selling the furnaces it...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The trade group for the debt collection industry describes why it is essential in a credit-based economy....
From: New York Times | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Filed under: Life Stage Lessons pavla/Shutterstock Every one of us has had "aha! moments." Epiphanies. Days when we reach a crossroads and realize that we have to make some changes. For the next two months, we're sharing moments like those in our Life...
From: Daily Finance | By: Joanna & Johnny | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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MacArthur Center has a new owner. Starwood Capital Group completed its purchase last week of the downtown Norfolk mall, along with six other shopping centers, from Taubman Centers Inc. They will become part of Starwood Retail Partners, the development...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Wall Street approved of Apple's impressive quarterly results last night in which the smartphone giant said it shipped 39.3 million iPhones last quarter, above what analysts had expected. Apple earned $1.42 a share on $42.12 billion...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke highly of Tea Party-backed Col. Rob Maness in Louisiana on Tuesday, saying he is "surging" in the state’s three-way election there due to his backing of the conservative reform agenda Lee has been pushing. Lee was talking...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Growth hits a five-year low, but industrial output is on the riseCHINA’S economy slowed to 7.3% year-on-year growth in the third quarter, slipping below the official target of 7.5%. For most countries, growth above 7% would be a rare triumph. For China,...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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When it comes to crime, imitation is the easiest way to get quick ill-gotten gains. Take, for example, the latest tax scam causing problems for some New Yorkers. State tax officials say scammers who claim to work for an attorney are calling New York...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Chase Slate® is the best card around to help you pay off credit card debt as quickly as possible, then keep your balance hovering at or near zero with an array of helpful budgeting and payment tools. With Chase Slate®, you’ll receive an introductory...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Heather Catalano | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Baseline Investments has hired Marty Turco has director of business development. Turco is a former NHL player who served as a goaltender at a number of teams that included the Dallas Stars.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Derek Lidow, entrepreneurship professor at Princeton University: In the U.S. about 5 million people every year attempt to become entrepreneurs. Typically, most funding for startups comes from the founder’s savings, followed by loans on assets such...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Adam Janofsky | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The following Genuine Parts aconference call took place on October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call: Company Participants Paul Donahue; Genuine Parts Company; President Sid Jones; Genuine Parts Company; VP of IR Tom Gallagher;...
From: TheStreet | By: TheStreet Transcripts | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Eighteen months ago Britain’s Nigel Farage was a political curiosity, head of a fringe party, gadfly member of the European Parliament, an ex-commodities broker who never went to college—dismissed as a nutcase by ruling elites in London and Brussels....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Richard M. Langworth | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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China's property market is under serious pressure with sales falling by 10.8% over the first nine months of 2014, according to the country's National Bureau of Statistics. Although the Wall Street Journal reported that sales in September may actually...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Money and college can be confusing. Whether you’re just starting out on your college journey or dealing with student loans from years ago, here is a glossary of helpful terms you may need to know: Accredited: If your college and program is accredited,...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Kristen Kuchar | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Staplesa are down 1.79% to $12.08 in pre-market trade after it was reported thatathe world's biggest office supply chain is investigating a potential breach of customer credit card data, becoming the latest retailer...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From the comments on a previous post, and a question that has been asked more than once....Quote:I note that Karl often advocates that we individuals in the United States should reform the corrupt ways of our government by starving it Atlas Shrugged...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Jon Hilsenrath writes about the Fed's ultimatum to Wall Street: Clean up or break up.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Say hello to China’s new normal
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Financial Education Getty Images Your 30s are likely to hold plenty of exciting life changes, such as advancing in your career, getting married and starting a family. As other aspects of your life...
From: Daily Finance | By: Paula Pant | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Economists weigh in on the health of the Chinese economy and what the government should do next to sustain reasonable growth.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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One in four Americans know someone who has put off a home purchase due to student-loan debt, survey finds....
From: MarketWatch | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aEnergena awill likely miss Wall Street's cash flow and oil production estimates when it reports its third quarter results next week, but investors shouldn't be concerned. That's because the Alabama-based energy company is actually...
From: TheStreet | By: Sarfaraz A. Khan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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McDonald's franchisees are furious that the company's aggressive promotions and costly restaurant upgrades are squeezing their profits, according to a new survey. "Growth for McDonald's is over," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey by financial...
From: Business Insider | By: Hayley Peterson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Enhancing Financial Stability by Improving Culture in the Financial Services Industry October 20, 2014 William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer ~~~ Remarks at the Workshop on Reforming Culture and Behavior in the Financial Services Industry,...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Guest Author | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By Camellia Capital Management:Assume two companies are contemplating a merger. Company A is a regional bank whose loan growth has outpaced adult-age population growth in its core territory, whose portfolio of loans is both diversified and high-quality,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Camellia Capital Management | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
From: BBC | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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By Jonathan Weber:In my original article from August, I said that I disagree with two major arguments brought up against IBM. Those arguments were:- IBM has no revenue growth, this is bad.- IBM's leverage is too high.In my thesis I laid out that IBM's...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Jonathan Weber | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Following the submission of euro zone countries' budgets to Brussels for review last week, France and Italy will likely hear back today that their budget plans risk breaching EU rules, FT reports.France is required to get its deficit back under the EU...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Public debt decelerated and fiscal deficit fell in 2013 in ...
From: Famagusta Gazette | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Ukraine's debt to Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom totals $5.3 ...
From: Famagusta Gazette | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Earlier this year, in a lengthy post about the disastrously stupid plan to replace the Alaskan Way viaduct with a risky, costly deep bore tunnel with no access to downtown Seattle (update: still not looking good!), I expanded my complaint to WSDOT’s...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: djw | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Many borrowers turn to other short-term loans, family and friends if a lender turns them down...
From: Telegraph | By: Marion Dakers | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was broadcast from 1990 to 1996, and featured the catchiest opening theme of its era. When you look at the acclaim its star Will Smith has achieved in the field of acting -25 feature films so far- it’s hard to believe he...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Money discipline with baby exhaustion 2. Never enough 3. Piles of old paperbacks...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Rest in Peace
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Open Letters Monthly | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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BRAY WANDERERS face a threat to their future existence as one of their creditors, St Joseph's Boys, has requested the FAI to deny them a licence for next season.
From: Irish Independent | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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In a deal that GT Advanced (NASDAQ:GTAT) lawyer Luc Despins calls an "amicable parting of the ways," Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and GT have agreed to wind down Apple's Mesa, AZ plant, once expected to provide sapphire that would be used to protect millions...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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CREE's gross margin fell 550 bps Q/Q and 680 bps Y/Y in FQ1 to 32.4%; before, the company had only forecast GM would be below an original target of 37.5%. A GM of ~33.5% is expected in FQ2.There were two major culprits: A 770 bps Y/Y drop in Cree's LED...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Russia has added new conditions to resuming gas supplies to Ukraine, disappointing those who had expected a natural gas deal to be reached today.Russia is now asking for evidence to be submitted that international lenders or other organizations were...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Unlike the other tossees in the annual TNDC (Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation) Celebrity Pool Toss, the Ladies of Nerd Wallet plan to follow their dunking with a heavy company commitment to a tutoring program run by the development corporation....
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Sam Whiting | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of SAP SE closed up 0.59% to $66.07 on Tuesday after JMP Securities maintained its "market perform" rating for the company. The firm said it reiterated its rating for the German multinational software company because of...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- ACEa reported third quarter earnings and revenue ahead of analysts expectations after the closing bell on Tuesday. The Swiss global insurance company reported third quarter earnings of $785 million, or $2.64 on an adjusted per...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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As part of its plan to "wind down" sapphire production operations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GT Advanced Technologies will reportedly sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay off an outstanding debt to Apple.
From: Apple Insider | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Reports that the European Central Bank could expand its bond-buying programme to corporate debt pushed the euro lower against the dollar and other major currencies on Tuesday (Oct 21).
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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