Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
See red text below where President Obama speaks about the ‘hot air’ on cable news — but at least he is watching, right?  :)  I know he says he does not watch the news, but it that were true, how does he know  about what he calls  ”the constant...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Albeit a bit of a mystery worldwide, African philosophy is strong discipline that has evolved tremendously through history.
From: Global Voices | By: Rakotomalala | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Saving money can be hard sometimes, especially when a new product is calling your name. Wise Bread shows us some amazingly creative ways to avoid spending your hard-earned money so that you can be financially stable in the future. Even if you know that...
From: SavvySugar | By: Wise Bread | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog)** * **Nick Bunker:** Saving our way to less wealth inequality? | Washington Center for Equitable Growth * Evening Must-Read: Mike Konczal: Dodd-Frank...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Large CC debt ignored for nearly a year, going to call all collectors tomorrow to try to get a payment plan. Tips?It's a long story, but my I accumulated about $28k in credit card debt over four cards. We had a serious issue with a new house we bought...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Forget about the mythical throngs of Ivy-educated baristas. Companies have essentially frozen entry-level salaries for even the smartest graduates....
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Forget about the mythical throngs of Ivy-educated baristas. Companies have essentially frozen entry-level salaries for even the smartest graduates....
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
From: NPR | By: Jim Zarroli | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
by Nicole Dieker I want to start the discussion of Helaine Olen’s Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry with a true story. When I finally got a job that paid over $50,000 a year, I started doing all the right things....
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- How did J.C. Penney fall from riches to rags? It failed to adapt. But there are ways for the company to turn itself around and become fashionable for investors again. Penney shares, at around $9, are down nearly 6% for the year...
From: TheStreet | By: Philip Fanara | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Japanese trade data for June, released Thursday, may not have encouraged analysts looking for a pickup in exports to end a two-year streak of trade deficits. Yet the figures are not all cause for concern, some economists say. True, there are worrying...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Eleanor Warnock | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
James Holden submits:There is no doubt Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) is lackluster in a struggling teen retail sector. The stock of Aeropostale is trading off a 52 week high of $15.73 and an all-time high of $37.93 in March of 2010. Though the equity trades...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: James Holden | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Sometimes there’s no better feeling than the one you get when you return to your so-called roots. Maybe that’s what Cash America International is looking for now that the company is making plans to separate itself from payday lending and returning...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Joko Widodo has promised to jump-start the economy of the world's third-largest democracy....
From: The Atlantic | By: Heather Timmons | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple has locked up a big part of the world's sapphire production capacity. Apple customers have a special appreciation for a finely crafted instrument. This will be big. Very big. If Apple produces a new iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch...
From: TheStreet | By: John Martellaro | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple's fiscal third-quarter financial results were bright overall. Earnings beat expectations, although the iPhone numbers were slightly below estimates and Apple's revenue projection for its fiscal fourth quarter ending in September...
From: TheStreet | By: Eric Jackson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Two bondholders said Tuesday they'll fight terms of debt repayment outlined in Detroit's bankruptcy recovery plan. City pension groups, which approved the plan Monday, receive a much better deal, the creditors complain....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On the surface, Facebook's second-quarter earnings report was scary-good enough. But the details under the hood held even more ammo for investors who want to bet that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is wrong about social networking...
From: TheStreet | By: Tim Mullaney | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Investors Should Look For Managers With Skin In The Game (Barron's) In a video interview with Barron's Jack Otter, Chris Davis,...
From: Business Insider | By: Stephanie Yang | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
The most significant increases can be seen when it comes to secured credit cards.
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook was gaining 0.3% to $71.47 after-hours Wednesday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the second quarter. The social networker reported earnings of 42 cents a share for the second quarter, beating...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Unlike the mother who left her daughter in a park, my childcare was legal. But all too often there's no way to win as a low-income mom....
From: Time | By: jtang0264 | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's clear the earlier you start saving, the more your money grows, a combination of compound interest (the rate of money growing over time as long as it stays invested), and the longer-term ability to be aggressive with investments...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Could ex-J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson be the next CEO of American Apparel , taking over the reigns once held by the lightening-rod known as Dov Charney?Such a scenario may seem like a long shot but at least one industry observer...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
On Friday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is widely considered a possible challenger to 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, spoke about her “11 commandments” for progressives. Because progressives need one more commandment than God,...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy California bank OneWest Bank NA for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, a deal that will give CIT a more reliable source of funding, Reuters reported.
From: PE Hub | By: Reuters News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald has hired Randall Miles as senior managing director and chief operating officer for its investment banking group. Previously, Miles worked at Riparian Partners, a division of Oppenheimer & Co., where...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Over the course of my career, my single biggest fear – and obstacle – has been “lock in.” What’s “lock in”? It’s probably easiest to explain it with a story. Early on in my career, I found myself working at a pretty nice job. I enjoyed...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Good day traders! What an interesting time in the stock market. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average keep reaching all-time highs -- but Tuesday the S&P failed to close higher, ending the day at the July 3...
From: TheStreet | By: Aaron Burt | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
ACON has closed its buy of Injured Workers Pharmacy, a specialty home delivery pharmacy. The sellers were Audax Group and Parthenon Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Joining ACON on the transaction were Triton Pacific as well as Patrick...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES Cardtronics was upgraded at JP Morgan to overweight from neutral. The Welch ATM acquisition creates bullish sentiment, JP Morgan said. $45 12-month price target. Cubist Pharmaceuticals was downgraded at JMP Securities...
From: TheStreet | By: TheStreet Staff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
The New York Times: An Ominous Health Care Ruling Millions of low- and moderate-income people who signed up for health insurance with the help of federal tax-credit subsidies could find themselves without coverage or facing big premium bills if a destructive...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
As mom-and-pop holders of mutual funds rushed for the exits last year,deep-pocketed pension funds and central banks started moving in to snap up cheap emerging assets.
From: Reuters | By: Sujata Rao | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Argentina has informed the representative appointed by the court to oversee negotiations with bond holdouts that its delegation will not be able to attend the talks scheduled for today, and instead will reschedule the talks for Thursday. With just six...
From: Business News Americas | By: Natan Levy | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
From the August 2013 archives of Fox News: Conservatives accuse Obama of packing key court to ‘rubber stamp’ agenda By Barnini Chakraborty | August 24, 2013 Forget the debt drama. The real showdown in Washington is over President Obama’s alleged...
From: Sweetness and Light | By: Steve | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown
Just in time for the fourth anniversary of its creation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its expanding the type of consumer complaints it accepts to include prepaid cards and other nonbank products. Consumers who encounter issues with...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, July 21, 2014
smile
frown
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, chairs a security council meeting at the Kremlin this week Although the sanctions options paper prepared by the European Commission for today’s meeting of EU ambassadors offers up five different sectors of the...
From: Financial Times | By: Peter Spiegel | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors has named Susan Bihler as vice president. Bihler is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. She joined the firm as...
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
A study argues the UK needs "shaking from its complacency" and urges households to take action before borrowing costs rise.
From: Sky News | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
smile
frown
Monroe Capital has increased the credit facility to OSG Billing Services, an ESOP owned-business, to support the acquisition of SouthData. Based in Mount Airy, North Carolina, SDI is a full-service document management provider specializing in electronic...
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
EBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is offering a new $3.5B bond sale to fund general operating activities as well as pay down outstanding short-term loans.The bond sale comes in the the middle of eBay's consideration of whether to transfer $9B held in cash overseas...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Proposal includes ban on buying new debt or stock of Russia’s largest banks and from listing new shares on European exchanges
From: Financial Times | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Local reports claim 56-year-old woman died an hour after Greece's public power company cut her off over her debt as relatives file lawsuit over her death...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
By Gabrielle. I definitely wouldn’t look at Kat‘s home and think to myself “I’ll bet they did all this debt-free!” No, that would not be my first, second, or even tenth thought. Because there’s so much else to think about in this tour! Like...
From: Design Mom | By: Design Mom | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
smile
frown
WHAT COULD GO WRONG? China’s terrifying debt ratios poised to breeze past US levels.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
EBay is offering $3.5 billion in debt to help fund general operating activities as well as pay down outstanding short-term loans.
From: Wall Street Journal | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
On the last day before the All-Star break, the Yankees took a five-inning loss with no chance to rally because of rain in Baltimore. Mother Nature owed them one, and she paid her debt tonight. A rain delay in the bottom of the fifth inning left Yankee...
From: LoHud Yankees Blog | By: Chad Jennings | Thursday, July 24, 2014
smile
frown
Debt Disaster Dead-Enders - Paul Krugman Is economics jargon distortionary? - mainly macro A Dearth of Investment in Much-Needed Drugs - NYT Geography Matters Even if it Doesn’t - Growth Economics America’s economy: Jobs are not enough - The Economist......
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
smile
frown