• The idea then is that three years later — ie after the midterms — a lot fewer people would fear losing private insurance, a lot more have had good experiences with public insurance. Still a tough climb, but much less Green Lanternism 2/
    Paul Krugman Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:41
  • Hong Kong falls into recession for the first time in a decade, government data confirms Link https://t.co/XWLnVpY7wV
    Reuters Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong sank into recession for the first time in a decade in the third quarter, government data confirmed on Friday, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating U.S.-China trade war.

  • An analyst who saw a sneak preview of the movie “Dark Waters” says the film is "very damaging” for DuPont and the entire chemical industry Link
    Bloomberg Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36
  • From @Breakingviews: UK Labour Party's broadband plan is free of most logic, says @edwardcropley Link
    Reuters Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36

    LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - “British Broadband” is a catchy alliterative title, but that’s about all. The opposition Labour party on Thursday announced it wants to nationalise telecoms provider BT’s network in order to give everyone speedy fibre connections. State ownership might fix the country’s lagging communications infrastructure. But the promise of free web surfing risks condemning the idea to previous failed experiments in public ownership like British Coal or carmaker British Leyland.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal drags Britain’s relatively poor levels of connectivity into the heart of the Dec. 12 election. BT’s fibre network currently reaches just 1.6 million homes, 9% of the total and way behind Spain and France. The company could crank up investment, but needs to provide a return to shareholders. Nationalising BT’s Openreach network would allow the state to...

  • Why is the natural gas industry relaxed about the European Investment Bank’s decision to stop funding fossil fuel projects? Link
    Bloomberg Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36
  • Companies pushing controversial 5G spectrum auction offer to give at least 30% of proceeds to U.S. Treasury Link
    MarketWatch Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36
  • Volkswagen said that it will spend €33bn on electric mobility in the next four years, solidifying its leadership in the shift to emissions-free transport and its attempt to put the diesel scandal firmly in the past. Link
    Financial Times Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36
  • Former Apple chip executives found company to take on Intel, AMD Link https://t.co/7srF3iBg9S
    Reuters Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36

    (Reuters) - Three of Apple Inc’s former top semiconductor executives in charge of iPhone chips have founded a startup to design processors for data centers, aiming to take on current industry leaders Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

  • This new initiative from Warren looks much more workable politically than immediate transition to single-payer. If she wins (and Dems take the Senate), the immediate plan is for a sort of expanded ACA plus public option 1/ Link
    Paul Krugman Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:36

    Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale “Medicare for all” plan.

  • Pres Trump: We will be doing a major, middle income tax cut Link
    ForexLive Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
    signed order and price transparency in healthcare order will force companies to compete rule will compel hospitals to publish prices consumer will have lots of choices regard to doctors hospital and priceinsurance firms will need to show treatment costs
  • ?? A story of how a company that once made millions selling ringtones now gets 3.1 billion YouTube views a month Link
    Businessweek Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
    India's T-Series built an online empire from Bollywood. Now it has to survive Netflix. A story of how a company that once made millions selling ringtones now gets 3.1 billion YouTube views a month.
  • Japan’s Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with a sun goddess. Some say the ceremony is too reminiscent of the country’s militaristic past, when the emperor was considered divine Link https://t.co/mZHYgVG468
    Reuters Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31

    TOKYO (Reuters) - In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe his family descends, completing the rituals of his accession.

    The “Daijosai” rite, centred on the goddess Amaterasu Omikami, began soon after sunset on Thursday and is the most overtly religious of all the rituals around Naruhito’s succession after his father, Akihito, abdicated in April.

    Amid flickering torchlight and chanting by priests, Emperor Naruhito emerged from behind the white curtains of the shrine at around 3:00 a.m., concluding a ceremony observed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and 400 dignitaries in an outdoor pavilion.

    “This ritual is basically a feast involving the sun goddess and the emperor,” said John Breen, a professor at Kyoto’s International Research...

  • RT @Hipster_Trader: A conspiracy theorist would point out the S&P is up almost 33% since Mnuchin called the PPT in December
    zerohedge Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
  • All investors should understand these key essential investment concepts. Make sure you're up to speed: Link https://t.co/NPCVkDlmIU
    FINRA Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31

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  • U.S. workers are failing to improve the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly global economy, according to a government agency report released Friday Link
    Bloomberg Markets Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
  • Hulu will increase the price of its streaming service that includes live TV by $10, to $55 a month Link
    Bloomberg Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
  • NYC, London and Vancouver are losing their appeal for luxury homebuyers Link
    Businessweek Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
  • The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Oracle vs. Google copyright case Link
    MarketWatch Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31

    A major copyright dispute stretching to 2010 between Oracle Corp. ORCL, +0.52% and Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL, +1.41% GOOG, +1.31% Google division is headed to the Supreme Court, the court said on Friday. The dispute centers on 11,500 lines of code that Google is accused of copying from Oracle's Java programming language, Oracle claims in a 9-year-old lawsuit seeking $9 billion in damages. Google, which deployed the code in Android, had won in lower courts but lost an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which ruled last year for Oracle.

  • U.S. prosecutors probe Giuliani's links to Ukrainian energy projects: WSJ Link https://t.co/LwXEOb04vu
    Reuters Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s ties to Ukrainian energy projects and whether he violated federal lobbying laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

    Bloomberg, citing three unnamed U.S. officials, on Thursday reported federal prosecutors in Manhattan were investigating Giuliani’s financial dealings that could include possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent.

    Reuters could not immediately confirm the reports. Neither Giuliani nor a lawyer who represents him immediately responded to requests for comment. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan declined to comment.

    Citing people briefed on the matter, the Journal said two Giuliani associates, Lev Parnas and Igor...

  • Live: Fireworks Erupt As Schiff Shields Questions Over Biden And Burisma Link
    zerohedge Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
  • $USDJPY has pierced chart support, signaling Yen gains ahead. If that portends a broader anti-risk shift in market sentiment, a breakdown in Japanese stocks may follow. Get your market update from @IlyaSpivak here: Link https://t.co/ajGRIfZwgV
    DailyFX Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31

    Where will markets end 2019? See our Q4 forecasts for currencies, commodities and stock indexes!

    Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index rose alongside the hawkish turn in priced-in 2020 Fed policy expectations. The USD/JPY exchange rate advanced in lockstep, reflecting a parallel drop in the anti-risk Yen. The move appears to reflect hopes for de-escalation of the US-China trade war and easing worries about a no-deal Brexit. The US central bank concurred at its October policy meeting.

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    A red flag has now been raised by an eye-catching USD/JPY chart support break. Prices closed below a rising trend line establishing the upswing from August lows, which doubled as the lower bound of a bearish Rising Wedge pattern. It seems especially telling that this followed on the heels of a test at 13-month resistance. Negative RSI divergence added still more credence to the downside argument.

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  • Use of identity, like one’s fingerprint, will be a huge opportunity for fintech in the future. This is already used in other countries such as India says F. Christopher Calabia of @gatesfoundation. #PHLFintech
    Philadelphia Fed Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:31
  • Meet the president of Musk's tunneling company, which is about to start drilling in Las Vegas Link
    Bloomberg Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:26
  • Marie Yovanovitch says Ukrainian minister told her that she would 'have to watch her back' with Rudy Giuliani, who was seeking her removal. Follow live updates: Link https://t.co/TcZMYM0BIf
    Reuters Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:26
  • We invite scholars to a residency @MinneapolisFed to pursue their research and work on projects related to the Institute's main mission of increasing economic opportunity and inclusive growth. #OIGI Apply before Feb. 1, 2020. Link
    Minneapolis Fed Fri 15 Nov 2019 19:26

    The Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute is a research initiative housed within the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  It supports the Federal Reserve’s mandate to ensure maximum employment by conducting and promoting research into how to ensure full participation in a well-functioning economy by all American households.  The Institute invites selected scholars at all career levels to a residency at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to pursue their research and work on projects related to the Institute's main mission of increasing economic opportunity and inclusive growth.

    Multiple Visiting Scholar positions are available. Visits are typically a nine-month academic year or a three-month quarterly term. The program typically runs from September 1 through June 30.

    All scholars are competitively compensated and receive office space at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, where scholars are supported by top-tier research analysts and...
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