BERLIN (Reuters) - Puma <PUMG.DE> is launching a campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith's black-gloved salute at the 1968 Olympics, shortly after rival Nike scored a hit with an ad featuring a modern-day activist for racial equality. … [Read more...] about Puma commemorates ‘black power’ salute in U.S. market push
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“Gold is the time-tested currency that goes up ― not down!” declared G. Gordon Liddy in an ad for gold dealer Rosland Capital. “What’s a billion dollars look like? What about a trillion? What about our national debt? It’s massive, and it casts a dark shadow over the dollar,” intoned Merit Gold & Silver’s own severe pitchman. “Gold has outperformed the Dow for the past 17 years!” announced Lear Capital, another gold retailer. … [Read more...] about Republican Lawmakers Are Now Getting Their Ideas From Fox News Commercials
The traditional scientists in academia I spoke with reported two chief values: support for curiosity-driven research and a long-term vision of the technological fruits of scientific research. Traditionalists are still the majority, but they encounter scarce resources for basic research and increasing pressure to connect their work to concrete societal impacts. In the words of one scientist, much of what scientists understand about cancer stems from work based on Nobel Prize-winning biologist Lee Hartwell’s curiosity-driven research on how yeast cells divide. “If he had to apply his research, he probably would have had to work for Budweiser,” he said. … [Read more...] about With federal funding for science on the decline, what’s the role of a profit motive in research?
More than 70 percent of the actively-managed U.S. large-cap funds that are beating the 3.5-percent gain in the benchmark S&P 500 own shares of the Seattle-based e-commerce giant, according to Lipper data. Shares of the company are up nearly 45 percent for the year-to-date, and account for nearly 40 percent of the S&P 500’s gain for the year, according to S&P Global. … [Read more...] about Some fund managers are avoiding Amazon as it leads U.S. market
In July, the Treasury Ministry insisted that it would aim to cut the deficit through reducing spending rather than raising taxes, only to announce a series of revenue measures - including a pause in planned reductions on export taxes for soy products - less than one month later. … [Read more...] about Macri’s bid to calm markets backfires, Argentine peso plummets