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Apr 29, 2016

WSJ | Forex Closing on April 29, 2016.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on April 29, 2016.

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Major Indexes 5:32 p.m. EDT 04/29/16

WSJ Biggest Decliners Closing on April 29, 2016.

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4:46 pm ET 04/29/2016
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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on April 29, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
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4:46 pm ET 04/29/2016
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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on April 29, 2016.

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4:31 pm ET 04/29/2016
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DealBook P.M. Edition - April 29, 2016: Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal

 
Friday, April 29, 2016
TOP STORY
A TiVo display at the International CES in Las Vegas in 2011. The combination of Rovi and TiVo will have more than 6,000 patents and pending applications.
Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal In acquiring TiVo, Rovi will get access to analytics about viewing habits and add 10 million households to its own 18 million.

NYT | Opinion Pages - April 29, 2016: How to Prepare for the Next Recession.

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Ben Spielberg

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - April 29, 2016: This is What Happens When You Don't Issue the World Reserve Currency


Submitted by cpowell on April 29, 2016Venezuelans Add Beer to List of Privations
By Andres Schipani
Financial Times, London
Friday, April 29, 2016

Wall Street at Close Report on April 29, 2016, by CNBC: Wall Street Close Lower but Weel Off Lows, Dow finishes with a Third - Straightmonth of Gains.

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Evelyn Cheng
 
U.S. stocks closed well off session lows Friday, with the Dow and S&P posting gains for April.

The major averages pared losses significantly with about half an hour to the close.

CMI | Spot Prices at Close on April 29, 2016.

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European Markets at Close Report on April 29, 2016, by CNBC: Stocks End Sharply Down as Earnings Disapoin; DAX Sinks 2.5%

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Arjun Kharpal, Alexandra Gibbs, Holly Ellyatt
 
European equities finished the last trading day of the month sharply lower, as a tick up in a number of commodity prices failed to lift sentiment, and a raft of disappointing earnings dragged stocks deep into the red.

NYT | The Business of Technology - April 29, 2016: Cloud Services Prove to Be Stars of the Show.

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Friday, April 29, 2016


Ten years ago last March, Amazon started the era of renting data storage and computing over the Internet, what is now known as cloud computing. On Thursday, Amazon showed how critical it is to the retailer’s future.

Gold Swtzerland - April 29, 2016: Treasuries Will Sink Into a Black Hole

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By Egon von Greyerz

Investors around the world are blissfully ignorant of what will hit them in coming months and years. Virtually no one understands the risks in the world and less than ½% of investors have protected themselves against the destruction of their financial assets.

NYT First Draft on Politics - April 29, 2016: Republicans Make Early Rush to California by Alan Rappeport.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

A crowd waited to get into a Donald J. Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Thursday evening.
A crowd waited to get into a Donald J. Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Thursday evening. Monica Almeida/The New York Times
Republicans Make Early Rush to California
By ALAN RAPPEPORT

U.S. Stock Market Futures Indications Update - April 29, 2016, by MarketWatch: Stock Futures Hold Losses After Lackluster Inflation Data.

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Joseph Adinolfi, Barbara Kollmeyer
 
U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open Friday after the Dow posted its worst performance in two months in the previous session.

BEA News Release - April 29, 2016: Personal income increased 0.4% and DPI increased 0.4% in March..

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today:

Personal income increased $57.4 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $50.4 billion, or 0.4 percent, in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $12.8 billion, or 0.1 percent.  In February, personal income increased $12.0 billion, or 0.1 percent, DPI increased $11.4 billion, or 0.1 percent, and PCE increased $21.4 billion, or 0.2 percent, based on revised estimates.

The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/pi/pinewsrelease.htm

BLS Employment Cost Index News Release: April 28, 2016. Compensation Costs Up 0.6% Dec 2015-Mar 2016 and Up Over the Year Ending March.

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RT Max Keiser Report - Sinkholes of Big-Oil Debt - Originally Published on April on April 28, 2016

Published on Apr 28, 2016
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In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the dark side to fantasy math and sinkholes of big-oil debt. In the second half Max interviews Federico Ast of CrowdJury.org about a judicial system for the internet era.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - April 29, 2016: Bigger Is Better for Health Care Companies | Washington Haggles as Puerto Rico Deadline Looms | Jeffrey Katzenberg at a Crossroads

 
Friday, April 29, 2016
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
By AMIE TSANG
BIGGER IS BETTER FOR HEALTH CARE COMPANIES The entire health care industry seems to be following the same playbook, Leslie Picker reports in DealBook. And the advice seems to be to team up with a similar company so that you can become the leading provider and use your clout to negotiate with hospitals and health insurers.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - April 29, 2016, by MarketWatch: Wall Street to Eke Out Gains in the 2Cruelest" Month for Tech; Amazon Soars.


 
Barbara Kollmeyer
 
Amazon.com was soaring in premarket trading on Friday on the heels of blockbuster results, but the broader markets were heading for just moderate gains after the worst day in two months for the Dow industrials.

Asian Markets at Close Report on April 29, 2016, by MarketWatch: Hong Kong Ends Down 1.5% as Most Asian Markets Keep Sliding.

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Dominique Fong
 
Shares in most Asian stock markets edged lower Friday, with gains capped by disappointment over the Bank of Japan holding back on additional stimulus and worries about global economic growth.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -0.25%   closed down 0.3%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, -1.50%  ended down 1.5%.

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Briefing - April 29, 2016: Today's Media Stories From The Papers.

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Top story on MediaGuardian

New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices
Paper denies ‘unjustified’ claims that CEO Mark Thompson introduced culture that favors ‘young, white’ and single staffers to older female and black employees

Apr 28, 2016

The Guardian | World | Australia | Malcolm Turnbull: $50m "Investment-BanKing Style" Unit to Fund Trnsport Projects:

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Lenore Taylor
 
Malcolm Turnbull is promising an investment-banking style “innovative financing unit” to devise funding deals for multibillion-dollar transport projects as part of a grand plan to reduce commuting time and make Australian cities more liveable.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on April 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:46 p.m. EDT 04/28/16

WSJ | Forex Closing - April 28, 2016.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

DealBook P.M. Edition - April 28, 2016: Top Story: Abbot To Acquire St. Jude Medical for $ 25 Billion.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2016
TOP STORY
The Abbott campus in Abbott Park, Ill. The company said its acquisition of St. Jude Medical would help it capture a larger share of the market for cardiovascular devices.
Abbott to Acquire St. Jude Medical for $25 Billion The deal to combine the two makers of devices for cardiovascular disease would give them a larger position across the market.

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on April 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
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4:46 pm ET 04/28/2016
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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on April 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:32 pm ET 04/28/2016
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WSJ Biggest Decliners Closing on April 28, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing
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4:32 pm ET 04/28/2016
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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Org. - April 28, 2016: Agency MBS transaction Summary

 

The Guardian | Opinion | Green Party - April 28, 2016: Greens are Oten Critical of the Status Quo. No Wonder the Police Monitor Us, by Jenny Jones.

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Jenny Jones
 
Elected Greens are being systematically monitored by the Metropolitan police because we do not buy into the ideas that uphold the establishment status quo. We ask difficult questions, we often support people who are causing waves, and we promote policies that mainstream politicians feel threatened by.

Wall Street at Close Report on April 28, 2016, by CNBC: Dow Posts First 1% Decline in 2 Months; Apple Drops After Icahn Commets.

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Evelyn Cheng
U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower or more Thursday, as fresh declines in Apple weighed on the major averages.

CMI Spot Prices at Close on April 28, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Thursday, April 28, 2016


 

Bits | The Business of Technology - April 28, 2016: Will Amazon Stand Apart From Weak Tech Earners

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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The New York Times

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Will Amazon Stand Apart From Weak Tech Earners? |Can Amazon buck the gloomy tech earnings season?
For the last week and a half, many tech companies — including Apple and Microsoft — have reported quarterly financial results that have been weaker than expected. Only a few of the giant tech firms have emerged unscathed, with Facebook the prime example.
On Wednesday, the social network said it had tripled profit from a year earlier, writes Mike Isaac. Facebook also accompanied the results with a proposal for a third class of shares to cement the control of its founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg.
Now it is Amazon’s turn. The giant online retailer is scheduled to post earnings on Thursday. Investors are set to examine Amazon’s thriving cloud computing business, as well as the company’s profit (or lack thereof) as it spends heavily on new initiatives. In a shareholder letter earlier this month, Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, vowed to keep swinging for the fences and to keep inventing.
“Big winners pay for so many experiments,” Mr. Bezos wrote.
 
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco this month.
Facebook Plans New Stock Class to Solidify Mark Zuckerberg’s Control
By MIKE ISAAC AND LESLIE PICKER
The announcement came as Facebook announced a tripling in its quarterly profit to $1.5 billion, with sales up 52 percent.


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An Apple store in Beijing. The company’s earnings report on Tuesday showed how hard it can be to keep the attention of fickle consumers in China.
Apple iPhone, Once a Status Symbol in China, Loses Its Luster
By PAUL MOZUR
The company’s second-quarter earnings show how hard it can be to keep the attention of the country’s fickle and increasingly hard-to-impress consumers.
Chairs reserved for a Congressional hearing on encryption in March. It remains unknown how an outside group demonstrated to the F.B.I. how to unlock an iPhone.
With Finality, F.B.I. Opts Not to Share iPhone-Unlocking Method
By ERIC LICHTBLAU AND KATIE BENNER
The bureau said that it would not ask for a review of the tactics used to break into the iPhone of a San Bernardino, Calif., attacker.
New York State highway signs mark areas for texting safely. There is growing concern that such efforts have not been effective at curbing texting behind the wheel.
Texting and Driving? Watch Out for the Textalyzer
By MATT RICHTEL
Policy makers and road safety experts are reaching back to tested strategies: They want to treat distracted driving like drunken driving.
Ford and Google Team Up to Support Driverless Cars
By BILL VLASIC
The automaker and the tech giant formed the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, a group aimed at urging federal approval of autonomous vehicles.
Ticketfly Lures 2 Prized New York Clubs Away From Ticketmaster
By BEN SISARIO
Ticketfly, an online upstart owned by Pandora, has reached a deal to be the exclusive ticketing provider for the Bowery Ballroom and the Mercury Lounge.
 
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Used devices at Gazelle’s processing center in Louisville, Ky. Gazelle offers cash for used smartphones, Apple laptops and iPads. Clockwise from top left: an Apple iPad Mini 3; a Samsung Galaxy Note; a Microsoft Surface Pro 3; and an Apple iPhone 5s.
Taking the Stigma Out of Buying Used Electronics
By BRIAN X. CHEN
Pre-owned products can be purchased with confidence; they are subject to rigorous testing and often come with return policies.
App Smart
The Dubsmash app allows users to create lip-syncing videos. This screenshot is from a video by a makeup artist, Raquel Laranjo, lip-syncing a Queen song sung by Freddie Mercury.
With Dubsmash, Lip Syncing Like the Stars
By KIT EATON
The app, which lets you make and share videos of yourself lip syncing, has become a cultural phenomenon and attracted a crowd of celebrity users.
The new Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.
Dyson Wants to Create a Hair Dryer Revolution
By ELIZABETH PATON
James Dyson, the Steve Jobs of household products, wants to do for beauty and grooming what his company did for vacuum cleaners. Will consumers buy it?
Tech Tip
The collected highlights and notes you make in your Kindle books can be found online when you log into your account on Amazon’s site.
Keeping Notes and Highlights From Kindle Books
By J. D. BIERSDORFER
Even if you read Amazon’s e-books on different devices, you can find all your notes and highlights ready to print or save online.

European Markets at Close Report on April 28, 2016, by CNBC: European Stocks Finished Mixed on Thursday as Markets Eyed the Rebound in Oil prices.

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Arjun Kharpal, Holly Ellyatt, Alexandra Gibbs
 
European stocks finished mixed on Thursday as markets eyed the rebound in oil prices, after digesting earnings and the latest central bank decisions from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Washington Post | The Switch - April 28, 2016: Comcast is Buying Dreamworks in a $3.8 Billion, by Bryan Fung.

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Comcast, the country's biggest cable provider, is buying DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind hit movies such as "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda," in a $3.8 billion deal that reinforces Comcast's position as a media and entertainment powerhouse.
The deal will see Comcast's NBCUniversal paying $41 per share of DreamWorks. The combined company would control vast franchises from DreamWorks including "Madagascar" and "How to Train Your Dragon," as well as more classic properties such as "Where's Waldo?" NBCUniversal, meanwhile, has produced some of the most successful movies over the past few years, including the "Fast and Furious" franchise, "Minions," and "Jurassic World" — a string of hits rivaled only by Disney, which owns Pixar.
The marriage between NBCU and DreamWorks has already been approved by the boards of both companies, Comcast said Thursday, and is expected to close upon approval from regulators later this year. Comcast recently made a bid to buy Time Warner Cable but was blocked by regulators last year.
Under the deal, DreamWorks chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg will become chairman of DreamWorks Animation New Media — a role that will also involve oversight of NBCU's stakes in Awesomeness TV and NOVA.
"I am proud to say that NBCUniversal is the perfect home for our company; a home that will embrace the legacy of our storytelling and grow our businesses to their fullest potential," said Katzenberg in a release.
One important reason for the tie-up is DreamWorks's potential contribution to NBCUniversal's sprawling business in theme parks and consumer products, analysts say. The animation company's intellectual property could be used to create new toys and in-person experiences for children.
"You and Shrek can learn to Train Your Dragon together right after you leave the Harry Potter ride!" wrote MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett in a research note Wednesday.
Comcast reported this week that first-quarter revenues from its theme park business were up more than 50 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago.
Other analysts questioned the wisdom of buying a company that has relied largely on sequels and a push to pricey 3D-movie ticket sales to drive its success.
"DreamWorks Animation has always been looking for a way to ensure its movies perform versus simply making great movies," wrote BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield in a note, adding that the firm owns relatively few "iconic" characters. "Nobody is walking around in Turbo costumes the way they walk around in Minions costumes and nobody is singing Croods songs the way they sing Frozen songs."
Still, the NBCU-DreamWorks deal reflects more of Comcast's ongoing strategy to control both substantial troves of content and the distribution pipes — Internet access and television — designed to feed that content to consumers. Comcast's previous acquisition target, Time Warner Cable, was aimed at strengthening the distribution side of that equation. Regulators moved to block that deal last year, arguing the combined company would have too much power to influence its rivals in the content business.
Similar questions arose when Comcast bought NBCU in 2011, but the acquisition was allowed to continue after Comcast agreed to a series of conditions imposed by regulators.
Antitrust experts say there is little evidence the DreamWorks deal will harm direct competition in media and entertainment, but regulators will likely be on the lookout for hints that Comcast could use its newfound power to hurt new online streaming video firms.
Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic

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