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A diplomatic dance will be no waltz for either Iran or America | Financial Times

The most significant diplomacy surrounding the opening of this year’s UN General Assembly did not involve Syria but Iran. What was agreed with Tehran …

MORGAN STANLEY: Many Of Our Clients Are Preparing For An Imminent Loss Of Central Bank Control

The Federal Reserve is contemplating unwinding its quantitative easing program, which at $85 billion in bond buying per month has constituted the single largest provision of marginal liquidity to global financial markets since this latest iteration of the stimulus program was launched in September …

Economics

CHART OF THE DAY: How The Current Bond Fund Liquidation Compares To The Last Three

Since May, we've been bombarded by headlines of investors liquidating bond funds, which has sent interest rates higher.<p>Just last week, we saw the 10-year U.S. Treasury Note yield hit 3.0% for the first time since July 2011.<p>The scale of bond fund outflows has been large, but relative to assets under …

Deutsche Bank

ChargeCard for iPhone 5

Rui Carmo<br>September 7th 2013, in the morning · 1 min read<p>This is pretty damn clever – I wonder if it will work with iOS 7’s new accessory whitelist.

The Federal Reserve Has A Demographics Problem — An Aging Society Is Making Monetary Policy Less Effective

Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates pinned at zero, maxing out its main policy tool for stimulating the American economy following the worst recession in 80 years.<p>Given the disappointing nature of the recovery since then, the central bank has added unconventional monetary policy …

Federal Reserve

ECONOMISTS: Don't Be Fooled By The Bad Jobs Report, The September 'Taper' Is Still Happening

Wikimedia/Dan Smith The jobs report stunk.<p>Some folks have it in there heads that the weak report could cause the Fed to postpone tapering its massive bond purchasing program.<p>Capital Economics' Paul Ashworth disagrees.<p>In a note just out, he says there were still enough positive nuggets, especially …

Economy

THE SCARIEST JOBS CHART EVER

The U.S. economy added just 169,000 jobs in August, which was lower than 180,000 expected. Furthermore, the July number was revised down to 104,000 from an earlier estimate of 162,000.<p>And on top of that, the labor force participation rate fell, causing the unemployment rate to drop to 7.3% from …

New drug mimics the beneficial effects of exercise

A drug known as SR9009, which is currently under development at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), increases the level of metabolic activity in …

CHART OF THE DAY: Here's What Happened Before The Stock Market Crashed In 1987

Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report, has been warning us that the stock market is expensive and that we're due for a big crash.<p>"In 1987, we had a very powerful rally, but also earnings were no longer rising substantially, and the market became very overbought," Faber told CNBC …

Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in …

ROSENBERG: The Death Of Peak Oil Is 'Singularly The Most Bullish Underpinning To The Global Cost Curve'

In a note this morning, Rosenberg echoes what others have been saying this year: that demand for crude oil is slowly but surely being destroyed by the rise of natural gas, improving efficiency standards and increased environmental awareness in emerging markets.<p>As a result, the cost of producing …

The IEA Just Cut Its Forecasts For Global Oil Demand

That's the strongest sequential reading since 2011.<p>In its new report today, the Paris-based group also revised its full-year U.S. consumption forecast to +0.3% from 0.0%.<p>But the momentum will not continue into 2014, it says:<p>Despite this revision, which takes stock of the latest uptick in delivery …

GOLDMAN: 'Payrolls, Shmayrolls' — Investors Are Being Fooled By The Jobs Report

Less widely-followed releases, like the monthly reports on regional manufacturing activity put out by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Chicago, have less of an impact on the market.<p>Ironically, the jobs and GDP releases contain the least amount of information about the course of future …

Markets

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Friend of Israel

Israel has lost a key ally in its struggle against Iran—Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. From his inauguration in 2005 to his replacement on …

CHART OF THE DAY: This Chart Of The Economy And Stocks Makes Almost No Sense

The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on Friday.<p>Meanwhile, estimates for U.S. GDP growth in 2013 have been falling for two and a half years.<p>Bloomberg Chief Economist Michael McDonough tweeted a chart tracking the two measures since February 2011.<p>It's quite the head-scratcher.<p>To be clear, the U.S. …