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13 Super Gross Things You Do Every Day

Newsflash, humans: You're disgusting! On a daily basis, the average human consumes, inhales, touches and produces absolute filth without a second thought. Even before you wake up, your body is producing a revolting mixture of mucus and dust...

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Jim Cramer's Top Stock Picks: GOOGL IBM SNA ED KEY

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are some of the hot stocks Jim Cramer talked about on Thursday's Mad Money on...

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Rogers' widened LTE support gives Canadians speedier data indoors

Canada got LTE relatively quickly, but that fast data currently has a big catch: since it doesn't run on low frequencies like in the US, you sometimes drop to 3G when you head indoors. Thankfully, those slowdowns won't be an issue for much...

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Boehner, GOP Leaders Pledge Business Execs They Will Move On Immigration THIS YEAR...

Boehner, GOP Leaders Pledge Business Execs They Will Move On Immigration THIS YEAR ...(Second column, 1st story, link) ...

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It's Time to Retire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a Measure of Prosperity

What if we used wellness (Gross Domestic Happiness) as a metric for prosperity rather than GDP?Distilling an economy's sucess in delivering "prosperity" to a single number has outlived its purpose. Zachary Karabell describes the...

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Elizabeth Warren's New Book Skewers The White House Boys Club

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book skewers the boys club who basically ran the nation's fiscal policy in the early days of the Obama administration, contending they carried out a financial bailout that saved the banks but was a...

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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Playing the Dip for Profit

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Some dips are made to be bought. Those were Jim Cramer's thoughts Thursday on Mad Money as...

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Charles Koch's Character: The Assassinating!: Live From the Roasterie CXLIV: April 18, 2014

Charles Koch complains about the character assassination he experiences at the hands of Barack Obama, who he says is acting like the despots of the twentieth century like Hitler and Stalin. But why is he silent about the real character assassination he...

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Prem Watsa, Wilbur Ross Invest Almost Half a Billion in Greece's Eurobank

By Holly LaFon. Read more » »Check out Prem Watsa Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Prem Watsa (Updated on 04/16/2014), Check out Wilbur Ross Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of...

16.1 hours on gurufocus.com

Does Warren Buffett Talk Like a Kenynesian...Yet Walk Like An Austrian?

By Chris Rossini Jeff Deist, President of The Ludwig Von Mises Institute, makes a very interesting observation: Watch what people do, not what they say...You can make a case that someone like a Warren Buffett is an Austrian in a sense, because if...

16.1 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Marissa Mayer Wasn’t Crazy Enough To Give Former COO A $64 Million Severance Package For 15 Months of Work

It was only $58 million, and even that was because she’s such a good, shareholder-value-creating CEO. So get off her chaise longue-lying back. $58 million for 15 months of work. That’s what Yahoo’s Chief Operating Officer Henrique De...

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Noble Prize Luncheon With Shiller, Fama And Hansen [VIDEO]

The AFA hosted a special luncheon on Saturday, January 4, 2014, in conjunction with the AFA annual meeting in Philadelphia to honor economists Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert J. Shiller, the recent winners of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in...

18.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Why Paul Krugman Is Not a Hypocrite

Reihan Salam, slate Paul Krugman may be America’s foremost public intellectual. He’s certainly a contender for the title. He has done more than any other thinker to sound the alarm about rising income inequality in the United...

18.4 hours on realclearmarkets.com

Cashin: 'You can't dismiss' this

Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services tells CNBC's Dominic Chu the stock market is looking better but there's still a big potential negative...

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Everyone's Talking About This Bullish Trend, But Art Cashin Warns It's Hyperinflationary

We're seeing increasing amounts of evidence to suggest that business spending activity is picking up. The most compelling evidence that many analysts are pointing to is the recent acceleration of commercial and industrial loans (C&I) as...

20.6 hours on businessinsider.com

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Google, IBM, Goldman Sachs and Chipotle's Confusing Earnings

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer discusses the "confusing" earnings of Chipotle , Google , IBM and Goldman Sachs . Firstly, he says Chipotle reported "just...

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Warren's New Book Whitewashes Some Awkward Hillary History

When I profiled Elizabeth Warren last fall, I argued that the political press had largely misunderstood her thinking about a possible presidential campaign. The conventional wisdom held that Warren...

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Joe Scarborough And Paul Krugman Are Fighting Over Census Bureau Changes

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Joe Scarborough and Paul Krugman are fighting again. The two men have long been going after each other in blog posts arguing about the national debt crisis. Last March, they sat down together with Charlie Rose to face off in a one-on-one debate....

Joe Scarborough and His Band of Space Aliens Take on Paul Krugman

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The Huffington Post really deserves to be called on the carpet for this piece. It implies there is a debate going on between Paul Krugman and Joe Scarborough over whether the Obama administration is tampering with Census data to make the Affordable Care...

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Jim Cramer: Where Faux Wisdom Makes Real Money

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Sometimes the case in the tech world gets made even when it shouldn't be, and everyone eventually accedes to it. For example, even as there is absolutely no real evidence that the personal computer isn't falling off a...

21.7 hours on thestreet.com

Jim Cramer's Stop Trading: PXD CLB EOG

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, looked at oil stocks after an index that measures oil and gas...

21.9 hours on thestreet.com

Yellen Speech, Fed Data Send Mixed Messages; What's an Investor to Do?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The economy is booming. The economy is weak. The economy is getting a bit better after a nasty winter, but it's hard to say how fast. The market heard all three messages yesterday -- all courtesy of the Federal Reserve. So...

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Cohen Gets Extra Quarter To Trade Fine Money

The former SAC Capital Advisors will get to play around with most of the $1.2 billion it owes the government for a little while longer. read more ...

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Larry Summers on forwarding the Doozer economy

Larry Summers was interviewed by Chrystia Freeland at the INET conference in Toronto last week, in a conversation that very usefully expanded upon his thoughts about secular stagnation. (H/T Interfluidity) It’s a reassuring interview for us...

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Madoff Lieutenants Want Convictions Junked

The five former Bernard Madoff employees found guilty last month of aiding the arch-fraudster’s Ponzi schemes hope their convictions are short-lived. read more ...

22.6 hours on finalternatives.com

Fed Chair Yellen signals she is less concerned about this economic threat: FT Alphaville's Garcia

Fed chair Janet Yellen's speech Wednesday was as interesting for what she didn't say as what she did, points out FT Alphaville's Cardiff...

22.8 hours on finance.yahoo.com

What Gross Margins Can Tell You About a Company's Economic Moat

By Jae Jun. Read more » »Related Stocks:...

23.5 hours on gurufocus.com

Mayer Wants Apple Inc. To Ditch Google Inc For Yahoo As Default iOS SE [REPORT]

Marissa Mayer is trying to revitalize the company as she makes an effort to woo Apple to drop Google and make Yahoo its default browserApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) users, in coming time, might see Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) as the default search option on...

23.7 hours on valuewalk.com

Paul Krugman: Japan Was Never In As Dire Straits As Europe Is Right Now

In an interview with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said getting the economy back to full employment is “the most urgent priority we have right now.” On Wall Street, Krugman told...

24.1 hours on valuewalk.com

Hedge Fund Manager Paulson Objecting To Neighbor’s House

A bitter fight in a tony beach community pits builder of "McMansions" against established residents who prefer a subtle approach Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson is objecting to a smaller house being built in his Southampton...

24.3 hours on valuewalk.com

Corner Office: Perry Evans of Closely, on Craftsmanship and Early Rising

Mr. Evans, chief and founder of Closely, a digital marketing firm, says he regularly awakes at 4 a.m. and spends “two hours every morning just calibrating what’s going on in my...

25.7 hours on nytimes.com

Jim Cramer's Top Stock Picks: CSX KO SD

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are some of the hot stocks Jim Cramer talked about on Wednesday's Mad Money on...

27.1 hours on thestreet.com

What Gross Margins Can Tell You About a Company’s Economic Moat

(The guest author’s posts are entirely his own and may not always reflect the views of old school value) Value Investors love to quote Saint Warren about “Economic Moat” (moat). In business, I look for economic castles...

29.9 hours on oldschoolvalue.com

John Mauldin – Dare to Be Great II

Dare to Be Great II John Mauldin April 16, 2014 I can’t tell you how many thousands of hours I have spent, over the years, thinking about, reading about, and talking about how to be a consistently successful investor; but I can tell you this:...

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Omaha rabbi and Philanthropist Talks About Friendship With Warren Buffett

Myer S. Kripke, Omaha rabbi and philanthropist, talks about investing with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Rabbi Kripke died in 2014 at age 100. This interview with UNO Professor Jeremy Lipschultz and friend Jenni Schlossman in 2011 at...

35.5 hours on valuewalk.com

Koch Brothers Net Worth Soars Past $100 Billion

Charles and David Koch hit a milestone on Wednesday, as a $1.3 billion boost to their collective fortune sent their net worth above $100 billion, according to Bloomberg News. The brothers are majority stakeholders in Koch Industries, the second-largest...

35.7 hours on huffingtonpost.com

For Yellen -- Third Time is the Charm

Markets are repeating the February/March decline and bounce. Aside from Russian conditions there’s not much difference in the news and reactions to it. China data continues to be weak and most economic data elsewhere isn’t inspiring. Even...

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Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

In her first monetary policy speech as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the nation’s economic recovery will be nearly complete within two years, but cautioned that the economy still needs the central bank’s support....

37.3 hours on washingtonpost.com

Paul Krugman Isn’t a Hypocrite

Paul Krugman may be America’s foremost public intellectual. He’s certainly a contender for the title. He has done more than any other thinker to sound the alarm about rising income inequality in the United States, and in doing so he has...

37.6 hours on slate.com

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Don't Blame the Companies

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There's plenty wrong with this market, Jim Cramer said on Mad Money Wednesday, but...

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Roundtable Contributor Brian Rogers Reports His Top Five Stocks of the First Quarter

By Monica Wolfe. Read more » »Related Stocks: JPM, GE, WFC, CVX,...

38.6 hours on gurufocus.com

John Mauldin's Outside the Box - Dare to Be Great II

By Grass Hopper. Read more » »Related Stocks: SPY, DJI,...

38.6 hours on gurufocus.com

Mayer wants Yahoo for Apple search

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has set out to convince Apple to make Yahoo the default search engine on its Safari browser on the iPhone and...

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Janet Yellen Is Looking Out for the Long-Term Unemployed

If you’ve been out of work for more than six months—that is, if you’re among the “long-term unemployed”— the start of 2014 has been awfully dispiriting. You lost your unemployment benefits in late December. The economy...

39.5 hours on newrepublic.com

Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite

New York Times op-ed columnist and Princeton economics professor Paul Krugman will receive $250,000 in his first year teaching at the City University of New York, according...

40.3 hours on newrepublic.com

Fed's Yellen More Concerned About Inflation Running Below 2% Target

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said she is more worried in the near term about inflation running under the central bank's 2% target than jumping above it. Speaking to the Economic Club of New York, an...

40.4 hours on thestreet.com

Steve Cohen Needs Your Best Trade Ideas

He’s got 90 days to make his fine back. Can he do it? With your help, he just might. Even when he loses, the billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen manages to find a way to win. Overlooked in the judge’s approval last week of the guilty...

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This Is Not a Joke: Krugman to get $25K/mo from Income Inequality Institute

Gawker reports: In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and...

40.6 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

John Paulson Mining Picks AEM and THM Slump Midday

Starting off this Wednesday strong are today’s midday gainers Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:BITA), Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE:ATHM) and ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE). The losers are Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (NYSE:AEM), International Tower...

41 hours on valuewalk.com

Friedman, Fortune Tellers

I just finished reading Walter A. Friedman’s Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters (Princeton University Press, 2014), which I highly recommend. Readers will probably be familiar with some of the main characters,...

41 hours on readingthemarkets.blogspot.com

Steven Cohen Gets to Trade for 90 Days Before Paying Penalty

Overlooked in the judge's approval of the guilty plea entered by Steven Cohen’s hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors to insider trading charges is that SAC was given 90 days to pay a $1.2 billion...

41.5 hours on dealbook.nytimes.com

Fed’s Fisher Reiterates Support for Winding Down of Bond-Buying Stimulus

Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher reiterated his support Wednesday for the central bank’s effort to wind down its bond-buying stimulus program. “I’ll continue to vote for a...

41.6 hours on blogs.wsj.com

Yellen’s Not on Team Krueger When it Comes to Inflation and the Unemployed

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, speaks at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday. Getty Images Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and Princeton University economist Alan Krueger aren’t on the same page when it comes...

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Insider Activity at Three of George Soros’ Picks

Over the past three months, a few of the companies in which George Soros’ Soros Fund Management holds stakes have seen their insiders acquire shares. When you combine hedge fund and insider bullishness, chances to outperform the market, grow. And...

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US job market still needs help from the Fed, says Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen said the Fed continues to face challenges in its efforts to invigorate the economy's recovery from the Great...

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Yellen’s speech

Janet Yellen’s speech on Wednesday repeated some of her earlier points about labour market slack — she thinks there is plenty left and hasn’t followed the shifting centre of gravity within the FOMC — and also...

42.7 hours on ftalphaville.ft.com

Janet Yellen to Wall Street: don't panic

Wall Street was a lot more pleased with Fed Chief Janet Yellen's latest remarks on interest...

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Yellen Pegs Europe’s Economic Struggles to Weak Banks

NEW YORK–Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that some of Europe’s economic challenges spring from the still-unfinished work of strengthening its banking sector after the 2008 financial crisis. Europe has drawn criticism from...

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Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Trims Beam Stake Again

Bill Ackman's hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding their position in Beam Inc (BEAM).  Per the filing, Pershing now owns 5.5% of the company with 9.1 million shares.Pershing...

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Janet Yellen Emphasizes Policy Flexibility, Inflation, Employment

In her second public speech as Fed chairman, Janet Yellen reminded investors that they would adapt policy to the changing state of the economyJanet Yellen’s first major speech on Federal Reserve policy reiterated what she and her predecessor...

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By Changing This One Word, Janet Yellen Now Sounds A Little More Hawkish

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is speaking to the Economic Club of New York. Overall, her tone remains dovish, implying that monetary policy will continue to stay easy for some time. But Capital Economics' Paul Ashworth flagged one tweak in her...

43.6 hours on businessinsider.com

Janet Yellen Talks Up Progress in Labor Market, Addresses Inflation

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, April 16, regarding monetary policy and the economic recovery. The initial reaction was that the speech...

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Yellen: The recovery could be nearly complete within two years

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg In her first monetary policy speech as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the nation’s economic recovery will be nearly complete within two years, but cautioned that the economy still needs...

44.1 hours on washingtonpost.com

Yellen: Fed's Rate Considerations Hinge on 3 Big Questions

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in a speech to the Economic Club of New York, sketched out the central bank's three "big questions" as it considers when the U.S. economy will be healthy enough to shift course on interest-rate...

44.1 hours on online.wsj.com

Former Madoff aides seek to have convictions tossed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five former Bernard Madoff aides have asked a federal judge to throw out their convictions, three weeks after a jury found them guilty of fraud and conspiracy for helping Madoff conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. ...

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Yellen stresses employment, inflation in Fed's coming tightening decision

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's still distant decision to raise interest rates will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank's employment and inflation goals, and how long it will likely take to meet them, Fed...

44.2 hours on reuters.com

Yellen Signals Continued Need to Keep Rates Low

In a speech in New York, the Federal Reserve chairwoman said the labor market still needed a lift from monetary policy, despite an improving...

44.2 hours on nytimes.com

Art Cashin: The selloff might be over

Art Cashin believes Wednesday's across-the-board rally could be the one to end the selloff in momentum...

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After Market: Yellen Speech, Industrial Production Spur Buying

Filed under: Earnings, Market News, Federal Reserve Stocks posted solid gains for a third straight day on Wednesday, helped by some decent economic numbers. The Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) gained 162 points, the Standard & Poor's 500...

44.3 hours on dailyfinance.com

Yellen: Expect rates to stay low

Yellen said some economic indicators have been weak of late, but she and her Fed colleagues believe the bad weather should get most of the...

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Yellen, Monetary Policy and the Economic Recovery

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Speech at the Economic Club of New York, New York, New...

Yellen: Monetary Policy and the Economic Recovery

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Travel day today, so for now a quick repost of Janet Yellen's speech today, more later as I can: Monetary Policy and the Economic Recovery, by Janet Yellen, FRB: Nearly five years into the expansion that began after the financial crisis and the...

Yellen: Three Big Questions for the FOMC

44.8 hours on calculatedriskblog.com

From Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Monetary Policy and the Economic Recovery. Excerpts: Is there still significant slack in the labor market?...I will refer to the shortfall in employment relative to its mandate-consistent level as labor market slack, and...

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HERE COMES JANET YELLEN...

Janet Yellen is giving her first speech on monetary policy today since assuming office as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve in an event at the Economic Club of New York. We will have the full text of her comments here at 12:15 PM ET.Join the conversation...

44.9 hours on businessinsider.com

Jim Cramer: Why Yahoo Could Trade Into the Mid-40s and Bank of America is a Buy Under $15

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer describes the Yahoo! and Bank of America  earnings as "one good, one bad," respectively. He says the Yahoo! earnings were "terrific" not just because...

45.3 hours on thestreet.com

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Further Cuts Position In BEAM Inc (BEAM)

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square, in an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has disclosed reducing its position in BEAM Inc (NYSE:BEAM). According to the filing, Pershing Square currently owns around 9.12 million shares , down...

45.3 hours on insidermonkey.com

Jamie Dimon's To-Do List Grows as CEO Tries to Resolve Regulatory, Legal Issues at JPMorgan

If 2013 was Dimon's "most painful" year, 2014 may not be much...

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Ignore the Haters: Marissa Mayer's Doing Incredibly Well at Yahoo!

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I included an expletive in the headline of my Wednesday morning article singing the praises of Yahoo! and Marissa Mayer. That was a mistake. Not for any ethical reason, but because the expletive limited distribution of the...

45.8 hours on thestreet.com

Jim Cramer: Spotting a Bottom Is No Easy Affair

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- We all want to think that we can spot bottoms. We all want to think that bottoms aren't lockstep affairs but, rather, movements that take time to build. You get some confidence here, some short-covering there, some positive...

45.8 hours on thestreet.com

Jim Cramer's Stop Trading: EOG PXD NBL SLB CLB YELP

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There have been some "impervious" stocks during the market's recent selloff, according to TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.  During CNBC's...

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Ackman Critic John Hempton Admits Bad Call On Herbalife Ltd.

John Hempton, who criticized Bill Ackman’s $1 billion Herbalife short, is now sobbing to his investors about losing moneyJohn Hempton of Bronte Capital Management recent admitted that Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) stock has reacted ‘very...

46.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Jim Cramer's Mad Dash: GM TWTR

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On CNBC's "Cramer's Mad Dash" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said General Motors appears to have bottomed when the stock's dividend yield...

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The George Soros Role in Supporting the BLM Move Against the Bundy Ranch

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports: The Center for Biological Diversity blasted the BLM’s decision to release cattle, saying the agency has failed in its mission. The BLM had obtained two court orders for the removal of the cattle. “The...

46.6 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Sell everything and buy this: Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer has a bold message for portfolio managers seeking growth in a volatile market: sell everything and buy...

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Did Ackman Campaign Contributions Influence NY AG To Pursue Herbalife?

Ackman the largest campaign contributor to the Attorney General who is investigating Herbalife, an Ackman short positionAs hedge fund manager Bill Ackman sunk into a thick steak at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in midtown Manhattan last...

46.9 hours on valuewalk.com

Warren Buffett and Washington

Morning Editorial Report: Regulators come down soft on two companies controlled by the Obama...

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Klarman, Singer, Simons Dig Deep For Midterm Races

Dueling groups of deep-pocketed hedge fund managers are hoping to have an outsized impact on the U.S. congressional elections this year. read more ...

47.3 hours on finalternatives.com

Paulson Opposes Neighboring Home One-Third The Size Of His

Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson owns a 15,000-square-foot home in tony Southampton, N.Y. But he thinks that a proposed home roughly one-third the size endangers the village's, well, tony-ness. read more ...

47.4 hours on finalternatives.com

Market Hustle: Stocks Rise Ahead of Yellen; Chinese GDP Beats Estimates

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Major U.S. stock markets opened higher Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth while investors anticipated dovish remarks from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Companies such as Google are due to report...

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Bill Ackman Awards $17 Million To Harvard

New York-based The Pershing Square Foundation’s gift is aimed to fund multidisciplinary study of human behaviorBill Ackman and his wife Karen Ackman has awarded Harvard University $17 million to catalyze the work of Harvard’s Foundations...

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Better Raises $5M From Chamath Palihapitiya And Mayo Clinic To Be Your Personal Health Advocate

 The list of health-related questions we will encounter in out lifetimes is endless. And if there is one thing I have learned about the medical system in the U.S., it's that you need an advocate, or someone with knowledge of the system and...

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Roach vs. Chanos over China

China's latest reading on growth has sparked a disagreement between two investment titans viewed as authorities on the world's second largest...

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ART CASHIN: Traders Haven't Figured Out Why Stock Markets Close On Good Friday

It's a four-day work-week for traders as Wall Street shuts down in observance of Good Friday. Some people attribute the annual closure to a black Friday crash, which there is no record of. Oddly, the markets actually stayed open for three Good...

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Market Hustle: Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Yellen; Chinese GDP Beats Estimates

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stock futures were pointing higher Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth while investors anticipated dovish remarks from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Companies such as Google are due to report...

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Marissa Mayer Has Done Enough, For Now

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- First-quarter earnings at Yahoo! didn't exactly blow the barn doors off, but for CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman (my new favorite person by the way), they were good enough. For Wall Street, that's what...

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Abingworth, MVM Life Science Partners co-lead $40 mln funding in Wilson Therapeutics

Abingworth LLP and MVM Life Science Partners have co-led a $40 million Series B funding in Wilson Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company. Wilson’s founding investor, HealthCap, also participated in the funding round. Wilson Therapeutics will...

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Jim Cramer's Top Stock Picks: WFM SBUX MRK STZ

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are some of the hot stocks Jim Cramer talked about on Tuesday's Mad Money on CNBC: WFM...

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Yet Another Shoddy Democratic Hack Job from Paul Krugman on ObamaCare

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. I know, I know. Film at 11! But let us sorrowfully pull on our waders and look at Krugman’s latest. From the lead paragraph: The current state of public opinion on health reform is really peculiar. If...

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Wednesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production, Yellen Speech, Beige Book

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A reminder of a friendly bet I made with NDD on housing starts in 2014: If starts or sales are up at least 20% YoY in any month in 2014, [NDD] will make a $100 donation to the charity of Bill's choice, which he has designated as the Memorial Fund in...

HERE COMES THE FED'S BEIGE BOOK...

43.5 hours on businessinsider.com

Heads up! We are minutes away from the release of the Federal Reserve's April Beige Book, due out at 2 PM ET. The Beige Book is a collection of anecdotes on economic conditions from business contacts in each of the 12 Fed districts. The word...

Here Comes A Big Day For US Economics

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Heads up! It's a big day for economics in the US. Via Calculated Risk, here's all the stuff that's on the docket: • At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase...

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Rebuttal for Rajan: Bernanke Defends U.S. Policy in Visit to Mumbai

Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC. in 2013. Getty Images Less than a week since Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan criticized U.S. monetary policy in a visit to Washington D.C., former...

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How to Be a Courageous Game Changer -- and How Queen Elizabeth Honored This Woman for Being One

Samantha Collins is a trailblazing social entrepreneur and award-winning expert in women's leadership. "Sam" is also a mom, a wife, a Ph.D. holder, a business owner, and someone who's "fiercely passionate about making a...

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Geithner, S&P and Downgrade Payback

A federal judge compels Justice to cough up the documents behind its ratings...

3 days on online.wsj.com

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy may be starting to pay off

Yahoo showed small but encouraging signs of growth Tuesday, reporting better than expected first quarter results and offering hope that chief executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround strategy may be working. Read full article...

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What exactly does the market...

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Source: Thinkstock Shares of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) closed Tuesday’s regular session up 2.29 percent at $34.21 and jumped as much as 7 percent higher in post-market trading after the technology and Internet company reported first-quarter...

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Brian Rogers’ T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1Q14 Commentary

Most U.S. equities advanced during the first quarter in a volatile session characterized by a sell-off in emerging market currencies, increased geopolitical tensions, and the transition of leadership at the Federal Reserve. Economic data were mixed,...

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Fed Weighing New Rules on Short-Term Borrowing, Yellen Says

The Fed chairwoman on Tuesday suggested some measures to reduce the risks for Wall Street firms. The measures include requiring banks to hold more...

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The Federal Reserve should pledge to keep short-term interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within a year of achieving both full employment and 2% inflation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Tuesday. “My...

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Rosengren: Give explicit rates guidance

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Sotheby’s Thought More Highly of Dan Loeb’s Art Expertise When He Wasn’t Trying To Fire Its CEO

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Ackman Harvard gift for study on 'human behavior'

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Loeb Says Sotheby's 'Misleads' About Results

To the many epithets leveled by Third Point's Daniel Loeb at Sotheby's, add "liar." read more ...

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Brian Rogers' T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund First Quarter 2014 Commentary

By Holly LaFon. Read more » »Check out Brian Rogers Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Brian Rogers (Updated on 04/14/2014)Related Stocks: SPY, DJI,...

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Jim Cramer: Why Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) Will Be Bought After Motorola Solutions (MSI) Deal

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer is surprised Zebra Technologies  is not performing better today after the company acquired the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions . Cramer says Zebra...

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Cramer: Market Hit with a 'Plague Worse Than Locusts & Frogs'

BIIt will not have been a Happy Passover in markets, according to CNBC's Jim Cramer. "This market, it's got a disease," he warned on Monday's episode of "Mad Money." "We've been hit with a plague of initial...

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Consuelo Mack And Robert Arnott: Is There A Better Mousetrap?

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Art Cashin: Prepare for a Deeper Selloff If This Happens

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Citi's CEO 'on the line': Mike Mayo

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Mega-Banks Might Need to Hold More Capital, Yellen Warns

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3 big things to look for in Yellen’s first monetary policy speech

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What will cause a deeper selloff: Cashin

Veteran trader Art Cashin says 10-year Treasury bonds are once again setting the tone for Tuesday's rout on Wall...

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Fed’s Yellen Says Large Banks May Need Higher Capital

Janet Yellen said Fed staff are actively considering additional measures to deal with risks in short-term credit marketsFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said “there might be room for stronger capital and liquidity standards for larger banks than...

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Four Warren Buffet Picks With Recent Insider Purchases

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Janet Yellen Talks Up Even More Bank Capital Requirements

Janet Yellen is still getting her feet wet as chairman of the Federal Reserve. A speech on Tuesday morning may only act to create more confusion from the banks. At least that will be the case...

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Jim Cramer's Mad Dash: MS HGG BBY

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bank of America upgraded Morgan Stanley to buy from hold and maintained its price target of $35.  "This call works," TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said on...

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Loeb Ratchets Up Campaign Against Sotheby’s Board

Loeb answers Sotheby's recent attack, lashes out at individual board members, says board "asleep at the switch"With the May 6 election D-day approaching for Daniel Loeb in his fight proxy fight with Sotheby’s, the activist hedge fund...

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This seems 'dumb as wood': Jim Cramer

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Yellen Says More Capital Would Help Big Banks

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen says the largest and most complex financial institutions may be able to strengthen their balance sheets further by raising more capital than regulators have required to...

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DAN LOEB: These Are All The Lies The Sotheby's Board Is Spreading About Me (BID)

Last week, Sotheby's released an investor presentation slamming activist investor Daniel Loeb and the two nominees for the board backed by his hedge fund Third Point LLC. In sum, the auction house said that Loeb and his nominees...

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Berkshire Hathaway To Have Some Fun With Mexican Warren Buffett

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CRAMER: The Market Has Been Hit With A Plague That's Worse Than Locusts And Frogs

It will not have been a Happy Passover in markets according to CNBC's Jim Cramer. "This market, it's got a disease," he warned on Monday's episode of Mad Money. "We've been hit with a plague of initial public offerings....

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Resolute Ventures and NFL player Wilson back Sneaker brand GREATS

Men’s sneaker brand GREATS has closed $1.5 million in funding. Resolute Ventures led the round with participation from investors that included High Peaks Venture Partners, Mark Gerson of Gerson Lehrman Group and the New England...

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