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The recently-released 9/11 Commission's review of FBI tactics in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks seems to suggest the agency should perform even more racial profiling than it already does. As Kevin Gosztola of Firedoglake points out, the language in the report places a lot of emphasis on "domain awareness" and pre-crime policing. Documents the American Civil Liberties Union have been able to obtain show [PDF] that “FBI analysts make judgments based on crude stereotypes about the

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Today's Daily Deal is 80% off of Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing from Scratch Course. This Udemy course has 47 lessons on to help you understand the theory behind attacks, then work alongside the instructor to carry out practical attacks using Linux. You will need a Wi-Fi card (preferably one that supports injections) to participate in the course (there is a free download of Kali Linux included in the course). This offer ends in 4 days and remember there's still time to use the

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[PR Newswire] – Goldcorp is one of the world’s fastest growing gold producers. Its low-cost gold production is located in safe jurisdictions in the Americas and remains 100% unhedged. This The post Goldcorp to Release 2015 First Quarter Results and Host Conference Call and Webcast on April 30th appeared first on King World News.

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Governor Mike Pence is lying about the purpose of this law. The photo below, and who the governor invited to its being signed into law, very much reveals the motivation behind SB101 — its not pro-religion, its anti-gay, and thats wrong. Its also bad business — companies like Apple and Angies List may very well...Read More

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Can you refuse service to gays and lesbians? You can in Indiana thanks to the "Religious Freedom" Bill. Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian patrons on the grounds of “religious freedom”, even as some of the state’s largest business interests oppose the measure.Mr Pence, a potential 2016 presidential contender, said he signed the bill because “many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by

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Exporting And Firm Performance: Evidence From Egypt David Atkin Amit K. Khandelwal Adam Osman This Draft: November 2014 Abstract We conduct a randomized control trial that generates exogenous variation in the access to foreign markets for rug producers in Egypt. Combined with detailed survey data, we causally identify the impact of exporting on firm performance. […] The post Exporting And Firm Performance: Evidence From Egypt appeared first on ValueWalk.

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FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Charlie Gasparino reports activist investor Carl Icahn’s “staff is looking at whether to get involved” with Lumber Liquidators. On whether activist Investor Carl Icahn is looking to get involved with Lumber Liquidators: “Here is what we know and I can’t tell you if Carl is involved in the stock or not. […] The post Carl Icahn May Get Involved With Lumber Liquidators [Report] appeared first on ValueWalk.

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There is suddenly a slew of CEOs speaking out about one sensitive issue or another. Tim Cook of Apple wrote a piece in favor of gay rights in the Washington Post. “  Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous America’s business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business,” Cook wrote in the Post op-ed. The CEOs of Salesforce and Yelp made similar stands on the issue, also citing a controversial Indiana law. Not long ago, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz used his coffee pulpit to spur discussion on race relations. Before that,  he waded into the issue of gun control. Publicly held companies are, at the end of the day, about maximizing shareholder value. And CEOs are locked in a delicate balance of power between those shareholders, their own interests and their boards of directors (which are usually empowered to fire him or her). So what explains these kinds of high-profile stances? After all, a controversial stand can alienate customers and weaken brand loyalty — or it can strengthen it — but why become embroiled at all? “CEOs are people too, as surprising as that may sound,” says Steven Davidoff Solomon, professor of law at University of California, Berkeley. “Sometimes they have to speak, just like you do.” And they usually ask permission first.  “You don’t very often see a CEO of a public company taking a public stance on a controversial issue without the CEO going first to the board,” says Donna Dabney, executive director of the Conference Board’s Governance Center. And boards of directors are apt to give the okay, she says. “CEOs and companies these days are feeling they should speak up on societal issues.” In fact, says Dabney, CEOs are often criticized for not speaking out enough: “It used to be that you would find that heads of large public companies would take a leadership role in community and societal affairs and I think there’s kind of a change toward stepping up to that role again.” Having the board on board doesn’t necessarily mean things will go well, of course. “I’m afraid Starbucks found the experience of dealing candidly with race, even though a commendable effort, to have been something that went rather embarrassingly awkwardly for the company,” says John Coffee, professor of law at Columbia University’s school of law.   A lot of what determines whether a CEO will take a stand boils down to corporate policy. “Every company does things differently,” says Coffee. Some have business-policy committees to control corporate image — and corporate mouths — extra tightly. Others will let a CEO live his or her life as long as they don’t reduce shareholder value.

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Today one of the greats in the business warned King World News that Greece will default within two weeks, sending shockwaves around the world! He also stunned KWN when he said what the ECB is about to do to Greece. The post ECB To Steal Greek Bank Deposits As Greece To Default Within Two Weeks Sending Shockwaves Around The World! appeared first on King World News.

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There was a story in The New York Times today that made you just stop and say, wait... what? There are, apparently, tens of thousands of homeowners in this country who — thanks to the mortgage meltdown and the ensuing foreclosure crisis — haven't made a mortgage payment in more than five years. "People in states like Florida, New York and New Jersey — where lenders have to sue to evict you from your house if you’re delinquent on your mortgage — many of these cases, thousands of them, have gone on for so long that they’re up against the statute of limitations," says Michael Corkery the the Times. Moreover, they still are living in their houses and might never have to leave, or pay another dime.  "If you’re up against the statute of limitations and the case gets dismissed — and these cases get dismissed for all sorts of reasons," Corkery says. "The lender can’t refile the case and you’re basically home free."

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If you’ve ever wondered how life today compares with life 100 years ago, then this infographic is for you. With interesting information on income, health, home life, fashion news and sports, you can get a solid picture of just how our country changed over the course of a century. H/T Daily Infographic Life Then And […] The post Life Then And Now: Hundred Years Of Change [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on ValueWalk.

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The stock markets in the United States rallied today driven by optimism among investors that central banks will support the global economic growth. The markets also benefitted from reports on corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Sign up for our free newsletter Larry Peruzzi, director of international trading at Cabrera Capital Markets told Bloomberg, “The biggest […] The post Market News:  Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Catamaran, Horizon Pharma appeared first on ValueWalk.

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For Canadian Pension Funds, It’s Time to Go Global by Erin Bigley, AllianceBernstein. Pension funds in Canada have long relied on a simple fixed-income strategy: buy Canadian. And for a long time, this worked wonders. But times are changing, and our research suggests that swapping a Canada-only approach for a more globalized portfolio will provide […] The post For Canadian Pension Funds, It’s Time to Go Global appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Google's auto-complete function is becoming a game show of its own The post Google Shows People Want To Know Why Oil Prices Were Falling appeared first on ValueWalk.

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In China, if you go abroad to study you are called an "overseas turtle" — because you swam away to college. "They call local people who have never been educated overseas 'local turtles,'" says Bei Bei Bao, an analyst with the economic research firm Rhodium Group. What kind of turtle you are, and where you swim, can have a lot of impact in China. And the Rhodes Trust knows it. For the first time, it's offering students on mainland China the the chance to apply for a prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University. Educators, parents and students are taking note. In China, Bao notes, education is seen as a sign of social status. And a new market has sprung up — offering classes to help students apply for elite education abroad. "Parents are willing to spend whatever those programs are charging to help their kids get an edge," Bao says. Tim Katzman, director of summer and extended programs and China outreach for Francis Parker, a private day-school in San Diego that helps prep Chinese students for foreign programs, just returned from China yesterday. He says the Chinese appetite for Western academic training is growing. "Any leg up or advantage that they feel — or their parents or school administrators feel — they can capture by coming to the U.S. for an abbreviated summer program, a midterm program or for an entire year, is extraordinarily attractive to students and their parents in China,” Katzman says. For Western prep schools, he continues, the interest from China is a gold rush. Expanding to China may be attractive financially to the Rhodes Trust too, says Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown’s center on education and the workforce. “If the Rhodes people want to extend, they’re going to have to reach out to other parts of the world and include them — both in funding and in finding the scholars themselves,” he says. The Rhodes Trust says it is eager to expand. And as it begins that process among China's population of 1.3 billion, it's possible it may find itself in receipt of a few new applications. Rhodes Scholars you might not have known about

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Three parts of 10 minutes of Wall Street Week episode from Friday October 16, 1987 just prior to the market crash on black Monday. Hosted by Louis Rukeyser, guests included Martin Zweig, Marry Farrell, Louis Holland and Allen Sinai. Part I: Before The Market Crash – Wall Street Week October 16, 1987 Part II Part […] The post Before The Market Crash – Wall Street Week October 16, 1987 [Documentary] appeared first on ValueWalk.

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[Marketwired] – YAMANA GOLD INC. will release its first quarter 2015 results after market close on April 28, 2015 followed by a conference call and webcast on April 29, 2015 The post Yamana Provides Notice of First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Release and Annual & Special Meeting appeared first on King World News.

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[Business Wire] – Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of The post REVETT MINING COMPANY, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor LLP Believe the Acquisition by Hecla Mining May be Unfair to Shareholders appeared first on King World News.

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[Marketwired] – MAG Silver Corp. announces the Company’s audited consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For complete details of the annual financial statements and related Management’s The post MAG Silver Reports 2014 Annual Results appeared first on King World News.

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Ben Bernanke just started his own blog at the Brookings Institute. His first post, from today, Inaugurating a New Blog is the announcement. Let's dive into Bernanke's second post of the day: Why are Interest Rates So Low? Bernanke: Low interest rates are not a short-term aberration, but part of a long-term trend. As the figure below shows, ten-year government bond yields in the United States were relatively low in the 1960s, rose to a peak above 15 percent in 1981, and have been declining ever

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John Authers talks to John Taft, author of A Force for Good, about how capitalism might need to change. Can the emerging big pension and sovereign wealth funds, acting as ‘universal owners’, help to create a new kind of fiduciary capitalism? John Taft: A Force For Good? The post John Taft: A Force For Good? appeared first on ValueWalk.

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