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News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) — международный медиахолдинг подконтрольный Руперту Мердоку, который владеет, в частности, кинокомпанией 20th Century Fox, телеканалами Fox News, спутниковыми DTH операторами BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Foxtel, информационным агентством Dow Jones ( ...

News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) — международный медиахолдинг подконтрольный Руперту Мердоку, который владеет, в частности, кинокомпанией

20th Century Fox,

телеканалами Fox News,

спутниковыми DTH операторами BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Foxtel,

информационным агентством Dow Jones (включая службу Factiva),

а также газетами

The Wall Street Journal,

The Times,

The Sun,

New York Post.

 

В период предвыборной кампании поддерживает Республиканскую партию США.

22 июля Руперт Мердок объявил о своем уходе с поста директора двух компаний, входящих в News Corporation, - News International и Times Newspapers Holdings Limited. Причиной отставки называется предстоящая реструктуризация корпорации.

В 2013 году было создано 21st Century Fox а News Corporation сменил логотип. Вики.

 

...подконтрольная компании Вангард (?)

 

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24 марта, 12:09

Ivanka's lawyer, a Democrat, defends herself

Jamie Gorelick, a veteran of President Bill Clinton's Justice Department and a Hillary Clinton supporter, explains why she's working for Trump's daughter now.

23 марта, 21:57

De Blasio leaves news conference after refusing to take questions on breaking news

Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly ended his Thursday news conference, held to promote his idea for a “mansion tax,” after refusing to answer reporters’ questions about breaking news. The mayor, who has for more than a year maintained a policy of holding only one media availability a week at which he will take questions on topics that are not of his own choosing, would not answer questions Thursday about the recent racially motivated killing of a black New Yorker, the apprehension of a suspect in bomb threats to Jewish centers and a new court ruling against the city over the mayor’s refusal to release communications between himself and several unpaid outside advisers.The mayor said those topics were not related to the stated subject of the news conference, a proposed surcharge on sales of homes over $2 million that has little chance of becoming law.The news conference is the second one he’s held in as many days on the tax, which de Blasio is hoping will be included in this year's state budget, although there is little indication that it is even part of the negotiations among legislative leaders in Albany. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans did not include the proposal in their respective budgets, and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has repeatedly described the idea as a nonstarter. But the mayor wanted to be asked questions exclusively on the tax proposal anyway, and announced an "on-topic only" news conference Thursday morning, a designation the mayor has used since the fall of 2015 to narrow the kinds of questions he will accept at his news conferences.De Blasio held the availability Thursday afternoon outside in a gated-off area in front of a sandwich chain establishment. The news conference had as its backdrop 432 Park Ave., one of the city’s most expensive residential apartment buildings, where, perhaps unbeknownst to the mayor and his aides, someone had placed a handwritten sign in the third-floor window that read, "De Blasio doesn’t care about the working middle class. Don’t let this speech fool you."The mayor, who spoke for less than eight minutes, was at times barely audible over the din of construction noise and cranes in midtown Manhattan. At one point, a young man walking in front of the sandwich shop interrupted the mayor's remarks. "Everyone hates you. Everybody! Even the cops," the man shouted. When de Blasio finished speaking, he called on a reporter from The Wall Street Journal, who wanted to ask a question about one of the biggest news events in New York City in recent days, the allegedly racially motivated killing of a black man by a white man who had traveled to New York City, allegedly to attack black people. “Mr. Mayor, the suspect being charged with killing Timothy Caughman on Monday night told police he came to New York to kill black men,” the reporter began, as she tried to ask de Blasio whether the suspect in that killing was a member of a hate group, and whether the mayor considered the killing an “act of terror.”De Blasio spoke over her as she continued asking her question. “Mara, I’m here to talk about this, if you want to ask questions about this,” de Blasio said.“You don’t think this is the news of the day, Mr. Mayor?” the reporter asked. “I’m here to answer questions about this. If you want to talk about this, great, if not, we’ll take questions another way, another time.”“Does anyone want to ask about the mansion tax?” de Blasio asked the group of about 15 reporters. He then called on someone else — a reporter who asked de Blasio for his response to another piece of breaking news: a judge’s decision against the city in a lawsuit filed by two news organizations seeking communications between the mayor and one of his unpaid outside advisers, which de Blasio has argued should be shielded from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law. “Same thing,” de Blasio interrupted as the reporter tried to ask her question. “Guys, you can ask all you want. Here’s what we’re here to talk about,” de Blasio said, talking over her. “Are you going to turn over the emails, sir?” the reporter asked.“Last call about the mansion tax. OK, I’m going to do this again, one more time,” de Blasio said, as the sound of construction equipment threatened to drown him out. “This is how we set things up, guys. You don’t want to be a part of it, you don’t have to come," the mayor said to the news corps. "We’re here to talk about something that would reach 25,000 seniors. Everything else you want to talk about, you’ll get answers to, through our press office. Someone has a question about this, ask it about this. If you don’t, that’s cool,” he said. The mayor tried again. “You have a question on this, Willie?” he asked a reporter from The New York Times. The reporter tried to ask the mayor about another piece of breaking news — the recent apprehension, in Israel, of a Jewish Israeli-American teenager who is a suspect in recent bomb threats made against Jewish organizations and institutions in the United States and elsewhere.De Blasio wouldn’t answer. “That’s great, guys. I’m done,” he said.“Mr. Mayor, what are you afraid of when we ask you questions?” another reporter asked. The mayor had already walked away.This story has been updated to clarify what was said by the heckler.

23 марта, 11:57

Редактура «Ведомостей»

Главный редактор «Ведомостей» Татьяна Лысова, как и сообщалось ранее, покидает свой пост, ее место займет Илья Булавинов, который сейчас управляет дирекцией интернет-вещания Первого канала. Такое решение в среду, 22 марта, принято советом директоров издания, сообщается на сайте газеты. В заметке уточняется, что кандидатуру Ильи Булавинова выдвинули владельцы издания — семья Демьяна Кудрявцева. При этом Татьяна Лысова остается в совете директоров «Ведомостей» по крайней мере до конца текущего года. Непосредственно к обязанностям главного редактора Илья Булавинов приступит только в середине апреля, контракт с ним будет подписан сроком на два года.   Редакция газеты "Ведомости" Дмитрий Коротаев/Коммерсантъ Заседание совета директоров, на котором избирался главный редактор, длилось 2,5 часа, и, как рассказали два члена совета, практически все это время обсуждались не столько персоналии Булавинова и Дербиловой, сколько сам принципиальный выбор между внутренним и внешним кандидатом. В итоге за Булавинова проголосовали четыре члена совета директоров, за второго кандидата — шеф-редактора сайта vedomosti.ru Екатерину Дербилову — было отдано три голоса. Отметим, RNS и «Коммерсант» пишут, что Булавинов был выдвинут Кудрявцевым, а сторонниками Дербиловов была действующий главред Татьяна Лысова и многие сотрудники редакции.   Татьяна Лысова Александр Миридонов/Коммерсантъ Демьян Кудрявцев объяснил свой выбор в пользу Булавинова тем, что он «неподвластен никакому давлению извне», а также имеет опыт интеграции редакций разных типов СМИ — печатных и интернет-СМИ, радио и телевидения, а также занимался развитием digital-проектов, что важно для «Ведомостей». Кудрявцев считает, что «Ведомостям» нужны изменения, поскольку в газете наблюдается некоторый «застой», именно поэтому ими должен заняться внешний человек. В ответ на вопрос журналистов о том, сможет ли издание при Булавинове сохранить независимость редакционной политики, Кудрявцев заявил, что не имеет права в нее вмешиваться и предложил обсудить это с Булавиновым, которого, впрочем, в среду в редакции не было. Отметим, что называть Илью Булавинова «человеком с Первого канала» по крайней мере некорректно, чтобы убедиться в этом, достаточно взглянуть на его биографию. Булавинов родился 27 февраля 1973 года в Москве в семье военного. В 1990 году он поступил на факультет зарубежной военной информации и журналистики Военного Краснознаменного института Министерства обороны, но закончил он факультет журналистики Московского государственного университета, в 1996 году. Большая часть карьеры Булавинова связана с «Коммерсантом» — это издание возглавлял Демьян Кудрявцев. В «Коммерсанте» Булавинов работал около 20 лет, с 1993 по 2013 годы, сначала как военный корреспондент, потом он стал редактором отдела политики, заместителем главного редактора и, в самом конце, главным редактором сайта kommersant.ru. В 2013-2014 годах Булавинов был главным редактором сайта РИА Новости, в мае 2014 года возглавил дирекцию интернет-вещания Первого канала. Напомним, Демьян Кудрявцев стал собственником «Ведомостей» в 2015 году, когда из-за принятия поправок в закон о СМИ Dow Jones и FT Group были вынуждены продать свои доли в издании. О том, что Татьяна Лысова покинет пост главного редактора «Ведомостей»,  было официально объявлено октябре 2016 года — она заявила, что уходит по семейным обстоятельствам.   Демьян Кудрявцев limmud.spb.ru Сейчас в совет директоров издателя «Ведомостей», компании «Бизнес Ньюс Медиа», помимо Татьяны Лысовой входят владелец издания Демьян Кудрявцев и его партнер Владимир Воронов, профессор Высшей школы экономики Анна Качкаева, бывший председатель совета директоров европейского подразделения News Corp Ирвинг Мартин Помпадур, ректор Московской школы управления «Сколково» Андрей Шаронов и директор Политехнического музея Юлия Шахновская.

23 марта, 09:53

Мнение: Конец королевского двора дракона. Расшифровка матрицы

18 марта 2017 года в Национальной галере Лондона посетитель 63-летний Кит Грегори изрезал картину английского художника Томаса Гейнсборо - "Утренняя прогулка".

15 марта, 20:24

Воюющий в Ираке австралийский генерал рассказал всю правду об ИГИЛ

Австралийский генерал, воюющий в составе сил коалиции в Ираке, предостерег от недооценки боевых качеств запрещенной в РФ группировки ИГИЛ.

07 марта, 23:50

From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mr. Donald J. Trump

Assume for a moment, as many have suggested, that the whole Trump/Putin/Russia calamity is a deliberate distraction, a deflection to shift our gaze from the destruction of government and democratic principles that Trump, Bannon and their cohort — aided and abetted by a compliant Congress — seem intent on implementing. What then to make of this weekend’s flurry of tweets from our commander-in-chief, first bellowing that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower in Manhattan and then demanding a congressional investigation? A distraction from a distraction? Or worse? CNN’s Jake Tapper succinctly summed it up in a Sunday morning tweet of his own: POTUS makes wild accusation w/zero evidence WH searches for evidence & cant find any WH tells Congress to find evidence/no further comment — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 5, 2017 It's a classic authoritarian move: Make up a baseless charge and then demand that a loyal someone else — in this case the recumbent Republican Congress — prove it for you. But regardless of what they do or don't find, you've successfully hurled your accusations into view and it will be hard to get them out of the public's mind. Like Benghazi. As of this writing, the latest major advance of the story came Sunday afternoon, when The New York Times broke the news that FBI Director James Comey “asked the Justice Department this weekend to publicly reject President Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the tapping of Mr. Trump’s phones, senior American officials said on Sunday.” In a separate editorial, the Times warned, “This is a dangerous moment, which requires Congress and members of this administration to look beyond partisan maneuvering and tend to the health of the democracy itself.” Dream on — as one of my Texas aunts used to say, wishing ain't getting. The White House and congressional Republicans care about as much about the health of democracy as they do the health of the millions of poor and middle-class people who will be flattened by four years of craven social and economic policy. Just look at their new repeal-and-replace Obamacare plan. Besides, Comey is wrong — we know this because the sycophantic Kellyanne Conway says so. Trump is the president of the United States, she proclaimed on Fox and Friends Monday morning, and because of that, "He has information and intelligence that the rest of us do not." So there. Down the rabbit hole we go, burrowing deeper and deeper through the twists and turns of Trump's troubled mind. Why this latest blowup? As Karen Tumulty notes in The Washington Post, “When he wants to change a subject, he often does it by touching a match to the dry tinder of a sketchy conspiracy theory.” Or is this simply a mad flailing about from a president who realizes he’s in trouble not only over Russia but desperately in over his head about almost everything else too? For the most part, his promises are backed by nothing; he has no real solutions or legislative programs and hundreds of government positions needed to run the country remain unfilled. (One highly notable, troubling exception: On Sunday, Eric Lipton and Binyamin Appelbaum of The Times reported on: “... More than 90 regulations that federal agencies and the Republican-controlled Congress have delayed, suspended or reversed in the month and a half since President Trump took office… one of the most significant shifts in regulatory policy in recent decades… In many cases, records show that the changes came after appeals by corporate lobbyists and trade association executives, who see a potentially historic opportunity to lower compliance costs and drive up profits.”) When confronted, Trump’s childish answer always is to run off off to Twitter to change the subject or to blame someone else for his troubles, usually the intelligence community and “fake news,” but now it's Barack Obama himself. Everybody’s out to get him, Trump thinks, conspiring to undermine and delegitimize his most amazing presidency ever. If you’re really in the market for a reasonable conspiracy theory, how about this: By all accounts, Trump’s hyperventilated, weekend Twitter attacks on Obama were triggered not by actual evidence but by a Friday morning article on the Breitbart News website, which in turn was based, in part at least, on rantings the previous day from right-wing radio host Mark Levin. He contends that the Trump/Russia controversy and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from any investigation of it are just smokescreens hiding nefarious acts by Obama meant to bring Trump down. There’s really nothing new in the accusations that Trump’s predecessor and/or “the deep state” were out to get him via wiretaps or other forms of surveillance; they go back to at least last fall when an article by Louise Mensch appeared on the conservative Heat Street website (Heat Street is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.) and subsequent internet pieces from The Guardian and the BBC. From these and other sources — including The New York Times and The Washington Post — seem to have come the Levin tirade and Breitbart News piece but in a form manipulated to create the most sinister insinuation possible. At the Just Security website, based at New York University School of Law, Cato Institute senior fellow Julian Sanchez took a close look at the Heat Street, Guardian and BBC articles. He points out, “[T]here’s nothing here to suggest either the direct involvement of President Obama nor any clear indication of a violation of the law… it might behoove the commander in chief to refrain from issuing serious and inflammatory accusations based wholly on ‘intelligence’ gleaned from Breitbart News.” Journalist Marcy Wheeler, an expert on national security and civil liberties, agrees. The prior reporting, which involves Russian banks, email and a spam marketing server — not the wiretapping of telephones, by the way — reflects a certain lack of knowledge of how law enforcement, intelligence agencies and the courts work, not to mention a lethal dose of sheer speculation. In a comprehensive, important review of the evidence at her EmptyWheel website, she writes: “Trump hasn’t been bugged. It’s quite likely a number of Trump’s close associates are, after incriminating information showed up about or involving them on other wiretaps. There’s zero reason to believe Obama ordered them, not least because everyone involved believed Obama was responding too nonchalantly to the Russian accusations. Trump’s associates are bugged, to the extent one or more of them are directly targeted rather than being collected incidentally, because they’re suspected of being Russian assets.” The Breitbart article, breathing heavily as it summarized Levin’s charges of a “silent” Obama coup, was written by Joel B. Pollak, the website’s senior editor-at-large and author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution. He worked with White House chief strategist Steve Bannon when Bannon ran Brietbart. It's fair to wonder: Did Bannon push Pollak and Breitbart to run the story — much as the Bush White House and Pentagon fed Judith Miller at The New York Times false accounts of Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction,” then cited her reporting as proof that they were right? Or did Bannon simply make sure Pollak’s Breitbart story was near the top of that well-known pile of printed out articles Trump looks at in the morning, count to 10 and wait for the presidential tantrum he was sure would erupt? Of all people, Bannon knows Trump has a track record of regurgitating fabricated nonsense that he hears and reads on right-wing media. Speculation, of course. And a distraction, absolutely. Because there’s another deep state. It isn’t the corporate-government underground complex secretly running things but the deep, deep state of trouble we’re in. That’s not just because of any skullduggery by Russia, although it’s clearer than ever that a special prosecutor or independent investigation is an absolute must. No, we’re being run straight off the cliff by a homegrown confederacy of dunces. And an intemperate, dangerous little child shall lead them. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

07 марта, 03:46

White House And Pro-Trump Media Try To Pin His ‘Wiretap’ Claim On News Reports

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); On Monday morning, “Fox & Friends” displayed New York Times and Washington Post headlines stating that President Donald Trump had provided “no evidence” to support his accusation that his predecessor had tapped his phones. Also shown was a third headline from CNN calling that bombshell claim “baseless.” “Fox & Friends,” a reliably pro-Trump morning show and a favorite of the president, wasn’t highlighting these stories to throw cold water on the theory that an Obama-orchestrated wiretapping operation targeted Trump Tower. The segment instead described the news media as “hysterical,” in the words of co-host Steve Doocy, and accused it of ignoring its own past coverage. “When you look at some of their reportage,” he said, “they’ve talked about these wiretaps.” Contrary to what Doocy suggested, no news organization has reported that President Barack Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped,” as Trump claimed in a Saturday morning tweet to have “just found out.” Communicating with his 26 million followers, Trump stated as a categorical fact that Obama ordered the tapping of phones at Trump Tower before the 2016 election. He provided no evidence to support his incendiary claim. Yet the White House and pro-Trump news sources, including Breitbart News, have since responded as Doocy did: ignoring the lack of actual evidence by suggesting that previous news “reports” back up Trump’s wild claim. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer noted in a Sunday morning statement that “reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.” He didn’t specify any such reports. Later on ABC News’ “This Week,” Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posited that Trump’s assertion had already been brought out by the press. “Everybody acts like President Trump is the one that came up with this idea and just threw it out there,” she said. “There are multiple news outlets that have reported this.” It wasn’t clear at the time which outlets she was referencing. A White House spokesman did provide five stories to fact-checkers as evidence bolstering Trump’s theory. But Glenn Kessler, who writes The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” column, found that the stories provided by the White House were either irrelevant or failed specifically to “back up Trump’s claims that Obama ordered the tapping of his phone calls” or that investigations into his campaign’s alleged Russian ties were “politically motivated.” Politifact, after analyzing the five stories, concluded that Sanders’ comment on “This Week” was false. It is a familiar pattern for a White House communications operation that often seems to be playing catch-up with their boss’s latest venture into the world of political conspiracy theories. Faced with a lack of evidence to substantiate his claims, they look to make a retroactive case. Often, they lean on sympathetic media to help with that task. Trump’s wiretapping claim appeared to be prompted by a Friday story on Breitbart, the nationalist, pro-Trump site previously run by Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon. That story didn’t feature original reporting on intelligence investigations, but was itself based on conservative radio host Mark Levin’s theory that the Obama administration is waging a “silent coup” against Trump. On his show last Thursday, Levin wove together several news stories on the FBI investigating Trump associates’ alleged Russia ties and argued that those reported efforts, along with recent leaks, indicate the Obama administration sought “to destroy the Republican campaign and now to destroy the Republican presidency.” “This isn’t a conspiracy,” Levin said. “I got this from The New York Times and earlier The Washington Post.” In addition to those two news organizations, he also referenced a Nov. 7 post on Heat Street, a right-leaning opinion site owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. In that piece, Louise Mensch, a former Tory member of the British Parliament and current News Corp. executive, reported that the FBI had been granted a warrant in October from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, often referred to as the FISA court, to “examine the activities of ‘U.S. persons’ in Donald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia.” Mensch wrote that the FISA warrant focused on suspicious activity between a Trump computer server and two Russian banks. But Mensch, a conservative Trump critic whose four-month-old report is now getting big play from pro-Trump media outlets, pointed out to The Huffington Post that the word “wiretap” never appears in her piece. “They’re trying to put words in my report that are just not there,” she said. Mensch said that later reports from two British-based news organizations, the BBC and The Guardian, confirmed the thrust of her reporting but similarly did not use the word “wiretap.” Yet Levin still mentioned the Heat Street story when given significant time on “Fox & Friends Weekend” to walk through his theory. He also cited articles from The Guardian, McClatchy and The New York Times, all of which he joked were “right-wing,” to presumably buttress his case that these details were not coming from pro-Trump sources. “I need to make the case because the media seems to be confused about their own reporting,” Levin said on the show.   They’re trying to put words in my report that are just not there. Louise Mensch, who wrote about an FBI warrant from the FISA court Breitbart took a similar tack Sunday, writing that The New York Times had “inadvertently attacked the credibility of its own reporting” on investigations into Trump associates’ alleged Russia ties with its story that day challenging Trump’s claim. The reference was to a Jan. 19 Times story that intelligence reports from investigations into those alleged Russia ties were based on “some of the wiretapped communications” that had been provided to the White House. But while the Times mentioned “wiretapped communications,” it did not specifically report that those Trump associates had their phones tapped or that surveillance took place at Trump Tower ― or even in the United States. Contrary what Trump tweeted, the paper also did not report that the investigations were politically motivated or ordered by the former president. And still, on Monday’s “Fox & Friends,” Doocy argued that the “left-wing media” was ignoring its own reports and that “according to The New York Times and others, there was wiretapping, and the information was then provided to the White House.” Hours later, during an off-camera press briefing, Spicer responded to questions about the veracity of Trump’s tweets by insisting that reports “have been out there” and that there has been “substantial reporting from individuals and sources.” But Spicer didn’t point to any specific story that would validate Trump’s claim. “There’s no question that something happened,” Spicer said. “The question is, is it surveillance, wiretapping or whatever? But there’s been enough reporting that strongly suggests that something occurred.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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03 марта, 11:33

Sorrell: companies that offend good governance tend to perform better

WPP chief praises Rupert Murdoch’s Fox, Facebook and Snap as he forecasts tougher market in 2017WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell has said that companies with dominant shareholders or owners such as Rupert Murdoch’s Fox, Facebook and Snap that “offend” good corporate governance practices take more risks and tend to perform better financially.Sorrell was speaking the day after Snapchat parent Snap floated on Wall Street, with the offering oversubscribed and the share price rising more than 44% to $24 (£19.5) on its first day of trading, despite co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy and early investors keeping total control of voting rights. Continue reading...

03 марта, 00:28

Publishing Stocks: Will Strategic Endeavors Propel Growth?

Publishing Stocks: Will Strategic Endeavors Propel Growth?

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02 марта, 00:45

For Malaysia's Catcha Group, Online Classifieds Are The Road To Riches

Besides its Iflix video service, Malaysia's Catcha Group includes two companies involved in online classifieds and an online publisher. Its most successful venture sold to News Corp in 2015, but was followed soon after by the collapse of a chain of e-commerce sites.

01 марта, 19:01

Avoid bidding for Australian icons

CHINESE companies looking to invest in Australian businesses should avoid bidding on “national icons” to save being denied by the Australian government, the chairman of Australia’s Foreign Investment

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01 марта, 17:31

Dow 21,000

Well that escalated quickly...   Just 4 weeks after breaking 20,000 on Feb 3rd, The Dow Jones Industrial Average just broke above 21,000...Opening 190 points higher overnight   Mother's Milk no longer matters... Finally... Bulls Jump to 63.1% in Investors Intelligence Survey. Highest since.......1987. So we got that going for us. Which is nice. pic.twitter.com/OhLJ93JavX — Not Jim Cramer (@Not_Jim_Cramer) March 1, 2017

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27 февраля, 16:53

Behold, The Dow Jones Non-Industrial Average

With The Dow Jones Industrial Average trading almost 50% higher than its 2007 peak, we thought it ironic that core Industrial durable goods orders remain well below the peak in 2008, once again suggesting that it may be time to drop the "Industrial" part from the name of the famous index.   NOTE: the decoupling between stocks and the real economy began to become obvious in late 2012/early 2013 - after QE3 was announced.

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17 февраля, 14:14

Louise Mensch: the former British MP who scooped US media on Trump's Russian ties

Mensch works at News Corp by day, probes Trump-Moscow by night. Here’s how she learned the secret that eluded even the best journalistsIn the journalistic race to get to the bottom of one of the most closely guarded secrets in Washington – the investigation into the Trump team’s contacts with Moscow – one of the biggest scoops came from an unexpected source: the British former MP and novelist Louise Mensch.Mensch has lived in New York since resigning as the Conservative MP for Corby in 2012 so that she could spend more time with her children and her American husband, Peter, the manager of the heavy metal band Metallica. Continue reading...

13 февраля, 21:20

Gerry Baker to staff: Criticism of Wall Street Journal's Trump coverage is 'fake news'

He said there's been 'a lot of nonsense appearing in the media about how unreliable our reporting is.'

13 февраля, 18:10

Stock Market News for February 13, 2017

Benchmarks scaled fresh highs on Friday and registered their third successive weekly gains on President Trump’s promise to unveil a new tax plan.

13 февраля, 18:10

Company News for February 13, 2017

Companies in the news ATVI, EXPE, IPG, NWSA

11 февраля, 17:56

TRUMP CONSIDERING new exec order on immigration -- RUSSIA may give Snowden back to Trump as a ‘gift’ -- CIA FREEZES out top Flynn aide -- WEEKEND READS -- B’DAY: Jeb Bush

PRE-TEE-TIME TWEETS -- @realDonaldTrump at 7:12 a.m. on the Android: “Our legal system is broken! ‘77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.’ (WT) SO DANGEROUS!” …at 8:19 a.m.: “I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the.....” … at 8:26 a.m.: “...design or negotiations yet. When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!” … at 8:33 a.m.: “Melania and I are hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Abe at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. They are a wonderful couple!”WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE BAN NOW? -- “AP Explains: Trump’s options for restoring travel ban,” by Sam Hananel: “REHEARING AT THE APPEALS COURT: The Trump administration could decide to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the three-judge panel's ruling. But the odds of success seem low, said Margo Schlanger, a law professor at the University of Michigan. She noted that the three-judge panel was unanimous and included a judge chosen by a Republican president. SUPREME COURT APPEAL … ‘There are almost surely four votes to deny an emergency request to reinstate the order,’ said Peter Spiro, a law professor at Temple University. The last immigration case to reach the justices ended in a 4-4 deadlock last year. That suggests a similar split over Trump's order, which would let the 9th Circuit ruling stand and keep the freeze in place. WAITING FOR GORSUCH …“REVISING THE EXECUTIVE ORDER The White House could amend the executive order to expressly carve out existing green card holders and other people that already have some ties to the United States. Up to 60,000 visas were initially canceled in the wake of the ban, affecting the lives of students, professors and workers. White House counsel Donald McGahn had issued guidance days after the executive order saying it didn’t apply to legal permanent residents of the U.S., but the appeals court said that was not enough. ‘The government has offered no authority establishing that the White House counsel is empowered to issue an amended order superseding the executive order signed by the president,’ the opinion said. Revising the order ‘shifts the legal boundaries so that it becomes a tougher constitutional target,’ Spiro said.” http://apne.ws/2l09pu9-- WaPo: “Trump considers writing ‘brand new’ immigration order” http://wapo.st/2kDzJZP … NYT: “Trump Vows Quick Action to Stop Terrorism After Setback in Court” http://nyti.ms/2lBBe9gWHAT TRUMP IS WAKING UP TO -- NYT: Lead headline: “Blocked by Courts, Trump Weighs New Travel Order: A Short-Term Tactical Retreat to a Security Measure With a Strong Legal Basis” http://nyti.ms/2lBlZxn … PALM BEACH POST: “Trump, Japan’s leader arrive in Palm Beach: President, guest expected to play golf today at Trump’s club in Jupiter” http://bit.ly/2lA2Jzq… NY POST: “NEW YORK NIX: Dolan goes ballistic: Bans Oakley, claims Knick has ‘problem’” http://nyp.st/2kT9Qno-- PALM BEACH POST: “Will Trump be bad for business at the winter White House?” http://bit.ly/2lBCnOnROBERT KRAFT, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, joined Trump, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and their wives for dinner last night in Palm Beach. AP: “Trump said Kraft ‘knew he was going to win the game, even when he was down 28-3.’ The president also quipped about all the interpreters who had pulled up chairs to their not-so-large table. ‘We need more interpreters,’ he joked. ‘They don’t play games.’”-- VIDEO of Trump, Melania, the Abes and Bob Kraft sitting down. Trump says, “Nice to have you, Bob.” He jokes to Abe that the crowd was there for Kraft. Then Trump turns to reporters and says, “Does anybody know Bob Kraft? I don’t think so.” Trump then turns to Abe and says, “he’s been my good friend for a long time.” QUICK THOUGHT: We're not going to make a big deal of this, because, whatever. But why did Trump invite Kraft to dinner? 90-second video http://bit.ly/2lzPyyjIMMIGRATION WARS -- A1 of the L.A. TIMES: “ICE raids chill immigrant groups” http://bit.ly/2kwt1Tc … ONLINE HEADLINE: “Immigration arrests heighten fears in Southern California as hoaxes, false rumors swirl,” by Joel Rubin, Brittny Mejia, James Queally and Rubin Vives: “The alarm sounded a few minutes past 3. A leading advocacy group for immigrant rights blasted out an email alert Thursday afternoon, warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were sweeping up immigrants in raids throughout Los Angeles and nearby counties. As many as 100 people had been detained, the alert said, and were being transported to a federal facility.“The email made no mention of President Trump or his plan to target for deportation a wide swath of the millions of people in the country illegally, but to many people already on edge, a connection seemed clear. Within the hour, scores of protesters had gathered outside the building downtown, blocking traffic while angrily denouncing the president. Elected officials followed suit, expressing outrage at Trump and demanding answers about the raids. Authorities in Mexico put out a warning to their citizens living in the U.S. The reality was far less clear. After initially declining to release details, ICE officials on Friday announced that the agency had, in fact, concluded a weeklong operation throughout Southern California that resulted in the arrest of more than 150 people. The agency insisted, however, that the sweep targeted people with criminal records and was no different in size or scope from operations carried out in years past under previous administrations.” http://lat.ms/2l0nkjLTHE NEW NATIONAL NARRATIVE -- ARIZONA REPUBLIC: “Deported Arizona mom: A criminal or a victim” http://bit.ly/2keisId … S.F. CHRONICLE: “UPHEAVAL OVER IMMIGRATION” http://bit.ly/2keixLR … SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: “REPORTS OF RAIDS HEIGHTEN ANXIETY” http://bit.ly/2lBH2je … CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: “Advocates for immigrants demand protection, warn council of voter backlash” http://bit.ly/2kDDleF … DALLAS MORNING NEWS: “Immigration raids sweep up hundreds” http://bit.ly/2lBohMKNBC SCOOP -- “Russia Considers Returning Snowden to U.S. to ‘Curry Favor’ With Trump: Official,” by NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden and William Arkin: “U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a ‘gift’ to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a ‘spy’ and a ‘traitor’ who deserves to be executed. That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to ‘curry favor’ with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration.” http://nbcnews.to/2lBwQak [email protected]: “Finally: irrefutable evidence that I never cooperated with Russian intel. No country trades away spies, as the rest would fear they’re next.”WHAT DEMS ARE READING -- “Swarming crowds and hostile questions are the new normal at GOP town halls,” by WaPo’s Kelsey Snell in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Paul Schwartzman in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Steve Friess in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and David Weigel in D.C.: “Republicans in deep-red congressional districts spent the week navigating massive crowds and hostile questions at their town hall meetings — an early indication of how progressive opposition movements are mobilizing against the agenda of the GOP and President Trump. Angry constituents swarmed events held by Reps. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Diane Black (Tenn.), Justin Amash (Mich.) and Tom McClintock (Calif.). They filled the rooms that had been reserved for them; in Utah and Tennessee, scores of activists were locked out. Voters pressed members of Congress on their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, on the still-controversial confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and even on a low-profile vote to disband an election commission created after 2000. …“On Thursday, participants were spurred to show up by a variety of forces: large-scale publicity campaigns by major opposition groups such as Planned Parenthood; smaller grass-roots efforts; or their own deep objections to Trump’s presidency so far. Some were Democrats, some were independents and some were Republicans, but most were liberal activists who had opposed Trump all along and were simply looking for new outlets to object to him. What was less clear was where it would all go. If nothing else, the size and tone of the crowds fed Republicans’ worries and Democrats’ view that the GOP agenda and the president’s tone and missteps have activated voters who may have sat out previous elections.” http://wapo.st/2lBBK7i-- “The stealth Republican force behind Obamacare repeal,” by Burgess Everett and Jen Haberkorn: “Republican town halls are erupting with protests as Americans fret over the future of their health insurance. But listen to Lamar Alexander for a few minutes, and you might think not a single bad thing will come of the GOP’s plan to rip apart Obamacare and stitch together a replacement. The folksy Tennessee senator is quietly prevailing upon Republican lawmakers to take a deep breath when it comes to rewriting the health care law that controls a sixth of the American economy. His goal, in a nutshell: to reassure millions of Americans that Republicans aren’t trying to snatch away their health insurance. His message: As long as we’re smart and deliberate, it will all be fine. It might take awhile, but we got this.” http://politi.co/2l0iu62-- WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The House is out of session from Feb. 18 through Feb. 27. Expect there to be some message massaging this week in D.C. before members face their constituents back home.PALACE INTRIGUE -- “CIA freezes out top Flynn aide,” by Ken Vogel and Josh Dawsey: “A top deputy to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was rejected for a critical security clearance, effectively ending his tenure on the [NSC] and escalating tensions between Flynn and the intelligence community. ... On Friday, one of Flynn’s closest deputies on the [NSC], senior director for Africa Robin Townley, was informed that the [CIA] had rejected his request for an elite security clearance required for service on the NSC, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. That forced Townley, a former Marine intelligence officer who had long maintained a top secret-level security clearance, out of his NSC post ... One of the sources said that the rejection was approved by Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo and that it infuriated Flynn and his allies.” http://politi.co/2lBJVAELAST NIGHT ON AF1 -- Per pooler Gabby Morrongiello of the Washington Examiner: “POTUS declined to respond to the Washington Post report that Gen. Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. before he was sworn in as National Security adviser. He said he was not aware of the report. ‘I don’t know about that. I haven’t seen it. What report is that? I haven’t seen that. I’ll look into that.’”THE DOSSIER -- “US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier,” by CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez: “For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on the existence of the dossier prior to Trump’s inauguration.“None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier. Rather it relates to conversations between foreign nationals. The dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals. Sources would not confirm which specific conversations were intercepted or the content of those discussions due to the classified nature of US intelligence collection programs.” With video from “The Lead” http://cnn.it/2kep6y7PHIL RUCKER and ASHLEY PARKER SCOOP -- “Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway hires a chief of staff”: “Conway has recruited Renee Hudson, who has been serving as chief of staff to Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), to work for her in the West Wing as her chief of staff, according to two Republican officials. Conway confirmed the hiring in an email late Friday and said that Hudson plans to begin work next week. By hiring a chief of staff of her own, Conway is asserting and perhaps growing her influence in the White House, where a coterie of top advisers have been competing for Trump’s ear and over the shape of his agenda.“Hudson has significant experience on Capitol Hill and deep connections in Republican politics. She previously served as chief of staff to Reps. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) and Mark Souder (R-Ind.). Hudson is married to Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), who is a gregarious and well-liked member of the Republican conference and a trusted ally of Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and other party leaders.” http://wapo.st/2lBF9mLGET YOUR KIDS’ RESUMES READY -- “Barack and Michelle Obama offer internships for their DC office,” by CNBC’s Rachel Cao. http://cnb.cx/2kTk6MCTHE JUICE …-- SOMETHING TO WATCH: STEPHEN MILLER is on Sunday show duty for the White House. He’s slated to do CBS’s “Face the Nation,” ABC’s “This Week,” and “Fox News Sunday.” Missing from the Sunday show circuit: Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer.-- SPOTTED: REX TILLERSON and his wife eating at the Italian restaurant Al Dente on Friday at the same time Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe were meeting at the White House.-- FORMER REP. AARON SCHOCK, who is under indictment for 24 criminal counts related to his time in office, is asking a judge to modify the terms of his parole. Schock has to drop off his passport at a passport office in Peoria within 24 hours of returning from overseas. But Schock’s attorneys are asking that he be permitted to drop his passport in overnight mail, because he doesn’t always go home to Peoria. Schock has been seen in Los Angeles recently. Schock’s letter http://politi.co/2kDudq2-- THE OBAMAS have signed up with the Harry Walker Agency to coordinate their speaking gigs. Williams & Connolly’s Bob Barnett and Deneen Howell will help them with book deals, according to a statement from Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis.-- BIDEN FOUNDATION HIRES: Greg Simon, former executive director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, has been named director of the Biden Cancer Initiative. Danielle Carnival, who most recently was chief of staff and senior policy director for the task force, has been named deputy director. Mala Adiga, who worked in the Obama State Department, has been named director for higher education and military families at the Biden Foundation. Katie Collins, a policy analyst for the task force, has been named a policy associate. The press release http://politi.co/2lzVGH7HAPPENING TODAY -- First Lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, are taking a tour of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe are playing golf at the Trump International Golf Club in Jupiter.FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- INSIDE THE ROOM AT THE HOUSE DEM RETREAT: NANCY PELOSI interviews CHELSEA HANDLER. PELOSI: “When I was on your show it received a tremendous response from young people, clearly you have a broad audience but a special relationship with young people. How can we can we continue reaching out to them?” HANDLER: “Well I think we need to reach out to them and not just from a Democratic standpoint, you know, it’s about finding issues that are important to you, and showing up for issues that are important to them. You know, showing up at the airport for these people, just because the ban doesn’t affect you directly, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be there. Showing up for Planned Parenthood, especially, and educating people on issues around Planned Parenthood. People think it’s only surrounding abortions, people don’t know that many people go to Planned Parenthood, that they provide testicular cancer screenings and STD testing, breast cancer screenings.”REP. LOIS FRANKEL (D-FLA.): “I’d like to know, from you, what is most offensive about what’s going on?” HANDLER: “Umm, what’s most offensive to me are the people around him that are so spineless -- the Paul Ryans -- the people that don’t give a shit about how offensive, and improper, and how he is defiling that [White] House ... The idea that that whole group of people around him don’t know what is happening, we are so destabilized right now. That our government is so vulnerable, and that they’re not stepping up, they are as much to blame as he is.”STATE WATCH -- “States find new ways to troll Trump,” by Natasha Korecki: “A California lawmaker is demanding Melania Trump’s immigration records. New Hampshire lawmakers have introduced a resolution demanding a federal probe into Trump University and ‘illegal financial or business dealings in which President TRUMP may have been involved.’ In Illinois, legislators are calling for an investigation into ‘Russian interference’ in the 2016 election — they’ve also drafted a formal invitation to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, inviting him to their chambers to speak about the potential ill-effect that a border wall could have on Mexico-Illinois relations. In case it wasn’t clear, blue-state legislatures are not only in full frontal rebellion against President Donald Trump, they’re trolling him.” http://politi.co/2kgZ34JKNOWING BANNON – “How Bannon’s Navy service during the Iran hostage crisis shaped his views,” by WaPo’s Michael Kranish and Craig Whitlock: “Bannon served seven years in the Navy, with two deployments at sea and then three years as an underling in a Pentagon office dealing with budget and planning. ... Bannon is remembered by many of his shipmates as a quiet, proficient and studious officer. ... [His] nickname was ‘Coast,’ short for coast-to-coast, because on the basketball court he’d never pass the ball ... Bannon, meanwhile, scoured newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal for what turned out to be a lucrative sideline. He put money into commodities such as gold and silver, advising shipmates ... and presaging his career as an investment banker.” http://wapo.st/2lt2H0rHOT VIDEO -- @MattNegrin: “if you ever meet donald trump do NOT try to shake his hand” -- 31-second video http://bit.ly/2kebYJnTHE BRIEFING AS DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT -- “Daytime TV’s New Star? Sean Spicer,” by NYT’s Mike Grynbaum: “Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary whose early tenure has prompted political fireworks and late-night parodies, may be struggling to settle in behind the lectern. On the airwaves, however, he is daytime television’s new big hit. Mr. Spicer’s briefings, carried live by the major cable news networks, are pulling in an average of 4.3 million viewers, according to data from Nielsen. Audiences across Fox News, MSNBC and CNN grow by an average of 10 percent when Mr. Spicer comes onscreen to discuss the latest news on President Trump, statistics show.“The soap opera at the White House is outscoring actual soaps like ‘General Hospital’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ which typically air around the same time. Mr. Spicer’s ratings are on par with prime-time entertainment like ‘MasterChef Junior’ on Fox and the ABC sitcom ‘Dr. Ken,’ which draw around four million viewers each.” http://nyti.ms/2luSqRe-- A COOL FEATURE that allows you to zoom in on the White House press corps to see names and faces from Spicer’s view. http://nyti.ms/2kwtLaZTRUMP INC. -- “Internal Nordstrom Data Show Sales Decline for Ivanka Trump Brand,” by WSJ’s Miriam Gottfried and Suzanne Kapner: “Sales of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line tumbled 32% at Nordstrom Inc. last fiscal year, with the declines deepening in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, according to internal Nordstrom data reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Amid calls to boycott the brand, Ivanka Trump footwear and apparel sales fell more than 70% in the second, third and fourth weeks of October compared with a year ago, the Nordstrom data show. The declines have moderated somewhat since then, averaging 26% year-over-year in January.” http://on.wsj.com/2lBQ6ojANDREW SULLIVAN back to regular writing, “The Madness of King Donald” in N.Y. Mag: “I guess I should start by saying this is not a blog. Nor is it what one might call a column. It’s an experiment of sorts to see if there’s something in between those two. Most Fridays, from now on, I’ll be writing in this space about, among other things, the end of Western civilization, the collapse of the republic, and, yes, my beagles. If you’re a veteran reader of my former site, the Dish, you may find yourselves at times in an uncanny valley. So may I. The model I’m trying to follow is more like the British magazine tradition of a weekly diary -- on the news, but a little distant from it, personal as well as political, conversational more than formal.” http://nym.ag/2lzwXU4KURT BARDELLA in the NYT -- “He Sees Country Music in ‘Make America Great Again,’” by Katie Rosman in tomorrow’s Sunday Styles section: “Created in October 2015 by Kurt Bardella, a public relations consultant whose clients have included Breitbart News, The Morning Hangover Tipsheet is an upbeat catchall of country music news: highlights from singers’ appearances on talk shows, handmade iPhone videos snapped by Mr. Bardella at concerts, birthday shout-outs, upcoming gigs and an occasional piece of self-promotion for its creator. ... Mr. Bardella, 33, now spends most of his time trying to build the business of The Morning Hangover, hoping his insight into Republican politics and voters will translate into an understanding of the country-music industry and its fans.” http://nyti.ms/2kc8C9F ... Subscribe to the newsletter http://bit.ly/2kcihx8COMING ATTRACTIONS -- Snapchat’s "Good Luck America" filmed in Washington and at the House Democratic Retreat in Baltimore this week for their season two premiere. Peter Hamby interviewed Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Tim Miller, David Frum, Symone Sanders and others. Use the Snapcode to watch it http://bit.ly/2lshMPECLICKERS – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker -- 11 keepers http://politi.co/2lz049U --The 26-page guide to resisting Trump written by Indivisible, a group of former House Dem staffers. “A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA: Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.” http://bit.ly/2kALGj6GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman: --“Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast,” by The New Yorker’s Patrick Radden Keefe: “‘I travel around the world, eat a lot of s***, and basically do whatever the f*** I want.’” http://bit.ly/2l1Ktlj (h/t Longform.org) --“Stephen Miller’s brash path from Duke campus to Trump White House,” by the Raleigh News & Observer’s Jane Stancil: “A conservative columnist for The Chronicle campus newspaper in 2006-07, the student had a brash style, directing his razor-sharp words at professors, smoking bans, Ted Kennedy, women’s studies, David Letterman, Duke President Richard Brodhead and the city of Durham.” http://bit.ly/2lyRoQO --“6 Years, 8 Countries: A Refugee Couple’s Harrowing Search for Safety,” by Caitlin L. Chandler in The Nation: “Daniel and Kedijah’s story reveals everything wrong with the response by wealthy nations to record-high global displacement.” http://bit.ly/2kACPOa --“The Russian Expat Leading the Fight to Protect America,” by Vicky Ward in Esquire: “In a war against hackers, Dmitri Alperovitch and Crowdstrike are our special forces (and Putin’s worst nightmare).” http://bit.ly/2kALkZG --“When Things Go Missing,” by Kathryn Schulz in The New Yorker: “Reflections on two seasons of loss.” http://bit.ly/2lteVpL --“Christians were strangers,” by Michael Kulikowski in Aeon Magazine: “How an obscure oriental cult in a corner of Roman Palestine grew to become the dominant religion of the Western world.” http://bit.ly/2lzeYwQ (h/t TheBrowser.com) --“Before Straight and Gay,” by Deborah Cohen in the March Atlantic, reviewing “A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion, and the Bensons in Victorian Britain,” by Simon Goldhill: “The discreet, disorienting passions of the Victorian era.” http://theatln.tc/2lz9ouG ... $35 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2l1HpWm (h/t ALDaily.com)--“What Can Ivanka Trump Possibly Do for Women Who Work?” by Amy Wilentz in The Nation: “For insight into how the first daughter will manage her signature issue, look no further than her brand’s website.” http://bit.ly/2kXudSY --“Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System,” by Julia Lurie in Mother Jones: Per Longreads’ description, “addict shame and silence, jail short-staffing, scant medical equipment, and a general apathy toward inmates can make a deadly combination.” http://bit.ly/2lxidUQ --“Searching for California’s Lost Viking Treasure Ship,” by Newsweek’s Alexander Nazaryan: “The legend does seem, prima facie, bonkers: a craft loaded with untold riches, sailed by early-European explorers into a vast lake that once stretched over much of inland Southern California, then run aground, abandoned by its crew and covered over by centuries of sand and rock and creosote bush as that lake dried out…and now it lies a few feet below the surface, in sight of the chicken-wire fence at the back of the Desert Dunes motel, $58 a night and HBO in most rooms.” http://bit.ly/2kXuGoj --“Will Violence Save Football?” – GQ: “In this excerpt from his new book, ‘But What If We’re Wrong?’, Chuck Klosterman wonders if the sport that defines America will survive not in spite of its brutality but because of it.” http://bit.ly/2lsoXaz ... $15.11 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2kQDb1H --“Holy Warriors Against the Welfare State,” by Jennifer C. Berkshire in The Baffler: “A dispatch from the dark heart of DeVos-land.” http://bit.ly/2l1UVcB --“How Anna Nicole Smith Became America’s Punchline,” by Sarah Marshall in BuzzFeed: “From her first Playboy appearance in 1992 to her death in 2007, Anna Nicole Smith’s story was about a beautiful girl lifted up from the dust, and then about a beautiful woman destroyed.” http://bzfd.it/2lz9Ybz --“The Preacher and the Sheriff,” by Nathaniel Rich in the NYT Magazine: “A young, shackled black man is shot to death — and the police say he killed himself. The resulting investigation has pitted the victim’s father against the most powerful man in New Iberia, La.” http://nyti.ms/2kXzutBGREAT WEEKEND LISTEN, curated by Jake Sherman:-- WIDESPREAD PANIC playing “Let’s Get Down to Business” from 6/28/02 at Red Rocks. http://bit.ly/2lzN7M8SPOTTED: Patrick Stewart enjoying a bowl of berries while eating breakfast Friday at the Hay Adams.OUT AND ABOUT – John Legittino, Mistique Cano and Tammy Haddadhosted a farewell party last night at Sidecar at P.J. Clarke’s for Google’s Jesse Suskin. Jesse is moving to Sydney, Australia, to work for Google in public affairs, policy and government relations; his wife Liz is a native of Sydney. The party featured a video wall with personalized Jesse Suskin search pages, Google search screen cake, walking kangaroo and koala characters, debate surrogate signs with Jesse’s name. Jesse was the man who brought all those amazing Google lounges and parties to the debates and conventions of 2012 and 2016. Pic of Jesse’s cake http://bit.ly/2kehlbz ... His custom coaster http://bit.ly/2kh4SyI SPOTTED: Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Seth Webb, Ryan Williams, Zeke Miller, Olivier Knox, Margaret Talev, Alex Skatell, Riva Litman, Jill Barclay, Sam Feist, Robin Goldman, Jennifer Maguire, Phil Musser, Josh Sharp, Anne Marie Hoffman, Polson Kanneth, Lauren Pratapas, Richard Huddock, Jonathan Hoffman, Marty Mulholland, Corinne and Tom Hoare, Liz Bowron, Frannie Wellings, Seth Webb.ENGAGED -- Anderson Briggs, scheduler for Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.), was proposed to by Collin Okoniewski while giving a tour of the House floor on Friday. Collin is a community development assistant for Herndon, Virginia. Good luck spelling her email after the wedding! Pic http://bit.ly/2lBAP77SPOTTED: Richard Keil having breakfast with Hans Nichols of NBC and Juleanna Glover at the Four Seasons Friday morning ... Mark Penn was at another table and some Indiana Pacers players were spotted in the lobby ... Sen. Bill Nelson having dinner last night at Joe’s Stone Crab.BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Bruce Gates, SVP of external affairs at Altria (hat tip: Tim Burger) ... Alexandra Bass … The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Eric Roper, the pride of the Upper East Side and the former editor in chief of the GW Hatchet BIRTHDAYS: Jeb Bush is 64 ... Sarah Palin is 53 ... Rick Tyler ... Dan Barry ... Alex Conant, partner at Firehouse Strategies, former comms. director for the Rubio campaign and the pride of St. Paul (h/t Caitlin) ... James Gleeson, senior comms manager at SpaceX and former comms. director to Dr. Jill Biden ... Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) is 55 ... Matt Bennett, SVP of public affairs at Third Way and the pride of Syracuse, is 52 … Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) is 47 …Steven V. (Mr. Cokie) Roberts (h/t his many grateful GW students and alums) ... Politico’s Michelle Zar ... ProPublica’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Engelberg, an NYT alum … Elizabeth Lauten, managing editor at Alabama Today ... Nathan Wurtzel ... Fox News White House producer Wes Barrett is 4-0 (h/t wife Maggie) ... Johanna Maska, president of Ad Astra Strategies; former Director of Press Advance, Obama White House; mother of Hugh, wife of CJ; proud Jayhawk ... Chris Hensman, State Department FSO & currently senior advisor to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy ... Pascale Puthod of BBC World News back in London now ... Rob Hendin, executive producer of Atlantic Live and Face the Nation alum (h/ts Ben Chang) … Jimmy Dahman, founder of Townhall Project 2018 and an HFA & Clay Aiken alum (h/t the #DODCity team) … Alex Jones of “Infowars” is 43 ... ... Ilana Ozernoy, VP and deputy head of comms at News Corp. ... Nicole L’Esperance, Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s comms. director and a proud Tar Heel (h/t Samantha Greene) ... Sean McCluskie ... ABC News alum Andrew Springer, now director of growth at Mashable ... Jess Sarmiento … Alicia Mundy … Casey Aden-Wansbury, comms. director, Global Public Affairs at Airbnb and an Al Franken alum (h/ts Jon Haber) ... Francis Potter, of the Hathersage Group in LA, is 5-0 (hubby tip: Bruce) … Kyle Buckles, comms. director for Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) ... Chris Mather, managing director at Purple Strategies ... EB Nesbitt (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Jeff Branch ... former HHS secretary Mike Leavitt, now founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, is 66 ... David Stern ... Scott Berkowitz, president and co-founder, RAINN … Politico alum Burleson Smith, now getting his MBA at UT Austin ... Jerri Ann Henry, campaign manager and public advocate for Henry Strategies ... Ryan Steusloff ... Elizabeth Heng ... Eric Wasserman Stern and Scott Wasserman Stern … Emily Kirlin, director of member services for Sen. John Cornyn’s Whip office … Jay Reich, partner at Pacifica Law Group and a Commerce alum ... Brian Kaveney ... Theodora Blanchfield ... Olga Davidson ... Mark M. Palmer, senior policy advisor to Assistant Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin ... Nancy Tait ... Evan Siegfried ... Sarah Sayeed ... Andrea Mares, LC for Sen. Heinrich ... Bob Dold alum David Stern is 33 ... Will Smith of House Approps. ... Amanda Hamilton, deputy COS for Rep. Sam Johnson ... Addie Patterson of Rep. Jeff Duncan’s office ... Fernando Ruiz, LA for Rep. Adam Smith (h/ts Legistorm) ... Burt Reynolds is 81 ... Sheryl Crow is 55 ... Jennifer Aniston is 48 ... Damian Lewis is 46 (h/ts AP)THE SHOWS, by @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin:--CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) … Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) ... Stephen Miller … release of the CBS News “Nation Tracker” Poll with Anthony Salvanto. Panel: Peter Baker, Ron Brownstein, Susan Page and Reihan Salam--CNN’s “State of the Union” (9 a.m. ET / 12 p.m. ET): New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) … Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Panel: Neera Tanden, Ken Cuccinelli, Andre Carson and Alice Stewart--ABC’s “This Week”: Stephen Miller … Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson … Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings (D). Panel: Rich Lowry, Grover Norquist, Cokie Roberts, Jamal Simmons and Katrina vanden Heuvel--“Fox News Sunday”: Stephen Miller … Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.). Panel: Michael Needham, Julie Pace, Laura Ingraham and Juan Williams. Panel: U.S. Institute of Peace president Nancy Lindborg--NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Panel: Katty Kay, Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), Eugene Robinson and Greta Van Susteren--Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” (10 a.m. ET / 9 a.m. CT): John Ashcroft … Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) … Carly Fiorina. Panel: Ed Rollins, Julie Roginsky and Tony Sayegh--Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” (SUN 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT): Kellyanne Conway (taped) … Sarah Huckabee Sanders … Erin McPike … Meghan McCain … Joe Trippi … Trish Regan … Gayle Trotter … Mara Liasson--CNN’s “Inside Politics” with John King (SUN 8 a.m. ET): Panel: Jonathan Martin, Jackie Kucinich, Glenn Thrush and Nia-Malika Henderson--CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: (SUN 11 a.m. ET): Panel: James Bennet, Sarah Westwood and Dan Pfeiffer … Chris Ruddy … Andrew Sullivan … Gabriel Snyder--Univision’s “Al Punto” (SUN 10 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT): Husband of a detained immigrant and deported Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos … immigration attorney Ezequiel Hernandez … real estate developer Jorge Perez … Proceso Magazine’s Jesús Esquivel … artist and magazine cover illustrator Edel Rodriguez---C-SPAN: “The Communicators” (SAT 6 p.m. ET): Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), questioned by Communications Daily’s John Hendel …“Newsmakers” (SUN 10 a.m. ET): Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), questioned by CQ Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski and The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel … “Q&A”(SUN 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET): Author and investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (“How America Lost its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft”)--Washington Times’ “Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes or listen at MackOnPolitics.com): Michael McFaul … Ed Whelan

27 ноября 2014, 09:05

ЕС vs США: Google предлагают разбить на куски

Европейский парламент готовится к обсуждению странного вопроса: "стоит ли разделить компанию Google на несколько отдельных сервисов?" У американских коллег сама идея вызывает все возможные негативные эмоции - от недоумения до негодования.  Показать "Кузькину мать" Европарламент не способен разрушить Google. В конце концов, штаб-квартира компании находится в США, и кроме американских властей структуру ее бизнеса никто не может изменить. Но в Европе продолжается антимонопольное расследование деятельности Google, в рамках которого политики и чиновники придумывают новые способы ограничения экспансии американцев на своей территории. На таком фоне действия Европарламента являются скорее намеком на продолжение преследования зарубежного интернет-гиганта. Законотворцы могут поддержать идею отделения поисковика Google от других фирменных сервисов. Если это произойдет, американцы должны получить четкий сигнал, отражающий позицию властей Евросоюза. До сих пор центральное место в расследовании занимали именно антимонопольщики из Еврокомиссии. В Америке на выпад со стороны европейцев уже отреагировали сразу два правительственных комитета. Их представители, сенаторы Рон Уайден и Оррин Хэтч заявили: "Это предложение и другие подобные ему идеи способствуют строительству стен, а не мостов. При этом не учитываются в полной мере те негативные эффекты, которые могут навредить торговым отношениям США и ЕС". В США считают, что Европа нарушает принцип открытых рынков. Говорится также о "политизации" процесса. Действующие лица Интересно, что против разделения Google выступает Гюнтер Эттингер. Да, тот самый Гюнтер Эттингер, который раньше отвечал за энергетику и присутствовал на переговорах между Украиной и Россией по газу. Теперь он еврокомиссар по вопросам цифровых технологий. Эттингер уверен, что бить Google на части никто не будет. Кто же тогда решил голосовать? Это Андреас Шваб, представитель консервативного крыла Европарламента и испанец Рамон Тремоза, представляющий интересы Каталонии. Эти политики утверждают, что усилия Еврокомиссии пока не оправдали себя, а поведение Google на рынке Старого Света напоминает монополизм. "До сих пор Google отказывалась придумать какие-либо идеи, способные изменить ситуацию и снять претензии со стороны Еврокомиссии. Вместо этого компания продолжала вести дела как ей заблагорассудится. Таким образом она давит на конкурентную среду, что вредит европейским потребителям и бизнесу", - считают Шваб и Тремоза.  Ссылки по теме Мердок: "Google – шайка пиратов" Европа забывает, Google хочет вспомнить все Google наконец договорилась с европейскими властями В самой Еврокомиссии произошли перестановки. Хоакин Альмуния отправился в отставку, и его место заняла Маргрете Вестегер. Интересно, какую позицию займет она и как далеко готова будет пойти ради обеспечения свободной конкуренции на интернет-рынке в том виде, в каком эту конкуренцию видят консерваторы из Европарламента. Битва за правду или зависть? В данный момент 90% поисковых запросов в Европе приходится на Google. В 2010г. конкуренты подали жалобу на американского игрока, объявив, что он мешает им развиваться. Речь идет в частности о рекламе и выгодном положении партнеров в поисковых результатах. Напомним, что ранее медиа-магнат Руперт Мердок сделал громкое заявление по поводу Google. С помощью исполнительного директора News Corp Роберта Томсона он попытался донести до антимонопольных органов мысль о том, что Google отдает предпочтение своим сайтам-партнерам. Если пользователь вбивает запрос в поисковик, то якобы получает именно те результаты, которые принесут Google максимальное количество денег. Подобные претензии озвучивались и раньше, но News Corp сформулировала их, пожалуй, максимально жестко. Отметим, что Google все-таки пытается найти мирное решение. Так в начале этого года компания согласилась выводить в результатах поиска рекламные объявления, предоставляемые конкурентами.