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Wall Street Continues to Sputter
U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index in the red for September. It was only the third monthly loss for the benchmark index this year.
Wall St. ends down for day, month; indexes gain in quarter  GlobalPost
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EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Icahn's Strategy
Photo. A PayPal employee demonstrates pay options.Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters. EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit into a separate publicly traded company, taking a step the activist hedge fund magnate Carl C. Icahn ...
Ebay to spin off payments arm PayPal  Irish Times
PayPal to split from eBay in 2015 flotation  The Punch
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In Trying to Save Darden, Its Board Sealed Its Own Demise
Photo. Credit Harry Campbell. Gestures of futile nobility seem mostly confined to the movies these days. And yet the directors of Darden Restaurants, the owner of Olive Garden and other quintessentially American restaurant chains, may have decided that ...
Egan-Jones sides with Darden in Starboard proxy fight  Reuters
Breadsticks, Mallard Fillmore, and King: Letters  Orlando Sentinel
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Euro pressured as low inflation puts heat on ECB
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro languished near a fresh two-year trough early on Wednesday, having come under fire as a further slowdown in euro zone inflation intensified pressure for more stimulus from the European Central Bank.
Global Central Banking in 2014, a Third Quarter Update for 25 Economies  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Euro Drops to Two-Year Low Amid Speculation on ECB  Businessweek
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Delamaide: Goldman tapes expose Fed weakness
WASHINGTON - "Regulatory capture" may sound innocuous enough as a term, but when you hear it in action it can be chilling.
Whistleblower Reveals That the Fed and Banks are Best Friends  Care2.com
Five things the Goldman tapes teach us about financial regulation  Washington Post (blog)
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Mercer cuts ratings on Pimco funds, more outflows could follow
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Influential pension consultant Mercer Investment Management has downgraded its ratings on five Pimco funds, possibly triggering another wave of institutional investor outflows from the Newport Beach, California, bond fund manager.
New Pimco Captain's Style: More Teamwork, Fewer TV Cameras  Wall Street Journal
Gross Departure: Assets Follow Manager Out The Door  Investor's Business Daily
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Reddit gets $50 million in funding, will share bounty with community
In true Reddit fashion, the social news site says it will share 10 percent of equity from the Series B funding round with its community members.
Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto help Reddit raise $50m  Telegraph.co.uk
Snoop Dogg joins Reddit funding round  Financial Times
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Fannie, Freddie Investor Treasury-Dividend Suits Tossed
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (FMCC:US) investors had their lawsuits against the U.S. government thrown out by a Washington federal judge, who upheld a provision of a law passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis requiring a quarterly dividend paid to ...
Will Fannie and Freddie Shareholders Be Able to Set Aside the Third ...  Forbes
Court Throws Out Lawsuits Related to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Profits  Wall Street Journal
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Now as Provocateur, Summers Says Treasury Undermined Fed
Lawrence Summers, the former chief economic adviser to President Obama, said on Tuesday that the Treasury Department had undermined the Federal Reserve's stimulus campaign and that doing so was a large and expensive mistake.
Time for Treasury to Consider More Short-Term Debt?  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Fed and Treasury Worked Against Each Other on Interest Rates  The Fiscal Times
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What News Corp. Is Getting in $950 Million Move Deal
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Move CEO Steve Berkowitz discusses being acquired by News Corp. and competing with Zillow and Trulia. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock.
Murdochs take on Packer in US real estate  The Australian Financial Review
News Corp. buying real etate listings site Move Inc.  SFGate
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