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Exclusive: Shake Shack picks JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley to lead IPO - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri People walk past a Shake Shack restaurant in the Manhattan borough of New York August 15, 2014. The potential offering, which could come as soon as this year according to the people, would be the biggest public event for a company that started out of a hot dog kiosk in New York's Madison Square Park in 2004.
Aug 21, 2014

Exclusive: Shake Shack picks JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley to lead IPO - sources reut.rs/1mpp4JQ via @reuters

Aug 21, 2014

RT @ozoran: Exclusive: Shake Shack picks JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley to lead IPO - sources reut.rs/1mpp4JQ

Aug 21, 2014

RT @ozoran: Exclusive: Shake Shack picks JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley to lead IPO - sources reut.rs/1mpp4JQ

Aug 21, 2014

Exclusive: Shake Shack picks JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley to lead IPO - sources reut.rs/1mpp4JQ

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Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 billion

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake A Bank of America sign is pictured in Encinitas, California January 14, 2014. The settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice calls for the second-largest U.S. bank to pay a $9.65 billion cash penalty, and provide about $7 billion of relief to struggling borrowers.
Aug 21, 2014

Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 billion -> $9.65 bln cash penalty, $7 bln of consumer relief reut.rs/1z6AeZJ

Aug 21, 2014

Finally: RT @ReutersBiz: Bank of America reaches $16.65 billion settlement in mortgage probe: reut.rs/1ljnCxG pic.twitter.com/5oCRJzvKTm

Aug 21, 2014

Bank of America settles mortgage issues for $16.65 bln, but deal excludes High Speed Swim Lane fraud case. reut.rs/1nenN8y

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American doctor treated for Ebola released from hospital

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Samaritan's Purse/Handout via Reuters Dr. Kent Brantly (R) speaks with colleagues at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia in this undated handout photograph courtesy of Samaritan's Purse. Kent Brantly was given ZMapp, a trial drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak, and flown to the United States this month.
Aug 21, 2014

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug reut.rs/1mp1JIg

Aug 21, 2014

Awaiting apologies from idiots who argued against bringing American doctors back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola. reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @ReutersUS: Dr. Kent Brantly to be released from Atlanta hospital after recovering from Ebola: reut.rs/1ljl3vo pic.twitter.com/2SaR0FnFLh

Aug 21, 2014

RT @ReutersUS: Dr. Kent Brantly to be released from Atlanta hospital after recovering from Ebola: reut.rs/1ljl3vo pic.twitter.com/2SaR0FnFLh

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Holdout creditor calls on U.S. court to hold Argentina in contempt

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Marcos Brindicci Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks during a ceremony at Buenos Aires' Stock Exchange, August 20, 2014. NML Capital Ltd is one of a group of plaintiffs known as holdout creditors who U.S.
Aug 21, 2014

U.S. judge calls Argentina debt row hearing amid contempt calls reut.rs/1wcQtbo via @reuters

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. judge schedules hearing Thursday in Argentina debt dispute reut.rs/1pTFajo

Aug 21, 2014

Judge to hold contempt hearing Thurs as #Argentina seeks debt swap to pay interest but avoid holdout bondholders reut.rs/1v1btQM

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. judge Griesa schedules Argentina debt hearing after hedge fund asks him to find country in contempt reuters.com/article/2014/0… @Reuters

Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva 1 of 2. People walk past a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow, August 20, 2014. On Wednesday, Rospotrebnadzor ordered the suspension of operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over what it said were "numerous" sanitary law breaches. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Christian Lowe)

Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with Islamic State militants in the Syrian civil war, the United States is staging air strikes on the same group across the frontier in Iraq.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @DanWilliams: Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Aug 21, 2014

Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Aug 21, 2014

Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon reut.rs/1toEa7v

Pfizer back for AstraZeneca? Year-end move seen most likely

uk.reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in drugmaker AstraZeneca have climbed more than 7 percent this week, fueled by speculation of renewed takeover interest from Pfizer, following an abortive $118 billion (71 billion pounds) takeover attempt in May. But while British takeover rules mean deal talks could be back on the cards as early as Aug.

Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg The U.S. Treasury building is seen in Washington, September 29, 2008. The firms who received the warnings are among the largest banks in the world, but the sources declined to name individual firms because the enforcement actions are not public.
Aug 21, 2014

Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting reut.rs/1wbslpz via @reuters w/ @d_miedema

Aug 21, 2014

Regulators send warnings about banks' risk management capabilities. Too much is still done manually. reut.rs/1p0souv @jonathanspicer

Aug 21, 2014

RT @ewstephe: Regulators send big banks verbal warnings on risk. Banks trying to hire data gurus in response: reuters.com/article/2014/0… @jonathanspicer

Aug 21, 2014

Regulators send big banks verbal warnings on risk. Banks trying to hire data gurus in response: reuters.com/article/2014/0… @jonathanspicer

Aug 21, 2014

Deutsche Bank not alone in drawing scrutiny of U.S. regulators over risk management @jonathanspicer reports reut.rs/1wbslpz

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U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton People fill out application forms before a screening session for seasonal jobs at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York March 4, 2014. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Aug. 16, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @Luciana_F_Lopez: U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook; four-week average of claims rose 4,750 to 300,750 reut.rs/1tkRlqJ

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. jobless claims fall, bolster labor market outlook; four-week average of claims rose 4,750 to 300,750 reut.rs/1tkRlqJ

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. jobless claims fall a little more than expected, bolstering labor market outlook reut.rs/1wcG0wO via @reuters

Russian aid convoy starts moving into Ukraine

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk A car drives past trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine near a Russia-Ukraine border crossing point in Rostov Region, August 21, 2014. The trucks have moved into the no man's land between the Russian and Ukrainian border checkpoints and it was not immediately clear if the trucks had entered Ukrainian territory, or stopped at the Ukrainian checkpoint.

South Africa bans travellers entering from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

af.reuters.com — JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa said on Thursday that due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus it was banning travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the country, apart from its own citizens.

UAE c.bank says Standard Chartered liable to legal action

reuters.com — Under the settlement, announced this week, the bank agreed to pay a $300 million fine, end high-risk relationships with small and medium-sized business clients in the UAE, and suspend the processing of dollar-denominated payments for some clients at its Hong Kong unit.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @RachelEnsignWSJ: A real lose-lose here. Standard Chartered said liable to legal action in UAE for closing accounts in U.S. settlement reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Aug 21, 2014

A real lose-lose here. Standard Chartered said liable to legal action in UAE for closing accounts in U.S. settlement reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @KieranBeer: Standard Chartered liable to UAE legal action for closing some accounts in its settlement with U.S. lnkd.in/dv4Rire

French troops wounded in Central African Republic clash

af.reuters.com — PARIS (Reuters) - Three French soldiers were wounded when fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic's capital, the army said, more than a year after a coup plunged the impoverished country into sectarian violence.

Did America’s policy on ransom help kill James Foley?

blogs.reuters.com — Somewhere in the desert of eastern Syria, a militant from the Islamic State beheaded the American journalist James Foley this week. The killer and his terrorist group are responsible for Foley's death. They should be the focus of public anger. But Foley's execution is also chilling a wake-up call for American and European policymakers, as well as U.S.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @RohdeD: Did an inconsistent US & European policy on ransom help kill James Foley? blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/20…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @RohdeD: Did an inconsistent US & European policy on ransom help kill James Foley? blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/20…

Aug 21, 2014

Such an important read on kidnappings and the price of not paying ransom. Consistency is needed. #Foley blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/20…

Aug 21, 2014

Did American policy on ransoms contribute to James Foley's killing blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/20… (Nope, Euro policy of paying them did) ht @jswinch

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U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing A home for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Oakton, on the day the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in Virginia March 27, 2014.
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