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Ex soldier shakes up trading

A former US special-operations soldier turned math wonk is shaking up the world of commodity trading. ||| Houston - Since leading a management takeover at Castleton Commodities International almost three years ago, CEO William Reed has been on a buying spree backed by hedge funds and billionaires. Show More Summary

San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Tracking Hot Updates, News and Reaction

As the San Francisco Giants look to buck their trend of winning championships exclusively in even years, they may look to make some deals at the July 31 trade deadline to enhance their chances of repeating as World Series champs. The Giants are currently just outside of the playoff picture. Show More Summary

Washington Nationals Trade Rumors: Tracking Hot Updates, News and Reaction

The Washington Nationals entered the 2015 season as World Series favorites, and although they haven't been quite as good as expected, they are doing what they need to do to get to October. If they get there, the other playoff teams better watch out. There's really not much the Nationals can do to improve their roster. Show More Summary

Welcome to the world of the platform

The Internet is changing markets in a manner which some have dubbed “platform capitalism”,  This is the subject of my latest IT column for the trade union Prospect. You can read it here.

Paul Lioy, Scientist Who Analyzed 9/11 Dust and Its Health Effects, Dies at 68

3 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Dr. Lioy was an environmental scientist who was widely known for his analysis of the dust spawned by the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and for his studies of its health effects over time.

Storm Warning in the South China Sea

The South China Sea might be a marginal sea in strictly geographic terms, but based on its history and present importance in international trade, it is central to defining the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world - that of China and the US. Show More Summary

"Wall Street Has Been A World Of Pain Trades Since The End Of QE"

In his latest "Twilight Zone" comment piece, BofA's Michael Hartnett notes that YTD global asset returns, paltry as they are, are as follows: US dollar 7.3%, stocks 2.0%, cash flat, fixed income -3.0%, commodities -3.8%, and are summarized...Show More Summary

About that 95% of Consumers who Live Outside the U.S.

If you’re interested in global trade, you’re probably getting tired of hearing that 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. What the purveyors of this fact fail to mention is that most of that 95 percent can barely afford the bare necessities of life, much less Apple iPads [...]

Curbed NY: Construction of 2 World Trade Center Will Be Very Complicated

The designed for the final World Trade Center tower were revealed last month, marking a major milestone for the 16-acre complex, but there is good reason why tower no. 2 is the final one. Yes, funding and future tenants...

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on Roy Hibbert Trade, Kevin Seraphin and More

Leave it to Los Angeles to keep the NBA world fascinated with the city's teams when everyone thought things were done and dusted. After seemingly losing DeAndre Jordan to the Mavericks in free agency, the Clippers refused to lose the third leg of their competitive stool by trying to woo the center into coming back. Show More Summary

Thursday Links: A Haunted Basquiat?

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_73733" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Close-up of Sarah Charlesworth, "Goat," 1985.[/caption] Every single problem with One World Trade Center, from its “over-decorated javelin” to its relatively visible bunker. Show More Summary

Built up

3 weeks agoArts : Prospero

TRIBECA, an affluent neighbourhood of meticulously restored brick and cast-iron loft buildings in Lower Manhattan, is not an obvious inspiration for the latest addition to the World Trade Center (WTC). That site is better known for icy, oversized towers sheathed in acres of glass, marching in lockstep around the memorial to the 9/11 bombings. Show More Summary

WTC2

3 weeks agoArts : Prospero

TRIBECA, an affluent neighbourhood of meticulously restored brick and cast-iron loft buildings in Lower Manhattan, is not an obvious inspiration for the latest addition to the World Trade Center (WTC). That site is better known for icy, oversized towers sheathed in acres of glass, marching in lockstep around the memorial to the 9/11 bombings. Show More Summary

An Offline N.Y.S.E. Makes Barely a Ripple in a Day’s Trading

As the stoppage on Wednesday showed, the modern world of stock trading is much quicker, more complex and reliant on sophisticated computers — and in many cases able to adapt.

South Sudan: Political or personal?

As president and ex-deputy trade abuse, world’s newest state marks fourth year of independence with little to celebrate.

Brooklyn's Rough Trade transformed into a 1970s Sam Goody for Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger's new HBO drama

by Bill Pearis outside Rough Trade on N. 9th today... The new HBO drama created by Martin Scoresese, Terrence Winter and Mick Jagger, set in the world of the 1970s NYC music industry, is in production and filming in Williamsburg....

This Is The Way The NYSE Comes Back Online, Not With A Bang But A Whimper

Once upon a time, the NYSE was the world's most important exchange and judging by the commotion over its historical trading halt when it was offline for just under 4 hours, one would think it still is. Unfortunately for the NYSE andShow More Summary

A Better World (Trade Center)

Here is some of what awaits you if you choose to dine at the top of One World Trade Center: One Mix serves “handcrafted small plates and cocktails celebrating New York.” I suppose this explains why the margarita is dedicated to Corona, Queens, with its predominantly Latino population (really). Corona also happens to be one […]

An Apology to Every Single American (Excerpt from VICE News' Interview with Michael Morell)

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

When al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Michael Morell was with President George W. Bush at an elementary school in Florida as the CIA's daily briefer. The events that unfolded...Show More Summary

Rare Book Theft Is A Big Problem, And Booksellers Are Complicit

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Spectacular recent heists from European libraries have exposed something rotten at the heart of the international rare book trade. … What has stunned the book world is not just the scale of the thefts, but how easily the stolen goods were fenced and resold.”

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