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Thursday: Pending Home Sales, Unemployment Claims

From Reuters: EU officials dismiss Greek statement on aid agreement being draftedGreece's government on Wednesday said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors that would pave the way for aid, but European officials quickly...Show More Summary

Comment of the Day: One picture doesn't tell the true...

One picture doesn't tell the true story. I use dirtier greywater for my toilet and non-edible vegetation and "clean" greywater for my fruit trees. If someone sees my front yard damped and my landscape well hydrated, then accuse me o...

'Asian middle class to transform economy'

Treasurer says the emergence of Asia's middle class will be the most transformative event in Australia's history.

China touts success in terror crackdown

Beijing says it has foiled 181 terror plots in the past year.

Given the value of emissions cuts, solar subsidies are worth it

Most would agree that some renewable policies have previously been poorly implemented, and the Grattan report is right in highlighting these. However measuring their costs against objectives they were not intended to achieve is unfa...

The Best Emerging Market Investment?

Caitlin and Martin lived 7,983 miles apart (according to Google). That number became more and more meaningless as they grew up together through their letter writing.

Lakeside Software tackles Asia with new Sydney office

Business intelligence firm poaches ex-AppSense exec to lead Australia and New Zealand operations.

Bernanke Rescues Market from Beyond

Professor Bernanke says the US economy is strong. It must be so. Act accordingly. What could go wrong? Charts I found interesting (no positions) Trade universe. The SPY reversed yesterday's action, up the down staircase. "The market can do anything."Good trading and great risk management to all.Educational use only. Never intended as investment advice.

Teenager sentenced to community service for San Marcos fire

A 14-year-old girl convicted of setting the 2014 fire that burned nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed or damaged 40 homes and other structures in northern San Diego County was sentenced Wednesday to 400 hours of community service but no time in custody.

Oculus’ Virtual Reality Headset Will Cost You Some Very Real Dollars

The virtual reality headset is expected to come out next year. But is the price tag too expensive?

Arrest made in downtown Da Vinci complex arson case, sources say

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with an arson investigation of a blaze at a downtown L.A. apartment complex last year that caused millions of dollars in damages, sources familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

Gilt Groupe Founder: You Don't Have to Be CEO

Being CEO isn't always the most exciting thing you can do at your company, Alexis Maybank says.

Refereeing Mantoux-Keynes

Note to Self: Rereading Etienne Mantoux: La Paix Calomniée, ou les Conséquences Économiques de M. Keynes. "The Calumniated Peace" of Versailles. OK. So why is the title of the English translation [The Carthaginian Peace][1]? Who decided...Show More Summary

IRS Issues Statement On Unauthorized Access Of Taxpayer Transcripts

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a statement on the unauthorized access of taxpayer accounts using the "Get Transcript" application.

Labor to seek briefing on China weapons

Officials fear China may introduce long range radar and anti-aircraft guns to South China Sea islands.

Taylor Swift's Scores A Fourth Number One Hit With "Bad Blood"

By what is apparently a razor-thin margin, Taylor Swift has claimed her fourth number one hit with her latest single “Bad Blood”. In doing so, the singer takes rapper Kendrick Lamar with her for his first trip to the top. The song was officially released as a single just over a [...]

Email marketing providers: Evolve or die

VB INSIGHT: ESPs are dominant, incumbent technologies; but marketing automation is making quick progress on the path to disrupt them. As the two markets blur, buyers no longer have just one market to look at, but two.

"New Silk Road" Part 2: Cold War Or Competition?

Submitted by Robert Berke via, Part 2: Cold War or Competition on the New Silk Road. Note: In Part 1 of “The New Silk Road,” we examined the China’s plan for rebuilding the Silk Road, stretching from Europe to Asia. In Part 2, we look at currently proposed projects, and geopolitical rivalries that could stall and hamper progress. Show More Summary

Obama administration narrows focus on resurrecting immigration program

Lawyers for the Obama administration said Wednesday that they were refocusing their legal strategy in an effort to restart the president's plan to grant temporary legal protection to millions of illegal immigrants.

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