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AP, Mercury News, SFBay, NBC Run Stories on Berkeley Protests, Quote Zero Protesters [updated]

citationsneeded.com — From SFbay.ca's Erin Baldassri and Keith Burbank: small group of protestors began hurling bricks, pipes, smoke grenades and missiles at officers, police said. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said [Police Spokeswoman] Coats said small splinter groups then broke from the peaceful demonstrators and began throwing rocks, pipes and bottles at officers.
Dec 08, 2014

NBC/AP report on Berkeley protest quotes only police & other official sources- no protesters nbcnews.com/storyline/mich… - citationsneeded.com/2014/12/07/abc…

Kim Jong-il's Sushi Chef Kenji Fujimoto

gq.com — North Korea is a mythically strange land, an Absurdistan, where almost nothing is known about the people or, more important, their missile-launching leaders. There is, however, one man-a humble sushi chef from Japan-who infiltrated the inner sanctum, becoming the Dear Leader's cook, confidant, and court jester.

Kiwi Gardner Riding The Final Wave In Santa Cruz

seadubscentral.com — Like the Giant Dipper at the Boardwalk, Kiwi Gardner's basketball career has been nothing short of a roller coaster. From being declared ineligible at Providence, to a junior college basketball coach going mental on Twitter, Gardner finally landed on the Santa Cruz Warriors roster as a seventh round selection in the D-League Draft last year.
Dec 06, 2014

Kiwi Gardner Riding The Final Wave In Santa Cruz - Sea Dubs Central - klou.tt/1nlhiper819q3

NYPD casually admits its 'counterterror' unit is used to monitor Ferguson & Occupy Protestors, Media Yawns

citationsneeded.com — Right wing tabloid New York Post published a thinly-veiled press release today for the NYPD on how a slippery group of "rich kid" "anarchists" were using social media and burner phones to get one over on the NYPD: Tech-savvy anarchists [ed note: LOL] ran rings around the NYPD during last week's Ferguson-related protests - and cops are now on edge over what the renegades may be able to pull off after a ruling in the Eric Garner case.
Dec 02, 2014

RT @DiceyTroop: NYPD Casually Admits Its Counterterrorism Unit Is Used to Monitor Protesters, Media Yawns: citationsneeded.com/2014/12/02/nyp… (by @AdamJohnsonNYC)

The Selloff: How Bad -- and What to Do Now

bloomberg.com — Today we attempt to answer two pressing questions: 1. How bad is the selloff? 2. What do we do? We count 17 significant declines for the S&P 500 Index during the past five years, and the 9.8 percent selloff from Sept. 19 to yesterday's low represents the most since mid-2011.

Warning Signs for Housing Stocks

bloomberg.com — Two big banks today with one clear message: Housing bulls beware. Earnings reports this morning from JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( JPM) and Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC) revealed significant declines in mortgage activity. JPMorgan originations fell 48 percent compared to the same period last year, while Wells Fargo applications dropped 26 percent.

Searching for Buy Candidates in the Small-Cap Carnage

bloomberg.com — Here's something we haven't seen in 20 years: Small-capitalization stocks have come completed unglued from their large-cap counterparts. These two extreme segments of the market have tended to trade in tandem, generally rising and falling together over time.
Oct 13, 2014

Searching for Buy Candidates in the Small-Cap Carnage. Today's #InsightAndAction - Bloomberg via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1sAXQHC

Trouble in Store for Oil Stocks

bloomberg.com — Oil drops for a fourth consecutive day to a two-year low, as Saudi Arabia lowers prices to Asian customers. Feeling the pressure, Iran is expected to match discounts next week, and fellow OPEC member Nigeria has still only sold half its November cargoes.

A Place for Stock Investors to Hide From Falling Markets

bloomberg.com — Stay invested and sleep at night. Recent gyrations in the stock market have pushed the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index ( VIX) to its highest level since last March. In the first six trading days of October alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( INDU) has risen or fallen by at least 200 points four times.
Oct 09, 2014

A Place to Hide From Volatile Markets in today's #InsightAndAction #BLOG Bloomberg via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1xu37jk

Two Faces of the Deflation Debate: Perception Versus Reality

bloomberg.com — The International Monetary Fund yesterday lowered its global growth forecast for a third time in less than a year. And in the past 24 hours, markets have responded in unison. The MSCI World Stock Index has dropped 1.4 percent, ICE Brent crude oil futures have fallen 2.1 percent and global bond yields have fallen to new lows.
Oct 08, 2014

Two Faces of the Deflation Debate: Perception Versus Reality Today's #InsightAndAction #BLOG Bloomberg @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1vQEQEJ

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