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The Hedge Fund Summer Reading List

It’s that time of year again: summer reading season. While for many that means books for the beach, some emerging-market fund managers are yearning for titles that shed light on buying opportunities in Asia as well as the human psychology behind investing decisions. Asha Mehta, who oversees emerging markets at Acadian Asset Management in Boston, said she’s eager to crack Evan Osnos’s "Easternization: Asia’s Rise and America’s Decline From Obama to Trump and Beyond," which looks at how the rising wealth of Asian nations is shifting the balance of power…

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A Trader Named Morgan Stanley Just Left Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley. No, really. The fixed-income trader, who just happens to share a name with the 82-year-old Wall Street firm, has left the bank, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Stanley joined in 2012 after graduating from Boston College, according to records from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Stanley, whose middle name is Adam, didn’t return LinkedIn messages seeking comment on his next career move. A spokesman for the New York-based bank declined to comment. Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-17/morgan-stanley-leaves-morgan-stanley-yes-you-read-that-right

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Google Could Owe Oracle $8.8 Billion in Android Fight

Google could owe Oracle Corp. billions of dollars for using Oracle-owned Java programming code in its Android operating system on mobile devices, an appeals court said, as the years-long feud between the two software giants draws near a close. Google’s use of Java shortcuts to develop Android went too far and was a violation of Oracle’s copyrights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday. The case — first filed in 2010 — was remanded to a federal court in California to determine how much the Alphabet…

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Murder, Cheat, And Fuck Your Way Through Boston

This feature requires JavaScript to function. It’s a Thursday morning, and you’re sitting around with nothing to do. You had a job, but it exploded, so now you’re stuck here in your boring house. Suddenly, your phone rings. Ignore the phone and go outside to look at parts of the planet Earth. Are you the mailman? Answer the phone. Boston. The diamond in America’s face. The place where a dog died. A sprawling metropolis filled with history, culture, stores, some roads, and a guy who kissed a lady here once.…

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Drag Queen Elsa single-handedly pushes stuck police wagon

Leave it to Queen Elsa to step in during a blizzard. Drag Queen Elsa, that is. This Elsa was spotted outside a south Boston bar, The Gallows, pushing a police wagon that was stuck in the snow. Chants of “Go Elsa!” are heard in the background, as he single-handedly managed to free the truck, all while wearing a flowing gown and heels.  And because Elsa is a queen, after this feat of strength, he takes an elegant curtsy, to remind us that we are in the presence of Frozen royalty.…

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Billionaire Founder Charged in Opioid Bribery Case

More than a decade after opioid painkillers first exploded across the U.S., John Kapoor found an aggressive way to sell even more, according to prosecutors: He began bribing doctors to prescribe them. Speakers’ fees, dinners, entertainment, cash — federal charges unsealed Thursday claim Kapoor’s striving company, Purdue Pharmaceutical Inc.’s marketing of OxyContin. Scores of states, cities and counties have sued companies including Purdue, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, alleging they triggered the opioid epidemic by minimizing the addiction and overdose risks of painkillers such as Percocet. But so far, no…

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WATCH: ‘Punch a Nazi’ goes horribly wrong as one Antifa moron decks another Antifa moron

WHOOPS! Antifa vs. Antifa pic.twitter.com/XFhUCP7gZi — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 24, 2017 And this is why punching Nazis, or anyone, is bad: This is why punching people is wrong. This behavior actually breeds fear and calls for more "law and order" https://t.co/24vOhedUsw — Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 24, 2017 Remember "punch a nazi" and how it was going to be so cool. THIS is what we were talking about. https://t.co/hhwhnZLxgs — Tom Steele (@tsteele93) August 24, 2017 These people are fucking idiots and it's hilarious https://t.co/GervWyNfGd — Joe Biggs…

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Many protesters at ‘free speech rally’ forget about neo-Nazis and turn on Boston police

At the “free speech rally” in Boston, counter-protesters showing opposition to those who obtained a permit from the city to demonstrate today were a little short on that which they claimed to be there to protest: So zero Nazis showed up in Boston? Almost like the scope of this threat is being exaggerated for clicks and ratings. — neontaster (@neontaster) August 19, 2017 Huh. Who'da thought? lol https://t.co/fGh28IfslR — The🐰Foo (@PolitiBunny) August 19, 2017 There were about 10 on stage. Hardly worth calling a protest. — William Amos (@WilliamAmos) August…

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Two doctors found dead in Boston apartment ‘knew their killer’

Lina Bolanos and Richard Field, who were engaged, reportedly had throats slashed at their home where a message of retribution was also found Two doctors found dead this weekend inside the penthouse of a luxury condominium building in Boston most likely knew their killer, police have said. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field, who were engaged, were found dead on Friday night by police at the Macallen Building in South Boston and police say they believe the man suspected of their deaths knew them. Boston police have not said how the…

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