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Feb 7, 2014

NYT | ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS February 07, 2014:

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Compiled: February 7, 2014 09:07:32 PM

For Small Businesses, a Road Without a Map

Last year, owners of small businesses had to cope with higher tax rates. This year, they will wrestle with greater uncertainty about the fate of some deductions they have come to rely on.
Congress has not renewed the so-called extenders, about four dozen provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that permit write-offs of various types of business expenditures and expire periodically, most recently at the end of 2013.  Most or all of them could be reinstated, although no vote has been scheduled. Unless and until they are, tax specialists warn, it will be hard for business owners to make informed decisions about spending for capital equipment, research and development, and even new employees.
Continue reading:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/business/yourtaxes/for-small-businesses-a-road-without-a-map.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140207&tntemail0=y&_r=0

The Economist | Weekly Digest January 07, 2014.

The Economist

The Economist
Weekly Digest
Issue #13
This week we consider how youth unemployment will affect the British economy in the long term; we examine how companies can benefit from associating with another brand; and we invite you to Lisbon to discuss Portugal’s economic, political and social outlook.
Analysis
High youth unemployment could cost the UK up to £2.9bn in welfare benefits and lost tax revenue.Wasted youth? a new series of EIU articles supported by Learndirect considers the impact of youth unemployment on the British economy and the role businesses can play in tackling the issue.

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Savvy companies can benefit by association with another brand—the corporate equivalent of befriending the cool kid at school.

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The outlook for economic growth and reform Leading editors from The Economist will join key political figures and influential corporate speakers for a full day and a half of dialogue and debate. We will give delegates valuable intelligence and strategic insight into Portugal’s economic future. Due to the high demand places are now very limited; register today to avoid disappointment.
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The Economist | Editor's Picks on February 06 2014.

The Economist
Thursday, February 6th 2014
Editor's picks
The world's markets are having a wobble. More than $3 trillion has been wiped off global share prices since the start of January. In our cover leader we argue that investors' gloom is overdone. A handful of disappointing numbers does not mean that America's underlying recovery is stalling. China's economy is slowing, but the odds of a sudden slump remain low

John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief
Immigration
Barack Obama, deporter-in-chief
Expelling record numbers of immigrants is a costly way to make America less dynamic
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Sexual selection
Hot wheels
A new study suggests a link between cyclists' looks and their performance
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Schumpeter
The business-school bubble
They are better at analysing disruptive innovation than dealing with it
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Politics this week
Thailand held an election amid continuing protests by those opposed to the government of Yingluck Shinawatra. Despite a boycott by the opposition, 90% of the polling stations were open and turnout was nearly 50%. But that may not be enough to produce the quorum of MPs required to vote in a new government
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The European competition regulator's lengthy tussle with Google over its search business neared a conclusion. Google agreed, among other things, to promote the shopping services of three rivals, which will be "selected through an objective method" and "displayed in a way that is clearly visible to users". The provisional deal with the European Commission lifts the threat of a formal antitrust investigation into Google
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VOA Video News | World Politics & Religion January 07, 2014: US Prayer Breakfast Draws World Leaders.

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'Gold cartel' author Dimitri Speck interviewed about market manipulation: GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH February 07, 2014.

'Gold cartel' author Dimitri Speck interviewed about market manipulation

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European fund manager, gold market researcher, and GATA consultant Dimitri Speck, author of the new book "The Gold Cartel," was interviewed this week by financial journalist Dominic Frisby about manipulation of the gold market by central banks. The interview is 22 minutes long and can be heard here:
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FRB | Press Release February 7, 2014: Consumer Credit - G.19.


Consumer Credit - G.19

Current Release (PDF)

December 2013Release Date*: February 7, 2014
Consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6-1/2 percent during the fourth quarter. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 4-1/2 percent, while nonrevolving credit increased 7-1/4 percent. In December, consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 7-1/4 percent.

NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines February 08, 2014: Russia Opens Sochi Games With Pageantry and Pride.

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Top News
Russia Opens Sochi Games With Pageantry and Pride

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

The 2014 Winter Olympics began on Friday with a majestic opening ceremony that embraced classical music, ballet and certain aspects of the Soviet past.
. Opening Ceremony Highlights and Analysis | CommentComments
Hijacking of Turkish Aircraft to Sochi Is Foiled

By SEBNEM ARSU and RICK GLADSTONE

Turkish officials said a passenger claiming a bomb was aboard wanted the aircraft diverted to Sochi, but it landed in Istanbul and he was arrested.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Sochi before the Winter Olympics. The $50 billion or so spent on the Games have become a political liability.
A Triumph for Putin, if Not for the Rest of a Sagging Russia

By STEVEN LEE MYERS

The Winter Olympics, whose opening ceremony began on Friday, represents a chance for President Vladimir V. Putin to demonstrate his mastery of the global levers of power, even if the cost of hosting the competition has added to economic anxiety.
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Video VIDEO: Olympic Dreams, Financial Reality
The 2014 Olympics in Sochi are estimated to be the most expensive yet. While host cities hope the games will bring in a profit, they have more often than not created long-term economic burdens.

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How to Stop Heroin Deaths

By ROBERT S. HOFFMAN

An antidote to heroin overdose exists and should be made widely available.
World
Victoria Nuland, an assistant secretary of state, meeting with President Viktor F. Yanukovych.
Russia Claims U.S. Meddling Over Ukraine

By ANDREW HIGGINS and PETER BAKER

Meanwhile, the Obama administration blamed Moscow for spreading an intercepted private conversation between two American diplomats.
. U.S. Points to Russia as Diplomats' Private Call Is Posted on Web
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Business
Job seekers at a career fair in Dallas last month.
Jobs Report May Raise Questions on Pullback of Stimulus

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

Payrolls in the United States grew by 113,000 in January, a weaker-than-expected increase that experts said may signal a loss of momentum in the economy. The unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent.
United States Markets Shrug Off Jobs Report

By REUTERS

A weak reading on the labor market was partly attributed to the weather and initial disappointment was replaced with expectations of further economic strength.
A spike in propane prices have cut into profits for farmers like Charlie Ward in Ryan, Iowa, who rely on the fuel to heat their facilities.
As Propane Prices Rise, Worries Grow for Millions of Americans

By ALAN BLINDER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS

Analysts placed blame for the increases on record exports, frigid winter weather and rains last year that led to higher demand from farmers.
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Technology
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Entering the Era of Private and Semi-Anonymous Apps

By NICK BILTON

A number of new apps, including Wut, Secret and Confide, are intended to let users either talk secretly or semi-anonymously online.

DEALBOOK

GoPro to Go Public

By DAVID GELLES

GoPro becomes the latest company to file for a "secret" I.P.O., joining the ranks cloud storage company Box, which began the process last month, and Twitter.
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Apple Buys Back $14 Billion of Its Shares in Two Weeks

By REUTERS

The company bought $12 billion of stock through an accelerated share repurchase program and $2 billion from the open market, a spokesman said.
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What Gives Mark McMorris the Edge at Slopestyle?

By MIKE BOSTOCK, BEDEL SAGET and CATHERINE SPANGLER

Snowboarding's slopestyle event has been dominated recently by a 20-year-old from the flat plains of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ralph Kiner, who died Thursday at 91, was part of the Mets' first broadcast team in 1962. He was cheered at a 2011 game.

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Malaprops Were Part of the Charm of Kiner, an Enduring Met

By RICHARD SANDOMIR

Kiner was a character, a bon vivant, and not an overly polished announcer. His postgame show was required viewing, even if it looked like public access programming.
The German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier shooting, one of the sport's disciplines, during a training session. Three biathletes, two Russians and a Lithuanian, recently had positive drug tests.

SPORTS OF THE TIMES

'There's a Dark Cloud Over Our Sport'

By JULIET MACUR

Doping remains a scourge of endurance sports like cross-country skiing and biathlon, where testing and suspensions seem to be no match for temptation.
. Russian Biathlon Coach Had Suspicions, Too
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U.S. News
Robert Mitton, who has a failing heart, with his cat inside his home in Denver. 
Easing Terminal Patients' Path to Death, Legally

By ERIK ECKHOLM

Advocates of the practice, who have learned not to use the term "assisted suicide," say it is a notion whose time has come.
Aggressive cost cutting and increased revenue from its packing and shipping business helped the Postal Service stem its losses.
Postal Service Reports a Decline in Losses

By RON NIXON

The service posted a $354 million net loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year, compared with a $1.3 billion loss the same period in 2012.
Gov. Steve Bullock, left, introduced John Walsh, pictured next to his wife, Janet, as his interim appointment to the U.S. Senate in Helena, Mont., on Friday.
Montana Governor Names Replacement for Baucus

By JACK HEALY

Lt. Gov. John Walsh, who is a candidate for Senate, was named to succeed Senator Max Baucus, who is leaving become ambassador to China.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US
Opinion

TODAY'S EDITORIALS

A Spotlight on Mr. Putin's Russia

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The Sochi Olympics should not be a reason to ignore the country's soul-crushing repression.
David Brooks

OP-ED COLUMNIST

Other People's Views

By DAVID BROOKS

When should you care about what your peers and friends think and when should you not?
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Paul Krugman

OP-ED COLUMNIST

Health, Work, Lies

By PAUL KRUGMAN

From all the brouhaha over this week's C.B.O. report, it seems as if job losses are the new death panels when it comes to attacking health reform.
. Columnist Page | Blog
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