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China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

Brands Are Already Tweeting Corny Stuff After The Birth Of The Royal Baby

Prince William and Kate might have waited four hours to announce the birth of their son, but brands didn't hold their breath when it came to capitalizing on the royal baby's arrival on social media.<p>Seconds after the royal baby's birth was made official, brands from Oreo to Charmin started posting …

Royal Babies

Help to Buy mortgage guarantee unveiled by George Osborne

George Osborne has launched the second phase of the Help to Buy scheme in a meeting with mortgage lenders and housebuilders that laid out the terms …

Senators again try to replace dollar bill with coin

WASHINGTON – Remember the Susan B. Anthony $1 coins of the 1970s? And the 1990s version – the Sacagawea coin? Consumer advocates and five senators think it's time to give the $1 coin another chance.<p>But first — wipe out the dollar bill.<p>Eliminating the dollar bill in favor of the coin would save …

T-Mobile slams AT&T, Verizon's 'deceptive' early upgrade plans

T-Mobile says its Jump program is materially different than early upgrade programs its larger rivals offer and it wants to educate the customer.<p>In the latest wireless war of words, T-Mobile appears to be having the most fun.<p>In an advertisement debuting on Tuesday, T-Mobile takes a juicy quote from …

Telecoms

Oreo’s Royal Baby Tweet Gives Birth to Twitter Debate

Ever since Oreo had its buzz-generating Super Bowl blackout moment, industry players have debated the merits of real-time Twitter marketing. And …

Royal Babies

Japan Is Slipping

Things are pretty quiet to start the day in Japan (consistent with the fact that markets overall around the world have been very quiet this month).<p>The Nikkei is off a bit, the USDJPY remains sub-100 in the wake of this weekend's election.<p>Elsewhere, Australia is up a little bit, and Korea is up 0.8%.

Elections

Here’s why Intel announced a custom silicon business today

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In what looks like a noteworthy shift for the chip giant, Intel says it is inside the custom silicon business, showing off its …

Volvo sees crash-free car by 2020

A promotional video by Volvo details many of the active safety technologies it has developed and is in the process of developing, all with the goal of eliminating accidents.<p>In the above video, Volvo details some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward accident-free driving. This …

Driverless Cars

Quietly, The Stock Market Is On Another Remarkable Run

But actually this stealthiness has been deceptive. It turns out the market is on a tear.<p>Dan Greenhaus (@danBTIG on Twitter) notes that actually the market has been on a Twitter:<p>It remains a quite rally to the upside, no doubt about that. How quiet? The S&P 500 is up 5.6% in July which, if it closed …

Stock Markets
Fossil Fuels

Student Loan Deal Set To Increase Borrowing Costs, Swell Government Profit

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan Senate accord supported by the White House to overhaul the federal student loan program is forecast to boost government profit and increase borrowing costs in the coming years, leading student groups and some Democrats to denounce the deal.<p>The compromise, reached by eight …

Anti-LGBT Developments In Russia "A Complete Travesty," Advocate Says

"Most nations on the cusp of hosting Olympic Games would want to make their country seem more hospitable, not less," a Human Rights Campaign spokesman says. HRC is not, however, yet taking a position on whether it supports calls for a boycott of the 2014 Olympics.<p>WASHINGTON — As a growing number of …