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  • S&P 500 futures +0.4% don't yet suggest a positive tone to tomorrow's open. Futures continued to fall Friday following the close of stock trading. The gain this evening just brings the S&P back to where it stood at 4PM Friday afternoon. Earlier: Still no deal. [View news story]
    Buy the Rumor Sell the news! deal or no deal, see you at 1360
    Dec 30, 2012. 09:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Greece In Default Again? [View article]
    The price tripled, not trebled SA Editors....
    Dec 8, 2012. 07:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent online service interruptions at Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) are believed to have been caused by Iranian hackers who have targeted big U.S. banks repeatedly during the past year. It's not known if Iran's cyber attacks can cause significant damage, but "It's like the nuclear program: It isn't particularly sophisticated but it makes progress every year." [View news story]
    There are very smart programmers outside of the US. See Russia, China, Israel, et al.

    I just don't understand why such intelligent people want to attack the US instead of living here as a well paid Google/DoD exec.

    I hope the US is secretly trying to recruit these people to our side. There were plenty of Nazi scientists who became integral to the American research community.
    Sep 23, 2012. 04:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Everybody is trading on the inside somehow or another," Matt Taibbi says, pointing out that it's also evident in high frequency trading. "The real issue here is that it's everywhere. And the fear is there's no end to it."  [View news story]
    There is a recently published New Yorker article espousing this exact position

    think SA had something about it this weekend
    Nov 23, 2010. 10:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Good news for both temps and the retail sector: Amazon (AMZN) is hiring 15,500 workers to fill temporary holiday jobs at shipping centers around the country. Other retailers (like KSS, M, PIR, AEO) are also increasing temporary hires, and are expected to add a total of 550K-650K jobs this holiday season.
     [View news story]
    Good news for temps. Bad news for people actually seeking a steady job.
    Nov 13, 2010. 05:46 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment