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US SEC announces $30 million payout in largest whistleblower award
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An anonymous tipster living abroad will be receiving $30 million, in the largest whistleblower award ever doled out by U.S.
SEC to Pay $30 Million Whistleblower Award, Its Largest Yet  Wall Street Journal
SEC hands out $30 million in largest-ever whistleblower award  Fortune
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US STOCKS-Clorox shares rise on Venezuela exit; options volume surges
NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Clorox Co's shares hit a new year-high on Monday and volume on the home cleaning products maker's options soared after the company said it is discontinuing its Venezuela operations and will look to divest its assets as the ...
Why Clorox (CLX) Stock Is Rising Today  TheStreet.com
Clorox pulls operations out of Venezuela because of government restrictions ...  Fox News Latino
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Base Metals Fall on China Concerns
Metals prices plunged Monday as investors accepted that the Chinese government isn't going to provide fresh stimulus, at least for now, despite some recent signs of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
Dollar strengthens on China worries  MarketWatch
Nickel Prices Decline to Five-Month Low on China Outlook  Businessweek
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Local housing market's cool-off continues
Existing home sales in the Chicago area fell more than 13 percent in August, the biggest monthly year-over-year decline since June 2011, according to data released Monday.
Region's new home sales and prices hit plateau  Sarasota Herald-Tribune
REALTORS: Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in August as Investor Activity ...  HNN Huntingtonnews.net
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Draghi Pessimism on European Recovery Stirs Expectations of Stimulus
FRANKFURT - Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, gave a more pessimistic view of the eurozone economy on Monday than he did just a few weeks ago, in a statement that could encourage speculation that a stronger stimulus plan is ...
Draghi defends ECB's cheap lending scheme  Financial Times
ECB Considers Retained Bonds as Source for ABS Purchase Program  Bloomberg
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1 in 5 unemployed workers can't find jobs
More than 20% of workers laid off in the last five years haven't found new jobs, according to a Rutgers University survey released Monday.
Survey: 1 in 5 laid-off workers can't find a job  whnt.com
Study: Recovery eludes long-term unemployed  13WMAZ
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US Stocks Fall as China Weighs on Markets
Worries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks. Investors are nervous about China following soft economic data that suggests the world's second-largest economy is slowing down.
US stocks drop as China weighs on markets  Imperial Valley Press
U.S. Stocks Weighed Down by China  NASDAQ
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Tesco suspends execs as inquiry launched into profit overstatement
Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by �250m.
Tesco Says It Overstated Profit Forecast  New York Times
Tesco cuts profit outlook again and suspends staff after accounting error  Reuters
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Mortgage lending drops in 2013 on decline in refinancing
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Mortgage originations fell 11 percent in 2013 as rates ticked higher and remained at 20-year lows in the case of loans for home purchases, according to information released on Monday by the Federal Reserve.
Mortgage Lending Fell in 2013 as Rates Rose: Report  Fox Business
New Mortgage Loans Fell 11% in 2013 to 8.7 Million  Wall Street Journal
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Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy'
Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say.
Rockefeller oil heirs' fund to sell fossil-fuel investments  The Seattle Times
Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune join divestment drive  Livemint
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