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Fed Officials Prepared for Faster Rate Increase as Data Improve
Improving labor markets are bringing Federal Reserve officials closer to a time when they can get back to traditional central banking, where there's a tighter connection between changes in economic data and movements in short-term interest rates.
China manufacturing drags on Asian stock markets  SFGate
India Morning Call-Global Markets  Reuters
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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement
Bank of America has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle federal and state allegations it sold risky, mortgage-backed securities to investors before the national financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Bank of America Expected to Settle Huge Mortgage Case for $16.65 Billion  New York Times
BofA mortgage settlement with US may come as soon as today  Livemint
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China, Japan Aug factory surveys signal economic softness
BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - China's manufacturing activity hit a three-month low in August, raising the case for fresh policy steps to keep growth on track, while a Reuters poll showed Japan's economic recovery is likely to be modest despite an small ...
China factory index falls to 3-month low in August  Washington Post
Chinese stocks slip on weak manufacturing reading  Financial Times
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IFR Markets ForexWatch Asia Regional Daily Briefing
SYDNEY, August 21 (IFR) - Headlines from Wednesday night * USD rallied after FOMC Minutes: policymakers felt labor market progress was faster than expected, brought conditions "noticeably closer" to normal, wanted more evidence before changing rate ...
Fed Minutes Show Some Pushing For Rate Hike Sooner Rather Than Later  Forbes
Stock Market Today: Stocks Regain Momentum, Shrug Off Hawkish Fed Minutes  TheStreet.com
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Target sees signs of progress, but cuts outlook for year [Star Tribune ...
Executives sounded upbeat about a strong start to the back-to-school shopping season Wednesday as they discussed the retailer's latest quarterly results.
Target reports 62% drop in earnings, cuts profit forecast  Los Angeles Times
Target lowers forecast as sales slump, Canadian losses widen  Chicago Tribune
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UPS Store Computer Breach May Put Customer Data at Risk
United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS:US) said a breach of computer security at some of its UPS Store retail outlets may have exposed customers' personal and payment data this year.
UPS Admits to Loss of Credit Card Data at 51 Stores  VPN Creative
Goodyear location among 51 UPS retail stores breached by malware  YourWestValley.com
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HP Boosted by PCs as Whitman Seeks Growth in Other Units
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ:US) Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman is benefiting from a surge in personal-computer sales. Now she needs to show she can make progress in other businesses, including software and services.
HP third-quarter sales top estimates as PC revenue jumps  Livemint
HP's sales boosted by computer unit but profit falls  BBC News
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Dollar General Says It Was Misled by Family Dollar During Talks
Dollar General Corp. didn't proceed with an offer for Family Dollar until after it learned of the Dollar Tree deal, forcing it to make a higher bid that includes paying a breakup fee to its rival suitor.
Dollar General Questions Motivation of Rival's CEO  New York Times
Dollar General CEO takes fight for Family Dollar to board with new letter  Charlotte Observer
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Millennial Bankers Get Raises as Firms Fight Defections
A lighted sign marks the Goldman Sachs trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew). A new generation of Wall Street bankers is about to get a raise, as firms open wallets to head off defections to investment funds and ...
Wall Street Banks Lift Pay for Junior Bankers  Wall Street Journal
JPMorgan, BofA to raise junior banker pay by 20 percent: sources  Reuters
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UPDATE 4-Car rental firm Hertz is latest victim of auto recalls
(Adds Hertz comment). By Rohit T. K. and Sagarika Jaisinghani. Aug 20 (Reuters) - While an improving U.S. economy has helped rev up demand for car rentals, the rental companies have found themselves short of vehicles due to the slew of recalls by car ...
Hertz Issues Statement  Wall Street Journal
Icahn reveals stake in Hertz, plans to push management  Reuters Canada
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