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Friday October 24th 2014

  

Latest news for Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) (See analysis on PRPFX)

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[video] 'Hedge your bets' amid geopolitical turmoil: Pro -  Permanent Portfolio Fund (PRPFX)[video] 'Hedge your bets' amid geopolitical turmoil: Pro

Is the 'Permanent Portfolio' Permanently Broken? -  Permanent Portfolio Fund (PRPFX)Is the 'Permanent Portfolio' Permanently Broken?
[at TheStreet] - Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds based on the concept of a 'permanent portfolio' face rough sledding because of the prospects for bonds and gold.

  

  

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Friday October 24th 2014: Latest financial news from the world

Futures decline on weak Amazon results, Ebola concern -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsFutures decline on weak Amazon results, Ebola concern

A woman carries an umbrella as she passes by the New York Stock Exchange on Broad St. in New York's financial district during the morning rushBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Amazon plunged 9.9 percent to $282.23 in premarket trade after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts. Microsoft , up 2.6 percent at $46. ...



Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsFord's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch

A man walks past new Ford car at Jacob Javits Convention Center during New York International Auto Show in New YorkBy Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's third-quarter earnings fell 34 percent but beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America even as revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford's launch of its aluminum-bodied F-150 is on track, the company said on Friday. A 3 percent drop in third-quarter revenue to $34.9 billion is largely linked to the planned shutdown of the F-150 plant in Dearborn, Michigan. ...



UPS CEO: firm is ready for peak season challenges -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsUPS CEO: firm is ready for peak season challenges

Woman walks past a sign bearing the UPS logo at a job fair in ChicagoBy Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - Robust U.S. consumer and business demand plus strong growth in Asia drove a higher-than-expected quarterly profit at package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc and its top executive said that after a challenging holiday period last year the firm is ready for the 2014 peak season. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, and its main rival, FedEx Corp , both considered U.S. economic bellwethers, are heading into their busiest season of the year as the U.S. holidays approach. ...



P&G to exit Duracell battery business -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsP&G to exit Duracell battery business

Used Duracell batteries are seen in an office in Kiev(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it would exit its Duracell battery business, likely through a splitoff into a separate company, as it looks to focus on faster-growing brands. P&G, which also reported a slight fall in quarterly sales, said a stronger dollar would significantly hurt revenue and earnings in the current quarter. The world's No. 1 household products maker said in August it could sell about half of its slow-growing brands in the next two years and cut jobs to revive sales growth and save costs. ...



Pfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsPfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkLONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer is to continue buying back stock, with the board authorizing a new $11 billion share repurchase plan, deflating expectations that it will make a new bid for AstraZeneca. Shares in AstraZeneca fell 1.2 percent by 0800 GMT on Friday following the news. The largest American pharmaceuticals company, whose shares gained more than 1 percent after the announcement late on Thursday, said the move was in addition to the $1.3 billion remaining on its current share buyback program. ...



Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsMicrosoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up

Microsoft CEO Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San FranciscoBy Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact. The results on Thursday allayed fears of investors in recent days that the industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services was proving hard for established technology leaders to master. Microsoft shares, which have climbed 33 percent over the past year, rose another 3 percent in after-hours trading to $46.36. ...



Stagnating euro zone seeks German shift -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsStagnating euro zone seeks German shift

Germany's Chancellor Merkel and France's President Hollande arrive for a working session during an EU summit in BrusselsBy Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Italy sought on Friday to bridge stark differences with Germany over how to avert economic stagnation and deflation, but Chancellor Angela Merkel warned her peers against repeating the euro zone's debt crisis. After the bloc's revival came to a halt in the second quarter, France and Italy want to shift course away from the spending cuts that marked the bloc's response to the 2009-2012 crisis. Germany says debt discipline must continue. ...



Asia economic growth to languish as China slows: poll -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsAsia economic growth to languish as China slows: poll

Workers labour at a construction site in BeijingBy Sumanta Dey BANGALORE (Reuters) - Emerging Asia will contribute less to the global economy in 2015 than was expected just months ago as a slowdown in China drags on growth in the region, partially offset by acceleration in the United States, Reuters polls showed. Until recently the primary engine of global growth, most Asian economies have slowed, hamstrung by erratic exports, sluggish domestic demand, capital outflows and political and policy uncertainty. ...



Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsSpecter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

Sun rises to the east of the U.S. Federal Reserve building in WashingtonBy Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The soft global inflation backdrop, from sliding oil prices to stagnant wages in advanced economies, has triggered debate over whether the Fed and its peers merely need to wait for a slow-motion business cycle to improve, or face a shift in the underlying nature of inflation after the global recession. ...



Special Report: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsSpecial Report: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone

Unemployed hairdresser and mother-of-three Yasmin Rubiano looks at documents at her flat in MadridBy Sonya Dowsett Madrid (Reuters) - Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same. But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity. Thousands of Spain’s poor now depend for their homes on the generosity of private equity. Jamila Bouzelmat is one of ...



Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsSocial Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

FILE - This Feb. 2005 file photo shows trays of printed social security checks, in Philadelphia, waiting to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury. More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation released Tuesday. It shows that inflation has been relatively low over the past year _ despite the recent surge in gas prices _ resulting in one of the smallest increases in Social Security payments since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year.



LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'Nuclun' processor launches in Korea -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsLG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'Nuclun' processor launches in Korea

LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'Nuclun' processor launches in KoreaLG Electronics has launched its new G3 Screen phablet, powered by its long-awaited, self-designed "Nuclun" application processor in South Korea.>



Amazon losses widen as it braces for rocky holiday quarter -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsAmazon losses widen as it braces for rocky holiday quarter

Amazon losses widen as it braces for rocky holiday quarterThe e-commerce company misses Wall Street expectations and reports a third-quarter loss of $437 million. More critically, it warns that its fourth-quarter revenue will also disappoint.>



iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsiMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China

A knock-off Michael Kors handbag that Cloudmark researcher Tom Landesman got in the mail when he followed a spam link to its logical conclusion.Text message spam is best ignored, but when a security researcher followed a trail of deception laid out on Apple's iMessage he became the proud owner of cheap designer accessories from China.>



Microsoft Lumia device 'coming soon', but cheap phones keep Nokia name -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsMicrosoft Lumia device 'coming soon', but cheap phones keep Nokia name

MicrosoftMicrosoft is a step closer to ditching the Nokia name from its Lumia Windows Phones, but will keep the name for entry-level devices.>



Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours, an 'Avengers 2' trailer analysis, and a real-life Transformer -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsTomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours, an 'Avengers 2' trailer analysis, and a real-life Transformer

Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours, an 'Avengers 2' trailer analysis, and a real-life TransformerOn today's show, we discuss virtual reality tours of the moon using Oculus Rift, all the crazy things we spotted in the "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" trailer, and a real-life Transformer that changes from humanoid to car (just like Optimus Prime).>



Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire Phone -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsAmazon takes $170M charge on Fire Phone

Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire PhoneThe company discloses that it had $83 million worth of unsold Fire Phones at the end of the third quarter.>



Friday Poll: How do you like Apple Pay so far? -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsFriday Poll: How do you like Apple Pay so far?

Friday Poll: How do you like Apple Pay so far?Apple Pay has arrived and Touch ID-device owners have had a shot at trying it out. Let us know if you're loving it, hating it or feeling totally indifferent.>



This is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsThis is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life

IPC PASA team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like in "Star Wars.">



Crave giveaway: Lemur BlueDriver wireless car diagnostic tool -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsCrave giveaway: Lemur BlueDriver wireless car diagnostic tool

Crave giveaway: Lemur BlueDriver wireless car diagnostic toolWin a portable gadget that monitors your car's performance and delivers diagnostic data straight to your smartphone via Bluetooth.>



Aereo barred from retransmitting broadcast TV -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsAereo barred from retransmitting broadcast TV

Aereo barred from retransmitting broadcast TVJudge grants broadcasters' request for a temporary restraining order against the embattled video streaming service, which has sought to reclassify itself as a cable provider.>



Listen to music and track runs on Android Wear, no phone needed -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsListen to music and track runs on Android Wear, no phone needed

Listen to music and track runs on Android Wear, no phone neededWith new Android Wear updates, you no longer need your phone to listen to music or use GPS on your smartwatch. But some restrictions apply.>



See the Windows 10 Start menu in action -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsSee the Windows 10 Start menu in action

The Windows 10 Technical Preview.Take a look at the new and improved Windows 10 Start menu, care of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.>



Microsoft tweets 'joke' about raises (really) -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsMicrosoft tweets 'joke' about raises (really)

Microsoft tweets 'joke' about raises (really)The official Microsoft developer account decides to make fun of CEO Satya Nadella's recent faux-pas in suggesting women shouldn't ask for raises.>



Microsoft Q1 profit falls 13 percent, weighed down by Nokia unit -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsMicrosoft Q1 profit falls 13 percent, weighed down by Nokia unit

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pitches his company's cloud services, but two-week-old comments he made about women in tech still dog him.In its second quarter after acquiring Nokia, Microsoft is paying the price for layoffs even as its other divisions continue to grow.>



AmazonFresh orders soon to arrive from the post office -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsAmazonFresh orders soon to arrive from the post office

AmazonFresh orders soon to arrive from the post officeThe US Postal Service received approval for a market test in San Francisco for its letter carriers to drop off groceries between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.>



Pandora Q3 profit climbs, despite slower listener growth -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsPandora Q3 profit climbs, despite slower listener growth

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Web's biggest streaming-music service delivers an increase in profit, sales and its expectations for both to come. But active-listener growth kept up its slow slide, distracting investors.>



How to watch today's partial solar eclipse -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsHow to watch today's partial solar eclipse

How to watch today's partial solar eclipseHere's when and where to experience this rare cosmic event -- and how to do it safely.>



How Good Are Your Acting Skills? -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsHow Good Are Your Acting Skills?

How Good Are Your Acting Skills?I learned a long time ago that a great CEO must also be a great actor. Some people will take exception to this statement, but I stand by it emphatically. To be truly great at running your organization, you are always "on." You are always in the spotlight with your employees, customers, investors and anyone else with whom you come into contact....



Scientists unveil weirdest dinosaur ever seen -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsScientists unveil weirdest dinosaur ever seen

Scientists unveil weirdest dinosaur ever seenPaleontologists have dug up the rest of a dinosaur whose long arms were found in the '60s. The rest makes it surely the strangest looking creature ever.>



Battling robots want your help spreading metal mayhem -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsBattling robots want your help spreading metal mayhem

Robots fight fire with fire in RoboGames.RoboGames, the "Olympics of robots," is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to help produce an independent, rock 'em sock 'em Web-based video series.>



Facebook Rooms joins the anonymous-chat wave -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsFacebook Rooms joins the anonymous-chat wave

Facebook Rooms joins the anonymous-chat waveA new app from Facebook puts a twist on anonymous messaging, Apple stores still see long lines for iPhones, and Target takes on Amazon by offering free shipping.>



How to Create a Truly Supportive Community Online -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsHow to Create a Truly Supportive Community Online

How to Create a Truly Supportive Community OnlineDo you ever feel lonely online?You know, you're flipping through page after page of your so-called "friends" on Facebook or some other social media platform, but you realize you are actually quite lonely?It may seem strange, but even though the world has become more connected via the internet and social media, studies are showing that more...



Microsoft divisions succeed in spite of Nokia losses -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsMicrosoft divisions succeed in spite of Nokia losses

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pitches his company's cloud services, but two-week-old comments he made about women in tech still dog him.In its second quarter after acquiring Nokia for $7 billion in April, Microsoft is paying the price for layoffs and a low interest among consumers.>



This thing uses sound to make any wine taste better -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsThis thing uses sound to make any wine taste better

This thing uses sound to make any wine taste betterDionysus Technology Concepts launches a crowdfunding campaign for the Sonic Decanter, which promises to use ultrasonic energy to improve your wine in 15 minutes.>



Top 30 Success Tips from the Forbes Under 30 Game-Changers -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsTop 30 Success Tips from the Forbes Under 30 Game-Changers

Top 30 Success Tips from the Forbes Under 30 Game-ChangersFrom October 19th to 22nd, Forbes hosted over a thousand innovators in downtown Philadelphia for the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit. Among the attendees were those selected for the 30 Under 30 lists spanning across a multitude of industries.Here are success tips from just 30 honorees from a wide variety of sectors for all you youngin's out...



Rinkins Report: Nation's First Black Billionaire Talks Diversity and Prosperity -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsRinkins Report: Nation's First Black Billionaire Talks Diversity and Prosperity

Rinkins Report: Nation's First Black Billionaire Talks Diversity and ProsperityRobert L. Johnson is an American success story by any measure. Born in Mississippi and raised in Middle America, Johnson made a name for himself in the nation's capitol and ascended to the heights of big city capitalism on his own terms.You may know him as the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), his reign there ended with...



Brainstorming plans to fix democracy and fight zombies -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsBrainstorming plans to fix democracy and fight zombies

Brainstorming plans to fix democracy and fight zombiesThis week the CraveCast crew took up the task of remaking democracy in the image of nerds and geeks everywhere, and learned the best way to fight zombies: Make friends with a bear...and hope it doesn't get infected.>



Guy uses his ice maker to dish out something other than ice -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsGuy uses his ice maker to dish out something other than ice

Guy uses his ice maker to dish out something other than iceA Connecticut man really doesn't like ice, so he tweaked his refrigerator's ice machine to dispense something a lot sweeter.>



Feminine Power in Business -  Permanent Portfolio(PRPFX) newsFeminine Power in Business

Feminine Power in BusinessThe time has come.Old rules fall.New voices rise.We will use the F-word without shame.Without fear of being burnt on academic, economic and political fires.We say it out loud:Feminine.Painful laughterJust writing this word feels risky.The F-Word never fails to stir conversations around dinner tables and in public debates.Neither women nor men...



  

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