EARNINGS ROUNDUP: SETTING THE STAGE FOR A FOURTH QUARTER PROFITS RECOVERY

Source ; Greg Harrison November 19th, 2012 Analysts have trimmed their earnings outlooks so much that, they have set the stage for a return to respectable levels of earnings growth in the fourth quarter, especially among Consumer Discretionary stocks. After S&P 500 companies reported third-quarter earnings that were largely flat over year-earlier levels, investors are…

Israel and Hamas Agree to a Cease-Fire, After a U.S.-Egypt Push

Thanks for NEW YORK TIME ————- Source; This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: November 22, 2012 An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Nabil Shaath, the Palestinian Authority’s commissioner for international relations, had participated in the cease-fire talks. ——————– CAIRO — Under intense Egyptian and American pressure, Israel…

Private Equity Interest Shifts to Southeast Asia

Thanks for Wall Street Journal Some of the world’s biggest private-equity firms have stepped up their presence in Southeast Asia this year, eager to benefit from the region’s growth. But even as the value of transactions surges, the region remains a tough place to make a deal. One key reason: Valuations are rising quickly as…

Working with interpreters Very much lost in translation

Nov 2nd 2012, 15:40 by S.A.P. THANKS | SOUTH KIVU IT’S a strange experience to travel with a personal interpreter. It’s a luxury, to be sure—one that I had never had before—but perhaps most necessary in the least luxurious settings. I met my interpreter in Baraka, in a town on the western banks of Lake…

Obama: Myanmar trip acknowledges progress to democracy BANGKOK

Source@Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that his upcoming trip to Myanmar was not an endorsement of the government, but rather an acknowledgement of the progress it has made in moving towards democracy after decades of military rule. “We understand it’s a work in progress,” he told a news conference…

Facebook Clears The Air On News Feed, Promoted Posts

Source; ———— Tomio Geron, Forbes Staff Covering social, start-ups and venture capital. ———— Who sees what on Facebook‘s News Feed and why? There has been recent controversy over Facebook’s News Feed and Promoted Posts, with some such as Mark Cuban and George Takei complaining about having to pay (or pay too much) to reach their…

Terrorists Can Take Down an Entire City’s LTE Network for Just $650

Thanks for the more informations; Jesus Diaz According to a critical document filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, you can take down any LTE network with a simple $650 piece of gear. Every cellphone grid is vulnerable to this technique, including FirstNet, the emergency communications network designed after 9/11. According to the authors,…

Climate Change Killed Off The Mayas

Much has been made of the so-called 2012 Mayan apocalypse. But for the real Maya people, the end of the world came slowly and timed with historic droughts. A new, ultra-detailed climate record from a cave in Belize reveals Classic Maya civilization collapsed over centuries as rain dried up, disrupting agriculture and causing instability that…