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  • Tax Inversion Deals: Washington Blames Wall Street For Its Mess

    Democrats and Republicans alike in Washington are unhappy about the increasing number of so-called tax inversion deals, but instead of blaming Wall Street they need to look at the real cause of the problem - themselves. A tax inversion deal is a merger... Read More >>

    Where Have The Bulls Gone?

    One of the things that we expect from market tops is an excessive amount of bullishness. However, that is not what we see in the most recent AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. The chart from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows the bulls-to-bears ratio. The... Read More >>

    Is This The Chart That Has High-Yield Investors Running For The Hills?

    We discussed the major rotation, overvaluation, and underperformance of high-yield credit markets recently as relevering stock-buying-back firms find their source of funding starting to dry up. The question is -- why now? Perhaps this chart of the wall of... Read More >>

    China Regulator In Anti-monopoly Probe Of Microsoft

    A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. China's State Administration for... Read More >>

    Focus Turns To U.S. Outlook, Russian Stocks Stabilize

    World shares hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets and beaten-down Russian stocks enjoyed some relief after three days of heavy selling. Investors remained cautious, however, given... Read More >>

    McDonald’s Japan Withdraws Profit Guidance After China Food Scare

    McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) withdrew its earnings guidance for the year on Tuesday and said it was working on a contingency plan after a major meat supplier in China was shut down by regulators for food safety breaches. It also said it would consider... Read More >>

    BP Profit Jumps But Warns Of Russia Sanctions Impact

    Oil and gas producer BP reported a sharp rise in second quarter profits on Tuesday but warned that further Western sanctions on Russia could harm its business there and its relationship with Russian state oil company Rosneft. BP said that to date, the... Read More >>

    Goldman Unit Eyes Foray Into China Amid Metals Financing Scandal

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc's metals warehousing unit is exploring its first foray into China, and privately held C Steinweg has expanded capacity there, sources said, as a financing scandal in a major Chinese port fuels a scramble for market share. The... Read More >>

    Panasonic To Initially Invest $200-300 Million In Tesla Battery Plant

    Panasonic Corp plans to initially invest about 20 billion to 30 billion yen ($200-300 million) in Tesla Motors Inc's planned lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The Japanese company, which... Read More >>

    Darden CEO Steps Down Amid Food Fight With Investors

    Darden Restaurants Inc's food fight with activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP entered a new phase on Monday, when the company said Clarence Otis would step down as chairman and chief executive officer. In further... Read More >>

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