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Six Days on Fumes: A Trucker's Search for Starbucks and Sleep

bloomberg.com — At 3:30 a.m. in a Kentucky truck stop on the sixth day of a five-state journey hauling auto parts, Tracy Livingston struggled to wake up. Worry over how she would pay a $2,000 ticket for an improperly loaded trailer had meant a restless night.
Dec 18, 2014

One tired trucker, an overloaded rig and @JennOldham, the reporter who hopped on. For 6 days. AND SLEPT IN THE BUNK! bloom.bg/1AuAdAG

Dec 18, 2014

Frapp w 1/2 pump mocha, 5 pumps toffee-nut syrup, salt, extra caramel drizzle, and 2-espresso-shot chaser w 6 sugars bloom.bg/1ALUOAo

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jennoldham: @jennoldham spent six days with a Michigan trucker and learned exhaustion is her co-pilot bloom.bg/1AuAdAG

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Investor Peter Thiel Planning to Live 120 Years

bloomberg.com — Venture capitalist Peter Thiel is planning to reach 120 in age and is on a special diet to make it happen. The 47-year-old investor, who co-founded PayPal and made an early bet on Facebook Inc, said he's taking human growth hormone every day in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @WillOremus: Of course he does. RT @emilychangtv: Peter Thiel takes human growth hormone every day bloom.bg/1wmHT8I

Dec 18, 2014

Of course he does. RT @emilychangtv: Peter Thiel takes human growth hormone every day bloom.bg/1wmHT8I

Dec 18, 2014

RT @katiedrumm: Good luck with that, Peter RT @business: Peter Thiel plans to live to 120, is on a special diet to make it happen bloom.bg/13gTESs

Dec 18, 2014

RT @business: Venture capitalist Peter Thiel plans to live to 120, and is on a special diet to make it happen bloom.bg/13gTESs

Dec 18, 2014

RT @katiedrumm: Good luck with that, Peter RT @business: Peter Thiel plans to live to 120, is on a special diet to make it happen bloom.bg/13gTESs

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Lawrence Summers' $28 Million Payday, Courtesy of Elizabeth Warren

Dec 18, 2014

Lawrence Summers' $28 Million Payday, Courtesy of Elizabeth Warren bloomberg.com/politics/artic… via @bpolitics

Dec 18, 2014

RT @bpolitics: .@SenWarren blocked Lawrence Summers nomination and now he's smiling all the way to the bank bloom.bg/1zAi8CZ pic.twitter.com/7fyUHwI0PR

Dec 18, 2014

Lawrence Summers' $28 Million Payday, Courtesy of Elizabeth Warren bloomberg.com/politics/artic… via @bpolitics

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Uber Seeks to Patent Pricing Surges That Critics Call Gouging

bloomberg.com — When Uber Technologies Inc. jacked up prices in Sydney this week to meet the demand of people fleeing a hostage crisis, critics accused the ride-sharing service of price gouging. The company, though, makes no apologies for what it calls "surge pricing" -- and in fact is seeking to patent it.
Dec 18, 2014

Ugh, bad news 4 my “algorithmic assholery” application @ USPTO RT @sfiegerman: Uber is trying to patent surge pricing bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-1…

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Sony’s Costs From ‘The Interview’ Likely Near $200 Million

bloomberg.com — Sony Pictures (6758) ' decision to let Seth Rogen make a comedy about a plot to kill a head of state will potentially cost the studio hundreds of millions of dollars after a devastating cyber-attack linked to North Korea. The Sony Corp.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Dawn_Kopecki: Pulling "The Interview" could cost Sony an estimated $200 million. bloom.bg/1w29rey

Dec 18, 2014

Pulling "The Interview" could cost Sony an estimated $200 million. bloom.bg/1w29rey @tsgiles will discuss on @InsideEdition tonight!

Dec 18, 2014

How much will pulling The Interview cost Sony?@Lucas_Shaw crunched the numbers bloom.bg/1w29rey (Hint: could be about $200 mln)

Dec 18, 2014

Sony's costs from #TheInterview hacktastrophy likely near $200 million. @Lucas_Shaw crunched the numbers: bloom.bg/1C6zerq

Dec 18, 2014

.@Lucas_Shaw "The Interview" brouhaha may cost Sony $200 million. bloom.bg/1w29rey @tsgiles will discuss on @InsideEdition tonight

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There's a Blacklist in the $800 Billion U.S. Loan Market and It's Not Illegal

bloomberg.com — What do Highland Capital Management, Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) and Cerberus Capital Management have in common? The firms, which manage some $110 billion among them, are on a list that says they can never invest in a $155 million loan that's trading in U.S. markets.
Dec 18, 2014

Leveraged loans an $800 bln no man's land as investors get blacklisted bloom.bg/1z6ehPa via @business @msnabilaahmed @kristenhaunss

Dec 18, 2014

There's a Blacklist in the $800 Billion U.S. Loan Market and It's Not Illegal bloom.bg/1z6ehPa via @msnabilaahmed @kristenhaunss

Dec 18, 2014

RT @business: Yup, you can be blacklisted from investing in U.S. loans, and it's totally legal bloom.bg/1J9Oskl

Dec 18, 2014

There's a Blacklist in the $800 Billion U.S. Loan Market and It's Not Illegal bloom.bg/1z6ehPa via @business

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Bankers See $1 Trillion of Zombie Investments Stranded in the Oil Fields

bloomberg.com — There are zombies in the oil fields. After crude prices dropped 49 percent in six months, oil projects planned for next year are the undead -- still standing upright, but with little hope of a productive future. These zombie projects proliferate in expensive Arctic oil, deepwater-drilling regions and tar sands from Canada to Venezuela.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @bradnews: Props to @tsrandall, who nearly got zombies, $1 trillion, Goldman Sachs and oil crash into one headline - bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-1… @business

Dec 18, 2014

RT @bradnews: Props to @tsrandall, who nearly got zombies, $1 trillion, Goldman Sachs and oil crash into one headline - bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-1… @business

Dec 18, 2014

Props to @tsrandall, who nearly got zombies, $1 trillion, Goldman Sachs and oil crash into one headline - bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-1… @business

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Welcome to the Putin Show: Love, Poetry, Bears

bloomberg.com — Vladimir Putin won't let a currency crisis get in the way of a good show, or indeed his love life. Fielding questions from hundreds of reporters during one of the toughest tests of his 15-year rule, the Russian leader was happy to entertain some off-beat topics.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @business: Love, poetry, and bear claws: Here's what you missed during Putin's bizarre press conference bloom.bg/1xsH67O

Dec 18, 2014

Welcome to the Putin Show: Love, Poetry, Bears  bloom.bg/1wmrQI1 via @business Well, Berlusconi is his best pal, what do you expect?

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S&P 500 Caps Best 2-Day Gain Since 2011 Amid Global Rally

bloomberg.com — U.S. stock-index futures advanced, indicating the Standard & Poor's 500 Index will hold its gains for a second day for the first time in two weeks. Futures on the S&P 500 (SPX) expiring in March added 1 percent to 2,028.1 at 9:32 a.m. in London.

In Search of Lost ‘Time’: Algos Didn’t Wait on Fed Nuance

bloomberg.com — The financial press, universally considered to be among the smartest not to mention best-looking humans on the planet, faced a conundrum yesterday when the Federal Reserve 's policy statement came out. Much of the investment universe was fixated on whether the two words "considerable time" would remain in the central bank's statement in reference to how long policy makers intend to keep their benchmark interest rate near zero.
Dec 18, 2014

"Did the machines start a buying binge after a simple, successful search for 'considerable time?’” bloom.bg/1v4UKs0

Dec 18, 2014

In search of lost ‘time’: algos didn’t wait on Fed nuance bloom.bg/1wmFnj2

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You Know It's Bad in Russia When They Start Hoarding the Buckwheat

bloomberg.com — In a tell-tale sign that the collapse in the ruble is causing panic among Russians, the talk in a downtown Moscow nail salon this week was about stockpiling buckwheat. "Every morning I wake up and look at the exchange rate," Irina Volkova, an office worker at a construction company, said as she had her nails worked on.
Dec 18, 2014

You Know It's Bad in Russia When They Start Hoarding the Buckwheat bloom.bg/1wkdKXT via @business

Dec 18, 2014

You Know It's Bad in Russia When They Start Hoarding the Buckwheat bloom.bg/1wkdKXT

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What Happened When I Outsourced My Day to Five New York City Startups

bloomberg.com — As an overscheduled New Yorker, I wanted to simplify my life. So I turned to the growing abundance of startups -- there are more than 6,000 in New York City alone -- that let you do everything from hire a chef to cook at your apartment, rent the perfect dress for an important date, and even geek out on coffee digitally matched to your preferences.
Dec 18, 2014

Recipe for #Boulevardier #cocktail I made during my startup day: 1.5oz Templeton Rye, .75oz each Campari, vermouth. bloom.bg/1r2L0lB

Dec 18, 2014

.@alexbarinka outsources her life to startups Craft Coffee, Glamsquad, Rent the Runway bloom.bg/1wPZLHZ Video: bloom.bg/1wPZogB

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Putin Paints a Besieged Russia, Says U.S. Wants to 'Rip Out Its Teeth and Claws'

bloomberg.com — President Vladimir Putin said the central bank shouldn't waste reserves on the market to help protect the ruble as he told Russians to brace for recession. "Under the most negative external economic scenario, this situation can last 2 years," Putin said today at his annual press conference in Moscow.
Dec 18, 2014

In case you were wondering, Vladamir Putin has a good relationship with his ex-wife and is in love with someone new bloom.bg/1v2xTNu

Dec 18, 2014

Putin Paints a Besieged Russia, Says U.S. Wants to 'Rip Out Its Teeth and Claws' bloom.bg/1v2xTNu via @business

Dec 18, 2014

What will give here? Putin offers no hint of compromise to resolve the crisis in Russia. ow.ly/G6DpO @BloombergNews

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Putin’s Secret Gamble on Reserves Backfires Into Currency Crisis

bloomberg.com — Kremlin insiders gathered in secret last February to answer a crucial question for Vladimir Putin: Could Russia afford the economic blowback from taking over Crimea? Moscow said yes. Markets aren't so sure.
Dec 18, 2014

Did Russia push Yanukovych out the door to grab Crimea? Perhaps a clue here @business bloom.bg/1BZEeAT

Dec 18, 2014

Putin’s Secret Gamble on Reserves Backfires Into Currency Crisis bloom.bg/1BZEeAT via @business

Dec 18, 2014

Putin’s Secret Gamble on Reserves Backfires Into Currency Crisis bloom.bg/1BZEeAT via @business

Dec 18, 2014

Putin’s Secret Gamble on Reserves Backfires Into Currency Crisis bloom.bg/1BZEeAT via @business

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Jeb Bush Signals Business Wind-Down with Barclays Departure

bloomberg.com — Now that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has declared himself a quasi-candidate for the Republican presidential nomination-forming a "leadership PAC" but stopping short of an exploratory committee-he's drawing more scrutiny than he was a couple of weeks ago, including scrutiny of his business record.
Dec 18, 2014

like this piece. Jeb Bush Signals Business Wind-Down with Barclays Departure - bloomberg.com/politics/artic… via @bpolitics

Dec 18, 2014

RT @bpolitics: Jeb's reported Barclays exit is one of the first tangible signs he's winding down business affairs: bloom.bg/1z7UT48 via @JoshuaGreen

Dec 18, 2014

Conveniently, won't need to step down from Lehman. @JoshuaGreen Jeb stepping down from scandal-plagued Barclays: bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

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Schoolboy May Lose Parents as Repercussions Dawn in Hong Kong

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow Pro-democracy protesters cleared from Hong Kong streets last week are bracing for repercussions. Besides the risk of arrest and jail time, some may be barred from entering China, others to defer studies, and one 14-year-old faces a police move to separate him from his parents. On Nov.
Dec 18, 2014

Schoolboy May Lose Parents as Repercussions Dawn in Hong Kong bloom.bg/1z67wgh must read by the fabulous @natashakhanhk ht @Westyhk

Dec 18, 2014

RT @natashakhanhk: Teen who could be taken away from his parents bc of #UmbrellaMovement involvement is from one of #HK's poorest areas bloom.bg/1z67wgh

Dec 18, 2014

Schoolboy May Lose Parents as Repercussions Dawn in Hong Kong - Bloomberg via @business bloom.bg/1z67wgh

Dec 18, 2014

The empire strikes back! Schoolboy May Lose Parents as Repercussions Dawn in Hong Kong bloom.bg/1z67wgh via @business

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Consumer Confidence in U.S. Rose to Seven-Year High Last Week

bloomberg.com — Consumer confidence rose last week to a seven year-high as falling gas prices and continued job growth burnish American attitudes. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index climbed to 41.7 in the period ended Dec. 14, the highest reading since mid-November 2007, from 41.3 the week before.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @LOLGOP: JUST LIKE MITT ROMNEY WARNED... RT @business: BREAKING: Consumer confidence in U.S. rises to 7-year high bloom.bg/1wPfQ0r

Dec 18, 2014

Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index climbs to 41.7 in week to Dec. 14, highest since mid-Nov. 2007 bloom.bg/1wHYAeI via @toristilwell

Dec 18, 2014

RT @business: BREAKING: Consumer confidence in U.S. rises to 7-year high bloom.bg/1wPfQ0r

Dec 18, 2014

RT @business: BREAKING: Consumer confidence in U.S. rises to 7-year high bloom.bg/1wPfQ0r

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Deflation Warning Sounds as 2-Year Break-Even Rates Go Negative

bloomberg.com — Even with the Federal Reserve reminding investors that policy makers remain on course to raise interest rates next year, one corner of the bond market is warning of the risk of deflation. The difference in yields between Treasury two-year notes and comparable maturity inflation-indexed securities turned negative yesterday for the first time since the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2009.
Dec 18, 2014

Negative two-year break-even rate represents “an uncertainty premium that maybe #oil could fall to $40 a barrel.” bloom.bg/1Ak6zQt

Dec 18, 2014

This is "a world with reduced growth expectations and reduced inflation expectations, and we’re not immune to that." bloom.bg/1Ak6zQt

Dec 18, 2014

Deflation signal -- two year break-even rate goes negative, first time since 09. bloom.bg/1Ak6zQt via @business pic.twitter.com/TSJwuLHkyH

Dec 18, 2014

Well that ain't good. Bloomberg: Deflation Warning Sounds as 2-Year Break-Even Rates Go Negative ow.ly/G7UeS

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Exxon Mobil Shows Why U.S. Oil Output Rises as Prices Plunge

bloomberg.com — Crude oil production from U.S. wells is poised to approach a 42-year record next year as drillers ignore the recent decline in price pointing them in the opposite direction. U.S.
Dec 18, 2014

Exxon Mobil shows why U.S. oil output rises as prices plunge bloom.bg/1z957S2 via @jcarrollchgo

Dec 18, 2014

for producers, thankfully as #oil plunges they've shifted to the most prolific, low-cost fields: bloom.bg/1AsfJbJ

Dec 18, 2014

RT @rpenty: Throw more oil at the problem? US drillers ignore price plunge, plan to boost output to 42yr high bloom.bg/1wlpzNg by @jcarrollchgo

Dec 18, 2014

Throw more oil at the problem? US drillers ignore price plunge, plan to boost output to 42yr high bloom.bg/1wlpzNg by @jcarrollchgo

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