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Jan 22, 2014

NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines January 2014 OP -ED Columnist: WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria by Thomas friedman



Top News
At least two people have died in the fighting between the riot police units, called by their Ukrainian name the Berkut, and protesters.
For the First Time, Ukraine Protests Lead to Deaths

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

President Viktor F. Yanukovich met with opposition leaders on Wednesday after two protesters were shot to death and a civil uprising edged Kiev, the capital, toward a state of emergency.
. The Lede: Ominous Text Message Sent to Protesters Sends Chills Around the Internet
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday as the peace conference on Syria opened in Montreux, Switzerland.
Testy Exchange Sets Tone as Peace Talks Open on Syria

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and ANNE BARNARD

Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, said his injunction for a constructive dialogue "had been broken" on Wednesday following a lengthy diatribe by the Syrian foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem.
Report Finds Elite Chinese Using Offshore Companies

By ANDREW JACOBS and DAVID BARBOZA

Leaked documents show that thousands of wealthy, well-connected Chinese have set up companies in tax-haven countries to hold assets, an investigative reporting group says.
For more top news, go to INYT.com
Editors' Picks

OPINION | OP-ED | MURONG XUECUN

China's Temporary-Worker Ploy

By MURONG XUECUN

Blaming this class of people allows the government to avoid taking responsibility for its failures.

DINING & WINE

Video VIDEO: The Women in the Kitchen
A wave of female chefs like Lauren DeSteno is rising through the culinary ranks. More than ever, women fill the jobs that will produce the next generation of restaurant leaders.
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World
Photo Archive Is Said to Show Widespread Torture in Syria

By BEN HUBBARD and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

If genuine, the trove is new visual corroboration that Syria's government is guilty of mass war crimes against its own citizens, just as it appeared to regain some international standing.
. Human Rights Watch Criticizes Inaction on Syria
. The Lede: War Crimes Experts Call Syrian Defector's Photographs 'Direct Evidence' of Assad's 'Killing Machine'
Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Sergey V. Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, in Montreux, Switzerland, on Tuesday.
For U.N. Chief, a Dance of Diplomacy Is Halted by a Misstep

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

A precise diplomatic sequence that relied Iran and the United States to perform failed, forcing Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, to stumble.
. Excluded Iran Says Its Role at Talks on Syria Will Be Missed
A man ran Tuesday after an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Many activists against President Bashar al-Assad's government doubt the talks have much chance.
Peaceful Swiss Resort Takes On Troubles of Syrian War

By ANNE BARNARD

The expectant melancholy typical of resort towns in the winter has given way in Montreux to something edgier as it gears up for Syrian peace talks.
. Twitter Q. and A. on Syria Peace Talks
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World
Business
Markets Rise Broadly, but Not the Dow

By REUTERS

Wall Street was mixed by Wednesday afternoon, with investors looking for guidance from a slew of corporate earnings.
Netflix Adds 2.3 Million U.S. Subscribers in Banner Quarter

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The company's fourth-quarter earnings soared as it added subscribers to burnish its status as one of the world's most popular entertainment options.
Foxconn Ex-Managers Detained in Bribery Inquiry

By DAVID BARBOZA

Authorities are investigating whether several former managers accepted millions of dollars in bribes from partners of the electronics maker, which is a main supplier to Apple.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business
Technology
William H. Gates, the chairman and former chief executive of Microsoft, on Tuesday. He's been involved more than ever in the company, though has said he has no plans to take over as chief.

BITS BLOG

Dabbling in Microsoft Is Enough for Gates

By NICK WINGFIELD

William H. Gates, the chairman and former chief executive of Microsoft, is said to be willing to adjust his role at the company based on the new chief executive's wishes.

BITS BLOG

VMware Looks to Improve Its Cloud With AirWatch

By QUENTIN HARDY

Patrick Gelsinger, VMWare's chief, believes some older companies are moving into cloud computing and others are retrenching as customers demand new sorts of technologies.
. DealBook: VMware Buys Mobile Security Firm for $1.54 Billion
2710 Thomes Avenue, seen in 2011, is located on a sleepy block in Cheyenne, Wyo. Much of China's Internet traffic on Tuesday was redirected to this address.

BITS BLOG

Chinese Internet Traffic Redirected to Small Wyoming House

By NICOLE PERLROTH

On Tuesday, a large portion of Internet traffic in China was redirected to a small 1,700-square-foot house in Cheyenne, Wyo.
. Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Web Outage Blamed on Censorship Glitch
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Tech
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Sports
Masahiro Tanaka is the Yankees' prize this offseason.

ON BASEBALL

After Talk of Restraint, Yankees Gorge on Free Agents

By TYLER KEPNER

The Yankees understand there are cheaper ways to win, but committed to nearly $500 million in new spending after declines in attendance, TV ratings and performance.
Masahiro Tanaka, the latest Japanese star to come to Major League Baseball, will pitch for the Yankees.
Yankees Reach Deal With Tanaka for $155 Million

By DAVID WALDSTEIN

The Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka, a prized right-handed pitcher who was 24-0 with the Rakuten Eagles last year, agreed on Wednesday to a seven-year, $155 million contract.
Roger Federer celebrating after winning his quarterfinal against Andy Murray on Wednesday.
Federer Finds a Higher Level as Other Stars Fall

By GREG BISHOP

Roger Federer set up a semifinal confrontation with Rafael Nadal by beating Andy Murray, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
. A Stealthy Approach Proves Best for Radwanska
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports
U.S. News
President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden met with Cabinet Secretaries of the Council on Women and Girls in the Oval Office on Wednesday.
Obama to Create Task Force on Campus Sexual Assaults

By JACKIE CALMES

President Obama on Wednesday reviewed efforts to combat sexual assault, including in the military, and planned to create a task force focused on sexual assault on college campuses.
. U.S. Panel Recommends Ways to Reduce Voting Delays
Justices Struggle to Determine Restitution Over Child Pornography

By ADAM LIPTAK

Three lawyers who appeared before the Supreme Court offered varying answers to the question of what a man owes a niece who was sexually assaulted and depicted in child pornography.
Gov. Jerry Brown of California handed out playing cards, with one side containing a chart that showed California's history of swinging from huge deficits to huge surpluses.
In Speech, Brown Balances Good, and Bad, Facing California

By ADAM NAGOURNEY

In his State of the State speech, Gov. Jerry Brown sought to balance rising surpluses against a Legislature eager to restore years of cuts.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US
Opinion

OP-DOCS

'Sarah's Uncertain Path'

By TRACY DROZ TRAGOS and ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

Profiling a pregnant teenager in Missouri, this short documentary provides a window into rural poverty in America's heartland.

EDITORIAL

Another Syria Peace Conference

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The lives of millions of civilians depend on an end to the war and the deliveries of humanitarian supplies.
Thomas L. Friedman

OP-ED COLUMNIST

WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

You can't understand the Arab awakenings, or their solutions, without considering climate, environment and population stresses.
. Columnist Page
For more opinion, go to INYT.com/Opinion

FTC | Consumer Updates January 22, 2014: What Are You Doing on Data Privacy Day?:

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

by Aditi Jhaveri
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Data Privacy Day is just around the corner — January 28. What a good time to do something about protecting your personal information, online and off.
Read more >

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing January 22, 2014.

THE WALL STREET JOURNALBiggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:47 pm ET 01/22/2014
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)86,046,660$3.67-0.50-11.99
IAMGOLD (IAG)14,192,1503.61-0.49-11.95
YPF ADS (YPF)2,337,14928.40-2.76-8.86
Just Energy Group (JE)2,535,5207.03-0.68-8.82
Phoenix (PNX)220,55644.95-4.21-8.56
Concord Medical Services Holdings ADS (CCM)142,0685.42-0.46-7.82
Rio Alto Mining (RIOM)484,6122.02-0.17-7.76
Standard Register (SR)42,1146.93-0.57-7.60
Banco Bradesco ADS (BBDO)2,55512.51-0.99-7.33
Puma Biotechnology (PBYI)432,367129.94-9.98-7.13
DHT Holdings (DHT)259,4797.71-0.55-6.66
Allegheny Technologies (ATI)4,297,48432.01-2.17-6.35
Coach Inc. (COH)23,269,86949.38-3.17-6.03
Arcos Dorados Holdings Cl A (ARCO)3,120,80810.16-0.65-6.01
Noranda Aluminum Holding (NOR)718,9173.66-0.23-5.91
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Cl B ADS (EDN)28,7585.63-0.34-5.70
Thompson Creek Metals (TC)2,435,1902.78-0.16-5.44
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore ADS (NPD)212,7801.97-0.11-5.29
Pretium Resources (PVG)644,4316.14-0.32-4.95
AuRico Gold (AUQ)2,661,3524.57-0.23-4.79
Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP)664,8467.75-0.39-4.79
Youku Tudou ADS (YOKU)3,920,28132.97-1.59-4.60
Rouse Properties (RSE)1,290,07018.51-0.89-4.59
Frontline (FRO)3,070,5034.83-0.23-4.55
Nordic American Tankers (NAT)3,387,90811.99-0.55-4.39
 
Nasdaq
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Liquid Holdings Group (LIQD)274,443$5.30-0.96-15.34
Barrett Business Services (BBSI)527,22487.79-13.11-12.99
Ocera Therapeutics (OCRX)226,47414.40-2.03-12.36
Ninetowns Internet Technology Group ADS (NINE)94,0881.90-0.17-8.21
Lilis Energy (LLEX)20,6942.16-0.19-8.08
Cadiz (CDZI)165,5517.94-0.67-7.78
GlycoMimetics (GLYC)200,15110.15-0.85-7.68
PTC Therapeutics (PTCT)544,51926.84-2.12-7.32
Cadence Pharmaceuticals (CADX)1,418,32511.46-0.88-7.17
Sagent Pharmaceuticals (SGNT)540,92819.84-1.47-6.90
Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO)428,03829.86-2.14-6.69
Dendreon (DNDN)9,152,9853.01-0.21-6.52
PetMed Express (PETS)1,061,58113.44-0.93-6.47
Energy Recovery (ERII)928,3784.47-0.31-6.39
Regulus Therapeutics (RGLS)375,3418.05-0.53-6.18
ZipRealty (ZIPR)209,2334.59-0.30-6.13
Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB)1,745,0867.30-0.47-6.05
TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals (TLOG)96,92411.28-0.70-5.84
Hemisphere Media Group Cl A (HMTV)41,24510.49-0.65-5.83
Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE)481,2364.07-0.24-5.57
Cardinal Financial (CFNL)398,22317.81-1.02-5.42
Almost Family (AFAM)79,44331.04-1.76-5.37
Magal Security Systems (MAGS)14,1383.91-0.22-5.33
VIVUS (VVUS)4,196,4598.37-0.47-5.32
Inteliquent (IQNT)749,39112.29-0.69-5.32
 
NYSE Arca
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (JNUG)390,478$23.83-3.77-13.66
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ)14,281,0496.60-1.00-13.16
ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural Gas (KOLD)176,43357.68-5.57-8.81
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares (GASX)113,03322.40-1.87-7.70
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT)4,865,22435.18-2.82-7.42
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares (YANG)37,70623.47-1.83-7.23
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index Excess Return (DWTI)13,46533.79-1.79-5.03
Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GLDX)68,16313.02-0.64-4.69
Market Vectors Junior Gold Minets ETF (GDXJ)3,155,42936.25-1.73-4.56
ProShares UltraShort FTSE China 25 (FXP)364,56116.58-0.78-4.49
Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bear 3x Shares (EDZ)1,012,22343.99-1.68-3.68
C-TRACKS Exchange Trade Notes based on the Performance of the Citi Volatility Index Total Return (CVOL)37,0403.15-0.12-3.67
Global X Junior Miners ETF (JUNR)9,48915.84-0.60-3.65
ProSharesUltraShortDJUBSCrudeOil (SCO)1,715,19932.64-1.13-3.35
Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares (SOXS)86,30234.79-1.16-3.23
Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)243,31012.29-0.40-3.15
PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN (DTO)174,03736.93-1.16-3.05
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)7,329,18214.70-0.44-2.91
iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)62,6229.85-0.29-2.86
Direxion Daily Basic Materials Bull 3X Shares (MATL)2,58652.65-1.55-2.86
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets (EEV)244,22521.52-0.57-2.58
Market Vectors ETF Trust Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)35,843,89023.09-0.61-2.57
ProShares UltraShort Russell1000 Growth (SFK)7,62328.23-0.73-2.52
PowerShares DB Base Metals Double Short ETN (BOM)2,00514.14-0.36-2.48
iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (SLVP)10,23011.72-0.27-2.26
 
Composite
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Liquid Holdings Group (LIQD)274,443$5.30-0.96-15.34
Mer Telemanagement Solutions (MTSL)341,7622.09-0.36-14.62
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (JNUG)390,47823.83-3.77-13.66
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ)14,281,0496.60-1.00-13.16
Barrett Business Services (BBSI)527,22487.79-13.11-12.99
Ocera Therapeutics (OCRX)226,47414.40-2.03-12.36
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)86,046,6603.67-0.50-11.99
IAMGOLD (IAG)14,192,1503.61-0.49-11.95
NF Energy Saving (NFEC)242,7191.79-0.24-11.91
YPF ADS (YPF)2,337,14928.40-2.76-8.86
Just Energy Group (JE)2,535,5207.03-0.68-8.82
ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural Gas (KOLD)176,43357.68-5.57-8.81
Phoenix (PNX)220,55644.95-4.21-8.56
Ninetowns Internet Technology Group ADS (NINE)94,0881.90-0.17-8.21
Aetrium (ATRM)107,0867.04-0.62-8.09
Lilis Energy (LLEX)20,6942.16-0.19-8.08
Coronado Biosciences (CNDO)2,521,7252.92-0.25-7.89
Concord Medical Services Holdings ADS (CCM)142,0685.42-0.46-7.82
Cadiz (CDZI)165,5517.94-0.67-7.78
Rio Alto Mining (RIOM)484,6122.02-0.17-7.76
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares (GASX)113,03322.40-1.87-7.70
GlycoMimetics (GLYC)200,15110.15-0.85-7.68
Standard Register (SR)42,1146.93-0.57-7.60
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT)4,865,22435.18-2.82-7.42
Banco Bradesco ADS (BBDO)2,55512.51-0.99-7.33
 
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Footnotes
Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS with prior day close of $2 a share or higher, with volume of at least 2,000.
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group