Posts Tagged ‘markets’

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    Pricey Pigeons

    Feb 3, 12 • 379 Views • No Comments

    At the Paradise Pigeon auction in Belgium, a Dutch breeder sold a female pigeon to a Chinese shipbuilder for $328,000. Purchased to breed rather than race, Dolce Vita (the bird) will enable Hu Zhen Yu, also the owner of a pigeon racing group, to elevate China...  [read more]

  • Organ Markets

    Dec 8, 11 • 384 Views • No Comments

    When a San Francisco court said that certain bone marrow donors could be paid, they did not have to focus on medicine. Instead, the 3 judge panel could have discussed the market. The court said it was all about new technology that made bone marrow donation...  [read more]

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    Corn Counters

    Dec 6, 11 • 384 Views • No Comments

    To estimate the size of the corn crop, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hires corn counters. Calculating stalk stats and assessing cob size, they observe 15 foot sections in thousands of fields. Add to that weather predictions, yield trends, and...  [read more]

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    Who Owns Deutsche Borse?

    Feb 11, 11 • 324 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that Deutsche Borse will probably purchase the New York Stock Exchange, commentary focused on a German firm acquiring the symbol of U.S. capitalism. But who owns the German firm? According to the WSJ, Americans are major shareholders with 41% of...  [read more]

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    Calamity Markets

    Dec 20, 10 • 369 Views • No Comments

    Some markets are distressed. For close to 30 cents on the dollar, firms that purchase distressed securities have offered to buy loss claims from victims of the Madoff fraud. Instead of waiting for the settlement process to unfold for undetermined amounts,...  [read more]