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  • S&P down 5% this morning, Dow -500

    08/18/2011 7:12:31 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 85 replies
    DOW 10903.70 -506.51 -4.44% S&P 500 1137.74 -56.15 -4.7%
  • Behind the Selloff: Stocks Are Pricing 'Worst Case Scenario'

    08/18/2011 12:06:39 PM PDT · by OB1kNOb · 31 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/18/11 | CNBC
    Fears of a global banking crisis swept across markets, driving stocks sharply lower, Treasury yields to record lows, and gold to record highs. The dramatic reflex to run for safety also propped up the U.S. dollar, which was stronger against a whole group of currencies. The yield on the U.S. 10-year note fell below the psychologically key 2 percent level temporarily, a level it has not seen since possibly the Eisenhower era. The Dow tumbled more than 500 points at the day's lows, and the industrial and commodities stocks that rely on global growth fell the hardest. Like an out-of-control...
  • 34 killed in twin explosions in Iraqi city

    08/15/2011 12:18:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 15/8/11 | Sinan Salehedin
    BAGHDAD -Twin explosions ripped through a crowded Iraqi market in a city southeast of Baghdad, killing 34 people and shattering what had been a relatively peaceful holy month of Ramadan. The blasts in Kut, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, went off as construction workers were gathered in a market selling generators and other appliances. Police spokesman Lt. Col. Dhurgam Mohammed Hassan said the first bomb went off in a freezer used to keep drinks cold. Then as rescuers and onlookers gathered, a parked car bomb exploded. The top medical official in the province where Kut is located, Diaa...
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • Apple takes aim at copycat fake retail stores with new lawsuit

    08/05/2011 8:08:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | August 4, 2011 03:50 PM EST | By Neil Hughes
    After a number of fake Apple retail stores in China gained publicity online, Apple appears to have taken legal action, undoubtedly looking to shut down the counterfeit locations designed to look like its own operations. Apple has gone on the offensive against a number of defendants, including 50 John Does and unnamed businesses, in a new trademark infringement suit. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York remains under a court seal, so the specifics of the complaint are not known. However, one of the defendants in the case is "Apple Story Inc.," matching...
  • Here's The Problem With This Market Crash... (The only thing which will fix our economy)

    08/05/2011 7:52:34 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4 August 2011 | Henry Blodget
    Well, it's deja vu all over again. But there are also several very important differences between this market crash and the ones a few years ago: The Fed has fired most of its bullets (interest rates are already at zero) Our budget deficit is already out of control, and Congress has had it with "stimulus" The public has had it with bailouts That means the government's ability to do anything about this market crash is severely limited. Yes, we'll almost certainly have a "QE3." And maybe that will prop things up a bit. But it won't fix the fundamental problems...
  • Stayin’ Alive: Dow just misses ’78 losing streak (the rookie Hussein WORSE than Jimmah Carter?)

    08/04/2011 6:56:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    News Tribune ^ | 8/04/11 | PAUL WISEMAN
    Stayin’ Alive: Dow just misses ’78 losing streakPAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer Thursday, August 4, 2011 Not since the Bee Gees and their “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack dominated the radio has the Dow Jones industrial average endured a longer losing streak. The Dow blipped up 30 points Wednesday, ending a string of down days at eight. Until the last few minutes of trading, it looked as if stocks might match a nine-day losing streak that ended on Feb. 22, 1978. Weighing on stocks 33 years ago: A stalemate in Congress. A weakening economy. Fears about the global financial system. Sound...
  • Geithner stays and the market tanks

    08/04/2011 12:48:33 PM PDT · by illiac · 4 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 8/4/11 | MarketWatch
    Of course, that is very unfair to Geithner, but there’s a kernel of truth to it. It’s not simply that the U.S. economy is in danger of falling back into recession (on cue — “we never left it”), or that the euro-zone debt situation threatens to spiral out of control. It’s that there is a lack of confidence globally that these problems can be addressed by policy makers. If there’s anything that the debt-ceiling debate demonstrated, it’s that current politics don’t allow for stimulus, whether that’s new spending the White House prefers or the tax breaks Republicans favor. Even relatively...
  • Android Captures Nearly 50% of Global Smartphone Market

    08/02/2011 2:38:01 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 6 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 2, 2011 | Erica Swallow
    oogle Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys. The platform has been making big strides during the past year, overtaking Symbian in Q4 of 2010 to become the top smartphone platform, representing a 32.9% market share at that time. Smartphone adoption continues to grow rapidly across the world, reaching a total of 107.7 million units shipped in Q2 of 2011, a 73% year-on-year growth. Android was the biggest driver of smartphone shipments in Q2, as Android-based smartphone shipments were up 379% year-over-year, coming...
  • Market Reaction? 30 Year Just Hit 3.99% As Stock Selloff Accelerates, Gold At All Time Record

    08/02/2011 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/2/11 | Tyler Durden
    To see what the market thinks of the economic prospects for the economy look no farther than the 30 Year which just dropped below 4.00% and is trading at 3.99% right now. The market is effectively pricing in a major economic contraction, with long-end deflation now expected. Which means that Bernanke just got yet another carte blanche to proceed with the only thing he know. And validating it is the equity market which at last check not only did not react favorably to the Senate vote, but has been fading all the news all day, and is now trading at...
  • Here Comes 2008 Again

    07/28/2011 9:47:37 PM PDT · by verklaring · 16 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 7-28-2011 | Karl Denninger
    And we have a Federal Government providing $1,700 billion - 12% of GDP - in false economic demand that does not actually exist! The alarm clock is ringing right now. ... there will be a crash.
  • The US *WILL* Be Downgraded

    07/28/2011 4:15:05 PM PDT · by verklaring · 35 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 7-28-2011 | Karl Denninger
    The "most-recent" proposals cut anywhere from nothing in actual spending (Democrat proposal) for 2012 to $90 billion (Republican.) And neither contains any actual cuts on a forward basis - the Republicans are at least honest about it and say they just "hold discretionary non-defense spending at 2011 levels." That's not a cut in spending.
  • Cuba to lift ban on home and auto sales

    07/02/2011 3:24:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    NHK ^ | 07/03/11
    Cuba to lift ban on home and auto sales In a move aimed at jump-starting its economy, Cuba says it intends to lift a ban on sales and purchases of homes and cars as early as the end of this year. The Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported the new policy on Friday. The Caribbean socialist country has basically banned sales and purchases of homes and vehicles since the 1959 revolution. Currently, Cubans are allowed to own one dwelling per person. Under the new policy, they will be allowed to sell the building. The newspaper says that a ban on...
  • Opinion Journal: A Market Message for Obama (video)

    06/01/2011 2:04:09 PM PDT · by Signalman
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/1/2011 | WSJ
    On the Trail Columnist John Fund analyzes the impact of today's downbeat economic news on the President's re-election chances(Video at link).
  • Deepening Crisis: Inflation, Rising Interest Rates, Surge In The Price Of Gold And Silver

    04/24/2011 8:40:02 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    TMO ^ | 4-24-2011 | Bob Chapman
    Deepening Economic Crisis: Inflation, Rising Interest Rates, Surge In The Price Of Gold And Silver Economics / Inflation Apr 24, 2011 - 12:43 PM By: Bob Chapman Economic recovery does not seem to be taking effect in spite of more massive expenditures by Congress and the Fed. The IMF says financial stability has improved, but then again their vision is almost always clouded. US tax revenues are not increasing in a meaningful way, manufacturing struggles to expand and Wall Street flourishes in a cascade of mega salaries and bonuses. In another six months the US will be three years what...
  • End of Fed Easing Will Create Summer 'Swoon': Wien

    04/13/2011 7:22:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/13/11 | Jeff Cox
    End of Fed Easing Will Create Summer 'Swoon': Wien Published: Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:39 AM ET By: Jeff Cox Staff Writer Stocks could face a rough summer after the Federal Reserve ends its multi-trillion-dollar easing program in June, investment pro Byron Wien told CNBC. Though he is sticking with an otherwise-bullish forecast for the year, Wien said the June expiration of the central bank's Treasury-buying program—often referred to as quantitative easing—likely will trigger a rough patch. "It's hard for me to assess how much of the big move in stocks since the end of last summer was...
  • Treasury Market Braces for Higher Interest Rates

    04/03/2011 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/3/11 | Cynthia Lin
    NEW YORK—While Federal Reserve officials openly feud over the right time to begin tightening monetary policy, Treasury investors are starting to lean with the hawks. U.S. Treasurys last week endured their longest losing streak in more than two decades—nine consecutive days—and ended the worst quarter since late 2009 as U.S. government bondholders brace for the end of "quantitative easing" and a sooner-than-expected interest-rate increase. The yield on the two-year note, which is traditionally the most sensitive to shifting monetary-policy outlooks, touched 0.901% on Friday, the highest level since May 10, before trading at 0.805% late in the day.
  • Why is Barnes and Noble Stock going up?

    03/28/2011 10:18:21 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 42 replies
    28 March 2011 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Wonder why Barnes and Noble (BKS) stock is going up. It sure fell a long ways earlier this year. So, why would it suddenly go up without any news? Man, the stock market is crazy.
  • Glenn Beck reveals the Left’s Economic Terrorism Playbook: THE CHASE CAMPAIGN

    03/22/2011 8:44:34 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 70 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Mar. 22, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    . . . . .NOTE:  This post will be constantly updated with more details throughout the Glenn Beck radio program.  Glenn has announced that copies of this have been delivered to JP Morgan Chase, the FBI, and the Justice Department.[youtube=] "Steven Lerner, reported to have visited the White House on at least four separate occasions, formerly of SEIU and the architect of the SEIU's groundbreaking Justice for Janitors campaign.  He led the union's banking and finance campaign and has partnered with unions and groups in Europe, South American and elsewhere in campaigns to hold financial institutions accountable. As director of...
  • Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash

    03/22/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    FULL Title - Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America A former official of one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, is detailing a secret plan to "destabilize" the country. Specifically, the plan seeks to destroy JP Morgan, nuke the stock market, and weaken Wall Street's grip on power, thus creating the conditions necessary for a redistribution of wealth and a change in government. The former SEIU official, Stephen Lerner, spoke in a closed session at a Pace University forum last weekend.