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Why Aid Organizations Inflate Their Numbers

June 10th, 2011  |  Source: Foreign Policy

Grave Inflation A new report on the Haiti earthquake reminds again that, for aid groups, more casualties means more funding

A controversial short selling star is born: Muddy Waters

June 8th, 2011  |  Source: FierceFinance.com

Muddy Waters, a little known short-selling research and investing outfit in Hong Kong, has had a field day identifying Chinese companies that its founder Carson Block thinks are frauds. 

Block's list of victims include Rino International and China MediaExpress, both of which were delisted after the research appeared. Muddy Waters is likely getting lots of interest from fellow short sellers right now, especially those who are bearish on all those Chinese reverse mergers which are now in the middle of so much controversy.

The FT Is Sticking It To Apple With A New Web-Based iPad App

June 7th, 2011  |  Source: Paid Content


With a few weeks to go before Apple starts taking a 30 percent cut of in-app tablet subscription transactions,The Financial Times, which has been vocal in its opposition, is taking the bold step of putting its eggs in the web basket.

Here Are 12 Reasons Why The AOL-Huffington Post Merger Is Going Down In Flames

June 6th, 2011  |  Source: SF Gate


AOL bought Huffington Post for $315 million earlier this year.

So far, according to a reader, the intergration is going very badly:

Twelve reasons why the AOL – Huffington Post merger is going down in flames.

Subaru of Indiana, America's Scrappiest Carmaker

June 5th, 2011  |  Source: Business Week

Zero layoffs, zero pay cuts, zero waste. Subaru manages to pull off the seemingly impossible.

Set amid tawny popcorn and soybean fields, weathered barns, and rusty silos, the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant cuts a swath. A 3.4-million-square-foot monolith abutted by railroad tracks, SIA has a mountain of compost and the occasional coyote skittering through the sur rounding 832 acres of woodland. Step inside, though, and you'll discover why this might be the most exemplary car factory in America.


Study: Congressmen trading on non-public info

May 31st, 2011  |  Source: FierceFinance.com


Say it ain't so, please!

Members of Congress  could not possibly be enriching themselves by trading illegally on inside information? Correct?

Well, one study published by Business and Politics--the work of several university professors--has found that members of the House Representatives have been able to beat the market substantially over the last nine Congressional sessions.


Who gets Qaddafi's cash? African nations crushed by wars he funded want some.

May 30th, 2011  |  Source: CS Monitor

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi trained and funded men - like Charles Taylor - whose reigns of terror in Liberia and Sierra Leone led to the death of hundreds of thousands of West Africans.

Western governments have seized more than $30 billion of Col. Muammar Qaddafi’s assets since the Libyan leader launched the first attacks against his own citizens in February.


Money? There's an app for that

May 26th, 2011  |  Source: Economist.com

Attempts to turn mobile phones into digital wallets gather pace



Europe should not control the IMF

May 25th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com


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