As part of the global push to tax the rich, Britain is now debating an “emergency” wealth tax. But the idea has hit fierce opposition from conservatives, who say the “politics of envy” hasn’t made the country rich.
Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal-Democrat Party, has proposed a one-time tax on the wealth (rather than the incomes) of high-net-worth Britons. The details aren’t clear, but Clegg says the country is facing an economic war caused by a prolonged recession, and needs to tax the rich in order to avoid social unrest.
Volume on the NYSE was like holiday trading as the market remains hostage to Mr Berschmucke on Friday. Everything on service continues to act admirably and not adding unless something really shows up. With light volume, tough to find anything. See you in the morning.
Dallas Fed President Fisher states last meeting mixed and Fed relying on key data in September; says markets addicted to QE and seeing negative effects from this; says monetary policy lulls Politicians to sleep to do work on fiscal side which is the bigger need.
Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults. They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained.
Ever since the current bull market began in early 2009, the most oft-cited criticism is that volume has been weak. Even the most casual market observer has heard the complaint that rallies on light volume are unsustainable, and in effect, don’t count. The argument sounds good in theory, but followers of this logic would have essentially missed out on what is now the ninth strongest and longest bull market (and more) in the history of the S&P 500.
Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), both looking to increase U.S. sales of smartphones, stand to get a much-needed boost as Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) products face a possible ban and handset makers come under pressure to consider alternatives to Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android software.
A federal jury awarded Apple Inc. (AAPL) more than $1 billion on Aug. 24, saying Samsung infringed on six of seven patents for mobile devices. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will weigh Apple’s request for a ban on U.S. sales of some devices from Samsung, the dominant maker of Android phones, next month. Some Android- equipment makers may turn to platforms such as Microsoft’s Windows 8 to avoid a similar trip to court, said Carolina Milanesi of the research firm Gartner Inc. (IT)
Samsung Electronics Co. plunged the most in almost four years, wiping out more than $12 billion in market value, on concern some devices may be banned in the U.S. after a jury said it violated Apple Inc. (AAPL) patents.
Samsung plummeted 7.5 percent after a California court on Aug. 24 ruled the world’s biggest handset maker infringed six of seven patents. Jurors said the Suwon, South Korea-based company must pay more than $1 billion in damages in the first lawsuit between the dominant global smartphone rivals to go before a U.S. jury.