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Housing data hits Wall Street; S&P has worst day since August 5
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline since early August, as the latest housing data came in much weaker than expected, raising new concerns about the rate of growth in the ...
US stocks retreat from records  Sydney Morning Herald
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Monday  Washington Post
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SEC Makes Largest Ever Whistle-Blower Award
The identity is a mystery, but someone who provided important information to regulators in a securities fraud enforcement action is suddenly $30 million riches thanks to a federal whistle-blower law.
US makes record $30m whistleblower award  Financial Times
SEC Pays $30 Million to Whistle-Blower in Largest Award  Bloomberg
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Stocks fall on China slowdown concern; Brent ends below $97/bbl
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Concern about a potential economic slowdown in China pressured world stock indexes on Monday and helped pushed Brent crude oil below $97 a barrel.
Nigeria earns $40b from oil exports in six months  The Guardian Nigeria
Crude Oil Ends Lower On Demand Growth Concerns  RTT News
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Spirit Airline raises bag fees during holiday travel season
Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines has announced that it will raise checked baggage fees by $2 for tickets booked over the holiday travel season.
Airlines pocket $899.5M in checked-bag fees  CNBC
Airline profits up 64%, bag fees generate $900 million in 2nd quarter  Los Angeles Times
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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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Treasury Unveils Anti-Inversion Rules Against Tax Deals
The U.S. Treasury Department announced steps that will make it harder for U.S. companies to move their addresses outside the country to reduce their taxes, clamping down on the practice known as inversions.
Treasury cracks down on corporate tax 'inversions'  USA TODAY
Treasury to Unveil Measures to Combat Tax Inversions  Wall Street Journal
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Home purchase mortgages rose in 2013
Mortgage originations fell sharply in 2013 as higher interest rates crimped refinancing, but home purchase loans increased for the second straight year, federal regulators said Monday.
Mortgage lending drops in 2013 on decline in refinancing  Reuters
Mortgage Lending Fell in 2013 as Rates Rose: Report  Fox Business
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Alibaba IPO becomes world's largest ever
Alibaba Holding Group's IPO officially became the world's largest ever on Monday. Underwriters who helped make the Chinese e-commerce network a public company exercised an option to sell off some extra shares, bringing the total haul from the IPO to ...
Alibaba IPO world's biggest at $25 bn  Financial Express
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Home Sales Fall, but Economists Are Unfazed
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline may not point to renewed weakness in the housing market.
US existing home sales fall in August  Sydney Morning Herald
Door Open For 1st-Time Homebuyers As Investors Exit  Investor's Business Daily
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Prospects of US rate hikes fuel market division
The divergence in play for much of this year is a theme likely to dominate in the days and months ahead. The market is grappling with the Federal Reserve and prospects of higher interest rates along with weak growth globally, or, as Cameron Hinds, regional ...
Fed's Dudley Says Strengthening Dollar Could Hinder US Growth  Businessweek
Inflation running below the Federal Reserve's target argues for patience...  Mynextfone
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