... The armoured column seen by the Guardian appeared to be further evidence of Russia's incursions, which the Kremlin has repeatedly denied. A reminder of the comparative anxiety in bonds and stocks... From Reuters: UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS UKRAINE FORCES ENGAGED RUSSIAN ARMOURED COLUMN ON UKRAINIAN SOIL AND "PART OF IT NO LONGER EXISTS" UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS UKRAINIAN FORCES HAD TRACKED RUSSIAN ARMOURED COLUMN AFTER IT CROSSED BORDER INTO UKRAINE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS UKRAINIAN FORCES ENGAGING IN INTENSE FIGHTING IN EASTERN UKRAINE TO STOP HUMANITARIAN AID TO THE REGION The result... http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-15/it-begins-ukraine-troops-destroy-part-armed-russian-convoy

Bespoke Investment Group - Think BIG - Stocks Down on EarningsĀ Again

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Barclays - 8 job killing companies - CNNMoney

Of the more than 2,400 companies that reported since earnings season began on July 8th, the average stock fell 0.70% on the day of its report. (For companies that report before the open, we look at that day's change. For companies that report after the close, we look at the next day's change.) As shown below, the last two quarters http://www.mhealthnews.com/news/just-how-far-usage-and-savings-can-telemedicine-take-us-healthcare have been brutal for stock performance on earnings. The average one-day decline of 0.70% this quarter was bad, but last quarter was even worse when the average stock fell 0.9% on its report day. http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2014/8/15/stocks-down-on-earnings-again.html

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