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Monday, October 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Asian Shares Await China Data

28 minutes ago
Asian shares were mixed ahead of a reading on China’s economy, which is expected to show further signs of softening in the world’s second largest economy.

Fed to Banks: Shape Up or Risk Breakup

1 hour 29 minutes ago
Federal Reserve officials told bank executives they must do more to curb excessive risk-taking and improve behavior at their firms or face stiff repercussions, including being broken into smaller pieces.

Misery Widespread at Hedge Funds

2 hours 15 minutes ago
This month’s turmoil in financial markets has been a “bloodbath” for hedge funds, inflicting large losses at an array of multibillion-dollar firms in the industry’s worst stretch since late 2011.

New Libor Administration Plan Detailed

2 hours 15 minutes ago
Ice Benchmark Administration proposed a package of new measures to make the London interbank offered rate more accurate and less susceptible to manipulation.

Sears Seeks New Cash Via Two Paths

2 hours 29 minutes ago
Sears is again turning to billionaire CEO Edward Lampert for funds, as the struggling retailer shores up its balance sheet ahead of the holiday season and seeks to reassure vendors worried about its health.

CVS Plays Hardball With Rival Drug Chains

2 hours 49 minutes ago
CVS is offering a prescription-drug plan that charges patients more if they buy their medications at pharmacies that sell tobacco products, a plan that could benefit the company’s own network of drugstores.

AbbVie, Shire Terminate Deal

4 hours 24 minutes ago
AbbVie and Shire terminated their $54 billion deal, killing the year’s biggest agreed-upon merger amid a U.S. government push against so-called inversion deals.

Samuel Wyly Files for Bankruptcy

4 hours 27 minutes ago
Texas entrepreneur Samuel E. Wyly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday, weeks after a judge ordered him to pay several hundred million dollars in a civil fraud case.

Fed's Dudley: Bad Bank Behavior Could Drive Break Up

5 hours 12 minutes ago
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the government will have to consider breaking up large financial institutions if Wall Street doesn’t stop excessive risk-taking and breaking the law.

Chipotle Sees Sales Growth Slowing

5 hours 47 minutes ago
Chipotle warned its sales growth next year may slow from the robust gains reported in recent periods, even as the burrito chain posted stronger-than-expected earnings and revenue for its third quarter.

Amazon, Simon & Schuster Reach Book Contract

6 hours 24 minutes ago
Amazon and CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster publishing arm have reached a new multi-year print and digital contract, according to people familiar with the situation.

Housing Regulator: Pact With Lenders Could Expand Mortgage Access

7 hours 5 minutes ago
A top federal housing regulator in a speech Monday said Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and lenders had reached an agreement in principle that could expand access to mortgages for many Americans.

France Pressures Berlin for Stimulus Plan

8 hours 4 minutes ago
French ministers urged Germany to put in place a three-year, €50 billion stimulus program, deepening the confrontation over economic policy between Paris and Berlin.

Madoff Trustee, Investor Reach Settlement

8 hours 40 minutes ago
A real-estate developer who invested with Bernard Madoff agreed to return $32.75 million in cash and surrender $29.35 million in claims against the convicted Ponzi-scheme operator’s investment firm under a new settlement.

WTO Panel Finds U.S. Meat-Labeling Requirements Violate WTO Rules

9 hours 4 minutes ago
The World Trade Organization found against the U.S. Monday in a continuing dispute over meat-labeling rules that Canada and Mexico say discriminates against livestock exports from their countries.

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