Google Loses Lawsuit For Posting Woman's Cleavage

A woman who in full public view wore cloths that revealed her cleavage, and whose photo was taken by Google Street view, has won approximately $2,000 from a Canadian court for the emotional damage she suffered by having her picture taken and posted on the internet. While sitting on the [...]

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Thinking Money: Four Money Moves To Outsmart Your Brain

Finally, the explanation for why Americans aren’t saving enough: It’s not sexy. Now, spending: that’s sexy. That’s one of the findings in Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions, airing on public television stations beginning Thursday, Oct. 16; check local listings. It’s produced in association with [...]

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Michael Lewis Talks Wall Street With Colbert [VIDEO]

"Liar's Poker" author Michael Lewis discusses the questionable ethics of Wall Street and plays a high-stakes game with Stephen. (6:45) Also see Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose discuss the special 25th edition of his book -  Liar’s Poker (25th Anniversary Edition): Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street H/T StreetEye Michael Lewis The Colbert [...]

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One Easy Behavioral Trick to Gain Confidence and Power

Here is an excerpt from 250wrods.com on one easy behavioral trick to gain confidence and power followed by a book review on The As If Principle: The Radically New Approach to Changing Your Life by Richard Wiseman. Imagine that someone gives you $200 and the chance to keep the money [...]

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Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance

Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance Edward B. Rock University of Pennsylvania Law School October 15, 2014 U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-37 Abstract: This chapter of the Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance examines the role of institutional investors in corporate governance and the [...]

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Citigroup Restates Q3 Results Amid Mounting Currency Probes

Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) slashed its third-quarter earnings by $600 million due to ‘rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigation’ over alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets. Other leading banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have enhanced legal reserves as well amid the foreign-exchange investigations. Probe into forex business Earlier this month, while unveiling [...]

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Invesco European Growth Fund Hurt By Russia Bet In Q3

Invesco European Growth Fund commentary for the third quarter 2014. Invesco European Growth Fund: Performance summary Market Overview Equity markets faced a wide range of geopolitical issues and headwinds during the third quarter and finished lower, largely due to a difficult September. European growth stalled through the summer, with the exception of the [...]

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[ARCHIVES] Ben Graham's Net Nets: Seventy-Five Years Old And Still Outperforming

Ben Graham's Net Nets: Seventy-Five Years Old and Outperforming Tobias Carlisle Eyquem Fund Management Sunil Mohanty University of St. Thomas Jeffrey Oxman (corresponding author) University of St. Thomas Abstract The strategy of buying and holding “net nets” has been advocated by deep value investors for decades, but systematic studies of the returns to such a strategy are [...]

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Hedge Funds Show Their Beta As Weekly Returns Rise With Market

Hedge fund managers are known to argue with pride at how their fund’s performance is filled with alpha, individual trader skill credited with performance, and dismiss the beta, impact of the overall market rising on positive fund performance.  Comparing week over week hedge fund performance from the period when [...]

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Damodaran Calls Amazon Profits A Field Of Dreams

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stocks took another beating last week after third quarter earnings turned out to be worse than expected – revenues were up, but so were losses – prompting NYU finance professor Aswath Damodaran to take another crack at valuing the company to see whether the market’s reaction [...]

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Shadow Banking System Reached $75 Trillion In 2013: FSB

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has released its fourth annual Global Shadow Banking Monitoring report, revealing that the shadow bank activities increased by $5 trillion from 2012 to 2013, reaching $75 trillion. That means that shadow banking assets, at least by one measure, make up a quarter of total [...]

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Bernard Horn's Polaris Global Value Fund Letter To Shareholders

Bernard Horn's Polaris Global Value Fund letter to shareholders for the third quarter 2014. Dear Fellow Shareholder, Global equity markets had an auspicious start in 2014, up more than 6% in the first half of the year as represented by the MSCI World Index. However, markets ceded some of these gains [...]

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AT&T And Verizon Enter User Tracking Business

Get ready for a whole new level of cyber tracking from your mobile phone carrier. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) are currently engaged in a tracking system that monitors the web sites their customers visit while on the mobile phone, according to a report from TomsGuide and Forbes. The [...]

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