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Dec 16, 2012

Trade with Precision (December 16, 2012).: This week's market outlook videos

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Nick McDonald discusses what he expects to happen on stock and currency markets for the remaining days of 2012.

Regular market commentary will recommence the week of Monday 7th January 2013.

NYT | Global Update (December 16, 2012): Syrian Airstrike Kills Palestinian Refugees

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
December 16, 2012
Compiled 21:45 GMT

Global Update

TOP NEWS

Syrian Airstrike Kills Palestinian Refugees

By AN EMPLOYEE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES and ANNE BARNARD
Government forces killed at least eight people in the Yarmouk district of Damascus and reportedly drove dozens of formerly pro-government Palestinian fighters to defect to the rebels.

Liberal Democrats Win Landslide Victory in Japan Elections

By MARTIN FACKLER
The Liberal Democratic Party was returned to power in parliamentary elections Sunday in what analysts say is more a vote against the incumbents than a mandate.

In Europe, a Push for Higher Phone Fees

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN
Phone bills could rise if a European Union plan to encourage spending on high-speed broadband networks is enacted.
Opinion

Op-Ed Columnist

Egypt: The Next India or the Next Pakistan?

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Will Egyptian democracy empower minorities and protect their rights, or will the military and Muslim Brotherhood control everything always?
N.Y. / Region

Video: No Longer Anytown

As relatives and neighbors try to process the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, memorials and holiday decorations blur into one.
WORLD

Egypt Islamists Expect Approval of Constitution

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and KAREEM FAHIM
Preliminary tallies in Egypt showed a relatively narrow margin of victory for the charter so far, with about 33 percent turnout and orderly balloting after weeks of violence and threats of boycott.

A Bread Shortage Is the First Big Test of a Transitional Council in Aleppo

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
Since late November bread has been scarce, with a lack of fuel and flour shutting most bakeries in the Syrian city, creating problems for the new transitional council.
BUSINESS

Economic Forecast Is Sunnier, but Washington Casts a Big Shadow

By CATHERINE RAMPELL
Economists' opinions vary, and some envision slower growth, especially in the beginning of the year, even if Washington avoids a stalemate in the fiscal talks.

Onetime Allies in Antitrust Part Ways Over Google

By STEVE LOHR
Years ago, two lawyers saw Microsoft's fast grip on the PC software market as anticompetitive. Today, they disagree on whether Google represents a similar force in search.
Media Decoder Blog

Group Aims to Be a Conduit for WikiLeaks Donations

By DAVID CARR
A new nonprofit called the Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to insulate the fund-raising efforts of organizations like WikiLeaks from political and business pressures.
TECHNOLOGY

Apps Give Preschoolers a First Look at TV Shows

By ELIZABETH JENSEN
With more parents putting mobile devices into preschoolers' hands and laps, television networks like Nick Jr. and PBS are turning their focus to educational apps.

At Activision, a Hero and Villain, Zapped Into One

By AMY CHOZICK
Activision Blizzard, which sells must-have video games like those in the Call of Duty series, may be admired by Wall Street, but players often lash out at the chief executive, Bobby Kotick.
SPORTS

Fighting for the Right to Stay in the Running

By ROB HUGHES
The Stoke City vs. Everton match in the English Premier League over the weekend willfully dispensed with fair play as the two teams tried to keep pace with the richer league clubs.
Winter Roundup

American Skier Takes Home an Improbable Victory

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The American Steven Nyman took advantage of changing conditions for an unlikely win in a shortened World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, because of heavy snowfall.
Soccer Roundup

In England, United and City Keep Pace

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Manchester United stayed in control of the Premier League by beating Sunderland, 3-1, keeping Manchester City at arm's length after City won at Newcastle by the same score.
U.S. NEWS

A Sunday of Sorrow in Newtown

By RANDY LEONARD and JAMES BARRON
Residents of Newtown, Conn., flocked to church services and vigils on Sunday, struggling to comprehend a shooting that left 20 schoolchildren dead as the national conversation turned toward gun control.

Newtown Shooter Used a Rifle Popular Among Gun Owners

By ERICA GOODE
Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle, a model of the popular AR-15 style guns that can fire multiple rounds rapidly and at high velocity and have appeared in other recent shooting rampages.

Bloomberg Calls On Obama to Take Action on Gun Control

By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, a leading voice for gun control, all but demanded Sunday that President Obama confront the prevalence of guns in the nation.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Backtracking in Russia

By LYUDMILA ALEXEYEVA
A veteran Russian human rights activist looks sadly at the present.
Op-Ed Columnist

Watch Out Below!!!

By MAUREEN DOWD
I'm hanging on by my fingernails in the era of cliff diving.

NYT Global Update ( December 16, 2012) | Bussiness | Fundamentally : The Economy and Stocks: A Big Disconnect


TOP NEWS

Children Were All Shot Multiple Times With a Semiautomatic, Officials Say

By JAMES BARRON
On a day of anguish and mourning, other details emerged about how but not why the devastating school attack in Connecticut had happened, including acts of bravery during the maelstrom.

A Mother, a Gun Enthusiast and the First Victim

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER and RAVI SOMAIYA
Nancy Lanza loved guns, and it was one from her collection that was apparently used to take her life Friday, when her son went on a shooting rampage.

Egypt Islamists Expect Approval of Constitution

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and KAREEM FAHIM
The main group aligned with President Mohamed Morsi predicted ratification of a constitutional referendum after Egyptians voted peacefully and in large numbers.
Arts

Interactive Feature: The Year in Culture Headlines

From dubstep to Dickens and Mozart to Middle Earth, here's a year's worth of Arts & Leisure articles. Look back on 2012 and read them all.
Opinion

Opinion

Without Babies, Can Japan Survive?

By ALEXANDRA HARNEY
Faced with an increasingly aging population, Japan must take steps to raise its alarmingly low birthrate.
WORLD

An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Officials have said the "obvious suspicion" is that at least some of the apparent growth in gold shipments to Dubai is tied to illicit activities that have come to define Afghanistan's economy.

Foreign Minister Blames Sanctions for Syria's Troubles

By ANNE BARNARD and C. J. CHIVERS
Walid al-Moallem called on the United Nations to push for lifting the measure as government forces continued air and artillery strikes in the Damascus suburbs.

Brazil Expands Mines to Drive Future, but Cost Is a Treasured Link to Its Past

By SIMON ROMERO
A mining company is proceeding with a project that could help revive Brazil's economy, but it would also destroy caves treasured by scholars of Amazonian prehistoric human history.
BUSINESS

Quiet Doctor, Lavish Insider: A Parallel Life

By NATHANIEL POPPER and BILL VLASIC
While he appeared a grandfatherly academic, Dr. Sidney Gilman advised a network of Wall Street traders through SAC Capital and eventually crossed the line into criminal behavior.

How to Attack the Gender Wage Gap? Speak Up

By JESSICA BENNETT
When it comes to negotiating for better pay, women often hesitate, studies show. But new programs around the United States are aiming to eliminate those fears.
Fundamentally

The Economy and Stocks: A Big Disconnect

By PAUL J. LIM
Although economic growth has been subpar this year, stock returns have been healthy. It's another sign of how the economy can have nothing to do with market performance.
TECHNOLOGY

At Activision, a Hero and Villain, Zapped Into One

By AMY CHOZICK
Activision Blizzard, which sells must-have video games like those in the Call of Duty series, may be admired by Wall Street, but players often lash out at the chief executive, Bobby Kotick.
Bits

This Is Your Life, as Recalled by an App

By JENNA WORTHAM
Social media emphasize the here and now. But some new services comb through your digital history to send daily reminders of your previous postings - happy or otherwise.

On Facebook, Bad With the Good

By CHRISTINA VALHOULI
Some say that breaking bad news on Facebook helps both sufferers and their friends, while others find it an inappropriate way to reveal events like divorces.
SPORTS
Winter Roundup

American Skier Takes Home an Improbable Victory

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The American Steven Nyman took advantage of changing conditions for an unlikely win in a shortened World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, because of heavy snowfall.
Soccer Roundup

In England, United and City Keep Pace

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Manchester United stayed in control of the Premier League by beating Sunderland, 3-1, keeping Manchester City at arm's length after City won at Newcastle by the same score.

U.S. Women Beat China

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Abby Wambach scored twice to help the United States close out the season with a 4-1 exhibition victory over China in Boca Raton, Fla.
U.S. NEWS

Justice Dept. Shelved Ideas to Improve Gun Background Checks

By CHARLIE SAVAGE
In 2011, the Justice Department proposed an expansion of the background-check system, but it remains unclear whether the Obama administration will take on the powerful gun-rights lobby.

Soured History Hampers Talks Between Obama and Boehner

By JACKIE CALMES and JONATHAN WEISMAN
President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner have little regard for each other's bargaining skills, with a relationship damaged by their failure to reach a budget deal 18 months ago.

Clinton Is Recovering From a Concussion

By MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL R. GORDON
Because of a stomach virus, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suffered a concussion early last week after fainting and striking her head, the State Department said.
OPINION
Editorial

Sending Natural Gas Abroad

The United States can make money and help the planet by lifting export restrictions.
Opinion

The Power of Concentration

By MARIA KONNIKOVA
We can learn a lot from the way Sherlock Holmes trains his mind.
Gray Matter

The Anxiety of Group Survival

By MICHAEL J. A. WOHL
Millions of us worry that the clans we belong to will one day disappear.

NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS (December 16, 2012). : The Economy and the Stock Market: A Big Disconnect




Alert Name: FGC BOLSA- FGC FIN
December 16, 2012 Compiled: 12:34 AM

Although economic growth has been subpar this year, stock returns have been healthy. It’s another sign of how the economy can have nothing to do with market performance.

President Obama needs to choose a Treasury secretary with a different focus for the second term.

Fracking isn’t just going to change the energy business; it could change every business. And that’s pretty scary.

It’s time to erase the notion that the tax break for charitable giving benefits the rich at society’s expense.