from Expert Zone:
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Indian markets ended in the green for a second week, with the Nifty up about 0.80 percent, in line with global markets. Volatility continued to be the highlight but the bulls eventually triumphed with a stable positive close on Friday.
from Toby Davis:
May 16 (Reuters) - There was no happy ending to Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell and there will be no fairytale return to play for his boyhood club after the Liverpool captain ruled out coming back on loan when he begins his American adventure.
from Alan Baldwin:
LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Steven Gerrard spoke of dread, devastation and defeat on Saturday as the Liverpool captain said farewell to an adoring and emotional Anfield crowd after 17 years and more than 700 appearances.
from Data Dive:
If you want to see the greater fool theory in action, look no further than at what’s happening in the stock market. Since the year 2000 the average small-cap stock in the Russell 2000 Index is up 151% while the average blue chip in the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained only 57%.
GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of meningitis with "unprecedented features" is spreading rapidly in Niger, with a tripling of cases in the past two weeks, hundreds of deaths so far this year and vaccines in short supply, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
from Data Dive:
Wal-Mart is getting into the sunlight business.
Bowing to shareholder pressure, the retail giant will begin disclosing state-level details about its lobbying spending, Reuters' Nathan Layne reported this week. The move is intended to provide further transparency into the millions of dollars that the company uses to gain influence on public policy.