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May 24, 2013

Off the Charts Measured by S.&P. Returns, Obama Is on a Short List: The New York Times: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS; May 24, 2013.



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Off the Charts

Measured by S.&P. Returns, Obama Is on a Short List
The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has more than doubled since Barack Obama took office, an accomplishment achieved by only four other presidents.

 

Gerald Celente - The Dan Cofall Show - May 20, 2013

Beijing Plans to Reduce the State's Role in the Economy: The New York Times Global Update; May 24, 2013.

May 24, 2013
Compiled 20:45 GMT

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Beijing Plans to Reduce the State's Role in the Economy

By DAVID BARBOZA and CHRIS BUCKLEY
After years of relying on state spending to supercharge growth, China's new prime minister, Li Keqiang, said the government would seek to unleash the nation's creative energies.

China Bluntly Tells North Korea to Enter Nuclear Talks

By JANE PERLEZ
The Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, struck a stern tone as he called for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to a state-run Chinese news agency.

New Terror Strategy Shifts C.I.A. Focus Back to Spying

By MARK MAZZETTI
Some American officials and outside experts believe it could take years for an agency that has evolved into a paramilitary service to return to a focus on traditional espionage.
Dining & Wine

Video: Sponge Cake, a Vehicle for Summer Fruit

Melissa Clark demonstrates how a moist vanilla sponge cake is the perfect dessert with summer fruits, like strawberries.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

Asian Tensions and the Problem of History

By JONATHAN TEPPERMAN
A gaffe by Japan's prime minister speaks volumes about Asia's current rivalries, and how they might be soothed.
WORLD

Insurgents Attack Near U.N. Mission in Kabul

By ROD NORDLAND and SHARIFULLAH SAHAK
The attackers set off a large explosion followed by numerous smaller blasts, sending United Nations and international agency workers into bomb shelters.

2 on Diverted Pakistani Plane Made Threats They Called Jokes

By ALAN COWELL
British fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of the Pakistani flight reported the threat. The two men were arrested after the plane landed.

Britain to Consider New Security Powers After Attack on Soldier

By ALAN COWELL and JOHN F. BURNS
With Britain still reeling with shock at the brutality and chilling indifference of the perpetrators, officials confirmed that both suspects had been known to security agents.
BUSINESS
Wealth Matters

Leaving Behind Digital Keys to Financial Lives

By PAUL SULLIVAN
As more people do their banking and investing online, the lack of a paper trail poses a problem for business partners, executors and heirs.
Your Money

The Talk You Didn't Have With Your Parents Could Cost You

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD
Children may be reluctant to ask aging parents about their estate and financial affairs, but information shared can prevent confusion later.
DealBook

Bausch & Lomb Said to Be Near $9 Billion Sale to Valeant

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
If completed, a transaction would be one of the biggest health care deals of the year. And it could reap a sizable profit for Bausch & Lomb's current owner, Warburg Pincus.
TECHNOLOGY

Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer

By STEVE LOHR
Apple-1 computers have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent auctions, a run-up reflecting the company's mystique.

Twitter Lets Brands Reach Viewers of Their TV Ads

By TANZINA VEGA
A new product, Twitter Amplify, will help brands match advertisements with Twitter commentary by viewers.
Corner Office

Three Quick Rules: Be In, Be Real and Be Bold

By ADAM BRYANT
The C.E.O. of YouSendIt says leaders must always be clear about where they are taking a company.
SPORTS

A Crash Course in X's and O's, Then C's and Z's

By SAM BORDEN
Learning game strategies and player pronunciations, all while dealing with a rabid fan base, posed challenges for Gus Johnson in his first year as a soccer broadcaster for Fox.

Nadal Remains the One to Beat at French Open

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
Since his return from knee injuries, he has played in eight tournaments and won six of them, and he has been seen as the man to beat at the French Open.

Meet the Red Bull Tribe

By BRAD SPURGEON
The energy drink company's two Formula One teams are only a small part of its global marketing strategy.
U.S. NEWS

Racing the Clock and a Storm: A Way of Life in Tornado Alley

By DAN BARRY and JOHN SCHWARTZ
In the breeding ground of Oklahoma tornadoes, people prepare for the season with the care that the defensive coordinator for their Sooners prepares for the inevitable autumn.

Washington State Bridge Collapse Could Echo Far Beyond Interstate

By KIRK JOHNSON
The collapse on Interstate 5 came as politicians had been wrestling over the millions needed to replace another aging bridge over the Columbia River.

Boy Scouts End Longtime Ban on Openly Gay Youths

By ERIK ECKHOLM
The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay youths as members, while continuing its policy of excluding openly gay adult leaders.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

Japan the Model

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Japan appears to be turning around its economy. Could its economic experiment be the last, best hope for recovery for the rest of the world?
Opinionator

The Corporate Tax Dodge

By STEVEN RATTNER
When companies shelter their profits overseas, everyone else loses.
Op-Ed Contributor

A Cyberattack Campaign for Syria

By CHRIS FINAN
American policy makers should consider a military cybercampaign to give Syrians the ability to communicate freely online.

The Economist Group - Management Thinking Digest; May 24, 2013.






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DealBook Latest News Week in Review; May 24, 2013.



WEEK IN VERSE Would you rather listen to a hedge fund billionaire's remarks on motherhood or Alicia Keys singing about global macro traders?
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WEEK IN VERSE Would you rather listen to a hedge fund billionaire’s remarks on motherhood or Alicia Keys singing about global macro traders?

Week in Review: Wall St. Finding Washington a Friendlier Place

Banks’ lobbyists help in drafting bills on finance. | Brazil is luring the millisecond investor. | In a plus for electrics, Tesla repays a big federal loan early. | After a vote, Jamie Dimon moves to mend bank’s fences. | Andrew Ross Sorkin asks: didn’t Yahoo try a deal like this before?
Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, and the puppet Princeton of "Avenue Q" have addressed the importance of purpose.
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Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, and the puppet Princeton of “Avenue Q” have addressed the importance of purpose.

What Gets You Up in the Morning?

Purpose is a uniquely powerful source of fuel – and satisfaction. That’s why we resonate so strongly with exhortations that speak to it, the author writes.
ALTTEXT
Brian Snyder/Reuters
William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management has made big bets in  companies including Herbalife, Beam Inc. and J.C. Penney.

An Ackman Investment Scorecard

The departure of Robert McDonald as Procter & Gamble’s chief executive was yet another victory for the hedge fund manager William A. Ackman. But how is the activist investor doing in his other big bets?
Bausch & Lomb, an eye care products maker, filed in March to go public.
Paul Sakuma/Associated Press
Bausch & Lomb, an eye care products maker, filed in March to go public.

Bausch & Lomb Said to Be Near $9 Billion Sale to Valeant

If completed, a transaction would be one of the biggest health care deals of the year. And it could reap a sizable profit for Bausch & Lomb’s current owner, Warburg Pincus.

The Security Sideshow in the Fight Over Sprint

Dish Network’s argument that Japanese ownership of the American cellphone operator is a risk to national security is half-baked and shows desperation, the author contends.
A hostess sets up shots of Russian Standard Vodka in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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A hostess sets up shots of Russian Standard Vodka in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Curious Case of the European Vodka Seller

A super-speedy prepackaged bankruptcy and a choice for convertible noteholders — all in Delaware.
Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire hedge fund manager, at a charity fund-raiser in 2008.
Bill Cunningham/The New York Times
Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire hedge fund manager, at a charity fund-raiser in 2008.

When a Billionaire Speaks Off the Cuff on Motherhood

A furor has erupted over comments made by Paul Tudor Jones, a billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist, who was captured on video trying to explain why there is a scarcity of female traders.

Abruptly, P.&G. Chief Ends Career of 33 Years | 

Robert A. McDonald is being replaced by his predecessor, Alan G. Lafley, reports Michael J. de la Merced for The New York Times. The world’s biggest consumer products company has been under pressure from the hedge fund manager William A. Ackman. Read more »
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Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in New York.

Morgan Stanley Names New Business Heads in Asia

Jerome Leleu and Mille Cheng will be co-heads of its equity capital markets business in Asia. The pair will replace Justin Haik, who is moving to a new role as senior client relationship manager for equities in Asia.

Kinder Morgan forges ahead with pipeline expansion plan: BIV Today's Business News; May 24, 2013.




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Kinder Morgan forges ahead with pipeline expansion plan

Kinder Morgan Canada's proposed pipeline expansion project has taken another step through regulatory hoops ... READ MORE

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Vancouver housing affordability improves
– but still worst in
Canada: RBC

Vancouver’s real-estate market remains the priciest in Canada, even though affordability has continued to improve for the past  ... READ MORE

Politics and Policy

 

Vancouver Board of Trade boosts BC Chamber of Commerce

BC Chamber of Commerce says  addition of 4,000 members of the Vancouver Board of Trade will give the provincewide organization more clout on ... READ MORE

Law

 

Alberta sisters accused of investment fraud in B.C.

The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) has ordered a hearing into the alleged fraud by two Alberta sisters who raised millions of dollars through the sale of ... READ MORE

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Unemployment in Western Canada, Newfoundland continues to drop

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Small food processors tiptoe through the valley of giants

In a business dominated by grocery chains, small food entrepreneurs struggle to ... READ MORE