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Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy'- Business


By:  @eagle-averro, 3 days ago
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Latest By:  @eagle-averro, 3 days ago

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy' 8 hours ago From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin. Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan. Ryanair said there was an "obvious conspiracy" between Germany, Lufthansa and Air... 
 
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Dulux owner Akzo Nobel strikes truce with activist investor


By:  @eagle-averro, 3 days ago
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Latest By:  @eagle-averro, 3 days ago

Dulux owner Akzo Nobel strikes truce with activist investor 7 hours ago From the section Business Image copyright Reuters An activist investor hedge fund has agreed to halt its long-running feud with Dulux paint owner AkzoNobel. US hedge fund Elliott Advisors reached a "standstill" agreement after clashing with Akzo over the way the company should be run. The feuding was fuelled by a failed 27bn euro (£23bn) takeover bid for Akzo, which its... 
 
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Soros lost $1B betting Trump would cause stocks to crash


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 4 days ago

Soros lost $1B betting Trump would cause stocks to crash January 12, 2017, Yahoo Finance Billionaire George Soros, a major Hillary Clinton supporter, lost close to $1 billion in trades by betting stocks would collapse after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in November, it was reported Thursday. Instead, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has soared 9.3 percent. The lefty hedge-fund manager – who donated millions to Clinton and returned to last year to managing his $30 million Soros... 
 
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Cramer builds a North Korea-proof investment portfolio


By:  @krishna, one week ago
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Latest By:  @krishna, one week ago

"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer explains how investors should protect their portfolios amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea. Cash, gold and defense stocks are the way to go when preparing for potential nuclear conflict, Cramer says. (READ IT ALL) Excellent stocks to own in the current environment -- but perhaps you a little late to the party, eh Jim?  
 
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GDP, DEBT, Congress and the FED.


By:  @harryh, 3 weeks ago
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The BEA released its Advance Q2 GDP , as well as its annual revisions. No real great surprises regarding Q2, as it fell within expectations. However the annual revisions saw a downward revision in 6 or the previous 7 quarters. Range of -0.7% to -0.2%. The nominal growth is not keeping up with growth in marketable debt. The likelihood of 77.4% Debt/GDP is very real, compared to 75.68% Debt/GDP from end of last fiscal year. Marketable debt is currently growing at a 4.95% annual clip and... 
 
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U.S. military satisfied after missile defense test May 31, 2017 4:37 AM ET | By:   Clark Schultz , SA News Editor  The U.S. military is taking a victory lap after a  successful missile defense test  involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile. An ICBM-type missile fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands toward Alaska was intercepted by a missile fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Boeing (NYSE: BA ) is the... 
 
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What is the salient feature of wealth creation? (by Iqbal Latif)


By:  @krishna, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 4 months ago

In response to the question: " Sir,  how can any nation become an engine of wealth creation? Please answer me in detail this concept of wealth creation on an individual basis too, it is very interesting. I want to become rich like Mark Zuckerberg. "   The wealth of a modern society is no longer reliant on natural resources, industrial production; it is a knowledge-based scientific service economy and if the human capital is not geared to service such a transformation, a nation... 
 
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Stocks: Why I bought Salesforce.com [symbol CRM] Today


By:  @krishna, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @krishna, 6 months ago

Jon Najarian Sees Unusual Options Activity In Salesforce Jon Najarian spoke on  CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report  about bullish options activity in  Salesforce.com, inc.   CRM 0.34%  and  Apple Inc.   AAPL 0.31% . He noticed somebody sold almost 10,000 contracts of the May 75 puts and bought almost 10,000 contracts of the May 90 calls in  Salesforce  in the first half of the trading session on Monday. Najarian explained that the May expiration indicates that... 
 
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Stock Gift Cards: Bringing Wall Street To The Masses


By:  @xxjefferson51, last year
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 8 months ago

Coming to a retailer near you -- it's the stock market. That's the plan if companies like Stockpile have their way. The Silicon Valley fintech firm is literally bringing stock trading to the local grocer or toy store by offering equity gift cards. They're much like those offering $25 worth of food at The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), or $150 in merchandise via Amazon (AMZN). The difference is theirs will offer small stakes in companies like Apple (AAPL), Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL) or... 
 
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I need some advice on a reverse mortage


By:  @community, last year
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My wife is 72 and thinking about a reverse mortgage on the house to pay off our traditional mortgage and leave us with a nice chunk of money and no house payment, just insurance and taxes, which wold no be a problem. However I have read that since I am younger than her, (I'll be 60 next monthO) that if she passes away I 'll get to stay here for the rest of my life, but since I'm not on the title I wouldn't have access to the money if we use the line of credit option at the bank after to... 
 
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LINK : https://gma.yahoo.com/george-zimmermans-gun-used-trayvon-martins-death-auctioned-075639328--abc-news-topstories.html By BRIAN MCBRIDE 7 minutes ago Good Morning America   Good Morning America View photo George Zimmerman's Gun Used in Trayvon Martin's Death to Be Auctioned Off (ABC News)   George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in... 
 
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Climate Change Poses A Big Risk To Your Retirement Savings


By:  @krishna, last year
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Latest By:  @petey-coober, last year

                      “It simply isn’t professional for the funds to do nothing.”   Many of the largest U.S. investment funds, including pensions, are doing nothing to protect their investors’ savings from the financial risks posed by climate change, according to an analysis by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, a nonprofit. At least 117 American funds, with a combined $4.6 trillion in assets, have taken no action to mitigate the risks... 
 
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Small business sentiment fell in January to its lowest level in nearly two years, but more such firms are boosting pay than at any time since 2007, the National Federation of Independent Business said Tuesday. NFIB’s small business optimism index fell 1.3 points to 93.9. That’s the lowest since February 2014 and continues a downward trend for more than a year. A net 21% of small business owners see economic conditions worsening, the weakest since late 2013. Small firms should be relatively... 
 
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How TheDeath Tax Suffocates Innovation And Prosperity


By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 years ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 years ago

How The Death Tax Suffocates Innovation And Prosperity BY ROB ARNOTT AND JOHN TAMNY 10/22/2015 05:44 PM ET In the 1970s, television was a vast wasteland. There were the three major networks, PBS, and a few local stations in larger markets. Limited choice for viewers meant light competition among the networks, so that television was a shadow of its present, high-quality self. Televisions themselves were referred to as "idiot boxes" back then, and this wasn't entirely a reference to... 
 
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STOCKS CLOSE HIGHER FOR 3RD WEEK


By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 years ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 years ago

U.S. stocks closed higher Friday for a third week of gains as mixed data pushed out expectations for the timing of the first rate hike. ( Tweet This ) "The data came in and emboldened investors," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank. "It looks like we're setting up for reasonable growth with no inflation. ... It's just more of the 'slightly bad news is good news' (because a rate hike is delayed)." The major averages extended gains as the close approached,... 
 
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9 Completely Worthless Collectibles . . .


By:  @the-irascible-harry-krishner, 6 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 years ago

f you stare at the Thomas Kinkade painting on your wall each day thinking "There's my retirement fund," prepare to pour skim lattes until you're 90 . . . Collecting as a hobby can be a fun, worthwhile and potentially lucrative way to pass time. Amassing collectibles as investments, however, can be a disappointing endeavor yielding nothing but piles of devalued tchotchkes for the next of kin to sort through. The founder of comic book industry bible Wizard , Gareb Shamus, said a year ago... 
 
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Magal Security Systems Ltd. ( MAGS ) is an international provider of security and intelligence-gathering solutions. The company's stock has nearly doubled over the past 52 weeks amid sharply higher revenues and a swing to profitability. But despite this move, the firm trades with a price-earnings multiple of just 8x, suggesting it may be undervalued. ( Cont'd )  
 
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Last year, the number of smartphones and tablets sold blew past the number of PCs sold. Apple owns a lot of the smartphone market and almost all of the tablet market. (Read it all )  
 
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Whole Foods Market Is Still Smoking


By:  @the-irascible-harry-krishner, 5 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 years ago

Normally food stocks are pretty boring but the exception is Whole Foods Market ( WFM Investors in this stock have seen a total return of over 90% over the last 5 years. Whole Foods now has 300+ locations but the company thinks there is room in the US for at least 1,000. Even now the stock has climbed an additional 7.28% in just the last month (Cont'd) ) [Full Disclosure: I own shares of WFM]  
 
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iRobot (symbol IRBT): At first glance, looks like there must be something wrong with the company-- share price "fell off a cliff" on Feb 8t, .and has been slowly drifting down since then. But there's more to the story than that. Of course I could be wrong-- but here's my take on the situation: 1. Robotics has a great future (already widely in used in many areas--especially in automating various operations in industry). 2. IRBT seems to be the best or one of the best in the field,... 
 
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The coming trade war revisited


By:  @petey-coober, 5 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 years ago

Back in January I published an article entitled "The coming trade war " . That was on our Grouply site . As a result it has long been consigned to the byte bucket . Here was the initial link I posted back then : http://www.salon.com/technology/feature/2011/08/12/eu_airline_carbon_emissions [Let me know if you want more details . ] But time marches on and so do events . The latest events really do seem to suggest an imminent trade war . There are all the elements in place : 2... 
 
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3 Cramer Stocks To Buy On Dips Averaging 14% Yields


By:  @the-irascible-harry-krishner, 5 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 years ago

Interest rates are at record lows in many parts of the world. U.S. Treasury bonds, certificates of deposits, and money market accounts return very little in terms of yield thanks to the policies which are poised to continue at the Federal Reserve. With new signs of economic weakness coming in from China, Europe and now the U.S., the low interest rate environment is likely to stay with us for years. The volatility in the stock market and the continued concerns over the economy have made... 
 
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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ) is the largest publicly traded energy partnership. The company has provided consistent results since their initial public offering (IPO) in 1998. The partnership provides midstream enterprise services in North America. Midstream operations are less prone to commodity price swings. A successful 14 year track record suggests this is a blue chip income stock to buy and hold. An investor has received an annual return of 22.08% , on average, with... 
 
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It's not a good idea to buy a stock simply because it has a big dividend. Yet, it makes no sense to avoid a stock because the dividend is hefty. Look at the stock's fundamentals and chart action. Those two things will give you a sense of whether or not you should buy a stock. ( Read it all )  
 
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Apple Stock Hit by Panic Selling: 'Someone Yelled Fire'


By:  @the-irascible-harry-krishner, 5 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 years ago

Its quite tempting at these prices. Should you buy, sell, or hold? Forget the "fiscal cliff." The real panic on Wall Street is over Apple's stock. Nearly every mutual and hedge fund has piled into Apple ( AAPL ) during its spectacular rise over the past few years. Now, these same funds are scrambling for the exits as the stock goes through an equally spectacular decline. Apple plunged to a six-month low Thursday as funds rushed to take profits on the stock before it's too late.... 
 
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