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US stocks track world markets deeper into the red
Trading in U.S. stocks slipped deeper into the red Thursday morning, as equities markets overseas wobbled and investors worldwide worried about declining oil prices and watched for any signals on U.S.
Fresh Wave of Selling Slams Global Markets – Live Analysis  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Stock rout intensifies in flight to safety: Dow plunges 300+, gold surges  USA TODAY
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Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2 billion to settle financial crisis-era charges
WASHINGTON Morgan Stanley (MS.N) will pay about $3.2 billion to settle charges that it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities that later soured during the financial crisis, federal and state officials said Thursday.
Morgan Stanley agrees to $3.2 billion settlement for selling risky mortgages  Washington Post
Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B in mortgage settlements  USA TODAY
Boeing shares drop on accounting fears, competitive threats
Boeing Co (BA.N) shares plunged 11 percent on Thursday, hit by a report that regulators are probing the company's accounting and by mounting concerns about its slowing sales and production.
Boeing said to face SEC probe into Dreamliner and 747 accounting  Chicago Tribune
Boeing's accounting under SEC investigation: report  Chicago Sun-Times
Dow sheds 300 amid global sell-off; oil weighs
U.S. equities fell sharply Thursday as investors digested a massive global sell-off and oil prices fell further. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 400 points at session lows, as Boeing and Goldman Sachs weighed the most on the blue chips index.
Global Selloff Puts Stocks Through The Wringer As Yellen Gets Grilled  Forbes
Global shares plunge on global growth, bank fears; U.S. yields fall  StreetInsider.com
Time Inc Acquires Viant, Owner Of Myspace And A Vast Ad Tech Network
It looks like Myspace is becoming a big-media property once again. Today during its quarterly earnings report, Time Inc announced that it has acquired Viant, a profitable company that has built a large ad tech business, but also owns other properties, ...
Despite Overall Dip, Time Inc. Sees Growth in Digital Ad Revenue  AdAge.com
Time Inc profit falls short of estimates, to buy owner of MySpace  Reuters
Most Workers Don't Think Women Get Paid Less Than Men — But They Do
You've probably heard the phrases "pay gap" and "wage gap" more than ever in the last year, thanks to open complaints about unequal pay for women from celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Gillian Anderson.
What Employees Across The World Think About The Gender Wage Gap  Fast Company
Quinn: The year the pay gap disappeared  Monterey County Herald
U.S. stock markets plunge amid global selloff
Major U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in morning trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world.
US markets follow global shares lower  San Francisco Chronicle
What a recession does to your money  The Herald
Chilled by sub-zero rates, investors urge central bank rethink
LONDON Fears that the negative interest rates employed by a growing band of central banks could be doing irreparable damage to the financial sector are spurring a search for even more radical alternatives.
PIMCO: Negative interest rates are the problem, not the solution  Business Insider
Journey to the Center of the NIRP: Negative Rates are Rattling Markets  Barron's (blog)
5 things Twitter's revealed with its dismal earnings
Forget a 140-character tweet: Twitter's (TWTR) problems could fill a book. The San Francisco-based company yesterday reported disappointing fourth-quarter results, adding fuel to investors' already considerable skepticism about the microblogging site.
Twitter prez: I'm confident we'll grow users  CNBC
Everyone's Down on Twitter. Should Businesses Be?  WebProNews
US oil tumbles close to 12-year lows amid brimming stockpiles
NEW YORK U.S. oil prices fell for a six straight day on Thursday, approaching 12-year lows hit last month, weighed by brimming crude inventories and a Goldman Sachs forecast that prices would remain low and volatile until the second half of the year.
OPEC Will Not Blink First  Seeking Alpha
Iran Makes Oil Market Statement With First Pricing for Europeans  Bloomberg