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The Yield Curve Inverted!

blogs.wsj.com — A small part of the yield curve inverted Tuesday. Indicative bid yields on one-year Treasurys briefly dipped below yields on six-month Treasurys, reversing the customary pattern and producing what's known as a yield curve inversion. Specifically, the indicative yield on the one-year was at 0.462% while the yield on the six-month was at 0.464% between 10:08 and 10:16 a.m.

Stocks vs. the Economy: Which Ruins Which?

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Don't confuse the market for the economy. Markets have overshot fundamentals. There are no signs of contagion into the real economy. Anyone paying attention has heard some version of these sentiments lately.

Does the Economy Ruin the Stock Market or Does the Stock Market Ruin the Economy?

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Feb 01, 2016

How the stock slump could raise unemployment and push us toward recession on.wsj.com/1nIT2Qt via @WSJMoneyBeat

Feb 01, 2016

Does the Economy Ruin the Stock Market or Does the Stock Market Ruin the Economy? on.wsj.com/1nIT2Qt

Feb 01, 2016

RT @carney: Everyone says "the stock market isn't the economy." Don't be so sure. This could get ugly. on.wsj.com/1nIT2Qt

Feb 01, 2016

Can the stock market slump drive up unemployment? That's what @farmerrf's work shows us. blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016…

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Mitchell Pearce posing with Todd Carney at the pub and praising him as a ‘great man’

dailymail.co.uk — Mitchell Pearce posted Instagram picture from a pub with Todd Carney Under fire Roosters player praised former NRL bad boy as a 'great man' Carney was caught in a 'bubbling scandal' in a hotel toilet in 2014 Pearce caught simulating a sexual act with a dog and urinating on himself He has been stood down by his club and is set to be fined $50,000 Embattled rugby league star Mitchell Pearce's poor choice of role models could be one reason why he's in the trouble he's in today.

David Marrero of Spain was ‘on blacklist of suspicious players’ before the Australian Open betting plunge

dailymail.co.uk — Spain's David Marrero allegedly was 'on a blacklist of suspicious players' Large sums of money bet on tennis match raised match fixing suspicions Betting site Pinnacle Sports said money flooded to Australian Open match Was mixed doubles match played by Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot The pair easily beat Spain's Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena It has been alleged that David Marrero of Spain was already 'on a blacklist of suspicious players' before his involvement in the Australian Open betting plunge last weekend.

Seeing Through AIG’s Icahn Defense

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Far more transparency is needed to resolve the question of whether AIG should break itself up A much more transparent AIG would likely be a more valuable AIG. Half measures, however, won't cut it.

American Express, Discover to Pay Cost of Disruption

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Firms' ability to increase earnings may be held back by an evolving technological threat Beware credit-card offerings that look cheap. It is tempting to see shares of American Express and Discover Financial Services as a bargain.

Goldman Pushes Back Against the Gloom

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The bank is positioning itself to benefit from a revival in bond trading Goldman Sachs isn't backing down. Finance chief Harvey Schwartz on Wednesday sounded a defiant note when discussing fourth-quarter results.

Square Falls Below Its IPO Price

blogs.wsj.com — Square investors are getting a cruel lesson in the risk of sharing a CEO with another company. Stock in the financial-technology company fell below its $9 initial public offering price Wednesday. At the close of trading on their opening day, shares were priced at $13.07.
Jan 20, 2016

Not sure I buy into the argument that $SQ is dropping because of issues at $TWTR. blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016… pic.twitter.com/L1cm3gVhIT

Jan 20, 2016

Square falls below Its IPO price as investors sell fintech, wonder if Dorsey will focus on Twitter on.wsj.com/1RzUsZI @WSJMoneyBeat $SQ

Under new visa rule changes Australians may not be allowed to stay in Britain if they earn less than £35,000 a year

dailymail.co.uk — New visa rule changes are due to take effect in April in Britain Australians working in Britain may not be able to stay there indefinitely Non-European workers will have to earn at least £35,000 ($72,000) a year They must earn this to be allowed to settle for longer than six years in UK Under new visa rule changes due to take effect in April, Australians working in Britain may not be allowed to stay there indefinitely if they are on a lower income.
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Feb 05, 2016

I'm going to try. But I'm not sure I have much of a chance this year. twitter.com/brianvan/statu…

Feb 04, 2016

Evidence banks used loan loss provisions to manipulate earnings during the financial crisis. papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @iBonanos: Theranos job listing for writer who can "solve problems through the power of excellent storytelling": theranos.com/careers/corpor…

Feb 04, 2016

FHFA's Mel Watt delivering key note speech a Bipartisan Policy Center on 2/18. Speech to include update on FHFA's role as $FNMA regulator


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