from Breakingviews:

South Korea might need stronger medicine than QE

July 23, 2015

By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Don’t tear down Confederate monuments – do this instead

By Jack Hitt
July 23, 2015

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Statue of General Robert E. Lee, astride his horse, Traveller, near the headquarters of the Dallas Park Board in Dallas, Texas, May 25, 2014. Library of Congress/Carol Highsmith

from The Great Debate:

How the U.S. is training China’s military – while inching toward conflict

By William Johnson
July 23, 2015

Sailors from Chinese PLA run after unhooking a U.S. Navy UH60 Seahawk as it prepares to take off from the PLA ship Peace Ark during the RIMPAC in Honolulu

Sailors from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) run after unhooking a U.S. Navy UH60 Seahawk as it prepares to take off from the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

from Alison Frankel:

Omnicare’s early impact: mixed and muted

By Alison Frankel
July 22, 2015

On Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent a securities class action against Deutsche Bank and several underwriters back to U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts of Manhattan for reconsideration in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's March 2015 decision in Omnicare v. Laborers District Council. Judge Batts had tossed the case in 2013, ruling that under 2nd Circuit precedent in Fait v. Regions Financial, Deutsche Bank's estimation of its exposure to mortgage-backed securities in offering materials for a stock issue was an opinion that could not give rise to securities fraud liability. After Omnicare, in which the Supreme Court set new rules for when opinions are actionable, the Supreme Court remanded the Deutsche Bank case to the 2nd Circuit, which, in turn, passed it to Judge Batts.

from James Saft:

Irrationality and self interest in pension funds

July 22, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) - Q: What do you call a system in which everyone bets on something they don’t really think is going to happen?

from Breakingviews:

John Thain leads way for U.S. regional bank M&A

July 22, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Tales from the Trail:

Graham gets mad. But is this the way to get even?

By Alana Wise
July 22, 2015

 

Graham attacks his cell phone

Take that, Trump. Lindsey Graham in his cell phone video. REUTERS/Screengrab

 

It took 12 phones and two hours of filming a 1-minute video for Republican candidate Lindsey Graham to hit back at White House rival Donald Trump leaking Graham's private cell number at a rally.

from Herbert Lash:

Global stocks slide on Apple’s forecast, dollar rebounds

July 22, 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets fell on Wednesday, pulled lower by a weak revenue forecast at Apple Inc, the world's largest company, while a rebounding dollar after its biggest decline in a month weighed on gold and some stocks.

from Breakingviews:

Edward Hadas: Stop knocking the euro

By Edward Hadas
July 22, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Tales from the Trail:

Christie’s musical flip flop

July 22, 2015

New Jersey Governor Christie gives news conference in Trenton

Christie (L) at a news conference; Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen at a benefit concert for Sandy victims in New York on Dec. 12, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (L) and Lucas Jackson