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March Madness: Create your NCAA tournament bracket in 60 seconds

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>NYT Magazine’s Rita Dove on what poetry might grant unsuspecting news readers<p><b>RITA DOVE FEELS MOST ALIVE …

Big Tech Is Unlikely to Blow its Tax Bonus

A big dealmaking run is unlikely, as many companies don’t really need the money<p>Big tech companies face a high-quality problem heading into the new year: All that money, and not much good to do with it.<p>Passage of Republicans’ ambitious tax plan theoretically frees up more than half a trillion …

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How the Great Fannie and Freddie Dustup Could End

Senate legislation would set up private competitors to the housing finance agencies and remove their government backstops<p>After years of political stalemate over the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, things are beginning to move in Washington. The big news for investors is that the ultimate …

Housing

A Macedonian breakdown gets Europe’s attention - Scared in Skopje

Scared in SkopjeA Macedonian breakdown gets Europe’s attention<p>IN NORMAL times, the world tends to ignore Macedonia and its 2m people, a quarter of …

Social Democrats

Why Tirana, once one of Europe’s dreariest cities, is now worth a visit

“UNCLE ERI! Uncle Eri!” shout gaggles of small boys who rush to high-five Erion Veliaj, the 37-year-old boss of Tirana, Albania’s capital. He has …

Europe

2018 Annual Outlook Weathering Heights: How to Invest in 2018

Warren Buffett's 10 Largest Current Stock Bets

There are more than 40 stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, but some holdings are much larger than others.<p>The majority of <b>Berkshire …

The best hotels of 2017

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>With the new Four Seasons in the Maldives, the Sanders hotel in Copenhagen, the renovated Crillon in Paris or the 7th Room hotel in …

Travel

World Bank Group Announcements at One Planet Summit

<b>Paris, 12 December, 2017 -</b> At the One Planet Summit convened by President Emmanuel Macron of France, United Nations Secretary General Antonio …

Alaskan oil lease sale brings few bids despite vast territory offered | Reuters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - An oil-and-gas lease sale that raised concerns with environmentalists due to the vast amount of acres offered in Arctic Alaska drew few bids on Wednesday, government officials said.<p>Seven bids were received, covering about 80,000 acres - or less than 1 percent of the …

We are in a bubble - Woodford Investment Management Ltd

The difference between the performance of value stocks and growth stocks today, is greater than at any stage in stock market history. Let that sink …

Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon …

Remembering the Wonderful Little Idiosyncrasies of ‘Good Will Hunting’ on Its 20th Anniversary

Halfway through <i>Good Will Hunting</i>, an excellent movie, a pivotal scene happens. Sean Maguire, a gifted and compassionate therapist played brilliantly …

What the Yugoslav war-crimes tribunal achieved

THE International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established by the United Nations Security Council in 1993, closes at …

The Great Tax Windfall Surprise

The tax cut comes with the unemployment rate hovering at just 4.1%. That sets the stage for higher wages.<p>The biggest winners of the Republican tax plan are corporations. How they actually spend their windfall could jolt the economy and surprise markets.<p>Companies can do four things with their cash: …

Economy

Pierre Andurand's Presentation on Oil: Sohn London Conference

We're posting up notes from the Sohn London conference 2017. Next up is <b>Pierre Andurand</b> of <b>Andurand Capital</b> who gave a presentation on oil.<br>Pierre …

98,750,067,000,000 Reasons to Be Worried About 2018

As 2017 enters its final month, here are 12 charts to illustrate what a year it's been in markets. Far be it from us to be party-poopers; but let's …

How decades of bad decisions broke GE

General Electric has been a piston of the American economic engine for 125 years. It pioneered the light bulb and the jet engine. It survived the Great Depression, the dot-com crash and the 2008 financial meltdown.<p>But now GE faces a different kind of challenge -- a nightmare cash crunch that could …

Great Depression

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The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward<p>Rina Diane Caballar<p>At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. …

Buy These Banks, Not Those, on Regulatory Relief

A bipartisan reform plan could help spur growth in smaller banks<p>Congress finally looks set to deliver some regulatory relief for midsize lenders. The biggest beneficiaries will be even smaller banks with midsize dreams.<p>A bipartisan group of senators has agreed to a reform plan aimed at helping …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

A merger between CVS Health and Aetna could be what the doctor ordered

STANLEY and Sidney Goldstein would scarcely recognise their creation. In 1963 the brothers opened a humble storefront in Lowell, Massachusetts, …

The Long Story of a Whole Lot of Central Bank Tinkering

Quantitative easing, the once-unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank creates new money to buy financial assets, like government bonds, will start winding down next year in Europe and has ended in the U.S. These moves are the beginning of the end of an extraordinary period of …

Central Banks

Snap, Twitter Battle for Second Place—by Different Measures

Different approaches make it impossible to compare their size and growth against Facebook’s<p>Social-media companies Twitter Inc. and Snap Inc. are locked in a popularity contest—but it’s hard to rank them because they differ on how reach with users is best measured.<p>Facebook Inc., their bigger rival, …

Social Media

Seville Is The #1 City You Should Visit Next Year, According To Lonely Planet

We never would've guessed.<p>It’s about time to make travel plans for 2018, and the experts at Lonely Planet say one city should be first on your list.<p>Seville, Spain took top honors in the travel site’s annual Best in Travel roundup, which names both cities and countries worth visiting in the coming …

Opinion: Three reasons the next crash may be worse than 1987’s

Thirty years ago Thursday, the U.S. stock market had its worst day ever. On Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 508 points, 22.6% of …

Stock Markets

Weakened Nafta, WTO Would Pave Way for Conflict

Trump’s moves against the trade arbiters would free up U.S., and rivals, to be more aggressive<p>Before a war begins, the antagonists remove the peacekeepers. Trade wars start the same way.<p>President Donald Trump is trying to remake or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, and his …

Economy

Stocks are flashing a major sell signal

Sentiment on the US stock market may be too positive for its own good.<p>Wall Street analysts showed "extreme bullishness" on stocks at the end of September, based on a monthly survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As such, the firm's proprietary "Sell Side Indicator" — which monitors …

Tesla Has a Forecasting Problem

Inability to predict near-term Model 3 production should give investors pause about Elon Musk’s vision<p>By<p>Charley Grant<p>Charley Grant<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@CGrantWSJ<p>charles.grant@wsj.com<p>The mass-market car of the future is taking its sweet time to arrive.<p>Tesla TSLA 0.68% announced Monday …

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