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Hong Kong shares jump

Hong Kong stocks were on Friday buoyed by further gains in mainland China markets. ||| Hong Kong - Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday, buoyed by further gains in mainland China markets and expectations of fresh money inflows from Chinese investors. Show More Summary

Zillow’s Long Form does the opposite of ‘advocate for consumers’

I like a good mystery, but not when it comes to buying big-ticket items such as a house or condo. Fortunately, the Internet has been a boon to consumers seeking all manner of goods and services, from cars and vacations to mortgages and homes...

IRCTC Partners With MyDala To Offer Deals To Ticket Buyers

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) seems to have got quite aggressive with partnerships over past few months. After their recent partnership with Paytm, they have now partnered with MyDala.com, a startup that provides deals and offers across various categories. Show More Summary

Another US Foreign Policy Success: Isis Controls Half of Syria after Palmyra Seizure

Congratulations are in order for team Bush and team Obama for another stunning US foreign policy success: Isis Controls Half of Syria after Palmyra Seizure. Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have seized the...Show More Summary

"Abused Emoji" Help Kids Communicate Their Problems When Words Fail

The helpline goes beyond the phone call to the modern visual language in an important way. So completely has emoji has become the language of the mobile age that you can now order a pizza with one. In fact, you're probably wondering why the words you're reading right now aren't pictures of faces, thumbs, poop, and more. Read Full Story

Lumber Liquidators CEO quits, catching company off guard

Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company, which is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China.

Lawler: Existing Home Sales Dipped in April; Sales in South Seem Low

From housing economist Tom Lawler:The National Association of Realtors reported that US existing home sales ran at an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April, down 3.3% from March’s upwardly-revised pace and up 6.1% from last March’s seasonally adjusted pace. Show More Summary

Top 10 Banks To Sell Your Soul

Follow ZeroHedge in Real-Time on FinancialJuice Janet Yellen at the Federal Reserve believes that the partying on Wall Street and in the financial institutions may “lead to trouble”. The world knows that the trouble that they start because...Show More Summary

Qualcomm Rising: Bulls Cheer Accelerated Share repurchase

Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) are up $1.36, or almost 2%, at $70.64, after the company this morning said its board approved an accelerated buyback of its shares of $5 billion, answering one of the issues raised by activist investors. Said CEO Steve Mollenkopf, “These repurchases represent a significant step towards meeting our goal of repurchasing [...]

23 stocks hedge funds are shorting like crazy (ABBV, CRM, MRK, REGN, UTX, CVX, CMCSA, FOXA, HAL, BA, GE, EXC, CAT, DE, JNJ, PFE, XOM, KMI, INTC, VZ, IBM, DIS, T, SPY, DJI, IXIC)

With stocks crossing new highs ever so often these days, going short can be tricky. And traders at the big hedge funds have their targets on stocks they believe will tumble. Goldman Sachs' latest Hedge Fund Trend Monitor identifies 50...Show More Summary

Hedge Funds Keep Betting Big On Health Care

Hedge fund managers are rushing into health care stocks like Actavis, now the most popular hedge fund stock in America.

David Stockman CNBC Interview: The Morning After Will Be Nasty

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of David Stockman's Contra Corner » Stockman’s Corner. To view original, click here. Wall Street Examiner Disclaimer: The Wall Street Examiner reposts third party content with the permission of the publisher. I curate these posts on the basis of whether they represent an interesting and logical point of view,…

Cannabis Company Fights Silicon Valley Shade

Cannabis companies like MassRoots fight to be taken seriously by Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley prodigy arrested by FBI for alleged fraud

By the time Joshua Newman was a junior at Yale, he was being portrayed in national publications as a "budding venture capitalist" and "Silicon Valley pro." Now 35, Newman is at risk of going to jail. Newman, whose meandering post-college...Show More Summary

Lumber Liquidators' troubles deepen as CEO abandons ship

By Sagarika Jaisinghani and Ramkumar Iyer (Reuters) - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said Chief Executive Robert Lynch had unexpectedly resigned, nearly three months after a report alleged that the company sourced flooring laminates with harmful levels of a known carcinogen. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders’s Financial Transaction Tax Won’t Raise as Much Revenue as He Thinks

This week, Senator and Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a plan to provide zero-price public college education for all paid for by a financial transaction tax. We have discussed many of the problems...Show More Summary

Can David Ryu maintain his outsider stance inside City Hall?

No matter what David Ryu's election to the Los Angeles City Council District 4 seat says about the demographics of the voters who chose him, his victory brings a significant change in the demographics of the 15-member council. Ryu becomes the first Korean American member and just the second Asian...

Flats or Heels? At #Cannesheels Film Festival It Does Matter

Summary: The Cannes Film Festival has turned away women from a red carpet screening that arrived in flats. (For those unfamiliar with shoe terms, flats are women’s shoes with low or no heels.) The attire is black tie/evening dress. If women weren’t wearing heels, they were not allowed entry into the event.

Brunson: Will Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision Cost BYU Its Tax Exemption?

By Common Consent: Obergefell and BYU’s Tax Exemption, by Samuel Brunson (Loyola-Chicago): On April 28, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, which challenged both the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage and of states’ nonrecognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states. By the end of...

Futures lower as Fed rate hike seen further out; data eyed

By Tanya Agrawal (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday, a day after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting bolstered expectations that interest rates would stay near zero until later this year....Show More Summary

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