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Feb 19, 2016

Dealbook P.M. Edition - February 19, 2016: Yahoo Takes a Step Toward a Possible Sale

 
Friday, February 19, 2016
TOP STORY
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's chief executive, had been focused instead on a reverse spinoff.
Yahoo Takes a Step Toward a Possible Sale The Internet company said on Friday that its board had formed a committee of independent directors to consider the best path for its core business.

WSJ | Forex Closing on February 19, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Friday, February 19, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on February 19, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:41 p.m. EST 02/19/16

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on February 19, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:31 pm ET 02/19/2016
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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on February 19, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:46 pm ET 02/19/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on February 19, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:31 pm ET 02/19/2016
NYSE

Wall Street at Close Report on February 19, 2016, by CNBC: Stocks End Mixed,

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Evelyn Cheng
 
U.S. stocks closed mixed Friday, mostly shaking off pressure from declines in oil prices to post their best weekly gain of the year so far.

FTC Business Blog - February 19, 2016.Stratford’s Advertising Failed the Honesty Test.


FRB Press Release - February 19, 2016: Federal Reserve Board Approves Reappointment of Reserve Bank Presidents and First Vice Presidents



www.federalreserve.govPress Release

Release Date: February 19, 2016

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday approved the reappointment of 10 Federal Reserve Bank presidents and 10 first vice presidents by their respective boards of directors. Each individual has been approved to serve a new five-year term beginning March 1, 2016. The recently named presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and Dallas, as well as the recently appointed first vice presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Chicago, were approved for terms to February 28, 2021, at the time of their initial appointments.

FDIC Professional Liability Lawsuits Update - February 19, 2016.



FDICAs receiver for a failed financial institution, the FDIC may sue professionals who caused losses to the institution in order to maximize recoveries. These individuals can include officers and directors, attorneys, accountants, appraisers, brokers, or others. Professional liability claims also include direct claims against insurance carriers such as fidelity bond carriers and title insurance companies.

The Guardian | Opinion | Economic Policy - February 19, 2016: We Need a New Language to Talk About the Economy by Tom Clark

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Tom Clark
 
Banks trembling, shares tumbling and gathering fears of a new slump. The start of 2016 has been chilling for a global economy that has still to shake off the crisis of 2008. Worse, there is no agreement on what to do should the worst happen again. The big ideas that might make a difference – targeting higher inflation, printing money to give consumers something to spend with, or ploughing serious public funds into infrastructure – remain too contentious for politicians to voice out loud. That is a shame, because history suggests that the words they use matter.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on February 19, 2016.

CMI Gold & Sliver

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Friday, February 19, 2016


Bits | The Business of Technology - February 19, 2016: Positions Become Sharper in Apple Showdown.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Daily Report

Positions Become Sharper in Apple Showdown | The two sides of the Apple versus law enforcement debate are coming into sharper focus.

European Markets at Close Report on February 19, 2016: Europe Ends in the Red as Oil Tumbles; Earnings Eyed.

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Alexandra Gibbs, Arjun Kharpal
 
European markets finished firmly in the red on Friday as the renewed decline in oil prices and mixed performance in markets overseas weighed on investor sentiment.

Reuters | Technology - February 19, 2016: Google Accounts Shown 11 Billion Euros Moved via Low Tax "Dutch Sandwih" in 2014.

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By Toby Sterling and Tom Bergin
 
AMSTERDAM/LONDON Google moved 10.7 billion euros ($12 billion) through the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2014, as part of a structure which allows it to earn most of its foreign income tax free.Accounts for Google Netherlands Holdings BV published on Thursday show the unit transferred almost all its revenue, mainly royalties from an Irish affiliate through which most non-U.S. revenue is channeled, to a Bermuda-based, Irish-registered affiliate called Google Ireland Holdings.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update - February 19, 2016, by CNBC: Futures Lower as Oil Slide Weighs.

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CNBC.com staff

U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Friday as low oil prices weighed.
U.S. crude oil futures for March delivery traded 3.5 percent lower below $30 a barrel as of 8:57 a.m. ET.

Bloomberg Politics - February 19, 2016: Nevada Hosing Crisis at Test for Sanders's Wall Street Message..

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Mark Niquette, Arit John, Heather Perlberg
The scars of the housing collapse in Nevada are deep and still fresh, making the state a proving ground for the power of Bernie Sanders’s anti-Wall Street message to drive voters to the polls.
Sanders has surged in what had been considered a stronghold state for Hillary Clinton heading into Saturday’s Democratic presidential caucus, adding staff and airing a television ad that speaks directly to the pain that the demise of the housing market inflicted.

Bureau of Labor Statistics | Cosumer of Price Index News Release - February 19, 2016:CPI for All Items Unchanged in January as Energy Declines Offset Array of Increases


Bureau of Labor Statistics

CPI for all items unchanged in January as energy declines offset array of increases

02/19/2016
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged in January after declining 0.1 percent in December. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in January after increasing 0.2 percent in December.

NYT First Draft on Politics - February 19, 2016: Last Chance for Final Arguments in South Carolina and Nevada, by Maggie Haberman.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The New York Times

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The New York Times

Friday, February 19, 2016

Donald J. Trump, right, walked off the stage as his rivals, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and John R. Kasich chatted after the debate in Greenville, S.C., last week.
Donald J. Trump, right, walked off the stage as his rivals, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and John R. Kasich chatted after the debate in Greenville, S.C., last week. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Last Chance for Final Arguments in South Carolina and Nevada
By MAGGIE HABERMAN

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - February 19, 2016: Kenneth Griffin Joins Top Rank of Art Patrons | Citigroup Chief Gets 27% Pay Raise | Dewey Case Leaves Troubling Questions.

 
 
 

Friday, February 19, 2016
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
By AMIE TSANG
KENNETH GRIFFIN JOINS TOP RANK OF ART PATRONS Step aside, Steven A. Cohen, there's another hedge fund manager with a voracious appetite for historic, and expensive, art.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - February 19, 2016, by MarketWatch: Wall Street Scrabbles for Direction Ahead of Inflation Data.

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Sara Sjolin
 
U.S. stock futures flickered between gains and losses in early Friday trade, with investors opting to stay on the sidelines ahead of closely watched inflation data.

The Guardian | UK | Media Briefing - February 19, 2016: Today's Media Stories From the Papers.

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Top story on MediaGuardian

Independent editor knew paper would close on day he took the job
Amol Rajan said circulation figures on his first day at work reinforced his suspicion that print title would finish under his watch

Asian Markets at Close Report on February 19, 2016, by MarketWatch: Asian Markets Slip, But Still Log Gains for the Week.

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Chao Deng 
 
Most shares in Asia slipped Friday, capping a week that saw spurts of bargain-buying and sharp rebounds in beaten-down sectors such as banks.