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Vogue’s Rat Infestation: Disturbing New Details

On Friday, Gawker reported that Vogue’s brand-new offices at 1 World Trade Center had a predicament as old as New York City itself: a rat infestation. It’s already gotten so bad that editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is wary of entering her personal office. Over the next three days, two other outlets reported even grosser details. You might want to sit down. Read more...

India tosses out the WTO's agricultural subsidy disciplines

Daniel R. Pearson The World Trade Organization (WTO) seems on the verge of approving an agreement with India to allow the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to move forward. The TFA is to be applauded. It will make a useful contribution...Show More Summary

How The World's Most Leveraged Hedge Fund Got Away With Insider Trading

While everyone is aware by now that the biggest component of SAC's abnormal performance over the years was its recourse to "information arbitrage" and its reliance on "expert networks", both of which managed to send the SAC logo to Federal...Show More Summary

Tiffany shares rise despite global slowdown

Tiffany & Co., the world's second-largest luxury jewelry retailer, rose as much as 5.5% in early trading after higher-than-projected sales in the Americas last quarter helped make up for a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Iron Ore Drops Below $70 for First Time Since ’09 as Glut Widens

19 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Iron ore traded below $70 for the first time in five years as rising low-cost supplies by the world’s top miners widen a global glut amid slowing demand from China, the biggest user. The post Iron Ore Drops Below $70 for First Time Since ’09 as Glut Widens appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Reviving Blue Collar Work: 5 Benefits of Working in the Skilled Trades

A couple weeks ago, I outlined and (hopefully) debunked four common myths about skilled labor. While these stereotypes about blue collar work may have been true 50 years ago, they simply aren’t the case in today’s world. In the 90s and early 00s, everything was about the business world. Wall Street was going gangbusters, this […]

Check Out the Mural at One World Trade Center — Design News

Artist José Parlá created the massive mural in the lobby of One World Trade Center. Meant to stand as a symbol of diversity, ONE: Union of the Senses took eight months in his studio and two weeks on site to complete. READ MORE »

Emerging World Offers Opportunity for US Venture Capitalists

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is considering launching a new breed of trade mission focused on bringing American capital to developing markets.

Former JP Morgan Employee Trades “Root Of All Evil” Gig For Extreme Water Sports

In 2011, Dean O’Malley walked away from a high-paying job with no plans for the future, other than to escape the world of finance. His IT job at JPMorgan Chase (JPM) had survived the financial crisis, but he had no desire to stick around for the next one. Show More Summary

Sell, Sell, Sell... The Central Bank Madmen Are Raging

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The global financial system has come unglued. Everywhere the real world evidence points to cooling growth, faltering investment, slowing trade, vast excess industrial capacity, peak...Show More Summary

The NYSE Makes Stock Exchanges Around The World Look Tiny [CHART]

Hong Kong and Shanghai launched a trading link this week, allowing traders in each city's stock market to buy and sell shares listed on the other city's market, possibly foreshadowing a greater opening of China's capital markets. While...Show More Summary

Vilsack: No Regulatory Fix for COOL

Last weekend, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention that there is no regulatory fix for country-of-origin labeling (COOL). After the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling in favor of Canada and Mexico in an ongoing dispute with the U.S. over COOL, a team at the Department of... Continue Reading

So, There Might Be a Rat Infestation at Vogue

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Vogue's downtown migration to One World Trade Center was documented with military precision on Instagram. Models pitched in (though it must have been tough to get much done in a floor-length gown). helped schlep boxes, for some reason. Now the magazine is firmly established downtown, and amid the helicopter-assisted... More »

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication

Vogue’s Shiny New Office Has a Big Rat Problem

Earlier this month, Condé Nast commenced its long-anticipated move to 1 World Trade Center, whose landlord is counting on the magazine publisher to anchor the building and attract other hip companies to the fortified Financial District. The ongoing rodent problem at Vogue, however, might give some prospective tenants pause. Even Anna Wintour is worried. Read more...

Banks ambush possible cheats with ‘fuzzy logic’ tools

Stung by billion-dollar fines for malpractice on their trading floors, the world’s big banks are using ‘fuzzy logic’ tools such as relationship mapping and behavioural analytics to read the minds of would-be cheats among their traders. Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Overpriced Assets on the MLB Offseason Trade Market

There are five main negatives I looked at for a player to qualify for this list: age, injury history, current contract, rumored acquisition cost and opportunity cost. In a perfect world, teams would trade for young players who are either...Show More Summary

Top 3 luxury hotels in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the world?s most vertical city, resulting in an iconic skyline that forms the backdrop for a nightly laser show showcasing some of its most dramatic skyscrapers. But it?s more than a top financial center and trade hub; it?s practically a must on any trip to Asia, especially for foodies and nightlife aficionados. Show More Summary

Global trade pick-up lifting Japanese exports

A bumper gain in Japanese exports in October suggests that world trade growth is continuing to firm, consistent with the expectation here of faster global industrial output expansion into end-2014.The Netherlands CPB research institute compiles monthly data on global trade volume. Show More Summary

Rest Easy with this Options on ETFs Trading Strategy from John Carter

Have you ever wanted to reduce stress with your trades?  Of course, we all do. John Carter released a quick video entitled “My Favorite Ways to Trade Options on ETFs” which combines the option world with broader ETFs. I’ve always been a huge fan of Carter’s work and am proud to count myself as an educational affiliate [...]

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