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Nikkei drops as investors await Fed outcome; SoftBank soars
... * FOMC may trigger unwinding of yen selling - analysts * SoftBank soars after Alibaba raised IPO price range By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday as most buyers camped out ahead of this week's ...
Alibaba IPO is a bonanza for select firms  MarketWatch
Alibaba Raises Fund-Raising Target for IPO to $21.8 Billion  New York Times
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Calpers Has Had It With Hedge Funds
After several years during which there seemed to be little relationship between the overall performance of hedge funds and the enormous fees most of them charge to their investors, Calpers is calling it quits.
UPDATE 1-Calpers scraps hedge fund strategy, to pull $4 bln from funds  Reuters
Calpers to Exit Hedge Funds, Divest $4 Billion Stake  Bloomberg
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U.S. stocks end lower; tech and small-caps lead losses
Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing in July. By. AnoraMahmudova. Reporter.
Yen Rises for Second Day as Stocks Fall Before Federal Reserve  Bloomberg
Market Awaits Next Move by the Fed  New York Times
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Shake-up at PUC, PG&E over emails related to San Bruno blast case
Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, has removed himself from proceedings involving a fatal explosion in San Bruno.
PG&E Officials Removed for Improper Communications  ABC News
3 PG&E executives fired for inappropriate emails with the Public ...  San Francisco Business Times
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United to offer up to $100000 lump sums to thin out flight attendant ranks
Passengers on mainline United Airlines flights can now keep their electronic gadgets turned on throughout the flight as long as they are switched to "airplane mode.
AFA and United Airlines Reach Early Out Agreement  PNC Voice
United Airlines offers flight attendants $100000 in voluntary buyout  Reuters
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares on edge as investors brace for Fed
... * Ex-Japan Asia MSCI near 1-month low. * Nikkei sheds 0.3 pct in early trade after Japan holiday. * Hawkish expectations underpin dollar ahead of FOMC meeting.
Asia Stocks Fall Ninth Day; Dollar Slips, Bonds Climb  Bloomberg
Asian shares edge higher as investors await Fed  euronews
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China August FDI falls to lowest in at least two-and-a-half years
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign direct investment inflows in August fell to a low not seen in at least 2-1/2 years, underscoring the challenges to growth facing the world's second-biggest economy.
China's overseas investment soars as FDI drops again  Business Recorder
China FDI falls to four year low in August  Business Spectator
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Income gap affecting state and municipal governments
A group of fast-food employees demonstrate earlier this year for a raise in the minimum wage, saying their current hourly wages keep most workers below the poverty level.
Report says Conn. income disparity making tax situation volatile  WSHU
Notes from the Senate  Forest Blade
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Wynn, Mohegan differ on commission approaches
The two applicants for a Greater Boston casino license responded in typical fashion to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's proposed licensing conditions, with Mohegan Sun trying its best to please the commissioners and Wynn Resorts taking a much ...
Editorial: Why reward Wynn?  Boston Herald
Boston-Area Casino Vote Imminent  NECN
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Nasdaq slumps to worst day since July; S&P 500 dips
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday as the tech sector dragged the Nasdaq to its worst day since July and kept the S&P 500 near the unchanged mark as investors cleared the decks for Alibaba's debut planned for later this week.
U.S. stocks end mixed ahead of Fed meeting; Dow gains 0.26%  NASDAQ
US stocks close mixed with Nasdaq slammed by sell-off  USA TODAY
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