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News for the Stock Market Today 1-5-16

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News for the Stock Market Today 1-5-16 | Trader News


Oil Prices Recover in Asia After Overnight Selloff   (Concerns about oversupply still have influence despite increase.)   WSJ

Asian Shares Fall Despite Chinese Regulators’ Move to Calm Nerves  (Unpredictable fluctuations in Chinese trading moved Asian markets lower Tuesday, as investors attempted to interpret Beijing’s latest signals about its part in the market.)  WSJ

Russia bans all transit of Ukrainian goods  Kyiv Post

Port Traffic Grew at Slowest Rate Since Recession in 2015   (Container traffic increased only 0.8% in 2015 at the 30 busiest ports globally, the smallest rise since 2009, according to Alphaliner.)   WSJ

U.S. Consumer Spending Averages $99 in December  ($98 in ‘14 and up $7 from November) Gallup

Tuesday: Auto Sales   Calculated Risk

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MSFT     China Regulator Queries Microsoft on Findings in Anti-Trust Probe (China’s industry and commerce regulator has requested Microsoft Corp to lay out “major issues” that it says have been revealed from digital data collected as part of an antitrust investigation.)   Reuters

ORAN    BOUYY       Orange in Talks to Acquire Bouygues Telecom  (The French telecommunications giant Orange said on Tuesday that it was discussing acquisition of Bouygues Telecom, a local rival, in the most recent attempt to consolidate Europe’s largely scattered cellphone market.)   NY Times

BABA    Ants gold dress to confirm ongoing transfer B round of financing amounted to 10 billion yuan financing   DO News

Highwoods Properties agrees to sell Country Club Plaza assets for $660 million   KSHB

NDVLY    Second Time Should Be Lucky for New World   (A viable $2.5 billion purchase of Cheng Yu-tung’s New World China Land will be more about deal structure than cost.)   WSJ

GOOGL  AMZN MSFT    Alphabet Paid $380 Million in Stock for Startup Bebop, Filing Says   WSJ

MSFT  AOL   Microsoft’s Bing Will Now Power AOL Search   Ubergizmo

SSNLF   Samsung CEO says profit woes will continue in 2016   (Hardships could continue for the next few months,  including lower than anticipated demand across its semiconductor and LCD divisions.)   BGR

SWHC  RGR  CAB   Obama gun actions will focus on unlicensed dealers at gun shows, online  USA Today

SWHC  RGR  CAB     Obama to Step Up Background Checks on Firearms   NY Times

SWHC  RGR  CAB     Gun stores busy leading up to Obama’s announcement   KUSA

CS   York Capital Management Partner Michael Weinberger Leaving Firm  (York veteran beginning his own hedge-fund firm in second half of 2016.)   WSJ

DASTY    Dassault’s Falcon jet deliveries sag with emerging markets   Reuters

CXW  GEO  (not mentioned)  Arizona pays $3 million in prison teacher rape case   Reuters

MU   Micron president to resign  (He will leave the company on February 1 of this year.)   Digitimes

STX   SSDs not a simple solution for replacing HDDs: Q&A with Seagate executive   Digitimes

AEGN   Aegion Corporation Announces Several Actions to Enhance Future Growth   Press Release

AUO, Innolux 6G LTPS fab to enter mass production   Digitimes

GRMN    Garmin® Revs Up the Drive, Introduces New Automotive Product Line Focused on Driver Awareness   Press Release

KTOS    Kratos Expands RF Interference Monitoring and Geolocation Services for U.S. Department of Defense Leased Commercial Satellite Bandwidth   Press Release

GSEO cuts staff     (Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) has let go of 60 employees in Taiwan because of small demand in the optical lens market.)   Digitimes

Dropbox Obtains Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Patent  Slashdot

KKR    Mills Fleet Farm Announces New Ownership to Carry on Founders’ Vision of Honesty, Integrity, Value and Service  Press Release

SIX: VONN   Vontobel family affirms commitment to Swiss bank after patriarch’s death   Reuters

SZ DJI Technology Co   High flier  (70% of world’s commercial drone market they say)   CFP

Opinion  SWHC  RGR  CAB (not mentioned)   3 things Obama’s plan will do on guns and 3 things it won’t   USA Today

Opinion     GOOG  (not mentioned)   Do CMOs Use Digital Advertising for Consumer Insights?   (Digital advertising was a marketing ruse that had the best chance to lift sales.)   eMarketer

Lingering Opinion    INTC   (AMBA not mentioned)   Intel wants to do for drones what it did for PCs   c/net

Fact     CRM  Billionaire CEO Marc Benioff is writing a sequel to his best-selling memoir about Salesforce — and wants your help   Bi

Futurelook   Ford And DJI Launch $100,000 Developer Challenge To Improve Drone-To-Vehicle Communications   Techcrunch

Pharmaceuticals – Healthcare – Biotech

GiLD     Gilead gets FDA priority review of Hepatitis C combo drug   Marketwatch

BCRX  YUM  (not mentioned)  Two H5N6 cases reported in S China including 1 death, both related to contact with live poultry   Shanghai Daily

Biotech Startups Hit the Ground Running, With Five Filing IPO Plans Today   Techcrunch

Banking on Gene Power for ‘Precision Medicine’  Caxin

AKTX      Akari Therapeutics Announces Additional Data from Non-Human Primate Safety Study Demonstrating Equivalent Coversin Efficacy in Both Elisa CH50 and Hemolytic SRBC Assays     Press Release

LLY   Eli Lilly follow-up: LLY reaffirms 2015 guidance, issues 2016 guidance below expectations    Press Release

iMMU   Immunomedics Announces New Patent Covering the Use of Antibody-SN-38 Conjugates Combination   Press Release

CEMP  Cempra Doses Initial Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Solithromycin in NASH  Press Release

iONS     Ionis Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the US FDA for IONIS-HTT Rx for the Treatment of Patients with Huntington’s Disease   Press Release

AZN    Millendo Licenses Phase 2 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Drug Candidate from AstraZeneca and Secures Series B Financing of $62 Million to Advance Pipeline of Endocrine Disorder Therapies   Press Release

Futurelook   Scientists create injectable foam that can repair bones   Geek


WDR      CMCSA      China’s Wanda (private) in Final Talks to Buy Majority Stake (>$1 billion) in Legendary Entertainment (private)   LA Times

NFLX     Netflix Set for Russia Launch in January 2016 The American streaming platform Netflix is set for its Russia launch in January 2016  Izvestia

China’s holiday box office hits record high $130 million    China Daily

CMCSA  DiS   Universal, Disney Finish 2015 With Record Worldwide Grosses   Variety

DiS   ‘Star Wars To Beat ‘Avatar’ Box Office Record Tuesday $219.3M Ticket Sales 2nd Best All-Time   Deadline

DiS   Japan Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Finally On Top In Third Week   Variety

DiS STRZA NFLX   Starz bags rights to ‘Force Awakens’ at a bargain price   (Under an exclusive pay-TV distribution deal with Disney that gives the rights to movies that were in theaters through the end of last year. Also, Disney penned a new pay-TV agreement with Netflix.)   NY Post

DiS     ‘Transformers 5’ To Be Michael Bay’s Last Time Directing The Franchise   Deadline

YHOO BABA    Yahoo Shutters Screen, Scales Back Original Series  (The shuttering of Yahoo Screen comes as the Web giant goes on with intentions to divide the company, organizing its core Internet businesses, including Yahoo News, search, email and Tumblr, into one being, while the other would have a $32 billion stake in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba.)   AdWeek

China Box Office: ‘Mr Six’ Tops Weekend From ‘Detective Chinatown’   Variety

Korea Cinema Sets Box Office and Admissions Records in 2015   Variety

Euronext: ViV   Adele’s ‘25’ album sales make Taylor Swift look like a nobody   NY Post

NFL’s Chargers, Raiders and Rams File for Relocation to Los Angeles   Variety

Linger   DiS    Broadway Box Office Rings in $1.35 Billion in 2015, Gets Record-Breaking Start to 2016   Variety

Fact   Dick Cook Studios, China’s CITIC Guoan to Present U.S.-China Film Summit   Variety


SNE   Sony promises to extend PS Plus and PS Now subs after last night’s outage  VG247

SNE   SCEA Files Trademark for New Game Software   IGN

ATVi   Activision Has Officially Acquired Major League Gaming   IGN

Lego’s new toy robot teaches kids coding and engineering   VentureBeat

LOGi   Logitech overhauls the excellent G502 Proteus Core mouse with RGB lighting   PCWorld

LVS    Manager of Las Vegas Review-Journal Is Removed   NY Times

CES 2016: Tech sector eyes virtual reality to fill sales gap   Financial Times

360fly Pushes Into Virtual Reality Sports And Gives A Sneak Peek At Its 360-Degree Camera Drone   Techcrunch

European Union sets new rules on casino betting   Macau Daily Times

Macau    Paradise Entertainment warns of loss in 2015    Macau Business

Macau   TurboJET to begin Macau-Tuen Mun service shortly   Macau Business

Biggest gambling website busted by Taiwan police  Focus Taiwan

Linger  Macau    Casinos gain on better-than-expected December revenue Macau Business

Linger     Macau     Reasons for Casino Greek Mythology closure remain unknown   Macau Business

Linger   Macau    December revenue gives casino stocks a boost  Macau Business

Linger   FB NVDA    NVIDIA Unveils PC Requirements Needed For The Oculus Rift   Gameranx

Linger   FB    Everything You Need to Know About Oculus Rift Pre-Orders   Digital Trends

Social Media

TCEHY   FB      The Future of Mobile Chatting: Commerce     (Facebook, others attempt to imitate China’s WeChat success in connecting messaging apps to shopping, services.)   WSJ

FB    Facebook just gave us one more reason never to trust it   The Verge

FB    India doesn’t want Facebook’s walled-garden Internet   VentureBeat

FB    Social Shares, Unique Visits Are Important KPIs for Blog Content  (Social shares and unique visits the most crucial key performance indicators (KPIs) for some blog content, according to a December 2015 survey.)   eMarketer

Snapchat is reportedly moving into ad tech   Bi

Linger   FB   Report: Facebook Tested User Loyalty By Sabotaging Its Android App   Fast Company


QUNR    Major airlines abandon online travel agency, citing customer complaints  Global Times

CTRP  QUNR  (not mentioned)   China to allow mainlanders to make transit stops in Taiwan  Reuters

GS     Bank of China taps Goldman for $3 bln BOC Aviation IPO -sources   Reuters


GM    Chevy Volt Pre-Production Reportedly Starting   Clean Technica

TM   Toyota undershoots expectations with 2.7 pct China growth target in 2016   Reuters

NVDA    Nvidia announces ‘supercomputer’ for self-driving cars at CES 2016   The Verge

F   Ford will have way more fully autonomous research cars on the road this year   The Verge

F  AMZN   Ford wants to integrate your smart home and your smart car   The Verge

India’s top court upholds ban on sale of large diesel cars in Delhi   Reuters

Hyundai’s augmented reality app helps idiot-proof car maintenance   The Verge

TSLA    Faraday Future’s electric supercar concept is an insane taste of Tesla challengers to come   Tech in Asia

TSLA    Faraday Future unveils Batmobile-like electric concept car at CES   LA Times

TSLA    Building Teslas is much harder than anyone in Silicon Valley thought   Bi

VOLVY  NVDA    Volvo to use Nvidia’s Drive PX2 car supercomputers to develop self-driving cars   VentureBeat

VLKAY AUDVF POAHF    US Justice Department seeking billions of dollars from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche   MercoPress

Henrik Fisker Sues Aston Martin for $100 Million in Damages   (Car designer claims Aston Martin is attempting to keep him from showing new vehicle at Detroit show.)   WSJ

GM Invests $500 Million in Lyft   IGN

Uber sued by drivers excluded from class-action lawsuit   LA Times

Bus catches fire in north China, 14 dead, over 30 injured   AP

Snuber   Driverless Taxi on Seoul Campus Offers Glimpse of Future

7–10 Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Charts   Clean Technica

Monday Noon    EVs Will Not Gain Significant Market Share… Says OPEC  Clean Technica

Monday’s story   TSLA    Tesla Turned To Smoking Wreck After Catching Fire At Norway Supercharger Station  CBS

Linger   UK wind industry smashes records in 2015   Business Green

Futurelook   VOLVY MSFT   Tell your Volvo what to do with the Microsoft Band 2 this spring   Engadget


WMT   Sam’s Choice beef patties recalled  (90k lbs)   The News Journal

MAT  Authorities in Puerto Rico Seize, Destroy 10000 Toy Dolls (counterfeit Barbie dolls)   AP

TGT     Target Names New Chief of U.S. Stores   (Target selected a new chief of its 1,805 stores in the U.S. on Monday, pegging senior vice president of human resources Janna Potts to take over Tina Tyler’s position as chief stores officer.)   WSJ

ELY  (not mentioned)   IRS Tees Off on Golf Courses’ Green Tax Claims   WSJ

ELY  (not mentioned)   GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons launching expensive line of golf clubs   San Jose Mercury News

PLCE    The Children’s Place to Adopt Proxy Access Rights and Proposes Additional Shareholder Rights   Press Release

DiS    Sphero’s new Star Wars watch will let you control BB-8 with Force gestures   The Verge

NXT.L     Britain’s Next blames warm weather for poor Christmas   Reuters

Indian Hyperlocal Delivery Startup Grofers Pulls Out Of 9 Cities   Techcrunch

Word-of-Mouth Drives Digital Purchases in Spain   (28% of respondents make a digital purchase around once every month.)    eMarketer

MCD WEN BKW   Is fast food making a comeback?   NY Post

Kale    Chick-fil-A is doing something no other fast-food chain has done before   Bi

YUM    Some Pizza Hut staffers rang in 2016 with — what else — bong hits at Pizza Hut  Mashable

From longer hours to all-you-can drink offers, Japan’s restaurants evolve in battle for customers   Japan Times

Fact   SBUX   Starbucks customer confronts barista who stole her credit card info   NY Post

Apple – Apple Pay

More Chinese supply chain reports claim Apple has dropped the 3.5 mm headphone jack for iPhone 7, will rely on wireless   9to5Mac

Apple to reveal iPhone 6s sales in fiscal Q1 2016 earnings call on Jan. 26    Apple Insider

Apple Granted Patent 53 Patents Today Covering Solar Power for iDevices, a Dock with a Flexible Connector & More   Patently Apple

How Stripe can win the payments war in Asia   Tech in Asia

PCs – Mobile – Tablets

SSNLF   Taiwan market: Samsung releases new smartphones, to launch VR devices and Samsung Pay   Digitimes

SSNLF   Samsung unveils new storage device  Korea Times

CHL    ‘China Mobile is set to become a cash machine’: Riches lie in store as carrier readies for 4G but rivals still playing catch-up    SCMP

BABA  Meizu (private)    Alibaba-backed phone maker laying off workers despite hitting 2015 sales targets   Tech in Asia

MSFT   Microsoft excited to almost reach iPad levels of success with Windows 10   Cult of Mac

GOOG   Google’s Sidewalk Labs Aims to Fix Cities and the Internet   (The plan requires the deployment of a $200 million network of up to 7,500 Wi-Fi kiosks, called Links, throughout the whole city, within the next eight years.)   re/code

GOOG (not mentioned)   PC-Based Video Viewers in Latin America Tolerate Pre-Rolls Better   (Even the shortest pre-rolls have less completion rates on mobile.)   eMarketer

HP borrows from Apple for its MacBook-inspired EliteBook Folio   Cult of Mac

LNVGY   The new ThinkPad 13 is a pleasant departure from the norm for Lenovo   Digital Trends

SSNLF    Samsung’s leaked Windows tablet looks a lot like Microsoft’s Surface   The Verge

TMUS     EFF blasts T-Mobile’s Binge On, calls for FCC investigation   The Verge

CES 2016: AMD demonstrates 14nm FinFET Polaris GPU architecture   Digitimes

Ichia reports decreased December revenues   Digitimes

China to surpass US in 3D printer shipments in 2016, says IDC   Digitimes

Opinion  Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is reportedly going to solve two major headaches  Bi

Fact   Mobile device sales slow, customers grow wary of security holes in connected devices, (As device demand decreases, the industry needs to make an acute turn toward supplying innovative, value-added services that consumers can use with assurance.)   VentureBeat

Futurelook   Link is a tiny cube that streams media to 7 devices at once — no Wi-Fi or data required   (This small, cube-shaped device holds up to 2TB of data wirelessly.)   VentureBeat

Smartwatches – Wearables – SmartHomes

TWTR   Twitter backs smart headphones startup with first-ever hardware investment   Digital Trends

MDTKF    MediaTek unveils new chips for wearables, smart homes and UHD Blu-ray   Digitimes

Wi-Fi HaLow is a new long-range, low-power wireless standard meant for smart home devices   Digital Trends

AAPL   Lawsuit alleges Apple feigned partnership with Valencell to glean key Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech   Apple Insider

Hands-on with Withings’ new smart thermometer   Venturebeat

Smart-Home Gadgets Still a Hard Sell   (New devices are created, marketed and sold at a pace possibly faster than demand)   WSJ

Hunter Fan Company announces two HomeKit-enabled ceiling fans launching this spring   9to5Mac

This pot won’t let you kill your houseplants   The Verge

Omron’s blood pressure monitor looks more like a smartwatch than a medical device   The Verge

D-Link’s Smart Alarm Detector will text you when your house is on fire   The Verge

Magical gadget scans your food to reveal its nutritional value   Mashable

Hexoskin debuts a new smart shirt at CES 2016   (Works with several fitness apps.)   Digital Trends

Energy – Commodities

Oil prices fall as weak China data, stronger dollar drag   Reuters

TOT  ASX: WPL    MPRL E&P with partners Woodside, Total strike gas offshore Myanmar   Platts

NEE   FPL calls for rate-based Clean Power Plan approach for Florida   Platts

SMGBY    San Miguel closes 300 MW IPP financing   Sparkspread

PCRFY    Panasonic upgrades European HIT product guarantee to 15 years   pv magazine

CSiQ  GE   Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Closes Financing for 75 Megawatt Astoria 2 Solar Power Project   Press Release

Colombia Seizes 6,000 Gallons of Smuggled Venezuelan Gasoline   LAHT

CFR Taiwan isomer-grade mixed xylenes term discount narrows to $6/mt in 2016   Platts

Taiwan solar cell makers to ask US to reconsider anti-dumping tariffs   Digitimes

US styrene-benzene spread widens to start year, climbs over $200/mt level   Platts

Brazilian ethanol exports hit 2015 high in December   Platts

Colombia Pursues Crop Substitution to Reduce Drug Production   LAHT

Tuesday’s forecast: Rain and snow in the West   USA Today

El Nino Peak Has Weather Forecaster Warning of Possible La Nina   Bloomberg

Orix, Sharp bring 45 MW solar project online in Japan   pv magazine

A Big Victory for Utilities in the Net Metering Battle Over Rooftop Solar   MIT Technology Review

Subsidiary CRRC develops world’s first deep sea mining device for commercial use   People’s Daily

Opinion   GTM Research: U.S. energy storage BOS costs to fall 41% by 2020   pv magazine

Opinion  PBR    Petrobras CEO’s Challenges Aren’t Going Away  (Oil giant’s comeback is halted amid inexpensive oil prices and high debt.)   WSJ

Opinion   Power supply makers expect to see positive performance in 2016, says paper   Digitimes


FCX    Supermines Add to Supply Glut of Metals  (Huge mines, started when costs were high, weigh down copper, iron ore and other metals.)   WSJ

Vale-BHP’s Samarco to end iron ore pellet shipments by January   Platts

China market sees Jan iron ore prices capped at $45/dmt despite H2 Dec rebound   Platts

China to add 7 mil mt/year aluminum smelting capacity in 2016, but usage depends on power costs   Platts


Euro zone inflation lower than expected in Dec   (Increased 0.2% year-on-year last month, against market anticipations of a 0.3% increase in a poll of economists.)   Reuters

German Unemployment Falls in Sign Domestic Demand to Stay Robust   Bloomberg

UK construction recovers from dip, boosted by commercial sector – PMI   Reuters

Spanish PM sees no alternative to new elections in Catalonia   Reuters

China – Asia

Chinese shares close slightly lower after deep dive, led by heavyweights  People’s Daily

China    Share market settles after stormy start to year   (China put in an approximated $20 billion to balance its equity and currency markets.)   Reuters

Yuan    Spread between onshore, offshore yuan widest since Sept 2011   Reuters

At least 10 Chinese companies say major shareholders would extend share sale ban  Reuters

India   PMI shows contraction in manufacturing, rising prices  (It wasn’t only the fallout from China that affected Indian markets on Monday—there are breaks on the domestic front also.)   Livemint

India weighs fiscal stimulus in new budget despite fast economic growth   Reuters

Modi govt may break its budget deficit target to stimulate demand   Economic Times of India

Foreign banks in China could face curbs if they snub gold benchmark   Reuters

Japan effectively admitted legal responsibility in ‘comfort women’ deal: experts  Yonhap News

Chinese Parents Protest to Get 2nd Children Registered   AP

AIIB to focus on investment in information technology infrastructure   People’s Daily

China insurance fund set up to boost infrastructure   China Daily

SFUN  (not mentioned) Housing market improves after slump in major cities     China Daily

5.8  172km E of Nishinoomote, Japan   USGS

Former Beijing deputy Party chief expelled from CPC  China

China probes 64 state-owned firm officials   China

Beijing Party Figure ‘Got Homes for Well Below Market Value’  Caixin

Linger    Wife of Missing Hong Kong Bookstore Owner Retracts Police Report   WSJ

Opinion   Bank of America: China could be heading for its own credit crunch   Bi

Opinion  China May Become Top IPO Market in 2016: PwC  People’s Daily


EWZ   Brazil Ended 2015 with Trade Surplus   LAHT

EWZ    Brazil’s trade surplus hits December record   Financial Times

EWZ   Brazil’s Economy to Contract Nearly 3% in 2016, Analysts Say   LAHT

EWZ   Brazil’s Lula summoned to testify in bribery case   Reuters

Venezuela’s Maduro limits congressional oversight of central bank   Reuters

Showdown Looms at Venezuela Assembly’s Swearing-In  (Opposition coalition petitions supporters to go to the National Assembly Tuesday, as President Nicolás Maduro calls in his own to defend ‘the Revolution.’)   WSJ

U.S. says Venezuelan government interfering in new National Assembly   Reuters

Venezuela fuels fears over hyperinflation   Financial Times

Emerging-Market Currencies Tumble Along With Global Stock Markets   (Weak economic data out of China and a surge of tensions in the Middle East add to the drops.)   WSJ

Guatemala Volcano Spews Fire, Towering Ash Cloud   AP

ARGT    Argentine President Promises to Crack Down on Drugs   AP

iCOL    In Colombia, the National Liberation Army Plans for Peace   Stratfor

Opinion   Big opportunities for banks in Mexican infra, energy   BNAmericas

Middle East – Africa

In Saudi Dispute, Iran Faces Crisis It Didn’t Anticipate   NY Times

Kuwait recalls envoy to Iran after attacks on Saudi missions   Reuters

Syria’s opposition urges all Arab states to cut Iran ties   Reuters

Syria chemical arms probe found signs of sarin gas exposure: U.N.   Reuters

Cameron puts off plans for Saudi visit after executions   Financial Times

U.S. in a Bind as Ties With Saudis Become Strained   NY Times

Yemen war intensifies amid mounting regional tension   Reuters

Netanyahu warns cabinet: Israel must prepare for collapse of Palestinian Authority   Haaretz

ISIS – Syria- Terrorism

Blast near consulate buildings in eastern Afghan city: official   Reuters

Palestinian who stabbed Israeli soldier shot dead in West Bank: army   Reuters

Israeli officials arrest ‘terror threat’ copycat suspect in Herzliya   Albawaba

Police arrest father of suspected gunman in Tel Aviv shooting   Jerusalem Post

Police chief signals Tel Aviv no longer threatened by gunman   Times of Israel

Russia – Ukraine

NATO ‘Categorically’ Denies It Threatens Russia   AP

Russia Supplies Gas to Freezing Ukrainian Port City   Moscow Times

Kyiv says Donbas militants continue provocative attacks on Ukrainian troops   Kyiv Post

Russian Sports Minister to Meet International Athletics Commission   Moscow Times

Russia Calls Embassy Attacks Illegal   Moscow Times

Ukraine faces world’s first blackout caused by hackers   TNW

Disclaimer: This blog post is for information purposes only. It is in no way a recommendation for any buy or sell opportunity.

How Russia’s relationship with Europe has evolved   BBC News

Vladimir Putin declared 2017 the Year of Ecology in Russia   Kommersant


Sanders   ‘Field the Bern’ Hits Apple App Store   WSJ

Donald Trump Finally Buys TV Ads, and Lots of Them   NY Times

Trump and Cruz send shivers down GOP spines   Politico

Bernie Sanders to Tell Wall Street: ‘Greed Is Not Good’   WSJ

Rubio preps month-long push in New Hampshire   Politico

California   State officials propose redirecting $2 billion to build homeless housing   LA Times

Chris Christie kneecaps Donald Trump in New Hampshire speech   Asbury Park Press

FDS   SEC not required to make firms disclose political contributions: judge   Reuters

SWHC  RGR  CAB   GOP Decries Obama’s ‘Dangerous’ Gun Overreach   NY Magazine

House set to send ObamaCare repeal to White House   The Hill


A bear market in stocks just became more likely   Marketwatch

5 black swans for 2016   Marketwatch

5 Reasons to Be Scared of the Market Selloff   WSJ

Where’s the Long-Term Plan for Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis?  (Most proposals for Puerto Rico’s debt don’t do anything about the unseen problems that caused today’s situation.)   WSJ


Fed’s Policy Rate Fell Below New Target Range on Final Day of 2015   WSJ

Chicago’s DRW Trading   High-Speed Trader Plans Thousand-Foot-Plus Tower in Rural England   (Intended to send microwaves across the English Channel for high-frequency trading firms  Height will ensure even Earth’s curvature won’t hinder ability to send data to continental Europe.)   WSJ

Bluefin tuna sells for $117000 at Tokyo fish market auction   Reuters

Manhattan Apartment Prices Reached $1.15 Million Mark in 2015, Reports Say   NY Times

Child labour on Catholic Church-owned land in Uganda   BBC News

Linger   ‘Affluenza’ Teen’s Deportation Appeal May Take Weeks, Months   AP


New York City to Replace Pay Phones With Free Wi-Fi   (Around 500 hotspots will be put in by July, and eventually about 7,500 units will be replaced.)   WSJ

A family lost their home after kid’s hoverboard causes house fire   Mashable

Mass. court: State may refuse to place foster children with parents who spank   Washington Post


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