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Fannie, Freddie Investors Lose Suits Over Lost Dividends

businessweek.com — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (FMCC) investors had their lawsuits against the U.S. government thrown out by a Washington federal judge, who upheld a provision of a law passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis requiring a quarterly dividend paid to the U.S. Treasury.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @JodyShenn: Fannie, Freddie Investors Lose Suits Over Lost Dividends - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1ownPte $FNMA $FMCC

Sep 30, 2014

1st of many investor losses RT @JodyShenn: Fannie, Freddie Investors Lose Suits Over Lost Divs buswk.co/1ownPte $FNMA $FMCC”

Sep 30, 2014

Fannie, Freddie Investors Lose Suits Over Lost Dividends - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1ownPte $FNMA $FMCC

Bank of New York Mellon to Shut Derivatives Sales, Trading Group

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News told a group of employees today that it's shutting its derivatives sales and trading business. The decision affects about 50 people, almost all in New York, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be named because it's private.
Sep 30, 2014

About a year after exiting clearing, BNY Mellon to Shut Derivatives Sales, Trading Group buswk.co/1vuBDuh by @Kelly_Bit

Sep 30, 2014

RT @mdc: Bank of New York Mellon to Shut Derivatives Sales, Trading Group buswk.co/1vuBDuh @Kelly_Bit

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Bank of New York Mellon to Shut Derivatives Sales, Trading Group buswk.co/1vuBDuh @Kelly_Bit

Bill Gross's Investing Secret: A Rising Market and Extra Risk

businessweek.com — It's hard to overstate the consequences of Bill Gross's departure from Pacific Investment Management Co. First came the withdrawals-more than $500 million from the Total Return ETF alone-then a rating downgrade from influential fund analyst Morningstar, which cited capital outflows and uncertainty about new management. Not good.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @petercoy: Bill Gross’s investing secret was a rising market and extra risk, says @AllisonSchrager buswk.co/1yyeWJo via @BW

Sep 30, 2014

Bill Gross’s investing secret was a rising market and extra risk, says @AllisonSchrager buswk.co/1yyeWJo via @BW

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RT @AllisonSchrager Bill Gross’s Investing Secret: A Rising Market and Extra Risk buswk.co/1yyeWJo via @BW

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Bill Gross’s Investing Secret: A Rising Market and Extra Risk buswk.co/1yyeWJo via @BW

First Case of Ebola Confirmed in U.S.; CDC Says America's Public Health System Is Ready

businessweek.com — The United States Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. A patient in Dallas who arrived from Liberia on Sept. 20 began to develop symptoms four days later. He was hospitalized and placed in isolation on Sept. 28.

Hong Kong Protests Trigger New Worries for China's Economy

businessweek.com — Photograph by Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg What could be the potential long-term economic and business impact of the massive protests now sweeping Hong Kong? That's being considered by a number of investment analysts who have issued quick reports over the last two days. Not surprisingly, no one is ready to make any hard-fast predictions just yet.

Man Fired for Medical Pot Takes His Case to Colorado's High Court

businessweek.com — Photograph by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP Photo The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday on whether an employee can be fired for using medical marijuana, and it's just a preview of the kind of conflicts ahead as more states legalize the drug.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @BW: Man fired for medical pot takes his case to Colorado’s high court: buswk.co/1ow1iga

Sep 30, 2014

New @BW: Colorado Supreme Court considers whether medical marijuana use is "lawful," and if you can get fired for it businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Global Snack Survey: What the World Eats When It's Time for a Snack

businessweek.com — Snacking is a nearly universal pastime-total global snack sales reached $374 billion in the year that ended March 2014-with chocolate beloved just about everywhere people snack. Chocolate was the most common response, at 64 percent, in the first-ever global snacking study by Nielsen, which asked 30,000 people in 60 countries to reveal the snacks consumed in the most recent 30 days.
Sep 30, 2014

Chocolate tops Neilsen's Global Snack Index, with fruit close behind. buswk.co/1ovQ2jW

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The most popular snacks around the world (of course the U.S. most popular wasn't exactly "fruit" ugh) buswk.co/1rqzrDY @BW

Sep 30, 2014

What the world eats when it's snack time--and where chocolate rules buswk.co/YN4mO1 via @BW pic.twitter.com/PoRraGFPpx

Business Schools

businessweek.com — Courtesy Universita' Bocconi Last weekend, 400 students from top business schools around the world traveled to the Italian Riviera to network on fancy boats. The occasion was the Rolex MBA Regatta, which took place in the northern Italian city of Genoa from Friday through Sunday.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @BWbschools: At elite business schools, upper-crust sailing competitions are part of the education: buswk.co/YOEzFb

Japan’s Firms Plan Spending Boost as Sentiment Improves

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Japanese companies indicated they may boost investment by the most since 2007 as sentiment among big manufacturers unexpectedly improved, providing encouragement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's revitalization effort. Companies see capital expenditure rising 8.6 percent in the year through March, according to the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey released in Tokyo today.
Sep 30, 2014

Japanese companies plan spending boost as manufacturers' sentiment improves buswk.co/1rJPImR via @BW

Hong Kong's Protesters Watch and Wait

businessweek.com — Global Economics Angus Tang is prepared. Like thousands of other Hong Kong students, he has joined demonstrations in the city's financial district, hoping to force leaders in Hong Kong and Beijing to follow through on promises of democracy.
Sep 30, 2014

Martin Lee on impact to business: "Who cares?" | In Hong Kong, Hope that China's Soldiers Will Keep Out buswk.co/YPYio4 @BruceEinhorn

Sydney Pads Costing More Than New York Spurs RBA Rethink

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News To see why Australia's central bank has had a change of heart on home lending curbs, look no further than Sydney's inner city where a one-bedroom apartment sold at the weekend for 35 percent more than its last price in 2012.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @BrettFoley1: This gives an idea why the RBA is worried on prices: Sydney pads costing more than NYC spurs a rethink buswk.co/1yy8sdx by @maheath1

Afghanistan Signs Pact to Keep U.S. Troops

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai's administration signed security agreements to keep U.S. and allied troops in the country beyond this year and secure billions of dollars in aid for Asia's poorest country. "The new Afghan government took an important step forward today by signing a Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States and a Status of Forces Agreement with NATO," U.S.

Iron Ore Caps Record Streak of Losses on Global Surplus

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Iron ore will complete a third straight quarterly decline today to post the longest losing run on record as a slowdown in China’s economy curbs demand growth in the largest buyer and worsens a global surplus.
Sep 30, 2014

Citigroup sees some pick up in China steel demand ahead, as iron ore completes 3rd quarterly decline, @jasminengzt: businessweek.com/news/2014-09-2…

Consumer Debt Hits an All-Time High

businessweek.com — For many American households, the recession was a time to pay off debt and get their finances in order-whether they wanted to or not. But according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve's Flow of Funds (PDF), Americans are taking on debt once again.

Interview: Ello CEO Wants to Be the Anti-Facebook

businessweek.com — Social Media Social networking upstarts come and go like the weather these days. Everyone wants to unseat , but few have that special combination of technical prowess and viral appeal to lure away even a fraction of its 1.3 billion users. Ello, based in the unlikely conclave of Burlington, Vt., hopes it's a little bit different.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @aaronrutkoff: "So you are building the Vermont of the Internet?" buswk.co/1rHEuzc @bradstone comes up with the best possible slogan for Ello.

Sep 30, 2014

RT @aaronrutkoff: "So you are building the Vermont of the Internet?" buswk.co/1rHEuzc @bradstone comes up with the best possible slogan for Ello.

Sep 30, 2014

"So you are building the Vermont of the Internet?" buswk.co/1rHEuzc @bradstone comes up with the best possible slogan for Ello.

Sep 30, 2014

Ello CEO calls Facebook an "ad platform more than a social network." ow.ly/C6Gec #shade

Sep 30, 2014

Ello founder: "Someone asked me what the demographic was of our users. We have no idea!" buswk.co/1rAh2Ce @bw

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