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by joe weisenthal

Oil crashed today, with crude oil prices dropping from around $95 to $91 in a matter of minutes. There were various theories for why, but the most compelling one is that there seems to be a lot more production than estimated. Morgan Stanley sent out...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Whoa! Oil just totally crashed. One possible culprit is this Reuters story, showing that OPEC production is surging. There are a host of other factors that might be driving down oil as well. Dave Lutz of JonesTrading said these are some of the things...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Russia's currency and stock market have been getting bludgeoned lately, as sanctions and capital outflows have damaged the domestic economy. And it's getting worse today. Bloomberg reports that Russia is weighing capital controls to stem the rush of...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Investors like the news that eBay is spinning of PayPal! The stock is surging, as the trading halt is lifted. Here's the stock data from yahoo. SEE ALSO: eBay to spin off PayPal in 2015 Join the conversation about this story »...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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It's a good day to be Carl Icahn. The famed activist investor has been going after eBay for awhile, urging it to spin off its PayPal business. And today they're doing it. eBay announced this morning that in 2015, PayPal will be spun off and traded separately....
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Beijing has been keen to keep news of the big Hong Kong protests outside of the public eye. Instagram (one of the remaining big social networks that wasn't blocked) has now been blocked, to keep images of the protests out of the country. There are reports...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Ebay will spin off PayPal into its own business starting next year. PayPal, the online payments juggernaut, is seen as the real crown jewel of the Ebay business. And investors have been clamoring for a way to unlock PayPal's value. Carl Icahn, in particular,...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Europe just keeps getting worse. The latest this morning is Eurozone inflation continuing to slip, with prices rising 0.3% year-over-year, down from the 0.4% gains in previous months. That Europe would could slip into outright deflation is a huge worry...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Of all the Eurozone cases, the most miserable might be Italy. Sure, Greece had the biggest economic collapse, and came the closest to going bust. But there's something about Italy's neverending downward lurch that's just remarkable. Two stats really...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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This drone footage shows just how jaw-droppingly huge the protests in Hong Kong are. Enjoy. Join the conversation about this story »...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The stock market is on a tremendous, multi-year bull market, though of course there have been a lot of dips along the way. But something seems to be different about the recent selloff in stocks (which is continuing today). Dan Greenhaus of BTIG writes:...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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In an interview, Paul Krugman explains why Mario Draghi — despite his recent stimulus measures — probably can't save Europe's economy on his own. Edited by Alex Kuzoian. Additional camera by Graham Flanagan and Justin Gmoser.  Follow BI Video: On...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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This photo of "Umbrella Man" from the #OccupyCentral protests in Hong Kong is destined to be one of those images we see over and over again, possibly for years. Numerous photos show the protesters — who are upset at Beijing's restrictions on democracy...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Following unexpectedly large protests over the weekend, the Hong Kong market got smoked in Monday trading. Here's an intraday look at the Hang Seng, Hong Kong's main benchmark stock index. In the end, stocks fell 1.9% after having been down by over 2%...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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It's the second day of major protests in Hong Kong, and the crowds in Hong Kong's central business district are unreal. Above is a photo taken earlier today.  Here's a more recent photo from the FT's Josh Noble, showing how huge the crowds are. Crowds...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Dave Lutz at JonesTrading has the top topics about which traders are talking about today: Good Morning!  US Futures are under some pretty good pressure – The Russell is off 90bp as more growth concerns from EurAsia mount into Q end.   Schools and...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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As Hong Kong gears up for its second straight night of major protests, there's no better platform than Twitter to see moment-by-moment images and analysis of what's going on. We've been following two great Twitter lists that you can subscribe to. One...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Here's a wild brief video (via Gerry Doyle) from the protests in Hong Kong. It shows a cop tapping a protester on the shoulder, just so that he'll turn, so that the officer can pepper spray him in the face. SEE ALSO: 12 astonishing photos of the protests...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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With Bill Gross' abrupt departure, PIMCO's flagship Total Return Fund has been taken over by Scott Mather, Mark Kiesel and Mihir Worah. Maher, Kiesel, and Worah have just published a Q&A about their investment approach, and what opportunities they...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Hong Kong markets just opened after the startlingly big #OccupyCentral protests over the weekend. Not surprisingly, markets are diving.  The benchmark Hang Seng index is down about 1.2%. Asia Update: Shanghai 2347.68 -0.00% ; Hang Seng 23399.51 -1.18%...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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It's already begun. Investors are yanking cash out of PIMCO after the shock departure of Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross, who left on Friday to go to Janus. Gregory Zuckerman at WSJ reports: Pacific Investment Management Co. suffered roughly $10...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Want to see how authorities in China view the #OccupyCentral protests in Hong Kong? Look no further than this column in The Global Times (a daily newspaper associated with People's Daily). The column argues that protesters are breaking the law and sullying...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A new week has begun, and the dollar is rallying again. The movements aren't huge, but the dollar is up against the Euro, the Canadian dollar, and the Japanese Yen. Here's a short-term chart, via FinViz, of the dollar pushing higher against the yen....
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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It was another weekend of creeping signs that Europe is coming unglued. First in the UK, the ruling Conservative party saw a second Member of Parliament defect to UKIP, an anti-EU populist party whose popularity seems to be surging. The defection, by...
From: Business Insider | By: Joe Weisenthal | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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