Barron’s: A Cure for Microsoft’s Dead-Money Blues. Here’s a way to get the most out of the stalled software giant with a simple options trading strategy.
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BBC: Tax break hint amid benefit row. The government has indicated it plans a tax break for married couples by 2015, amid anger over plans to cut child benefit for top rate taxpayers.
Bloomberg: BOJ May Have Fired First Shot in New Round of Global Action. The Bank of Japan may have acted first in a new round of central bank action to prop up the global economy as recoveries in industrial nations falter.
BusinessWeek: The Road To Recovery: Dividend Payouts Increase $18.5 Billion YTD. The bleeding has stopped, but the dividend recovery is going to be a long, slow trip. The top line dividend news is good, and we can sure use it.
Forbes: Why The PC Is Not Dead. Each new, disruptive innovation underscores the benefits of personal computing.
MarketWatch: U.S. stocks rally along with recovery hopes. U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the Dow industrials closing within striking distance of 11,000 and at its highest level since May, as U.S. economic data and Japan’s bid to spur its economy energized Wall Street.
Reuters: Just say no to gold: bankers. Gold is all the rage these days as investors flee uncertain markets and fret about inflation, but some bankers are firing warning shots against the precious metal.
The Business Insider: Pro Investors Have Suddenly Placed A Huge Short Bet On The NASDAQ. In the past, this has been a good sign of a market top.
The Financial Times: Financial health – What treatment have policy makers got left?
The Guardian: G7 to meet over ‘currency war’ fearss. Finance ministers will hold an informal talks in US amid growing concerns over manipulation of currencies
The New York Times: Sun Co-Founder Uses Capitalism to Help Poor. Vinod Khosla invested heavily in a microfinance company, expecting it to profit poor people — and himself.
The Telegraph: Bernanke: No to austerity. Fed chairman says recovery too fragile to cope with deficit cuts.
The Wall Street Journal: A Buyer’s Guide to France. While buying real estate in France may conjure up idyllic visions, there are issues particular to the country that could throw a wrench in a Gallic property quest. We reveal the potential pitfalls.