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This teflon stock market fells another star hedge-fund manager — here’s his advice

“It comes from famed contrarian hedge-fund manager Hugh Hendry, who has shut the doors on his struggling Eclectica Asset Management firm” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Nearly 24,000 — That’s how many Venezuelan bolivars are needed to buy just one dollar on the black market (h/t The Daily Shot, venezuelaecon.com).The isolated country lobbed another missile over Japan last night, but the only market action going is a huge rally for the British pound.The outspoken Scotsman shot to fame in 2008, when a bet against banks earned his fund a 31%…

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So you want to give a good job talk in political science …

“For junior positions, delivering a good job talk is a necessary condition to securing a job offer” reports washingtonpost.com. Well, perhaps I should say it’s lukewarm, as Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty explains: Political news was plentiful last year but political science jobs were down significantly year-over-year, and to their lowest point since 2010, according to the American Political Science Association’s annual jobs report.As the fall approaches, the academic job market in political science is heating up.The report, released earlier this month, presents data on subfields, positions type and location of colleges,…

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Singer Tom Jones postpones US tour on medical advice

“LONDON (Reuters) – British pop star Tom Jones is postponing the start of his U.S. tour, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, due to advice from doctors, the star posted on Twitter” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. “Following medical advice, Sir Tom Jones has announced that he will unfortunately be postponing his US tour,” read a statement posted on his Twitter feed late on Friday, without giving further details about the health issue. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Weekend roundup: Campbell in the soup | New cancer treatment | Exposing bad investment advice

“Check out our Personal Finance Daily or other newsletters, and get the latest news, personal finance and investing advice” writes Investing Columnist for marketwatch.com. Andrew Left believes the Bitcoin Investment Trust GBTC, -9.45%  is a very dangerous investment.The startling increase in value for bitcoin rivals that of other types of assets that have bubbled and burst. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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NCAA head in Tokyo to offer advice on college sports body

“TOKYO (AP) NCAA president Mark Emmert offered Japanese sports industry leaders advice on forming their own collegiate athletics association on Wednesday” reports foxsports.com. After describing the history of the NCAA and how it benefits students and colleges, Emmert talked about the revenue generated from the association’s 90 tournaments. ”The way the NCAA works is we generate revenue off of only those 90 tournaments,” Emmert said. ”We don’t have anything else other than those 90 tournaments that we put on television and sell tickets for. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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