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World Cup game at 4 p.m. means early Happy Hour

The World Cup match between the U.S. and Belgium looks like a great case of timing the market. Tuesday's game is scheduled to begin just as regular stock trading ends at 4 p.m. in New York. Compared... To view the full story, click the title link.

Kobe Bryant never forgets

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The great ones in sports never forget a slight, as Kobe Bryant reminded the world on Tuesday afternoon. On this day 18yrs ago the hornets told me right after they drafted me that they had no use for me and were going to trade me #thanku #lakers — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 1, 2014

Aiming for world auction record, Ferrari 250 GTO to cross the block with no reserve

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, chassis 3851 GT. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinettas, as highly sought after as they may be, tend not to sell at public auction nowadays, instead trading hands privately in more relaxed and confidential settings. But next month, one of the longest-held – if not the longest-held – Ferrari […]

Boston Red Sox Trade Rumors: Latest Updates, News and Reaction

Boston's World Series title defense hasn't gone quite as anyone anticipated, as the Red Sox have been outscored by the opposition and sit with a losing record on the outskirts of the playoff picture in the American League. But the club...Show More Summary

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Time Slipping Away from the Rich and Powerful

1. July 1, the trade deadline approaches, and it’s last call for.… Red Sox: Last October’s iconic photo, Koji Uehara fanning Matt Carpenter to end Game 6 and clinch the World Series title, has been replaced by this year’s most recent snapshot: A.J. Show More Summary

Groups Jockey for Position Ahead of Final WTO Decision on COOL

As the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) final decision regarding country of origin labeling (COOL) looms, industry is asking Congress to prepare for a judgment against the U.S. “With little potential for quick Congressional action after...Show More Summary

What Obama Is Doing About The 20,000 Elephants That Were Killed Last Year In Africa

The Obama administration is concerned about America’s participation in the ivory trade, because last year, over 20,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks. This past month, the world mourned for one of the most famous elephants after he was killed by poachers for his ivory. Satao had evaded poachers before. He was filmed by

Frank Cashen, Executive Who Turned Mets and Orioles Into Champions, Dies at 88

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Mr. Cashen assembled World Series champions in Baltimore and New York by nurturing farm systems and making shrewd trades.

Fair Trade in an Unfair World

Conflicted over bananas, button-downs, and now, smart phones. A few years ago, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a rule requiring companies publicly to disclose their use of conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighbors. Show More Summary

Brazilian Grandfather Trades in 1950 World Cup Ticket for 2014 Final

Brazilian soccer fan Joedir Sancho Belmonte missed the 1950 World Cup final to stay home with his sick mother. Sixty-four years later, Belmonte exchanged his original unused ticket for three new tickets to the 2014 final Now a white-haired...Show More Summary

A Black Market For Black Lungs

Keith Humphreys checks in on shady trading practices for cigarettes: The global black market in tobacco is estimated to supply 11.6% of the world’s consumption, a startling 650 billion cigarettes a year. And there are two components to this market that have drawn the particular scrutiny of law enforcement: fake cigarettes and tax avoidance. The reason […]

Style advice from the best dressed men in the world

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : StyleList

Men's fashion week is currently in full swing. The Milan shows are underway, Paris is about to kick off, and the London shows have wrapped. Pitti Immagine, an 86-year-old menswear trade show falls somewhere in between. But this isn't your average Javits Center commercial gauntlet. Show More Summary

Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for Boston Celtics

By drafting Marcus Smart at No. 6 and James Young at No. 17, the Boston Celtics have officially opened up a world of speculation about their next move. Add to that owner Wyc Grousbeck insisting that "trade season is not over yet," and...Show More Summary

Who Needs Switzerland?

Certainly not commodities giant Glencore, which maybe just made high-interest-rate loans to itself to cut its Aussie tax bills. Glencore, one of the world’s biggest mining and trading houses, on Friday denied claims by an AustralianShow More Summary

Emerging market equities look cheap

Shares in the MSCI basket of companies in the developing world trade at just under 11 times forecast earnings. ||| London - It is best to buy investment assets when they cheap. What sounds like a truism can be a helpful guide for emerging markets. Show More Summary

The threat is blowback

It only took the Taliban six months to move from the Bamiyan Buddhas to the World Trade Center. Al-Qaida is stronger now than ever before. And Iran is on the threshold of a nuclear arsenal. ISIS fighters Photo: REUTERS Watching the undoing, in a week, of victories that US forces won in Iraq at great […]

Lois Lerner’s emails — an IT trade association’s take

(Paul Mirengoff) The IT world remains skeptical of the IRS’s claim that Lois Lerner’s emails were destroyed innocently, or even that they were destroyed at all. We noted here the skepticism of a former IRS IT specialist. Now, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) expresses its skepticism. Show More Summary

Trade policy through 2013: Signs of improvement but new policy concerns

Chad P Bown, 27 June 2014 Temporary trade barriers have become more than an important bellwether for contemporary protectionism; with persistent tariff levels, they are now a primary obstacle to free trade. The World Bank

Has the developed world stopped waging trade wars?

Way back at the outset of the recession, when stock markets were tanking and companies were showering their workplaces with pink slips, economists worried: Would tough times send the world into a protectionist tailspin? After all, that's what tends to happen in periods of global economic distress. Most famously, the Great Depression of the 1930s […]

Creeping Global Protectionism? Not So Fast, World Bank Says

Backers of free trade point to hundreds of new tariffs imposed by the Group of 20 leading economies, including the U.S., despite pledges from the G-20 to refrain from interrupting trade. But the trend isn’t so simple, and there is at least some evidence the wave of protectionism could be subsiding, the World Bank said in a report Thursday.

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