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Questor share tip: Follow Soros and sell APR Energy

Fund management group owned by George Soros halves stake in temporary power group, says...

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Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross: Cyprus, The Next One to Really Turn Around

By Fox Business. Read more » »Check out Wilbur Ross Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Wilbur Ross (Updated on...

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Boehner Goes Silent on Executive 'Amnesty'...

Boehner Goes Silent on Executive 'Amnesty'...(Top headline, 2nd story, link)Related stories:ILLEGALS PROTEST OUTSIDE OF WHITE HOUSE...Mexico, California question Texas border troop plan...Sessions: 'Americans will not accept nullification...

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Krugman: Listen to the Gentiles

 In a new post, Paul Krugman spills the beans on the crony nature of establishment economics: [M]odern academic economics is very much an interlocking set of old-boy networks; to some extent this has become even more true since the decline of the...

1.3 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Oscar Mayer Wants To Buy World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Because The Wienermobile Is Lonely

(thewienermobile on Instagram) One can only imagine how lonely it must be to live the life of a super-sized food item, one whose sole purpose is to advertise, not to be actually consumed: Long days filled with gawkers pointing out how big you are,...

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Cramer: Not So Loco

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Maybe it's the name. Maybe it's the symbol. Whatever it is, when shares of El Pollo Loco -- the "crazy chicken" restaurant -- exploded higher on a second day after a robust opening,...

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Jim Cramer's Stop Trading: Wireless Charging Could Boost Integrated Device Technology

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, pointed out the strong price action in shares of Integrated Device Technology...

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Glenview’s Larry Robbins Finds Value in What Could Be MVP Year for Stocks

Fund manager up near 18 percent year to date as he convinces Monsanto to borrow money and buy back stockLarry Robbins of Glenview Capital likes to use basketball analogies when writing his investor letters.  As such, the manager of the $9 billion...

1.9 hours on valuewalk.com

Jim Cramer's Mad Dash: Darden Restaurants Can Move Higher

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Darden Restaurants are moving higher after CEO Clarence Otis announced he will step down from his position.  On March 26th, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio,...

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More George Soros Tentacles Revealed...

This time in the country of his birth. Politics.hu reports: Amid the heavy international coverage of the Hungarian government’s campaign against foreign-funded NGOs comes a surprising development: János Lázár, the head of the...

1.9 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Tilson: Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Earnings Could Be Beginning Of End

Its been a big Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) news week (or two), but its not over yet. As we first reported, Whitney Tilson had made the MLM company one of his largest short positions before Ackman’s presentation last week. With the stock up...

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Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent

Oracle has granted CEO Larry Ellison 3 million stock options, a significant reduction from the 7 million options he received in previous years, according to a regulatory filing.Other Oracle executives, such as co-presidents Mark Hurd and Safra Catz,...

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Hedge Fund, Founder Cleared In Madoff Feeder Fund Suit

A hedge fund founded by a former top Merrill Lynch executive isn’t on the hook for losses suffered by two clients in the Bernard Madoff scandal. read more ...

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Oracle Reduces Stock Grants to Larry Ellison

Oracle significantly cut its yearly stock grants to Chief Executive Larry Ellison and other top executives nearly a year after a wave of shareholder opposition to compensation paid to the billionaire...

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Warren Buffett as Market Manipulator -- Impossible?

Warren Buffett the very icon and dean of the America's trust in the stock market and our economic process whose example has been a beacon of achievement and trust in the system. Is it possible that even Warren Buffett has clay feet, stooping to the...

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Larry Summers’ Sleepless Nights

Larry Summers’ Sleepless Nights July 29, 2014 by Michael Edesess PDF Print Email Reminder Share Previous 1 (current) 2 3 4 Next Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers began his review in the June 6 Financial Times of House of Debt, by...

16.5 hours on valuewalk.com

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Monday Merger Mania

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If even the worst companies in a sector can make you money, why not stay along for the ride? That...

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Lessons from Bernie Madoff: How to Spot Red Flags on Your Financial Statements

By Pam Martens Millions of Americans, if not most Americans, have no idea how to go about checking their investment statements for accuracy and to protect against fraud. In that respect, Bernard L. Madoff might render a service to the country – if...

17.8 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Ken Fisher's Top Increaes of the Second Quarter

By Monica Wolfe. Read more » »Related Stocks: USB, BIIB, WPPGY, BAYRY,...

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Fairholme Win ‘Very positive’ For Fannie Shareholders: Bove

The decision paves the way for a court case on the ‘takings’ plea by Fairholme Capital against FHFALast week, Federal Judge Margaret Sweeney cleared the way for a court case that will determine whether the government’s...

18.9 hours on valuewalk.com

07/28/14: The Greatest Day Of Bill Ackman’s Life Thus Far

The day the Feds start listening to Ackman and shut down Herbalife will surely take the cake, but until then, this will have to do: The marketer of nutritional supplements reported second-quarter profit that fell short of Wall Street’s...

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Herbalife earnings up 10%. An Ackman knockout?

Herbalife earnings up 10%, but shares...

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Internet Trolls Soccer Star Frank Lampard's #AskLamps Twitter Q&A

Welcome to the world of ill-conceived hashtags, Frank Lampard. The former English national team midfielder and the all-time leading goal scorer for renowned English soccer club Chelsea took to Twitter on Monday to participate in a Q&A, after he...

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Yes This Is An Equity Bubble - John Hussman

By Canadian Value. Read more »...

21.3 hours on gurufocus.com

Will Janet Yellen Turn The Right Knobs & Flip The Right Switches?

By Chris Rossini Mohamed A. El-Erian, a recent addition to the gaggle of central planning defenders at BloombergView, is anxious about what the future holds for the Land of Oz. Will the Great Wizard, Janet Yellen, turn the right knobs and...

22.7 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Why Jim Cramer Would Buy Twitter (TWTR) Stock If It Drops After Earnings Report

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer says Twitter  is a "battleground stock," much like Tesla , Amazon  and Herbalife . Cramer tells investors not to stray on these...

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Steve Cohen Attends Party, Dresses Like A ‘Schlub’: Bloomberg

Something you probably know about Steve Cohen is that the last number of years have not been so kind to him. Almost a dozen of his employees have been charged with and convicted of securities fraud. The government won’t let him manage outside...

23.1 hours on dealbreaker.com

Fed up? Yellen facing challenges from within

While Fed chair Janet Yellen may win monetary policy battles within the Fed, she still risks losing the economic...

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GARY SHILLING: Q2 GDP Growth Was Closer To 1%, Not The 3% Everyone's Expecting

Economists estimate real GDP jumped 3.1% in Q2 after plunging 2.9% in Q1. They believe that the economic freeze caused by the unusually harsh winter will be reversed in a spring economic thaw. They see Q2 growth as a prelude to "3%-plus growth in...

23.8 hours on businessinsider.com

Jim Cramer Talks Dollar Tree (DLTR), Apple (AAPL), Coach (COH) and Facebook (FB) Stocks

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer answers Twitter  questions from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and the first one asks where Walmart  stands in the wake...

24.6 hours on thestreet.com

It’s Not Denny Chin’s Fault He Ruled On A Fake Motion Filed By ‘Bernie Madoff’

The federal judge didn’t notice that the request to dismiss the charges against the guy he sentenced to 150 years in prison was filed by one “Frederick Banks, the Litigator Legal Asst.” Which Frederick Banks is a federal prisoner in...

24.8 hours on dealbreaker.com

GoodHaven Fund Semi-Annual Report: The Buffett Indicator

The GoodHaven Fund (MUTF:GOODX) semi-annual report? for 2014. GoodHaven Fund: Investment Objective The GoodHaven Fund (MUTF:GOODX) (the “Fund”) seeks to achieve long-term growth of capital.   See full GoodHaven Fund Summary...

24.9 hours on valuewalk.com

John Maynard Keynes Would Think Janet Yellen Just Great

The UK's The Guardian is attempting to praise Fed chair Janet Yellen, in the clip below. I would consider it an insult if it was to be said of me that J.M.Keynes would have welcomed my views. For the past five months, the world’s most...

25 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Why Jim Cramer Is Watching Twitter (TWTR), UPS (UPS) and Whole Foods (WFM) Earnings Reports This Week

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer says he is watching Twitter's quarterly earnings report this week. He notes the chatter that the social media site's average monthly user growth acceleration has...

25.2 hours on thestreet.com

Jim Cramer's Stop Trading: DSW and Anadarko Petroleum Are Attractive

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sterne Agee downgraded shares of DSW Inc. from hold to sell, while issuing a $23 price target.  On CNBC's "Cramer's Stop Trading" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the...

25.7 hours on thestreet.com

Jim Cramer's Mad Dash: Chipotle Deserves Highest Industry Valuation

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Citigroup raised its price target on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from $648 to $793, according to TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.  On CNBC's "Cramer's Mad...

25.9 hours on thestreet.com

Raine Takes Stake in Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

The Raine Group disclosed in a letter to investors on Sunday night that it has taken a minority stake in Margaritaville, the restaurant operator and brand licensing company named after the hit song by Jimmy...

27.5 hours on dealbook.nytimes.com

Dallas Fed Prez Comes Out Blasting Against Fed Chair Yellen

By Robert Wenzel Richard  Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, delivered a speech earlier this month at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. It was a direct...

27.9 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Bill Ackman: The Wall Street prize fighter who refuses to go down for the count

Bill Ackman knows how to make enemies with his pugnacious shareholder activisim. He also knows how to make money Bill Ackman: The Wall Street prize fighter who refuses to go down for the count The post Bill Ackman: The Wall Street prize fighter who...

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Richard Branson Strikes Again: Virgin America Files for IPO

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Richard Branson is coming to America yet again. Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd. has filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Virgin America Inc. to...

Virgin America files for IPO as U.S. airlines recover-Reuters

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(Reuters) - Virgin America Inc, the low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering of shares as it looks to expand in the recovering U.S. airline market. The company, known for mood lighting and wi-fi and...

DealBook: Virgin America Files for I.P.O.

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Virgin America, the sleek low-cost American airline partly owned by Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering on...

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ART CASHIN: Three Things Worry Me Right Now

Stock markets are at record highs, volatility is at historic lows, and the economic data continues to improve. But, this certainly isn't a time to be complacent. Veteran trader Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services' director of NYSE floor...

29.7 hours on businessinsider.com

Paul Krugman: Corporate Artful Dodgers

Congress should do something about "ever-more-aggressive corporate tax avoidance": Corporate Artful Dodgers, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: In recent decisions, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has made clear its...

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3 reasons Yellen’s FOMC remains dovish

What makes Janet Yellen and a number of other FOMC members so dovish with respect to monetary policy and in particular the trajectory of rate normalization? A Credit Suisse report sites 3 key factors, which Yellen calls “unusual headwinds": ...

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Ken Fisher's Top 5 New Portfolio Stocks

By Holly LaFon. Read more » »Check out Ken Fisher Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Ken Fisher (Updated on 07/26/2014)Related Stocks: PACW, UMPQ, UMBF, AIR,...

36.7 hours on gurufocus.com

John Hussman: Yes, This Is An Equity Bubble

From John Hussman's Weekly Market Comment at Hussmanfunds.com today: Make no mistake – this is an equity bubble, and a highly advanced one. On the most historically reliable measures, it is easily beyond 1972 and 1987, beyond 1929 and 2007,...

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Twitter & other earnings Cramer wouldn’t miss

Here's what's on Cramer's...

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A Book By Jimmy Carter Led Me to Work for Richard Branson

When I was younger, I knew very little about the Middle East or more specifically, Israel, beyond what I learned in the Methodist Sunday school and Catholic elementary school I attended in Washington, D.C. These lessons were, naturally, mostly...

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Krugman To Obamacare Minions: 'You Have To Want It'

By Chris Rossini Here's what Paul Krugman is resorting to these days when describing Obamacare: Government programs, like Obamacare, can work if the people running them want them to work, and if they aren’t sabotaged from the...

42.8 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Rag Doll; Taking Another Crack at Citi: Best of Kass

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is known for his accurate stock market calls and keen insights into the economy, which he shares with RealMoney Pro readers in his daily trading...

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Is Ken Fisher a Dividend Growth Investor?

By Sure Dividend. Read more » »Check out Ken Fisher Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Ken Fisher (Updated on 07/26/2014)Related Stocks: AXP, WFC, JNJ, PFE, UTX,...

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George Soros Owns a Half-Billion Stake in Pharmaceutical Company

What does global crony billionaire George Soros know that the rest of us don't? According to a recent SEC filing, the largest stake held by Soros Fund Management is a $544.8 million stake in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries...

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Time to Put A New Economic Tool In the Box: Gross Output

Time to Put a New Economic Tool in the Box by John Mauldin, Mauldin Economics Say’s Law Makes a Comeback The BEA Introduces Gross Output Time to Put a New Economic Tool in the Box First, Let’s Kill All the Regulations Where Did the Jobs Come...

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Owen Wilson’s 12 Best Movie Roles

Owen Wilson has pretty much done it all when it comes to film roles, starring in everything from blockbuster comedies to animated children’s movies. With the actor now on board two new upcoming comedies, including an armored car project...

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'Richard Branson personifies entrepreneurship'

Ask an expert: His chutzpah, smarts, vision and pure enjoyment define being a business...

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The New York Times Needs to Fact-Check Krugman

Ralph Benko, ForbesProfessor Paul Krugman, in his New York Times blog last week, says my most recent column, about him, is “funny and scary.” Last week’s column here inferred that Prof. Krugman is leaving Princeton in quiet...

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Whitney Tilson – How Has Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Been Going So Long?

Bill Ackman is not the only investor shorting Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), who has been having a busy week… Whitney Tilson has been pounding the hammer against Herbalife all week. First on Sunday night Tilson predicted Tuesday would be a...

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It May Be Tech's Turn; A Genuinely Nutty Idea: Jim Cramer's Best Blogs

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged...

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Reality Check for Forecasting

I’d say this is a pretty compelling argument for trend following.  As shown below, the average strategist forecast for the S&P 500 is routinely way off. Source: WSJ Rather than even attempt to forecast the unknowable, trend...   Read More >


Richard Branson Strikes Again: Virgin America Files for IPO

Richard Branson is coming to America yet again. Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd. has filed its paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Virgin America Inc. to...   Read More >


Zillow Inc (Z) To Pay $3.5B To Buy Trulia Inc (TRLA)

Previously it had been reported that Zillow planned to pay $2 billion for TruliaShares of Trulia Inc (NYSE:TRLA) climbed as much as 12% in early trading after it was announced that Zillow Inc (NASDAQ:Z) will officially buy Trulia—and that the...   Read More >


The Danger of Too Loose, Too Long

With an improving labor market and an uptick in inflation, the danger now is to wait too long to...   Read More >


Hospira Said To Be in $5 Billion Inversion Deal with Danone

The Danone deal could be the biggest acquisition in Hospira’s history and would enable the company to move its domicile abroad for tax purposesIllinois-based Hospira, Inc. (NYSE:HSP) is said to be in talks with Danone SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS:DANOY)...   Read More >


Ex Yukos Shareholders Win $50B Landmark Case Against Russia

The $50 billion in damages against Russia is one of the biggest arbitration awards ever made against a sovereign stateThe Hague’s arbitration court ruled Monday that Russia owes former shareholders of the now-defunct oil giant Yukos over $50...   Read More >


Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar Could Be Bad News For Coca-Cola And Clorox

Dollar Tree announced today that it is buying Family Dollar.  Together, the dollar stores will be bigger than current industry leader Dollar General.  But the merger could "exert pressures on major food, household goods, and drink...   Read More >


Hot Links: Possibly Imminent

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Family Dollar to be bought by Dollar Tree in $8.5 billion merger – another big win for Icahn.  (ValueWalk) Andy Thrasher’s weekly technical rundown is a great place to start on...   Read More >


Rupert Murdoch's Attempts To Befriend Time Warner Aren't Going So Well

Rupert Murdoch has simple desires. He just wants to make some new friends, and purchase a gigantic media conglomerate for tens of billions of dollars. Sadly for Murdoch, neither seems to be going too well at the moment. The conglomerate, Time Warner,...   Read More >


House Republicans Pass Bill to Lower Taxes on the Rich and Raise Taxes on the Poor

So what are Republicans in the House of Representatives up to these days? According to Danny Vinik, they just passed a bill that would reduce taxes on the rich and raise them on the poor. I know, I know: you're shocked. But in a way, I think this...   Read More >