Supporters of Boris Nemtsov were preparing to march through Moscow Sunday afternoon in an outpouring of anger and grief at the brutal murder of the opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin, who has vowed to bring the killers to justice. The 55-year-old former deputy premier was shot…AFP
- AdChoicesMONEY MORNINGSponsored
In a tell-all interview, CIA economist, Jim Rickards explains five catalysts that could send the American economy into a 25-year great depression.
Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc (ASPX), Horizon Pharma PLC (HZNP): Deerfield Management Keeps Betting on Pharmaceuticals and Biotech
James E. Flynn‘s Deerfield Management is one of the funds that is focused on the healthcare sector, investing around 70% of its portfolio in healthcare stocks. Among other things, Deerfield specializes in R&D, hostile takeovers and financial advisory services. In its last 13F filing, Deerfield…Insider Monkey
Mexico's government dealt a major blow to the Knights Templar drug cartel by capturing its last leader, but the proliferation of new armed groups shows the government is far from victory. The arrest of Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, whose gang has tormented the western state of Michoacan for years, was…AFP
After Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) went public at the end of September 2014, it quickly gained the attention of both big money managers and smaller investors. However, as the data for the last quarter of 2014 shows, the atmosphere of excitement started to cool down and Alibaba saw a…Insider Monkey
Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted the country's former intelligence boss and a presidential chief of staff of spying on judges, journalists and politicians during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe. The high court handed down its unanimous guilty verdicts on Friday against the former intelligence…AFP
An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. The ruling took ties between Hamas and the authorities which ousted Egypt's elected Islamist…AFP
Wood Mackenzie, one of the world's leading energy consultancies, has received competing takeover offers that value the private-equity controlled business at as much as £1.6bn as its backers mull an exit, ...Financial Times
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to life imprisonment the head of the banned Muslim Brotherhood over the killing of protesters who stormed the group's Cairo headquarters in 2013. Three co-defendants of Mohamed Badie -- the Islamist movement's spiritual leader who already faces three other…AFP
Bankia, the Spanish lender that came to embody the country's crisis, reported a rise in profits in the fourth quarter despite charges to compensate investors for its ill-fated 2011 initial public offering. ...Financial Times
A US court has denied a request by alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his trial to be moved out of the city, just days ahead of opening statements. His lawyers, who have made multiple attempts to move the proceedings, claimed that pretrial publicity had so prejudiced potential…AFP
Last week was a downer for initial public offerings. Perhaps the action will pick up a bit in the coming week with a couple of new IPOs scheduled to begin trading.24/7 Wall St.
John Burbank‘s Passport Capital has not been among the winners in 2014 as his long/short equity fund inched up by only 0.9%, versus the S&P 500′s gain of 13.5%. However, the overall data across the last 14 years since the fund’s inception in 2000 shows that Mr. Burbank managed to provide annual…Insider Monkey
The insider buying data that hit our screens this week showed not only a marked increase in the trade size, but also in the dollar values.24/7 Wall St.
For now, McDonald's is still generating enough cash to cover its dividend. For now.USA TODAY
The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon used and the killers' knowledge of his movements. "There is no doubt that the crime was meticulously planned, as well as the place chosen for the murder,"…AFP
Tables: Week’s Dividend Payments: NYSE | Nasdaq | AMEX Week’s Ex-Dividend Payments: NYSE | Nasdaq | AMEX The world’s largest home-improvement chain is sprucing up its shares with a heftier dividend and a new buyback plan. Home Depot ratcheted up its quarterly dividend 26% last week, to 59 cents…Barrons.com
Google AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile USA cut a deal with the search giant to pre-install its online payment application “wallet” on all Android phones sold in the U.S. Weight Watchers International Threatened by calorie-counting apps and gadgets, the weight-loss company swung to a December-quarter…Barrons.com
Speculating on mergers and acquisitions is not a good idea for the ordinary investor: The circumstances, the players and the timing are usually so obscure that it’s not a strategy likely to yield much without inside information. Whether or not that happens, looking at the networking industry for…Barrons.com