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Fast Food Workers Fight for More Money

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/32gp1vgvwp?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=584 Just yesterday, fast food workers demanded higher wages by doing something attention-getting. They went on a global strike, hitting 150 cities across the United States and more than 30 countries. Protestors in New York City claim that big fast food corporations make huge profits by paying their employees miniscule compensation. Kendall Fells, the Organizing...

Uncertainty is What’s Certain About The Economy: Yellen

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/89vy9ofz3h?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=584 During the Joint Economic Committee meeting last Wednesday, Federal Reserve chairman, Janet Yellen, expressed one very important issue: risk… Risky Business According to her, the U.S. economy is facing quite a bit of risks stemming from geopolitical pressure to the job market, even in spite of an unemployment rate decrease. Yellen explains her concerns...

Why Obama’s Laughing At Obamacare

Every year, the elite congregate at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. People of all different backgrounds, from journalists and politicians, to Hollywood stars and business executives, come to enjoy the festivities. This year, more than 2,000 people packed the Washington Hilton’s ballroom for the event. This past Saturday night, Joel McHale, a well-known comedian, got...

U.S. Moves to Ban Sales of E-Cigarettes to Minors

Just yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threatened the $2-billion tobacco industry with a no-minors-allowed ban on e-cigarette sales. If the ban is approved, this will be the first time that this industry has ever been regulated on a federal level. But public health advocates question the new rules’ effectiveness. Chris Bostic, the...

The Great British Farmland Boom

Cash rolls down the beautiful green hills of England and right into the pockets of Britain’s Co-operative Group. Farmland is now one of the UK’s greatest money makers… Our very own Floyd Brown also pointed out in his recent article that Americans are also taking a closer look at the countryside, thanks to Cliven Bundy – a...

Not All China Tech IPOs Are Created Equal

Three China tech IPOs are set to hit the United States market. Though investors dismiss the trio as a whole, they’d be wise to give them another look, individually. Breakingviews’ John Foley tells Reuters‘ Jon Gordon that it would be a terrible mistake for investors to lump the IPOs all in the same throwaway pile. Stock No....

What Investors Want Out of India’s Election

Results of the India elections could set back big retailers like Wal-Mart and Tesco, but foreign investors may be in for huge profits. Breakingviews’ Andy Mukherjee explains why with Reuters‘ Tara Joseph… The Foreign Investor’s Candidate Tara Joseph says: “Modi’s manifesto, Andy, he is the clear front-runner in the Indian elections, and it will be interesting to...

India Begins World’s Biggest General Election

The race is on… The 2014 India elections just kicked off with Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi taking a strong lead. What an honor to be selected as the main opposition candidate in the world’s biggest election, and to possibly win it, too. Over 800 million people are registered to vote over the next five weeks....

Car-to-Car Warning System Set for America’s Roads

It sounds like the sequel to the movie Cars. More talking cars? Maybe so! America can’t wait to get its paws on this news-breaking technology that’s designed to prevent accidents. The new invention uses vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) technology in order to alert drivers of potential driving hazards. In all efforts to keep the roads safe, the U.S....

Big Spender Alibaba May Need a Reality Check

E-commerce behemoth Alibaba is buying firms left and right. But is it all too much? Its IPO is just around the bend… Breakingviews’ Peter Thal Larsen assesses Alibaba’s recent buying binge with Reuters‘ Tara Joseph. Too Much, Too Soon Tara Joseph says: “When you think of Alibaba, Peter, you think of a massive e-commerce firm in China, but like other...