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Bill Ackman Just Made Another $144 Million On Burger King This Morning

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who runs Pershing Square Capital, is having a big day. He just made more than $144 million on his Burger King stake this morning before the opening bell. The news is that U.S. burger chain Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons. Show More Summary

Confidence In Germany Is Plunging

Here's the latest sign of decline in Europe. Business confidence in Germany is collapsing. The latest IFO survey of business leaders finds that assessments of the current and future state of the economy have fallen to their lowest levels in about a year. Show More Summary

Markets Are Up (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

European markets are are up early Monday. Here's the scorecard: France's CAC 40 is up 0.86%. Germany's DAX is up 1.05%. Spain's IBEX is up 0.80% Italy's FTSE MIB is up 1.08%. Britain's FTSE 100 is down 0.04%. Asian markets closed in the green. Show More Summary

German Business Morale Sours For Fourth Straight Month In August

BERLIN (Reuters) - German business sentiment dropped for a fourth straight month in August, suggesting concerns about the Ukraine crisis and the impact of sanctions against Russia are sweeping through corporate boardrooms in Europe's largest economy. Show More Summary

Dollar Steals March On Euro, Yen On Stimulus Talk

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar marched higher against the euro and yen on Monday as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan, giving a lift to Tokyo stocks in the process. Show More Summary

Janet Yellen’s Jackson Hole Speech Laid Bare Just How Little The Fed Knows About The Labor Market

On Friday, Janet Yellen delivered the keynote address at the Kansas City Fed's Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole. Many analysts remarked that the speech did not offer many surprises as Yellen discussed the state of the monetary landscape without signaling anything as far as policy moves. Show More Summary

Here's Your Preview Of This Week's Big Economic Events

Another year, and another Jackson Hole conference has come and gone. Top economists presented some interesting papers about the labor market. But it was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's opening remarks that were most-anticipated by economists and traders around the world. Show More Summary

Janet Yellen Referenced This 19-Component Labor Market Index At Jackson Hole

During her remarks at Jackson Hole on Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen referenced a "labor market conditions index from 19 labor market indicators." The Fed first wrote about it on May 22. "This broadly based metric supports...Show More Summary

Deepening Rivalries Test German Luxury Car Dominance

By Laurence Frost and Andreas Cremer PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin-based PR executive Herbert Franz should be a soft target for German luxury automakers - his last car was a BMW X3 - but he can't wait to leave them behind. "This car...Show More Summary

Mario Draghi Gave A Fantastic Speech On What's Wrong With Europe, But He's Still In Denial On One Big Thing

Economically speaking, the Eurozone is a massive failure. This is a point we've been making over and over again lately. That nearly 6 years after the financial crisis, there's been almost no growth revival, and unemployment remains sky high. Show More Summary

Timelapse Map Shows Oil And Gas Rigs Moving Across 'Saudi America' As Stunning Drilling Boom Continues

We recently showed you a stunning animated map from's Kevin Thuot showing the evolution of the last 14 years of fracking in the U.S. Now Thuot has put together a new incredible GIF showing how oil and gas drilling rigs are moving across states, and the country, in 2014 to the most productive formations. Show More Summary

Amazon Developing Own Online Advertising Software: WSJ

(Reuters) - Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace...Show More Summary

Ackman, Other Allergan Shareholders Submit Paperwork For Meeting

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager William Ackman said on Friday that a total of 35 shareholders who own 31 percent of Allergan Inc.'s stock have called on the Botox maker to call a special meeting. Ackman, whose Pershing Square Capital...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Trying To Conquer Alaska For Its Oil

If Barack Obama has to spend his final two years in office using his veto as often as his golf clubs, he will curse Alaska's primary voters. On August 19th Republicans picked Dan Sullivan to run for the US Senate, a safer choice than Joe Miller, who wants to do to government what lumberjacks do to trees. Show More Summary

Goldman Nears $1.1 Billion Payment To FHFA: Financial Times

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc could pay about $1.1 billion to settle claims from the U.S. housing finance regulator that it sold bad mortgage-backed securities (MBS), the Financial Times reported. Negotiations between Goldman and...Show More Summary

Here Comes Mario Draghi... (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, VGK, EWO, EWK, EDEN, EFNL, EWQ, EWG, GREK)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is set to speak at the Jackson Hole economic symposium at 2:30 pm ET. The symposium's topic is labor markets, and unemployment in the Eurozone is currently running significantly higher than the U.S., with June unemployment for the economic bloc coming in at 11.5% against 6.2% for the U.S. Show More Summary

McDonald's Appoints Former Executive Mike Andres As U.S. Head

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp named former executive Mike Andres as president of McDonald's USA replacing Jeff Stratton, as part of efforts to arrest falling sales in its home market. The world's biggest restaurant chain by revenue has...Show More Summary

GM Reviewing Timing Of Russia Plant Expansion

MOSCOW (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Friday it was reviewing the timing of the expansion of its Russian plant near St Petersburg because of a slump in the auto market. The company opened the $300 million plant in 2008 and planned to launch the second stage in 2015. Show More Summary

Stocks Are Doing Nothing As Yellen Speaks In Jackson Hole (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT)

Stocks are mixed as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks in Jackson Hole. The Dow is up 2 points, the S&P 500 is down 1 point, and the Nasdaq is up 4 points. All eyes the Kansas City Fed's economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Show More Summary

Futures Edge Lower On Ukraine Tension; Yellen On Tap

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, after the latest flare of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. After holding...Show More Summary

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