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Davos World Economic Forum - January 31, 2016: Global Science Outlook.

Davos 2016 - Global Science Outlook World Economic Forum Published on Jan 31, 2016 What are the top issues on the global science agenda and how will they be addressed in the year ahead?

The Guardian | Business | Economics | Chinese Economy - January 31, 2016 - February 1, 2016 (02::48 GMT): China Manufacturing Sector Shrinks at Fastest Rate for More Than Three Years.   Activity in China’s manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in almost three-and-a-half years in January, missing market expectations, an official survey showed on Monday.

The Guardian | Tech | Google - January 31, 2016: Google Tax Deal "Not a Glorious Momment", Says Minister by Rajessv Syal. Rajeev Syal   A senior government minister has admitted the tax settlement between Google and the UK government “was not a glorious moment”.

Asian Markets at Open by CNBC - January 31, 2016: Asia Markets Open Higher After BOJ Surprise Move.

Image   Saheli Roy Choudhury Yoshikazu Tsuno | AFP | Getty Images Asia markets opened higher, extending gains on Monday, after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprise move into negative interest rates sent stocks higher on Friday from Tokyo to New York. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 was up 1.38 percent while the Topix gained 1.60 percent after market open. Across the Korean strait, the Kospi was up 0.63 percent.

The Guardian | Opinion | Google - January 31, 2016: Can Google's AlphaGo Really Feel It in Its Algorythm by Jphn Naugton   John Naughton   L ast week, researchers at the artificial intelligence company DeepMind , which is now owned by Google, announced an extraordinary breakthrough: in October last, a DeepMind computing system called AlphaGo had defeated the reigning European champion player of the ancient Chinese game go by five games to nil. The victory was announced last week in a paper published in the scientific journal  Nature .

The Guardian | World | US | Elections 2016 - January 31, 2016: Frenzy in Iowa as Clinton and Trump Go Into Caucuses Leading Key Poll.

Image   Ben Jacobs   The likely next president of the United States appeared on stage in Iowa on Saturday night as huge crowds of enthusiastic supporters were joined by rock stars, televangelists and duck hunters in a frenzy of political campaigning.

The Guardian | World | Australia | Western Australia - January 30. 2016 - January 31(1:01 GMT): Tropical Cyclone Stan Weakens as it Crosses Pilbara Coast in Western Australia

Image A town on West Australia’s Pilbara coast has been spared the worst of Cyclone Stan as it failed to reach the predicted category three strength overnight. The cyclone crossed at the Pardoo roadhouse, east Pilbara coast at 2am and was on Sunday morning moving inland in a south-easterly direction. It was still classified as a category two cyclone and was moving about 18km/h. Residents living between Port Hedland and Wallal, including Pardoo, Wallal, Eighty Mile and Marble Bar, were still on red alert, with WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services warning a threat to lives and homes still existed. People living in the cyclone’s path have been told to shelter in the strongest part of their home and stay away from windows and doors until the all-clear sign was sounded by authorities. Sign up to The Guardian Today, Australia edition and get today’s must-reads delivered straight to your inbox each day

RT Max Keiser Report - January 30, 2016: Tumbling, Fumbling Ruble (Special Moscow Series, E869)

Keiser Report: Tumbling, Fumbling Ruble (special Moscow series, E869) RT Published on Jan 30, 2016 Check Keiser Report website for more: In this episode of the Keiser Report coming to you from Moscow, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss whether or not the price is right for a ruble? A big mac? A salmon? A barrel of oil? A Deutsche Bank? A Clinton? In the second half, Max interviews Vladimir Rojanovsky, head of research at OK Broker Investment Company, about the ruble’s tumble and what that means for the Russian economy going forward.

The Guardian | World | U.S. - U.S. Elections 2016 - January 30, 2016: Iowa Counts Down to Caucus as Sanders and Clinton Campaign

Image   Scott Bixby Aprox. 8m ago 16:38 In a one-two punch of endorsements from the American paper of record, the New York Times editorial board has endorsed Ohio governor John Kasich’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

WSJ | Forex Closing on January 29, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing Major Currencies Friday, January 29, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on January 29, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes

DealBook P.M. Edition on January 29, 2016: Top Story Xerox, In Deal With Carl Icahn, to Split Company in Two.

    Friday, January 29, 2016 TOP STORY   Xerox, in Deal With Carl Icahn, to Split Company in Two In an agreement with Mr. Icahn, the activist investor, Xerox said it would spin off its services business by the end of the year.

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on January 1, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing Biggest Decliners 4:31 pm ET 01/29/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on January 29, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing Biggest Gainers 4:31 pm ET 01/29/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on January 29, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing Most Active Stocks by Volume 4:31 pm ET 01/29/2016 NYSE

Wall Street at Close Report, by CNBC: Stocks End Up 2% After BOJ Move< Still Worst Month for Nasdaq since 2010 Evelyn Cheng   U.S. stocks closed more than 2 percent higher percent Friday, the last trading day of January, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly adopted a negative interest rate policy for the first time. Encouraging earnings reports, a better-than-expected Chicago PMI report and some stabilization in oil prices also helped push equities higher.

FTC Press Release January 29, 2016: FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Commercial Trucking Services Company Invited Competitor to Allocate Customers.

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC , an Idaho-based company that provides drug and alcohol testing and other services to commercial trucking companies and their drivers, illegally invited one of its competitors to enter into a customer allocation agreement.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on January 29, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Friday, January 29, 2016  

European Markets at Close Report, by CNBC on January 29, 2016: europe Ends Higher After BOJ DEcision; Earnings Eyed.   Arjun Kharpal, Holly Ellyatt, Alexandra Gibbs European equities closed higher on Friday as oil prices posted another session of gains and the Bank of Japan surprised global markets by adopting negative interest rates for the first time. The pan-European STOXX 600 finished up 1.6 percent provisionally. On the week it closed up 0.7 percent provisionally.

U.S. International Trade Commission News Release - January 29, 2016: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Computing or Graphic Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same   The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain computing or graphic systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same.  The products at issue in the investigation include semiconductor chips that provide graphics functionality found in certain vehicle computing systems, navigation systems with such semiconductor chips, and vehicles that contain certain types of computing or graphic systems.

SEC Press Release - January 29, 2016: SEC Announces Agenda for February 2 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the third meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee on February 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST .  The Commission established the advisory committee to provide a formal mechanism through which the Commission can receive advice and recommendations on equity market structure issues. The meeting will focus on the events of August 24, 2015 and certain issues affecting customers in the current equity market structure. The meeting will be held at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public.  It also will be webcast live on the SEC’s website, , and will be archived on the website for later viewing. Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered by the advisory committee may submit comments electronically or on paper.  Please submit comments using one method only.  Information that is submitted will become pa

BEA News Release - January 29, 2015: Real GDP Increased at an annual rate of 0.7% in Q4 2015.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH on January 29, 2016: Yen Slides After Bank of japan Stuns Markets With Negative Rates


Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release - January 29, 2016: Compensation Costs up 0.6% Sept. 2015-Dec2016 and up 2.0 over the year ending December.


Reuters | Deals - January 29, 2016: Xerox to Split into Two, Icahn to Get Board Seats in One.   Xerox Corp ( XRX.N ) said it would split into two companies, one holding its legacy hardware operations and the other its business process outsourcing unit, in which activist investor Carl Icahn will get three board seats.

NYT First Draft On Politics - January 29, 2016: The Man Who Wasn’t There.

Friday, January 29, 2016 » Friday, January 29, 2016 Supporters of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas attended a debate watch party on Thursday night in Des Moines. Eric Thayer for The New York Times The Man Who Wasn’t There By MAGGIE HABERMAN Good Friday morning. The final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses came with the usual so-called  undercard  forum, live analysis  and fact checks . But what it didn’t have was its regular central figure.

Bloomberg View - January 29, 2016: Cruz on The Spot, Rubio on the Hunt. Jonathan Bernstein   If Thursday night's Republican debate had any effect,  it will have been on Ted Cruz, who has been fading a bit in Iowa polling. He still sits within striking range of Donald Trump, but also may have lost some ground to Marco Rubio.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications by MarketWatch - January 29, 2016: Dow Futures Leap After Surprise BOJ Move, Joining in Global Rally. Victor Reklaitis   U.S. stock futures pointed early Friday to sizable gains at the open, putting the market on track to join in a global rally after a surprise Bank of Japan decision.

DealBook Today-s Top Headlines - January 29, 2016: Xerox Planning Spinoff | Puerto Rico Debt Negotiations Resume | Record Loss Means No Bonuses for Deutsche Bank Managers | Bank of Japan Moves to Negative Interest Rates

Friday, January 29, 2016 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINEs By AMIE TSANG XEROX PLANNING SPINOFF Xerox has agreed to spin off its services business to its shareholders by the end of the year, separating it from the legacy hardware side, Leslie Picker and Liz Moyer report in DealBook . A person briefed on the decision said that a large part of the spinoff would incorporate Affiliated Computer Services , the business outsourcing company that Xerox bought for $6.4 billion in 2010.

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing - January 29, 2016: Today'sorFrom The Papers. Today's media stories from the papers Top story on MediaGuardian James Murdoch returns as Sky chairman Rupert Murdoch’s younger son stepped down from the pay-TV group in 2012 in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal Top comment on MediaGuardian Rupert Murdoch is no powerless taxpayer against Google Jane Martinson: The mogul has lambasted Downing Street for yielding to lobbying over tax – but he himself is a political player with business reasons to attack the search giant Today’s headlines The Guardian EU set to step in over Google tax deal row. P14-15 Facebook to add emoji options to ‘like’ button. P16 John Harris: We are truly addicted to Google, but that can change. P38 Daily Telegraph European Commission to investigate if Google tax deal counts as ‘state aid’. P10 BT secures £100m BBC network contract. Business P1 Daily Mail raises cover price after sharp fall in advertising. Business P8 Financial Times Brexit hunt

Asian Markets at Close Report by MarketWatch on January29, 2015> Nikkei Jumps After BOJ-s Rate Surprise< China Stocks Gain.   Chao Deng    Shares in Japan rose Friday, after the Bank of Japan surprised investors by introducing a negative interest-rate policy.

The Economist | Politics This Week - January 28, 2016: United Only by Hatred.

Image United only by hatred International | Jan 28th. No one at home PITY poor Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s special envoy for Syria. Talks aimed at ending the five-year civil war that has claimed more than 250,000 lives and displaced 12m people should have started on January 25th in Geneva. But disagreements over who should come and on what terms could not be resolved in time. As The Economist went to press, it looked as if the talks could at last get under way on January 29th. But as the veteran diplomat ruefully conceded on Monday, threats to pull out should be expected: “Don’t be surprised: there will be a lot of posturing, a lot of walkouts and walk-ins…you should neither be depressed [nor] impressed…the important thing is to keep momentum.”

The Economist | Business This Week - January 28, 2016.

Image Business this week International | Jan 28th, The World Bank reduced its forecast for the average price of a barrel of oil this year to $37, from the $51 it had projected just last October. In all, price forecasts for 37 of the 46 commodities that the bank monitors were revised lower. The Federal Reserve cited concerns about the world economy at its latest meeting, which suggests it is hesitant about raising interest rates again at its March meeting. The Chinese new fear

Kitco News - January 28, 2016: Is Gold Rally Sustainable or Will It Lose Its Luster? GSA's John Doodly Comments.

Is Gold Rally Sustainable or Will It Lose Its Luster? GSA’s John Doody Comments Kitco NEWS Published on Jan 28, 2016 Gold prices ended the U.S. day session near unchanged Thursday, on mild profit taking after scoring a nearly three-month high Wednesday. The question on investors’ minds is whether the yellow metal can take advantage of its safe haven appeal and keep the momentum going. Portfolio manager, John Doody says that gold should be able to stay the course. ‘I think we are going to continue modestly higher – the pressure of further Fed rate increases is off for now,’ says Doody, the founder of the popular Gold Stock Analyst (GSA) newsletter. ‘After a four-plus bear market, the cycle is turning,’ he adds. On the gold stock front, Doody says he likes companies that are benefiting from a lower currency valuation including the Canadian miners, Mexico and Australia. A

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Org. - January 28, 2016: Tentative Outright Agency MBS Operation Schedule

Tentative Outright Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities Operation Schedule The Desk's tentative operations schedules associated with outright purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) securities as announced by the Federal Open Market Committee.

WSJ | Forex Closing on January 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing Major Currencies Thursday, January 28, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on January 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:43 p.m. EST 01/28/16

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on January 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing Biggest Gainers 4:31 pm ET 01/28/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on January 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing Biggest Decliners 4:31 pm ET 01/28/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on January 28, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing Most Active Stocks by Volume 4:31 pm ET 01/28/2016 NYSE

FRB Press Release - January 28, 2016: Federal Reserve Board Releases Supervisory Scenarios for 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Exercises and Issues Instructions to Firms Participating in CCAR.

  Press Release Release Date: January 28, 2016 The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday released the supervisory scenarios for the 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and Dodd-Frank Act stress test exercises and also issued instructions to firms participating in CCAR. This year, CCAR will include 33 bank holding companies with $50 billion or more in total consolidated assets.

DealBook P.M. Edition on January 28, 2016: Top Story: Puerto Rico Debt Negotiations Resume

    Thursday, January 28, 2016 TOP STORY Puerto Rico Debt Negotiations Resume The continuation of talks between Puerto Rico's power company and its bondholders have revived hopes that a default can be avoided.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on January 28, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Thursday, January 28, 2016  

Wall Street at Close Report by CNBC on January 28, 2016 Dow closes up triple digits as oil rises; Facebook soars 15.5% Evelyn Cheng   U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, as higher oil prices and gains in Facebook outweighed pressure from declines in biotech stocks and concerns about economic growth. The Nasdaq composite outperformed, briefly rising more than 1 percent as Facebook leaped more than 16.5 percent and Amazon gained ahead of its earnings report. Apple held more than 1 percent higher in afternoon trade. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly gained 150 points in afternoon trade, more than reclaiming opening gains of more than 100 points after falling into negative territory in morning trade. Caterpillar , Goldman Sachs and Chevron were among the top contributors to gains in the index. "It's really Facebook and Amazon that are driving the market but my real concern as we pull back from the highs is this market is going to run up to resistance on any