Merkel Gives Greece 12 Days to Reach Financing Accord (Bloomberg)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande gave Greece until the end of May to reach a deal on its aid program, urging faster talks to end the standoff over the country’s financing. Merkel and Hollande, standing side-by-side after meeting in Berlin on Tuesday, said they would impress the message on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras when they all attend a European Union meeting in Riga, Latvia, this week.
Carl Icahn's Apple Fight Is Worth $5 Billion If He Succeeds (Bloomberg)
The 79-year old investor is Apple's largest individual shareholder. He owns 10.6 million shares in his personal investment vehicle, High River, and another 37.6 million through an 89 percent stake in publicly traded Icahn Enterprises. Icahn's 48 million shares are worth $6.3 billion at today’s price of $130. If Cook hits the $240 target that the activist billionaire called for in his open letter, it could mean a $5.3 billion gain for Icahn.
St. Louis Fed Confirms Hacking Attack (NYT)
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis confirmed on Tuesday that hackers had successfully attacked the bank, redirecting users of its online research services to fake websites set up by the attackers.
The explosive, plotting emails of Sumner Redstone’s girlfriend (NYP)
Sumner Redstone’s longtime live-in girlfriend, Sydney Holland, is hoping to get rich — very rich, according to a slew of explosive emails obtained by The Post. The raven-haired temptress, who once ran a millionaire matchmaker firm, bragged to a lawyer in 2011 that she was getting a gorgeous diamond ring and was “up to” $3 million in the will. The lawyer, Andrew Katzenstein of Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles, replies that together with a house and bonds, she’s good for between $9 million and $10 million. “Starting to get some comfort?” he asks her in a mid-afternoon email. “20 would be best!!!” Holland responds 12 minutes later. “Just saying.” Holland has been dating the 91-year-old head of the Viacom empire for the past five years.
Pornography being thrown on lawns, roads in Southington, CT (WFSB)
Southington police said they have been notified several times about pornography being thrown on lawns and on roads throughout the town. Police said numerous residents have complained about pornographic photos and a pornographic DVD being found. In all, 20 pornographic magazine photos and one DVD were found in 19 locations in Southington, including: Stonegate Road, Crest Road, Fairway Drive, Arlington Drive, Spring Lake Road, Flanders Road, Cathy Drive Celella Drive, Bruce Avenue, Bridle Path Drive and High Ridge Road. Police have gotten almost 20 phone calls from homeowners around town saying they found these pornographic pictures ripped from magazines.
‘Thankyou' E-Mail Shows Guilty Bank's Efforts to Keep Business Rolling (Bloomberg)
“thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou...” That was part of an e-mail sent to the U.S. Department of Labor last fall by lawyer Melanie Nussdorf, three months after her client, Credit Suisse Group AG, admitted to helping Americans evade U.S. taxes. The Labor Department oversees about $8 trillion in private-sector pensions, and so Credit Suisse, after making its guilty plea, needed the department’s permission to keep managing Americans’ retirement money. The bank would also need to notify “interested persons” that their funds were being overseen by a manager with links to a felon.
More Americans Feel Comfortable Quitting Their Jobs, Survey Finds (RTE)
A Harris Poll of 1,553 unemployed individuals found that nearly one-fifth decided to quit their jobs, apparently buoyed by the improving economy and reports of a warming labor market. The poll was conducted in April and commissioned by staffing firm Express Employment Professionals...To be sure, the survey represents a small sample of the total unemployed in the U.S., but government data also suggests more workers are quitting.
This commodity could soon collapse: BofA analyst (CNBC)
Silver fell more than 3 percent Tuesday as a strong dollar put pressure on commodity prices across the board. And according to one top technician, the selloff is just a foreshadow of what could be a major correction for the white metal.
‘The Candyman’ criticized for Instagram account depicting wife on leash, half-naked women used as furniture (NYDN)
Travers Beynon, a wealthy tobacco tycoon, proudly posts photos from inside "Candy Shop Mansion," his multimillion-dollar waterfront home, where half-naked women audition to be his "angels." He even walks his wife, Taesha, on a leash and shares a bed with her and her "bestie" in Helensvale, a suburb in Queensland...Taesha is shown as a naked serving platter, with people eating off her, in multiple pictures. Although she is a "Candy Shop Goddess," she is surrounded by numerous "Candy Shop Angels" in most photos...Beynon is a "family man" who is "dedicated to hard work and helping others," he said in a statement to Gold Coast Bulletin. He called himself "a cross between 'The Great Gatsby,' Hugh Hefner, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and Tony Stark, with a taste for Versace, who can easily turn into a Willy Wonka character."