China: police detain financial reporter for “spreading false …

Photo: ReutersA respected journalist in China who reported an important story about that nation’s stock market fluctuations was held by police, who say he was “spreading false information.””Chinese authorities’ hypersensitivity to fluctuations in the financial markets is no reason to intimidate and jail a journalist for covering the news,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. “We call on Chinese […]

Things are starting to get crazy in the global stock market

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) – Waves of cheap money from central banks have shielded stocks from the volatility besetting currency and commodity markets, but increasing disparities in company earnings forecasts suggest that could soon change.Analyst forecasts for European and U.S. companies have reached levels of dispersion not seen since 2010 and 2011 respectively, according to Thomson Reuters data, at a time when […]

Biotechs soar in premarket; many have strong drug data

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Son allegedly killed Manhattan hedge fund founder over $200 allowance cut, source says

The son of a millionaire Manhattan hedge fund founder who allegedly gunned down his dad over his allowance has been arraigned on a second-degree murder charge, authorities said.Thomas Gilbert Jr., 30, was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of forgery devices in the Sunday killing of his 70-year-old father.New York City police said Thomas Gilbert […]

Amaya Gaming Part of AMF Stock Trading Probe – Bluff Magazine

Poker News :: Dec 12, 2014 :: Steve RuddockAmaya Gaming Part of AMF Stock Trading ProbeAmaya Gaming, along with two investment firms, are the subjects of a securities probe being conducted by Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) according to Forbes Nathan Vardi.According to Vardi’s report, the AMF along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided Amaya’s Montreal headquarters on Wednesday, […]

Holder Cautions on Risk of Bias in Big Data Use in Criminal Justice …

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WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder warned Friday that a new generation of data-driven criminal justice programs could adversely affect poor and minority groups, saying such efforts need to be studied further before they are used to sentence suspects.In a speech in Philadelphia to a gathering of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Holder cautioned that […]

Police report filed against suspicious trading of SMRT stocks | The …

By Terry XuLocal blogger and activist, Ravi Philemon has filed a police report to prompt an investigation into possible insider trading of SMRT stocks. In his report, he wrote,” I refer to the newspaper report “Transport Stocks up on talk of changes,” published in My Paper dated 21 May 2014. The report said that the land transport stocks powered ahead on Tuesday, 20 […]

What Does The Australian Open And The Stock Market Have In …

What Does The Australian Open And The Stock Market Have In Common?23January, 2014Apparently, tennis is a huge sport to gamble on around the world.  Gamblers will not just bet on the outcome of the matches but they will wager throughout the match on individual games and points.  According to 
Cmd+click or tap to follow link” href=”http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-15/tennis-quant-s-system-doubles-his-money-without-knowing-players.html” target=”_blank”>Bloomberg ,”Gamblers and investment funds are […]

Former London, Ont., men charged in alleged $30M stock market …

TORONTO — The RCMP says two former executives of Onco Petroleum Inc. are facing charges in an alleged $30 million stock market-related fraud.
Investigators allege Onco’s former president and treasurer filed a false prospectus, indicating the oil and gas company had in excess of US$20 million available for development of its oil and gas resources when it did not.
Police say Onco […]

Chicago: City of Big Data and National Day of Civic Hacking | Code …

For National Day of Civic Hacking, Chicago will play host to three separate events. The first is the ChicagoMigraHack, a hackathon focused on the issue of immigration. The second event will be a youth focused hackathon at the Adler Planetarium. And finally, there will be an assortment of different civic hacking activities at Hack for Chicago hosted at the entrepreneurial […]