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Get Ready For Negative Interest Rates In The US

With Fed mouthpiece Jon Hilsenrath warning - in no lesser status-quo narrative-deliverer than The Wall Street Journal - that The ECB's actions (and pre-emptive collapse in the EUR) means the U.S. economy must deal with a rapidly strengthening dollar that will make American goods more expensive abroad, potentially slowing both U.S. Show More Summary

ISIS Video Says One Japanese Hostage Is Dead

ISIS has released a new video claiming that one of its two Japanese hostages has been executed, reports the Wall Street Journal. In the video, hostage Kenji Goto is seen holding a photo of what appears to be the decapitated head and body of fellow hostage Haruna Yukawa. "You were...

Maine Governor Proposes Taxing Large Charities

Wall Street Journal, Maine Gov. LePage Wants to Tax Big Nonprofits: A sweeping proposal to cut taxes for Maine families and businesses could upend one of the most widely accepted practices in the country: the property-tax exemption for nonprofit organizations. A recent budget plan by Republican Gov. Paul LePage calling...

Hedge Fund News: Crispin Odey, Louis Bacon, T. Boone Pickens

Hedge Fund Manager Odey Turns Super Bear on QE (Wall Street Journal) Renowned U.K. hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has warned of an impending global economic slowdown that will be remembered for a century, saying equity markets will be “devastated” despite central bank action aimed at propping up the global economy. “The shorting opportunity looks […]

Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier

After reports from The Information and The Wall Street Journal said earlier this week that Google is interested in becoming a carrier in the U.S. by purchasing wholesale access from Sprint and T-Mobile, Bloomberg Businessweek has learned that Google has indeed reached a deal with Sprint in order to sell wireless service directly to consumers. Show More Summary

Is MySpace Making a Comeback?

Social networks have come and gone. While some, like GeoCities, are closed down entirely, others like MySpace and Bebo fade into obscurity. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, MySpace might not be dead after all, and the social...Show More Summary

Bush Gives Donors a Price List

“As he lines up support for a likely presidential bid, Republican Jeb Bush is offering donors the chance to join his ‘national executive committee’ – if they raise $500,000 by March 31,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “A pledge form [...] The post Bush Gives Donors a Price List appeared first on Political Wire.

Is China slowing down? Not much

The Wall Street Journal: China's economic growth slowed to 7.4% in 2014, downshifting to a level not seen in a quarter century and firmly marking the end of a high-growth heyday that buoyed global demand for everything from iron ore to designer handbags. Show More Summary

SkyMall Magazine Has Filed for Bankruptcy

For the pickup artist in your life. First Cat Fancy and now this? The Wall Street Journal reported today that SkyMall Magazine filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday. Apparently the increased use of electronic devices during...Show More Summary

The Moops Did Not Invade Spain, Orrin Hatch Edition

Orrin Hatch argued in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2010 that the ACA’s requirement that states set up exchanges “is not a condition for receiving federal funds.” Ian Millhiser explains the significance of this: Nevertheless, Hatch does make an important claim about the law in his WSJ op-ed. A state’s choice to set up […]

SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy Because No One’s Bored Enough to Read SkyMall While Flying

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The Wall Street Journal reported today that SkyMall, the airplane magazine that sold things one would only buy when one is deprived of oxygen, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,

U.S., Iraq preparing for big assault

The United States and Iraq have started preparing for an offensive by summer to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was taken by Islamic State militants last June, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Preparations include...Show More Summary

Ubiquitous In Flight Magazine SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

In-flight catalog SkyMall has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, The Wall Street Journal reports.  The Phoenix, Arizona-based publication, which can be found in the seat-back pockets of numerous airlines, said in court papers...Show More Summary

ISIS Mimics Goofy Cable News Concept as Countdown for Journalist Hostages Reaches Zero

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

ISIS, of course, entered our collective psyches after American journalist James Foley was beheaded in August. But beheading of American journalists had occurred before (See: Daniel Pearl of The Wall Street Journal not long after 9/11 by al Qaeda and specifically Khalid Sheikh Mohammad). Show More Summary

The country I come from is called The Midwest The North.

The Wall Street Journal has an article titled "Minnesota’s New Cool Image as ‘the North’/Proponents Embrace Region’s Frigid Weather, Rugged Character; ‘Heritage’ Brands Thrive":“North” has a special meaning in Minnesota these days, and it is gradually gaining a stronger following. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Against McDonald’s To Test NLRB Decision on Franchisee Relationship

By Annie Gasparro and Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal Ten former restaurant workers sued McDonald’s Corp. along with one of its franchisees for alleged wrongful termination, in a move that tests the legal implications of a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel to hold the fast-food giant accountable for franchisees’ actions.

Google Working on Wireless Deals with Sprint, T-Mobile

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is ready to work with two of the nation’s leading wireless carriers — Sprint and T-Mobile. Google, sources say, wants to sell wireless service “directly to consumers,” an effort that inspired the deals being secured with the aforementioned carriers. If successful, the move will likely “prod the […]

Bush Continues Fundraising Blitz

“Jeb Bush is crisscrossing the country on a 60-event fundraising blitz aimed at raising enough money to give other Republicans second thoughts about entering the race,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The fundraising effort, which Mr. Bush’s team has dubbed [...] The post Bush Continues Fundraising Blitz appeared first on Political Wire.

Grand Central: On Day One of ECB QE, Draghi Gets Much of What He Wanted

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Friday, January 23, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath assesses the immediate impact of the ECB's announcement of quantitative easing, and finds lots of reasons for Mario Draghi to be happy.

“Warning: The Article You’re About to Read Might Make You Laugh”

The Wall Street Journal news-section A-hed tackles silly (sometimes deliberately so) disclaimers, such as IKEA’s gigantic sign portraying a hot dog with the disclaimer “not actual size.” But it also notes the high costs that litigation or regulatory action can inflict when disclaimers are omitted. Show More Summary

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