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ECB Vies for Third Time Lucky in European Stress Tests

bloomberg.com — For the European Central Bank, success as the euro area's financial supervisor may begin this weekend with a few failures. At noon in Frankfurt on Oct. 26, investors will learn which of the currency bloc's 130 biggest banks fell short in the ECB's year-long examination of their asset strength and ability to withstand economic turbulence.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @rebeccawire: Failures = success ECB Tries for Third Time Lucky in European Stress Tests bloom.bg/1ozeRBa via @BloombergNews @Jeffrey_Black

Oct 24, 2014

Failures = success ECB Tries for Third Time Lucky in European Stress Tests bloom.bg/1ozeRBa via @BloombergNews @Jeffrey_Black

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Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire

bloomberg.com — When he's not cruising the streets of Austria in his gray Tesla Model S, Andrey Akimov can often be found behind a desk on the seventh floor of a nondescript office building just across the Moskva River from the Kremlin.
Oct 24, 2014

Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire bloom.bg/ZPbWsi

Oct 24, 2014

RT @courtneymoscow: Fantastic Bloomberg investigation of Andrey Akimov, CEO of Gazprombank and a connector in Putin's power circle mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @courtneymoscow: Fantastic Bloomberg investigation of Andrey Akimov, CEO of Gazprombank and a connector in Putin's power circle mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

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Fed’s $4 Trillion Holdings Keep Boosting Growth Beyond End of QE

bloomberg.com — Quantitative easing may turn out to be a gift that keeps on giving for the U.S. economy. As the Federal Reserve prepares to end its third round of bond buying next week, the central bank plans to hang on to the record$4.48 trillion balance sheet it has accumulated since announcing the first round of purchases in November 2008.
Oct 24, 2014

The gift that keeps on giving: Fed’s $4 Trillion Holdings to Keep Boosting Growth Beyond End of QE bloom.bg/1uNAwlI via @jeffkearns

Oct 24, 2014

Fed’s $4 trillion holdings keep boosting growth beyond end of QE bloom.bg/1rstqSs via @jeffkearns

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Neon-Light Gang District Is ‘Time Bomb’ in Hong Kong Protests

bloomberg.com — The tinderbox of Hong Kong 's pro-democracy protests is Mong Kok, where police fear a riot could erupt and demonstrators stand defiant in the face of violence, threats and even bags of feces dropped on them. The densely-populated area, covering less than a square mile, is beset by organized crime and vice.
Oct 24, 2014

Neon-Light Gang District Is ‘Time Bomb’ in Hong Kong Protests bloom.bg/1wo25Fo

Oct 24, 2014

On Mong Kok #OccupyHK: Neon-Light Gang District Is ‘Time Bomb’ in Hong Kong Protests bloom.bg/1wo25Fo @BloombergNews #OccupyCentral

Oct 24, 2014

Police struggle to control Hong Kong's gangster heartland as protests roll on without leader bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2… pic.twitter.com/KIBfozgsVo

Oct 24, 2014

RT @frostyhk: Mongkok, the clogged heart of Hong Kong, is a `time bomb waiting to explode' bloom.bg/1wo25Fo #occupyhk

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Christie Has `Head in Sand’ on Minimum Wage, Labor Chief Says

bloomberg.com — Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has "got his head in the sand" when it comes to the plight of minimum-wage earners in his state, U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez said. "I've met with minimum-wage workers in New Jersey," Perez said today at a Bloomberg News event in Washington.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @EmmaVAngerer: .@LaborSec tells Bloomberg News reporters that on U.S. minimum wage: "We suck. We really do." bloomberg.com/politics/artic… pic.twitter.com/COrmksdVzL

Oct 23, 2014

RT @JoshuaGreen: “I mean, we suck,” U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez tells @bpolitics. “We really do.” bloom.bg/1sTVotk

Oct 23, 2014

RT @JoshuaGreen: “I mean, we suck,” U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez tells @bpolitics. “We really do.” bloom.bg/1sTVotk

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DNC Chief Can't Name a Single Senate Race Obama Has Campaigned In

bloomberg.com — Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, can't name a single competitive Senate race that President Obama is campaigning in. Back in the state where she grew up on Thursday afternoon, Wasserman spoke with John Heilemann and Mark Halperin on "With All Due Respect," and insisted that the President " is campaigning in competitive races around the country."
Oct 23, 2014

RT @MichaelCBender: THe awkwardness continues: DNC chief can't name a Senate race Obama has campaigned in bloom.bg/ZPmfMX pic.twitter.com/kpfnfwFlmW

Oct 23, 2014

THe awkwardness continues: DNC chief can't name a Senate race Obama has campaigned in bloom.bg/ZPmfMX pic.twitter.com/kpfnfwFlmW

Oct 23, 2014

RT @danmericaCNN: This is pretty uncomfortable: DNC Chief Can't Name a Single Senate Race Obama Has Campaigned in bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Oct 23, 2014

DNC chief can't name a single Senate race Obama has campaigned in bloom.bg/ZPfhHV pic.twitter.com/mNgrlDX7Oq

Oct 23, 2014

This is pretty uncomfortable: DNC Chief Can't Name a Single Senate Race Obama Has Campaigned in bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

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Regulators Ramp Up Bond Fund Reviews Due to Volatility

bloomberg.com — Surging market volatility is making regulators increasingly concerned that bond funds have loaded up on hard-to-sell assets. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped up exams of money managers, while pushing mutual funds to test whether they could satisfy customer redemptions during periods of financial stress, said people with knowledge of the plans.
Oct 24, 2014

Regulators Ramp Up Bond Fund Reviews Due to Volatility bloom.bg/12ndjA1 via @lisaambramowicz1

Oct 24, 2014

RT @sabrush: Regulators Ramp Up Bond Fund Reviews Due to Volatility bloom.bg/12ndjA1 w/ @lisaabramowicz1

Oct 24, 2014

Regulators Ramp Up Bond Fund Reviews Due to Volatility bloom.bg/12ndjA1 w/ @lisaabramowicz1

Oct 24, 2014

Regulators Ramp Up Bond Fund Reviews Due to Volatility bloom.bg/12ndjA1

Strictly Focused on Stress Test as Man. United Play: Euro Credit

bloomberg.com — Manchester United will play Chelsea and Strictly Come Dancing will flit across British TV screens unwatched by London's financiers on Sunday. They'll be focused on the outcome of the widest-ranging review of Europe 's financial system. Results of the health check for the region's 130 most important lenders are being presented before lunch.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @katie_martin_FX: Say it ain't so. RT @ToddBuell: Bankers missing football, Downton Abbey to tackle Sunday stress test: bloom.bg/1DGOJaC

Oct 24, 2014

@katie_martin_FX RT Bankers miss football, Downton Abbey to tackle Sunday stress test bloom.bg/1DGOJaC <= surely one for #twitteraid

Oct 24, 2014

Say it ain't so. RT @ToddBuell: Bankers missing football, Downton Abbey to tackle Sunday stress test: bloom.bg/1DGOJaC

Oct 24, 2014

RT @AJRummer: Violins out for European financiers forced to work this Sunday because of the ECB stress tests bloom.bg/1uNEue1

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Ebola-Stricken Doctor Passionate for Helping Africa Care

bloomberg.com — Oct. 23 (Bloomberg)-- The first Ebola patient diagnosed in New York City is a young emergency medicine doctor at Columbia University Medical Center with a passion for improving health care in Africa and other countries. Craig Spencer, 33, was rushed from his apartment at 546 West 147th Street to Bellevue Hospital at about noon on Thursday, after reporting a fever and stomach pain.
Oct 24, 2014

New York's first Ebola patient is a young doctor with a passion for helping out overseas: bloom.bg/12psvws

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In Case of Ebola, U.S. Has Stockpile of Expired Sanitizer

bloomberg.com — In the event Washington suffers an outbreak of Ebola, the U.S. government has almost 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer waiting for emergency workers. The trouble is that 84 percent of the stockpile has expired.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @sabrush: In Case of Ebola, U.S. Has Stockpiled Sanitizer -- except it has almost all expired bloom.bg/ZPl4NK

Oct 24, 2014

The US has 5,000 bottles of hand sanitiser ready to go in case of an Ebola outbreak in DC - but 84% of it is expired bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 23, 2014

Wut?? RT @sabrush: In Case of Ebola, U.S. Has Stockpiled Sanitizer -- except it has almost all expired bloom.bg/ZPl4NK

Oct 23, 2014

In Case of Ebola, U.S. Has Stockpiled Sanitizer -- except it has almost all expired bloom.bg/ZPl4NK

Oct 23, 2014

RT @spettypi: Never fear: In Case of Ebola, U.S. Has Stockpile of Expired Sanitizer bloom.bg/ZPl4NK via @BloombergNews

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Christie `Head in Sand’ on Minimum Wage, Labor Chief Says

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has "got his head in the sand" when it comes to the plight of minimum-wage earners in his state, U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez said. "I've met with minimum-wage workers in New Jersey," Perez said today at a Bloomberg News event in Washington.
Oct 23, 2014

"I mean, we suck." -- Labor Sec Tom Perez on U.S. min wage. Also, @GovChristie's "head in the sand." bloom.bg/1rrGg2y @Kate_HunterDC

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: “Chris Christie’s got his head in the sand," on minimum wage, Labor Secretary Perez says: bloom.bg/ZJwDFV pic.twitter.com/Bit8PANzdv

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: “Chris Christie’s got his head in the sand," on minimum wage, Labor Secretary Perez says: bloom.bg/ZJwDFV pic.twitter.com/Bit8PANzdv

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Bank Breakup Plan Hits More EU Headwinds as Denmark Rejects Idea

bloomberg.com — Denmark won't back a proposal to split Europe 's biggest banks as the region's first country to enforce bail-in rules questions the value of more regulation. "With all the legislation now in place there really shouldn't be more worries," Business Minister Henrik Sass Larsen said in an interview yesterday at the parliament in Copenhagen.

The Spy Who Came In From the Bank: Fake Nazi Agent Named

bloomberg.com — The World War II spy who fooled British Nazis into believing he was a Gestapo agent and persuaded them to work for him has been named as a London bank clerk who barely spoke German. Files released in February by the Security Service, known as MI5, disclosed that the agency used an agent codenamed Jack King to infiltrate groups sympathetic to the enemy.
Oct 24, 2014

Reveald: The spy who came in from the bank: fake Nazi agent named bloom.bg/1FLhvcd via @BloombergNews

Oct 24, 2014

Ripping yarn from @RobDotHutton: The Spy Who Came In From the Bank: Fake Nazi Agent Named bloom.bg/1FLhvcd via @BloombergNews

Oct 24, 2014

The Spy Who Came In From the Bank: how a man who barely spoke German played a Gestapo agent bloom.bg/1FLhvcd (tks @UkNatArchives)

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Hunt’s Death Revives Memory of Fortune Lost on Silver Bet

bloomberg.com — To Nelson Bunker Hunt, the world was full of enemies. There was inflation. It was running as high as 13 percent in the 1970s, like a thief threatening to steal the family fortune earned by his father, H.L., in the oil fields of East Texas.
Oct 24, 2014

Haunted by Inflation, He Snapped Up Silver at $2, Made a Fortune and Lost It bloom.bg/1zmwCbf via @BloombergNews

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ErikSchatzker: The man behind the mother of all commodity bubbles, Nelson Bunker Hunt, remembered in this terrific obit by @bobivry mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ErikSchatzker: The man behind the mother of all commodity bubbles, Nelson Bunker Hunt, remembered in this terrific obit by @bobivry mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 23, 2014

The man behind the mother of all commodity bubbles, Nelson Bunker Hunt, remembered in this terrific obit by @bobivry mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

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Servicing JFK Airliners for Decades, Now There’s Ebola

bloomberg.com — The airport job was a good job. You could put food on the table, buy boots for the kids and have enough left for an overnight or two in Atlantic City. All that changed in time, and now Victor Nunez, with 33 years on the job, was headed to work in the early hours at John F.

The Democrats' Coming Blame Game

bloomberg.com — Years of disappointment and tension between Democrats and their president are now on open display as politicians, party leaders and strategists worried about their chances in the midterm elections begin casting about for someone to blame.
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Hong Kong Protests Turn DBS Wealth Deal Into Relocation Ordeal

bloomberg.com — Tan Su Shan was in Singapore monitoring Hong Kong protesters through photos sent by her employees, awaiting an opening to move the private bank of DBS Group Holdings Ltd. into Societe Generale SA (GLE) 's offices.
Oct 24, 2014

Hong Kong Protests Turn DBS Wealth Deal Into Relocation Test bloom.bg/1uKT85T via @BloombergNews

Oct 23, 2014

When DBS bought SocGen's Asian private bank it didn't expect 200K protesters to get in its way bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2… pic.twitter.com/27vVEEQ2M9

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CDC’s Ebola ‘Go’ Team Sprints to New York

bloomberg.com — Start packing for New York, the "go" team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was told. A doctor there was back from a West African hot zone with Ebola-like symptoms, and was in a city hospital.
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Ex-Schroders Trader Pleads Not Guilty to Insider Dealing

bloomberg.com — Damian Clarke, a former equities trader at Schroders Plc (SDR) in London, pleaded not guilty to insider trading at a London court today. Clarke, 39, entered a not guilty plea to nine charges relating to trades made between 2003 and 2012. He was arrested with four other people by the U.K.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @journosooz: Ex-Schroders Trader Pleads Not Guilty to Insider Dealing: bloom.bg/1sgZAQc

Oct 24, 2014

Ex-Schroders Trader Pleads Not Guilty to Insider Dealing: bloom.bg/1sgZAQc