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Samsung Sees Third-Quarter Profit Rebounding
SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. SSNHZ 0.00 % estimated its third-quarter operating profit rebounded sharply from a year earlier on robust sales of chips and displays used in mobile phones and other gadgets.
Samsung's 3Q profit surges thanks to components, weak won  Washington Post
Samsung Profit Beats Estimates as Weaker Won Drives Parts Sales  Bloomberg
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Ben Bernanke's memoir revisits collapse of Lehmann Bros
It is astonishing to hear a former Federal Reserve chairman acknowledge that he may have misled the public as part of an agreement with another senior government official about one of the most crucial moments in recent financial history - and that he ...
Ben Bernanke support for jailing execs too late: #tellusatoday  USA TODAY
Anxious about low USA inflation; Fed must not hike: Bernanke  Dispatch Times
Bill Ackman says short-term money driving market volatility
NEW YORK William Ackman, head of hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management, said on Tuesday that financial market volatility was being driven by short-term money without regard to long-term economic fundamentals and that Valeant ...
Bill Ackman's latest wager: Bloomberg for president  USA TODAY
Bill Ackman: Mike Bloomberg will run for president and win in 2016  Fortune
Major US companies 'hold $2.1tn offshore'
The 500 largest US companies hold more than $2.1trn (€1.87trn) in accumulated profits offshore to avoid US taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620bn in US taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released yesterday.
Study shows Fortune 500 firms are holding $2.1 trillion in overseas tax havens
US companies hold $2.1 trillion offshore  CNBC
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Tuesday after five straight days of gains. DuPont and energy companies rose sharply, but the overall market was weighed down by health-care stocks, especially biotechnology companies.
Don't Call Your Broker  Huffington Post
Wall Street lower, investors eye upcoming quarterly reports | Reuters  Firstpost
Asian markets mostly down as Yum miss weighs
Shares in Asia opened mostly lower Wednesday after a mixed lead from Wall Street overnight, with an earnings miss from KFC parent Yum Brands set to weigh on sentiment.
UPDATE 3-Yum shares tumble after warning on China, currency moves  Reuters
Yum Brands stock tanks on lackluster sales report  CNNMoney
American Apparel seeks fashion revival under bankruptcy plan
CHICAGO American Apparel Inc plans to revamp its struggling fashion business under a restructuring plan that would give ownership to the Standard General hedge fund, which rescued RadioShack earlier this year, lawyers said at a hearing on Tuesday.
Ouch! American Apparel's Bumpy Ride May End With A Bankruptcy But There ...  Forbes
American Apparel Won't Abandon US Manufacturing in Bankruptcy  Wall Street Journal
IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.1%
The world economy will this year grow at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday, with a deep slowdown in China and other emerging economies masking a strengthening recovery in rich countries.
UPDATE 1-IMF cuts global growth forecasts again, cites commodity and China ...  Reuters
IMF cuts global growth forecasts again, cites commodity and China worries  Reuters UK
US proposes nearly $2 million fine against drone operator
WASHINGTON: The US Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission.
FAA proposes $1.9 million fine against SkyPan for 'reckless' drone ...  Washington Post
Drone photography company faces record FAA penalty for 'reckless' ...
Freeport-McMoRan considers exiting oil and gas business
NEW YORK (AP) - Freeport-McMoRan is considering spinning off its oil and gas business and other strategic alternatives to focus on its copper mining business.
Stock Downgrades: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX), Applied Materials, Inc ...  Benchmark Monitor
DuPont up on CEO departure; Telsa's PT cut; Freeport-McMoRan may exit ...  Yahoo News