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Deaths at DuPont LaPorte Facility - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/15/us/texas-fatal-chemical-plant-leak/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)]LINK[/link] Always horrible to hear about industry incidents....


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Global Banks fined $3.4 Billion for FX market manipulation - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/12/us-banks-forex-settlement-cftc-idUSKCN0IW0E520141112)]LINK[/link] UBS, JPM, RBS, C, and HSBC More of the large institutions doing the Lords work....


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Chase fraud and the Mortgage Crisis - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106)]LINK[/link] [quote]She says she told Boester that the bank could not sell the high-risk loans as low-risk securities without committing fraud. "You can't securitize these loans without special disclosure about what's...


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Amendment 13 on La Ballot - LSU0358
The 9th Ward property bill seems like it could be ripe for corruption and "good ole boy" type deals. Am I missing something on this? This has the typical Louisiana/New Orleans corruption written all over it IMO....


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Oct 29th Fed Statement - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20141029a.htm)]LINK[/link] QE is officially over. [quote] Moreover, the Committee continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing progress toward maximum employment in a context of price st...


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Mansur's, Juban's or other in Baton Rouge - LSU0358
I haven't been to any upscale BR places in the last 3-4 years. Are Mansur's and Juban's still putting out great food? Any new places that are worth trying?...


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Fed Governor Tarullo Speech on Banking Compliance - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/tarullo20141020a.htm)]LINK[/link] This is stronger language than is the "norm" for a Fed governor to use in public statements. [quote]But the revenues that served as the basis for calculating bonuses were generated immediately, while the...


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How to get book that comes out in UK on US kindle - LSU0358
A book release date is October 23 in UK but not until January in US for kindle and hardback. How do I get the book on kindle here in US before January?...


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Tech and Semiconductors - LSU0358
Very rough day for most things Tech. INTC down 5%, SOX down 7%, Nasdaq down 2%, XLK down 2.6%. AAPL still holding up nicely....


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ECB cuts interest rates 10 basis points and Draghi will give TLTRO and QE - LSU0358
information in October. ...


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BoA hit with $16 Billion penalty for MBS dealings - LSU0358
Another big bank sanctioned for MBS's leading up to '08 crash. [link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-bankofamerica-rmbs-settlement-idUSKBN0GK25C20140820)]LINK[/link]...


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Kareem Abdul Jabar nails it on Ferguson - LSU0358
[link=(http://time.com/3132635/ferguson-coming-race-war-class-warfare/)]LINK[/link] "Fifty million voters is a powerful block if they ever organized in an effort to pursue their common economic goals. So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting...


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Best Performing Market Sectors since 2000 - LSU0358
For the past 15 years the market has of course had some significant ups and downs. What sector would have been the best place to have parked your money since the year 2000? Out of Biotech, Telecoms, Financials, Chemicals, Oil Index, Oil Services, Retail, US Railroads, Tech Hardware, Healthcar...


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Gold and Silver - LSU0358
Did a little buying in gold today. Like the look of gold and silver here, but as I'm trading futures silver is a litte to volatile for me. For now this is a short term trade and I'd exit in the 1270 to 1280 region....


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Interesting Market Stats from Start of Bull Market in 2009 - LSU0358
1. The S&P 500 has gone from 667 to 1,986 for a 198% increase. The Dow has gone from 6,469 to 17,074 for a 163% increase. 2. Ten Year Bonds have yielded between 1.4 and 3.98 %. 3. The monetary supply has gone from 800 billion to 4 trillion. 4. US GDP has only gone up 19% from 14.3 to...


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Protecting and Serving - The militarization of the of the police - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/a_swat_team_blew_a_hole_in_my_2_year_old_son/)]LINK[/link] This is another shining example of why no knock warrants by SWAT teams should require much, much more than a desire to find drugs. Every single officer involved in the operation should be fired. ...


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June 18 Fed Meeting - LSU0358
Another 10 billion in tapering. At the current pace the Fed will be out of the MBS buying business by the Oct 28th fed meeting. The Fed will be out of Long Term Treasury buying by the December Fed Meeting. Looks like the Fed QE wraps up 2014. I look for the ECB to start the European QE towar...


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ECB cuts rates - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/us-ecb-rates-decision-idUSKBN0EG1EN20140605)]LINK[/link] Not quite QE...But I look for it to be coming before year end about the time the US QE is wrapping up....


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Legal Eagle's of the OT - LSU0358
My wife is involved in an estate dispute and the opposing lawyer is communicating directly with my wife pushing for a settlement. My wife has had a lawyer contact the opposing lawyer in the past pressing for documentation so he is aware my wife has a lawyer for the issue. Is it inappropriate f...


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Crawfish in Lafayette - LSU0358
I'm in town for the music festival and have some out of staters wanting to try crawfish. What's your favorite place for boiled crawfish....


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