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Jan 19, 2016

The Guardian | Science | Stephen Hawking - January 19, 2016: Most Threats to Humans Come From Science and Technology, Warns Hawking by Ian Sample.
Ian Sample
The human race faces one its most dangerous centuries yet as progress in science and technology becomes an ever greater threat to our existence, Stephen Hawking warns.
The chances of disaster on planet Earth will rise to a near certainty in the next one to ten thousand years, the eminent cosmologist said, but it will take more than a century to set up colonies in space where human beings could live on among the stars.

WSJ | Forex Closing on January 19, 2016.

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WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on January 19, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on January 19, 2016.

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WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on January 19, 2016.

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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on January 19, 2016

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DealBook P.M. Edition - January 19, 2016: Top Story: Supre Court Agrees to Hear Insider Trading Case.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Insider Trading Case The court refused in October to address the issue of what prosecutors need to prove to obtain convictions.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release - January 19, 2016: Treasury International Capital Data For November

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for November 2015.  The next release, which will report on data for December 2015, is scheduled for February 16, 2016.

NYT Politics - January 19, 2016: Sarah Palin Endorses DonaldTYrump, Rallying Conservatives by Magggie Haberman.

Bloomberg Business - January 19, 2016: E-Mail Spam Goes Artisanal by Jordan Robertson
Jordan Robertson
When a group of hackers sought to steal iTunes passwords from Apple customers in France, they didn't spam the entire country. They sent out just 5,000 e-mails to French-speaking targets containing links to a fake login page.

SEC Press Release - January 19, 2016: Alternative Fund Manager Overcharged Fees, Misled Investors

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Denver-based alternative fund manager has agreed to settle charges that the firm overcharged management fees and misled investors about how it valued certain assets.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATH - January 19, 2016: Truth About U.S. Economy Can't be Told, Embry Tells KWN

Wall Street at Close Report by CNBC on January 19, 2016: Stocks Closed Mixed, S&P 500 Holds August Low.
Evelyn Cheng
U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, stabilizing after a sharply lower start to the year despite pressure from a fresh decline in oil prices. The S&P 500 held above key technical level, its August low of 1,867.
With about 10 minutes to the close, the all three major averages tried to hold some of their opening gains.

The Guardian | Opinion | Health - January 19, 2016: Having A Dry January? Your All-or-Nothing Thinking is a Mistake by Masuma Rahim
Masuma Rahim
’Tis the season to be abstemious. Christmas is over, most of us over-indulged, and now we need to recover. Enter the period of good intentions, characterised by a surge in gym-going and dieting before most of us fall off whichever bandwagon we jumped on and revert to our old patterns of eating and (in)activity, often with an added sense of guilt and failure. Happy New Year, indeed.

European Markets at Close Report by CNBC on January 19, 2016: Europe finishes Higher as Brent Recovers; Miners Jump.
Jenny Cosgrave, Alexandra Gibbs
European stocks came off session highs but posted strong gains by Tuesday's close after a positive trading day in Asia, a mixed bag of earnings and a rebound in mining stocks.

FRB Press Release - January 19, 2016: Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement actions.

Release Date: January 19, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the termination of the enforcement actions listed below:

Bits | The Business of Technology - January 19, 2016: Ed Tech Start-Ups Face New Challenges.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Ed Tech Start-Ups Face New Challenges | If numbers alone told the story, you would think these were boom times for education technology start-ups.

FDIC Weekly National Rates and Rate Caps Update - January 19, 2016.


On May 29, 2009, the FDIC Board of Directors approved a final rule making certain revisions to the interest rate restrictions applicable to less than well capitalized institutions under Part 337.6 of the FDIC Rules and Regulations. The final rule redefined the "national rate" as a simple average of rates paid by U.S. depository institutions as calculated by the FDIC. The national rates and rate caps for various deposit maturities and sizes are provided below.
For more information. see Financial Institution Letter FIL-25-2009
Rates updated January 19, 2016

NYT | Politics - January 19, 2016: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Immigration Actions
Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear
Immigration supporters from CASA de Maryland, an advocacy group, rallied outside the Supreme Court on Friday. Doug Mills/The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would consider a legal challenge to President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s immigration rules. The court, which has twice rejected challenges to Mr. Obama’s health care law, will now determine the fate of one of his most far-reaching executive actions.

The Guardian | Business | Markets - Global Economy - January 19, 2016: IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts
Larry Elliott
The International Monetary Fund has added to concerns about the health of the global economy by cutting its growth forecasts for the next two years and warning that recovery from the financial crisis could be derailed altogether if key challenges are mishandled.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update by MarketWatch - January 19, 2016: Wall Street Eyes Higher Open; Dow Futures Gain 220 Points
Ellie Ismailidou, Victor Reklaitis
U.S. stock futures surged Tuesday morning, with those tied to the Dow industrials futures signaling a 200-point jump as the market sought to rebound from its worst 10-session start to a year ever.

Bloomberg Politics - January 19, 2016: Profits and Profiteering Part of Caucus Capitalism in Iowa by John McCormick.
John McCormick
For some Midwesterners, the presidential campaign brings the kind of New York values they can appreciate.
Later this month, Manhattan hotel prices will arrive in downtown Des Moines, part of the financial windfall Iowa enjoys every four years as host of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.

Reuters | Deals - January 19, 2016: Credit Agricole Confirms Regional Bank Plan to Boost Capital.
PARIS Credit Agricole SA (CAGR.PA) on Tuesday confirmed a report that it was looking at the possibility of selling stakes in over three dozen regional banks, saying it would bolster its capital and help finance dividends.
Bloomberg News reported late on Monday that the deal could be worth about 17 billion euros ($18.5 billion).

The company's stock climbed up 6 percent in early trade.

"This project, which would bear no impact on the group's solvency and (have) no significant tax impact, would reinforce the financial flexibility of Credit Agricole SA, allowing the acceleration of the prudential objectives as announced on Dec. 22, and the improvement of the quality of its capital," the bank said in a statement.

"The transaction is part of a medium term plan aiming at improving the operational performances of Credit Agricole SA and would favor its deleveraging.
Credit Agricole added that the move would "strengthen its dividend policy (50 percent payout)" and would enable a return to payment of an exclusively cash dividend for 2016.
(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Andrew Callus)

NYT First Draft on Politics - January 19, 2016: Trump Heads to Iowa, Where Fight With Cruz Is Out in the Open.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Students at Liberty University awaited the arrival of Donald J. Trump on Monday.
Students at Liberty University awaited the arrival of Donald J. Trump on Monday. Steve Helber/Associated Press
Trump Heads to Iowa, Where Fight With Cruz Is Out in the Open

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - January 19, 2016: Restrained Debate and Global Tensions at Davos | Iran to Pump More Oil Into Market Glut | China's Growth at Slowest Pace Since 2009

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
RESTRAINED DEBATE AND GLOBAL TENSIONS AT DAVOS The World Economic Forum revoked the invitation it sent to Ri Su-Yong, North Korea's foreign minister, after the country's fourth nuclear test in January. One of its board members, Philipp Rösler, explained that the test meant "there would be no opportunity for an international, global dialogue in the spirit of the World Economic Forum."

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications by MarketWatch: Dow Futures Rise by 200 Points as Stocks Try to Rebound
Victor Reklaitis
U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, putting the market on track to rebound a little from its worst 10-session start to a year ever.

Asian Markets at Close Report on January 19, 2016: China Stocks Rally as GDP Triggers Expectations of Beijing Stimulus.

Chao Deng
China’s stock markets staged a broad rally Tuesday, despite the world’s second-largest economy posting its weakest annual growth rate in a quarter century.