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Opinion: 7 reasons to buy Facebook now

Against my better judgment, I do actually read the comments sections under my articles. And in addition to the bald jokes and links to sites where …

Social Media

Opinion: 7 reasons to buy Google stock

Google Inc. GOOG, -1.02% got a bit of a bump in recent days on news of a big-time hire, snapping up Morgan Stanley MS, -2.14% exec Ruth Porat to make …

Schroders on Stealing Growth and U.S. ‘Gravitational Pull’

Almost €2 trillion ($2.1 trillion) of eurozone government bonds now have a negative yield. Johanna Kyrklund, head of multi-asset investments at Schroders, swung by MoneyBeat to tell us what that means for investors. “It makes the German bond market pretty boring at the moment,” she said, where …

US durable goods orders fell 1.4 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February for the third time in the past four months, while a …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Fortune.com

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Opinion: What China’s ‘new normal’ means for commodities

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China’s “new normal” economy might suggest merely impressive growth, rather than the magical growth of recent decades. But …

Next Five Years Will Bring Huge Changes To China's Commodity Demand

Remember the commodity super-cycle? It was pedaled by the Chinese. It made smart investors like Jim Rogers filthy rich. That story is over, as everyone now knows. And the next five years are going to bring huge changes to the country’s demand for raw materials, especially coal and oil.<p>China’s …

The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google

It's not.<p>Google Search is the most important product of a very wealthy and successful for-profit company. And Google will use this product to further its own commercial ends.<p>This became clearer than ever this week when the Wall Street Journal uncovered an internal FTC report saying that Google was …

Google Search

Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore, charted

Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, the 91-year-old founding father of one of Asia’s smallest but most powerful economies, has died. The former prime minister, who had been in the hospital for over a month with severe pneumonia, leaves behind a city-state whose current success is built on policies he put in …

56% Of Enterprises Will Increase Their Investment In Big Data Over The Next Three Years

70% of IT decision-makers consider their organization’s ability to exploit value from big data as critical to their future success.<p>65% say they risk becoming irrelevant and/or uncompetitive if they do not embrace big data.<p>64% are seeing big data changing traditional business boundaries, enabling …

Big Data

We're witnessing the biggest threat to US corporate earnings since the 2008 financial crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The surging value of the U.S. dollar may be posing the biggest threat to U.S. corporate earnings since the 2008 financial crisis, hurting results at most U.S.-based multinationals. Some on Wall Street are even talking about an earnings recession.<p>The dollar's gain of 22 percent …

Markets

The most important dynamic affecting inflation today

The Fed has to raise rates before we're confronted with runaway inflation, one side says. The opposite camp argues that there is virtually no inflation in the system, so the Fed should stay put.<p>All too often left out of these arguments is mention of perhaps the most important dynamic impacting …

Oil & Gas Industry

Hundreds of thousands of jobs could be created by lifting the US ban on crude oil exports

Some 394,000 to 859,000 U.S. jobs could be created annually from 2016 to 2030 by lifting the ban, according to the IHS report, titled: "Unleashing the Supply Chain: Assessing the Economic Impact of a U.S. crude oil free trade policy."<p>Only 10 percent of the jobs would be created in actual oil …

Oil

Currency swings cost U.S. corporates $18.66 billion in fourth quarter: study

Total negative currency impact rose more than four-fold in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter, and was the biggest since the height of the euro crisis, according to the report.<p>FiREapps analyzes currency effects on quarterly earnings of 846 North American companies, a subset of the Fortune …

Procter & Gamble

A critical difference between tech stocks today and tech stocks during the dotcom bubble

Earlier this month, the Nasdaq topped 5,000 for the first time since 2000.<p>This understandably gave some market watchers the chills because the dotcom bubble was bursting in 2000.<p>Now, there are many ways Nasdaq 5,000 is different this time around. Importantly, a larger percentage of the tech stocks …

Dot-Com Bubble

Apple's going to launch a TV service this fall that could kill cable

A Wall Street Journal report suggests Apple, which already lets users watch television and Netflix shows through its Apple TV device, is working with programmers "to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall."<p>The Journal cites sources familiar with the talks who say Apple's subscription …

Smart TV

Apple in talks with major networks over TV service: report

The company has been in discussions with CBS, 21st Century Fox and Disney (owner of ABC) among other networks, as it attempts to put together a bundle of popular channels.<p>Unlike cable bundles, which offer a long list of smaller networks, the California-based tech giant is aiming to assemble a …

Smart TV