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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Investors brace for stocks to fall again ahead of earnings
NEW YORK Oct 2 (Reuters) - The global market volatility of the past month that sent U.S. stocks to their worst quarter in four years shows no signs of letting up just because the calendar turned to October.
Investors brace for stocks to fall again ahead of earnings  Forex Factory
Investors brace for stocks to fall again after US jobs report  Reuters
What Do EU Countries Give Up When They Opt Out Of Future GM Crops?
Some of the Europeans who favor opting out of biotech crops (image from greensefa). A deadline passed on 10/3 for countries in the EU to opt out of future “GMO Crop” planting approvals.
Majority of EU nations seek opt-out from growing GM crops  Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Over Half of EU Countries Are Opting Out of GMOs  Fortune
Bernanke: Some Wall Street executives should've gone to jail over financial crisis
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession.
Bernanke: More execs should have faced prosecution for 2008 crisis -USA Today  Reuters
Bernanke: More executives should have been prosecuted for financial crisis
World Bank sees 'extremely poor' falling below 10pc of global population
The number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall for the first time below 10 per cent of the world's population in 2015, the World Bank said on Sunday as it revised its benchmark for measuring the problem.
World's 'extremely poor' to fall below 10 percent of global ...  Reuters
Extreme poverty to fall below 10 per cent for the first time: World Bank  ABC Online
Policy Makers Skeptical on Preventing Financial Crisis
BOSTON - The 2008 financial crisis convinced most people in the world of central banking that it would be a good idea to try to prevent that kind of thing from happening again.
Fed's Dudley: U.S. 'A Long Way' From Having Bubble Fighting Tool Kit  Nasdaq
US regulators ill-prepared to avert financial crises  Khaleej Times
Scottrade reveals security breach exposing 4.6 million clients
Mark Huffman has been a consumer news reporter for ConsumerAffairs since 2004. He covers real estate, gas prices and the economy and has reported extensively on negative-option sales.
Scottrade Says Hack May Have Affected 4.6 Million Customers  Memphis Daily News (blog)
Scottrade hacked, customer data stolen  WTTV CBS4Indy
Federal Reserve interest rate rise: Why you should be watching the people, not ...
There is a tried and tested approach to forecasting when the US Federal Reserve might increase interest rates. You figure out what data the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets rates, is looking at and try to decide how it is being interpreted ...
The Fed nailed it (SPY, DJI, IXIC, USD, TLT, TLO, GLD, GLX)  Newton Press Mentor
United States stocks gain after Fed Chief Yellen remarks  Ledger Gazette
Macau September Revenue Hits Five Year Low Amid Deepened Junket Gloom
Gaming revenue in Macau fell to its lowest level in five years in September. Casino revenue came in at 17.13 billion Macau patacas (MOP; US$2.14 billion), down 33% from September last year.
Wynn Resorts, Limited Bonds Trading 1.8% Higher (WYNN)  Dakota Financial News
Gaming revenue falls 33% on China slowdown, anti-corruption campaign  The IUSB Preface
Fixed-rate mortgages are becoming more attractive
The difference between the interest on a variable-rate mortgage over a fixed-rate loan has shrunk compared to where it was just a few years ago, making fixed-rate offerings more tempting.
Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Remain Mostly Unchanged At Just Under 4%  The IUSB Preface
Mortgage rates decrease slightly  Steelers Lounge (blog)
California drought: San Jose's tough conservation rules have few appeals so far
When San Jose Water Company, which provides water to 1 million people in San Jose and nearby cities, held a public meeting to announce its summer water conservation rules in May, more than 350 people -- most of them angry -- turned out.
'A State of Drought': Coachella Valley grapples with shrinking water ...  Monterey County Herald
California residents will meet water conservation targets for third  Dispatch Times