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US Deploys Second Aircraft Carrier Toward Korean Peninsula

The US Navy has deployed a second aircraft carrier, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan to the Korean Peninsula where it will conduct dual-carrier training exercises with the USS Carl Vinson already on location, amid heightened tensions in the region.

A Russian Went Inside A Chinese Click-Farm: This Is What He Found

On the day when Snapchat erased billions of market cap from investors (and founders) accounts - as the MAUs-means-money model seems to break - we thought it worthwhile taking another glimpse into the hush-hush world of 'click-farms' and the fakeness of the latest social network fads.

5 Universal Laws Of Human (Investment) Stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.

Coach Acquires Kate Spade For $18.50 Per Share

In some good news for the distressed US retail sector, on Monday morning handbag retailer Coach confirmed long-running speculation, when it announced that it would acquire peer Kate Spade in a $2.4 billion deal. Coach will pay Kate Spade shareholders $18.50 a share in cash, a 28% premium to Kate’s closing price as of Dec. 27, the last trading day before the Wall Street Journal first reported that Kate was exploring a sale of the company.

Buffett Sells A Third Of His IBM Stake: “I Don’t Value IBM The Same Way That I Did Six Years Ago"

"I don’t value IBM the same way that I did six years ago when I started buying . . . I’ve revalued it somewhat downward,” he said. “IBM is a big strong company, but they’ve got big strong competitors too." Buffett bought in at an average price of about $170 per share, and when the shares briefly traded above $180 earlier this year “we actually sold a reasonable amount of stock” Buffett said.

April Payrolls Preview: "It Better Be Good"

After the abysmal March labor report, all we - and the Fed - can say is that April better be good, or else Yellen's claim of "transitory weakness" will simply be the latest nail in the coffin of Fed credibility. Here is the consensus for the key numbers the BLS will report at 8:30am ET on Friday morning.

"It's Just Crazy" (Again): 2-Bedroom LA House Sells 40% Above Asking

“It can’t be sustained,” said David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance and a former chief economist at mortgage giant Fannie Mae, referring to the frenzied buying. “It can’t go on forever.” For now, however, the second housing bubble in a decade is back front and center, courtesy of the Federal Reserve once again.

Global Stocks Pause Ahead Of GDP Report; Nasdaq Hits Fresh Record High

Despite yesterday's whopping beats by Amazon and Google which sent the Nasdaq to new record highs after hours, this morning futures S&P futures are little changed ahead of the closely watched Q1 GDP report, European stocks and Asian equities are slightly lower, oil is higher after Russia said it had reached the 300kbpd oil cut per the OPEC pact, and the dollar was modestly in the red.