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JPMorgan Places $72 Billion Bet on Global Homeowners: Mortgages

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has more than tripled its holdings of mortgage securities without U.S. government guarantees to $72 billion as the nation's biggest bank bets on borrowers from outside the country it calls home.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @JodyShenn: @matt_levine or maybe found CIO betting big on Euro MBS amid crumbling Europe, said what up with that risk tolerance mobile.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-2…

Oct 21, 2014

@matt_levine or maybe found CIO betting big on Euro MBS amid crumbling Europe, said what up with that risk tolerance mobile.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-2…

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

businessweek.com — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @BrandonBailey: Apple issues security warning for iCloud users, amid reports of China hacking campaign ... businessweek.com/ap/2014-10-21/…

Oct 21, 2014

Apple issues security warning for iCloud users, amid reports of China hacking campaign ... businessweek.com/ap/2014-10-21/…

For Teens, Texting While Walking Is Also Dangerous

businessweek.com — For teenage drivers (or anyone, really), texting while driving is a bad idea. Texting while walking may not be much safer. A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., found that 40 percent of teens have been hit or say they have been nearly hit by a car, bike or motorcycle while walking.

American Income Inequality: Hard to Get Rich, Harder to Get Un-Poor

businessweek.com — Economy & Policy Photograph by Astro-O Most Americans continue to believe that hard work and ambition determine success. But in a speech last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen highlighted some disturbing tends in wealth and income inequality: "It is no secret that the past few decades of widening inequality can be summed up as significant income and wealth gains for those at the very top and stagnant living standards for the majority.

Chipotle Is Wrapping Up a Big Year. Will 2015 Be Less Stellar?

businessweek.com — winning streak continued over the summer to the tune of a 19.8 percent increase in same-restaurant sales. In fact, for every quarter in 2014, the company's has exceeded the comparable sales number from the year before by at least 10 percent.

McDonald's Chalks Up Its Bad Year to Widespread Misunderstandings

businessweek.com — Companies & Industries McDonald's is having a very bad year, and executives believes at least part of the blame is that the world's biggest burger chain is misunderstood. The troubled financial results reported on Tuesday only added to the dark clouds around McDonald's: Sales fell 3.3 percent in established U.S.
Oct 21, 2014

Surely its Halloween black+orange burger (JP) will help | McDonald's Chalks Up Very Bad Year to Misunderstandings buswk.co/1uATonR

Google's Big Plans for Low-Cost Android One Phones in India

businessweek.com — With the Indian smartphone market booming, Xiaomi has made a splash with its weekly flash sales on Flipkart, an Indian rival to Amazon.com. When the Chinese smartphone brand conducted another of its sales on Tuesday, over 300,000 people registered to buy some 90,000 of its Redmi 1S phones priced at

Former Pimco Parent Pacific Life Moves Accounts to Janus

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The firm where Bill Gross made his name is showing support for his latest venture. Mark Porterfield, a spokesman for Pimco, declined to comment on the account changes. Marisa Schaeffer, a spokeswoman for Pacific Life, didn't provide a comment. After Dec.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @mdc: dont freak out but former Pimco parent Pacific Life is moving some accounts to Janus buswk.co/1uzNJP4

Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

RT @IvanTheK: RT @mdc: dont freak out but former Pimco parent Pacific Life is moving some accounts to Janus buswk.co/1uzNJP4 youtube.com/watch?v=EVZh4W…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mdc: dont freak out but former Pimco parent Pacific Life is moving some accounts to Janus buswk.co/1uzNJP4

Oct 21, 2014

dont freak out but former Pimco parent Pacific Life is moving some accounts to Janus buswk.co/1uzNJP4

U.S. Agencies to Require CLO Managers to Retain 5% of Deals

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News U.S. regulators will make investment firms or banks that create securities backed by high-risk corporate loans retain a portion of their new deals. The rule being considered at a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. meeting in Washington today includes a requirement that managers of collateralized loan obligations hold on to at least 5 percent of the debt they package or sell.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @sabrush: US regulators attempt to crack down on collateralized loan market by requiring managers to retain 5% of debt they pkg buswk.co/1t8uII4

Oct 21, 2014

US regulators attempt to crack down on collateralized loan market by requiring managers to retain 5% of debt they pkg buswk.co/1t8uII4

Led Zeppelin Isn't Actually Losing the Stairway to Heaven Lawsuit

businessweek.com — Entertainment Photograph by CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images If you're a Led Zeppelin fan feeling concerned in recent days that band seems to be losing a lawsuit over the authorship of Stairway to Heaven , don't be alarmed now.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @VTSilver: Don't be alarmed now, Led Zeppelin Isn't Actually Losing the "Stairway to Heaven" Lawsuit buswk.co/1t8ufp8 via @BW

Oct 21, 2014

RT @VTSilver: @LedZepNews @stephlgreen Led Zeppelin Isn't Actually Losing the "Stairway to Heaven" Lawsuit buswk.co/1t8ufp8 Don't be alarmed now...

Oct 21, 2014

RT @LedZepNews: NEW: Bloomberg Businessweek explains the latest developments in the “Stairway To Heaven” lawsuit businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Oct 21, 2014

@LedZepNews @stephlgreen Led Zeppelin Isn't Actually Losing the "Stairway to Heaven" Lawsuit buswk.co/1t8ufp8 Don't be alarmed now...

Oct 21, 2014

Don't be alarmed now, Led Zeppelin Isn't Actually Losing the "Stairway to Heaven" Lawsuit buswk.co/1t8ufp8 via @BW

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Margin Clerks and Risk Managers Sell at Bottoms; What’ll You Do?

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News This rout in stocks is reminding Michael Shaoul a lot of 1997. (SPX) For those without a photographic memory, here's a recap of that: The Standard & Poor's 500 Index plunged almost 11 percent from a record on Oct. 7 through Oct. 27.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @NYLandMainStay: This rout in stocks reminds Marketfield's Michael Shaoul a lot of 1997. Click now for the @bw story by @Reganonymous buswk.co/1vIQCkW

Fannie Relief Blocks Wall Street, Deutsche Bank Exec Says

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The exemption of U.S. government-supported mortgage programs from regulations created after the 2008 financial crisis is curbing issuance of home-loan securities without taxpayer backing, according to Patrick McEnerney, a managing director at Deutsche Bank AG.
Oct 21, 2014

Rule Relief for Fannie Mortgages Blocks Wall Street's Bonds, Deutsche Bank Official Says at #MBAAnnual14 buswk.co/1uBsUTl

Trick Question: What Led Stock Plunge in Second Half of 2008?

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News If you love looking at charts (who doesn't, right?!), then pop a blood-pressure pill and back up the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to the last bear market. Note how after the first bout of ugly, things stabilized in June and July of 2008 before the bottom fell from the bucket around the whole Lehman thing in September.

Daimler Sells Stake in Tesla, Work on Electric Cars to Continue

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Daimler AG (DAI), the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, sold its stake in , the electric-car company. Daimler had a 3.9 percent stake in the Palo Alto, California-based automaker, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The share sale generated about $780 million in cash for the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker, which will add to earnings before interest and taxes by a similar amount.
Oct 21, 2014

Daimler sells stake in Tesla, will continue to buy powertrain components buswk.co/1vJt67n via @BW

Businesses Find a Bulwark Against Minimum Wage Hikes

businessweek.com — Photograph by Sam Hodgson/AP Photo As minimum wage increases sweep across cities from Seattle to Washington, D.C., business have finally found a place from which they can push back: San Diego. In mid-August, the city council overrode a mayoral veto and raised San Diego's minimum wage to $11.50, to be phased in over three years.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @BW: San Diego's minimum wage hike is now on hold; residents will vote on repeal in 2016: buswk.co/1wsRREF

Cult of Peshmerga Draws Kurdish Fighters From All Over

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Aram Sarbast worked in a supermarket in Bolton, northern England. Now he's in Erbil, northern Iraq, fighting alongside his fellow Kurds. At a bar in the city last week, the 28-year-old proudly flipped through pictures on his phone showing him in military fatigues on the battle front.
Oct 21, 2014

From Bolton, England to Erbil, Iraq - Cult of Peshmerga Draws Kurdish Fighters From All Over buswk.co/1uzZOUb pic.twitter.com/uhgKPBIKtZ

GT Advanced Lawyer Says Accord With Apple Isn’t Final Yet

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The judge in GT Advanced Technologies Inc. ( GTATQ:US)'s bankruptcy delayed court proceedings until 4:30 p.m. after a lawyer for the company said it hadn't reached a final accord with on issues related to contracts and confidentiality agreements. Earlier today, GT Advanced lawyers told U.S.
Oct 21, 2014

GT Advanced Lawyer Says Accord With Apple Isn’t Final Yet buswk.co/1vJ8snJ via @BW #Apple

GT Advanced Says It’s Close to Resolving Apple Dispute

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News GT Advanced Technologies Inc., the bankrupt maker of synthetic sapphire used to strengthen smartphone screens, is close to resolving issues related to its contract and confidentiality agreements with , a lawyer for GT Advanced said.
Oct 21, 2014

GT Advanced Says It’s Close to Resolving Apple Dispute buswk.co/1yV5teA via @BW

Steve Ballmer at Stanford: A Conversation With a New MBA Professor

businessweek.com — Technology Photograph by Tony Avelar/Bloomberg The public knows only one version of Steve Ballmer: the blustery salesman, sweating and booming away and trying to rally employees or win over investors. It's not our fault that we think of Ballmer in this way; it's his.
Oct 22, 2014

Just another guy @Stanford (maybe he should hang out with @jskstanford?): Steve Ballmer, new prof, goes to college buswk.co/1uyxOAu

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jimaley: "I'm 58 and have time, money, a network, and some intelligence. I just don’t know how to make a difference” buswk.co/1uyxOAu @BW

Oct 21, 2014

In Steve Ballmer's B-school class, students wield Macs and rip into Microsoft products: buswk.co/1uyxOAu @valleyhack brings the pathos

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