My morning pre weekend reads (Continues here):

• Emerging Markets Show Biggest Premium Since ’12 With ETFs (Bloomberg)
• Calm ain’t bad, necessarily (FT Alphaville) see also Some misconceptions (Irrelevant Investor)
• The 15 Most Hated Companies in America (The Atlantic)
• Barclays Not Smart (Bloomberg View) see also Rolling the Drunks (Reformed Broker)

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Category: Financial Press

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12 Responses to “10 Friday AM Reads”

  1. thomas hudson says:

    http://www.openculture.com/2014/04/pink-floyds-wish-you-were-here-with-stephane-grappelli.html

    This long-lost but rediscovered mix of the title track marks, to the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Nick Mason, a marked improvement over the version on the original album. “I think that was the jewel in that particular crown,” he said to Sonic Reality. “It was something that I assumed had been lost forever. I thought we’d recorded over it. [ … ] I can’t imagine why we didn’t use it at the time.” In the one they did use at the time, what remains of Grappelli’s playing came out so inaudible that the album’s credits didn’t even name the violinist.

  2. Jojo says:

    Puh-leeze. We spent BILLIONS “training” Iraqi soldiers and what did they do when pressed by terrorist attacks? Yes, turned tail and ran away.

    How about instead we take that $500 million and use it to train unemployed people in technology or healthcare or whatever so they can maybe get new jobs?
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    Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syria rebels
    Move comes after harsh criticism from some lawmakers for what they see as restrained administration policies in Syria

    June 26, 2014 5:46PM ET

    President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers for greater U.S. backing for Syria’s opposition, asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the United States considers options to stem an ongoing civil war that has also seeped into neighboring Iraq.

    http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/26/obama-seeks-500mtotrainequipsyriarebels.html

  3. willid3 says:

    coming soon to your house?

    http://time.com/2926400/at-your-service/

    where you house will automatically do things for you. and even talk to you?

  4. Jojo says:

    Introduction to the Living Wage Calculator

    In many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living. Recently, in a number of high-cost communities, community organizers and citizens have successfully argued that the prevailing wage offered by the public sector and key businesses should reflect a wage rate required to meet minimum standards of living. Therefore we have developed a living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
    Select a Location

    To get started, enter a location into the search box above, or browse to a location using the list below.

    States …

    The original calculator was modeled after the Economic Policy Institute’s metropolitan living wage tool. Users should know there are many researchers contributing tools and resources to the movement to achieve living wages. Diana Pearce at the University of Washington, Seattle is an important contributor to the living wage movement. Her work provides an alternative calculator.

    Our tool is designed to provide a minimum estimate of the cost of living for low wage families. The estimates do not reflect a middle class standard of living. The realism of the estimates depend on the type of community under study. Metropolitan counties are typically locations of high cost. In such cases, the calculator is likely to underestimate costs such as housing and child care. Consider the results a minimum cost threshold that serves as a benchmark, but only that. Users can substitute local data when available to generate more nuanced estimates. Adjustments to account for local conditions will provide greater realism and potentially increase the accuracy of the tool. As developed, the tool is meant to provide one perspective on the cost of living in America.

    http://livingwage.mit.edu/

  5. willid3 says:

    really?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/frank-lucas-body-double-accusation

    wonder why he is even running. he obviously has a loose grip on reality

  6. willid3 says:

    how to avoid million and millions of taxes?

    use a foundation to sell the stock that is basis of your wealth?

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-27/texas-billionaire-s-heirs-save-some-money-on-taxes

  7. willid3 says:

    robot can even build buildings?
    so the next jobs to go the way of the dodo might be construction jobs

    http://qz.com/227179/robots-built-this-ultra-thin-building-that-looks-like-a-giant-peanut/

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