DLD Not everyone is gung-ho about making New Year’s resolutions on the 31st of December. Some struggle with coming up with goals, while others simply denounce the tradition. But not Nassim Taleb. The famed “Black Swan“ tweeted a first draft of his resolutions for 2015. Here’s what he wrote (retyped exactly as tweeted): Call someone who has […]

Первый канал/Channel One Russia During his annual televised New Year’s Eve address, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again spoke about love. “The more kindness and love there will be, the more confident and stronger we will be,” Putin told the Russian people, “and that means, we will definitely achieve success.” “Love for one’s motherland is one […]

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Art Cashin Happy (almost) New Year! Wednesday is the final day of 2014 and the final trading day of the year, which means that New York Stock Exchange legend Art Cashin — who on Tuesday celebrated 50 (!!) years on the exchange floor — publishes his year-end poem. Last week, we featured Cashin’s […]

Brent oil extended losses into a fourth session on Tuesday, with prices hovering close to a more than five-year low above $ 57 per barrel, as persistent worries about a global supply glut offset concerns about output disruptions in Libya. Here is a chart, with trading at about 8.50 am GMT (3.50 am ET): Investing.com […]

© AFP/File Lissy de AbreuAn oil drilling rig in Anzoategui, Venezuela, pictured on January 24, 2012 Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that its economy has entered recession, contracting for three consecutive quarters from January through September, while inflation hit 63.6 percent in the 12 months to November. The South American oil giant’s economy shrank […]