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Eric Cantor to Join Wall Street Investment Bank

online.wsj.com — Eric Cantor plans to join boutique investment bank Moelis & Co., as the recently defeated House majority leader embarks on a new career on Wall Street. Mr. Cantor, 51 years old, will be a vice chairman and board member at the firm, effective this week, he and Moelis founder Ken Moelis said in a joint interview on Monday.
Sep 02, 2014

Deposed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to join boutique Wall Street investment bank Moelis & Co. on.wsj.com/1vGIaDq via @WSJ

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Beijing Decree Stirs Fear Over Hong Kong Status as Finance Hub

Sep 01, 2014

Some in Hong Kong fear Beijing's influence is a threat to its status as Asia's finance hub. on.wsj.com/1uoJp6L

Sep 01, 2014

RT @alexfrangos: Tokyo said it would gladly take Hong Kong's place as Asia financial hub. on.wsj.com/1uoJp6L They speak English but we are free.

Sep 01, 2014

Tokyo said it would gladly take Hong Kong's place as Asia financial hub. on.wsj.com/1uoJp6L They speak English but we are free.

Sep 01, 2014

Read up on Beijing's effect on Hong Kong as global financial hub. on.wsj.com/1uoJp6L

Sep 01, 2014

Some in Hong Kong fear Beijing's influence is a threat to its status as Asia's finance hub. on.wsj.com/1uoJp6L pic.twitter.com/0Xl0iIDCge

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Can the New York Stock Exchange Be Saved?

online.wsj.com — The day after Jeffrey Sprecher, the chairman and chief executive of Atlanta's Intercontinental Exchange Inc., took control of the New York Stock Exchange, he sent trusted lieutenant Thomas Farley to size up the 222-year-old icon of capitalism. On a crisp November morning, the 38-year-old Mr. Farley arrived alone at the corner of Wall and Broad streets in lower Manhattan.

‘I’m Getting Desperate’ - North Korea Turns Cameras on U.S. Prisoners

blogs.wsj.com — "This is an opportunity maybe for Bill Clinton to come back." "Maybe George Bush, it's his turn as an elder statesman to try his hand at that."On Monday, North Korea unexpectedly thrust three U.S. citizens in its custody before the news cameras in six separate interviews, each of them overseen by authorities.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AlastairGale: US hostages in North Korea show desperation in sad, compelling CNN interviews. Watch here: on.wsj.com/1B9oecT pic.twitter.com/SYLFhfwI8a

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AlastairGale: US hostages in North Korea show desperation in sad, compelling CNN interviews. Watch here: on.wsj.com/1B9oecT pic.twitter.com/SYLFhfwI8a

Sep 01, 2014

Impressively creepy interviews with Americans arrested in North Korea: on.wsj.com/1B9oecT

Sep 01, 2014

US hostages in North Korea show desperation in sad, compelling CNN interviews. Watch here: on.wsj.com/1B9oecT pic.twitter.com/SYLFhfwI8a

Tax Firm to Revive Arthur Andersen Name

Sep 01, 2014

RT @rapoportwsj: EXCLUSIVE: Remember Arthur Andersen? A tax firm is buying the name and renaming itself Andersen Tax. on.wsj.com/1nQH5kt via @WSJ

Sep 01, 2014

12 years after Enron tattered the Arthur Andersen brand, a firm run by former partners seeks to resuscitate the name on.wsj.com/1nQH5kt

Sep 01, 2014

RT @rapoportwsj: EXCLUSIVE: Remember Arthur Andersen? A tax firm is buying the name and renaming itself Andersen Tax. on.wsj.com/1nQH5kt via @WSJ

Sep 01, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Remember Arthur Andersen? A tax firm is buying the name and renaming itself Andersen Tax. on.wsj.com/1nQH5kt via @WSJ

The Mandatory Fun of NFL Football

online.wsj.com — Football returns Thursday, the paid professional kind-the unpaid professional kind began this past weekend-with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers, and if your schedule isn't totally cleared, or your fantasy team isn't fully stacked, or your TV situation isn't up to cutting-edge standards, it's going to be a miserable fall and winter.

Are Consumers Ready to Spend Again?

online.wsj.com — Summer brought companies some hopeful signs of economic recovery. This fall, the optimism will be put to the test. That's because it is unclear whether consumers-the engine behind more than two-thirds of the American economy-are ready to resume spending at significant levels. Signals are mixed. After years of lackluster growth, corporate...
Sep 01, 2014

RT @WSJbusiness: Back to Work: The WSJ’s annual outlook for business examines hiring, autos, energy and tech. on.wsj.com/1lF91wM pic.twitter.com/rd4w7xe5V9

Sep 01, 2014

Back to Work series: Despite an improving U.S. economy, the retail industry is struggling on.wsj.com/1nQl8SD via @theofrancis @WSJ

Sep 01, 2014

RT @pdacosta: It remains unclear whether U.S. consumers are ready to resume spending at significant levels. online.wsj.com/articles/are-c…

Sep 01, 2014

It remains unclear whether U.S. consumers are ready to resume spending at significant levels. online.wsj.com/articles/are-c…

Li Ka-shing Repeats Vague Stance On HK Democracy

blogs.wsj.com — What's 's response to a Chinese government ruling on Sunday which curtailed reforms for Hong Kong's chief executive elections, setting the stage for weeks of protests? Hong Kong's-and Asia's-richest man is out of town. Mr. Li is currently away from Hong Kong, his companies and said in a joint statement Monday.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @davewsj: What does Li Ka-shing think of Beijing's HK election ruling? Well, er, it's a bit of a riddle... on.wsj.com/1qwAbob via @nedlevin

Sep 01, 2014

What does Li Ka-shing think of Beijing's HK election ruling? Well, er, it's a bit of a riddle... on.wsj.com/1qwAbob via @nedlevin

If ECB Does QE, It’s Another Sign of Western Governments’ Failures

blogs.wsj.com — Hold your applause for the latest central bank rescue, please. The European Central Bank this week is expected to announce a bond-buying campaign. Recent weeks have brought a pronounced shift by the often-hawkish institution, a reversal that has been greeted enthusiastically by investors around the globe scrambling to buy government bonds.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @cschoenberger: From @mikejcasey: If ECB Does QE, It’s Another Sign of Western Governments’ Failures on.wsj.com/1B98fLD rt @WSJMoneyBeat

Sep 01, 2014

From @mikejcasey: If ECB Does QE, It’s Another Sign of Western Governments’ Failures on.wsj.com/1B98fLD rt @WSJMoneyBeat

U.S. Open: Roger Federer Is the Greatest…At Signing Autographs

online.wsj.com — An autograph from a tennis star is one of the most coveted souvenirs at the U.S. Open. But securing one isn't easy. It requires agility, good court positioning and a bit of luck. It also requires a player willing to sign enough autographs to get to yours, which raises an essential question: Which player represents an autograph seeker's best bet?
Sep 01, 2014

Why #Federer is the greatest…at signing autographs on.wsj.com/1nQfRup He spent more than 8½ minutes signing at least 127 autographs

Sep 01, 2014

RT @TomPerrotta: Colleague @jimchair proves that Roger Federer is the greatest ever…at signing autographs. Fun (and data rich!) piece: online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-o…

Sep 01, 2014

Colleague @jimchair proves that Roger Federer is the greatest ever…at signing autographs. Fun (and data rich!) piece: online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-o…

Food Stamps Starting to Fall

online.wsj.com — After soaring in the years since the recession, use of food stamps, one of the federal government's biggest social-welfare programs, is beginning to decline. There were 46.2 million Americans on food stamps in May, the latest data available, down 1.6 million from a record 47.8 million in December 2012.
Sep 01, 2014

This won't sit well with the Economic Armageddon camp: U.S. food stamp use begins to decline. online.wsj.com/articles/food-…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @NKingofDC: After soaring for years, food-stamp use is down 1.6 million from peak of 47.8 million in 2012 on.wsj.com/1tUxGy8 via @WSJ

Sep 01, 2014

After soaring for years, food-stamp use is down 1.6 million from peak of 47.8 million in 2012 on.wsj.com/1tUxGy8 via @WSJ

Sep 01, 2014

Food-stamp rolls down 1.6 million from peak of 47.8 million in 2012 | via @NeilShahWSJ | on.wsj.com/1tUxGy8 via @WSJ

Tokyo Governor Says City’s Freedom Is Advantage Versus Hong Kong

blogs.wsj.com — For Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe, who is seeking to improve the city's standing as a global financial hub, the battle over Hong Kong's future looks like an opportunity. Mr. Masuzoe said Monday that while Tokyo doesn't have the same English-speaking business environment as Hong Kong, it does guarantee basic rights including freedom of speech.
Sep 02, 2014

Japan is capitalizing on China's crackdown in Hong Kong -- "It's a different society thanks ours." m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-JR…

Sep 01, 2014

Tokyo Governor Says City’s Freedom Is Advantage Versus Hong Kong on.wsj.com/1qkasAo via @wsjasia

With 'Novorossiya,' Vladimir Putin Plays Name Game With Ukraine

Sep 01, 2014

RT @PaulSonne: Novorossiya, or New Russia, the czarist-era name for modern-day south Ukraine, resurfaces in Kremlin lexicon. on.wsj.com/1umyslW

Sep 01, 2014

RT @PaulSonne: Novorossiya, or New Russia, the czarist-era name for modern-day south Ukraine, resurfaces in Kremlin lexicon. on.wsj.com/1umyslW

Sep 01, 2014

Novorossiya, or New Russia, the czarist-era name for modern-day south Ukraine, resurfaces in Kremlin lexicon. on.wsj.com/1umyslW

Auto Makers Ask: Is This as Good as It Gets?

Sep 01, 2014

RT @CarMcWilliams: Is the U.S. auto industry now at a post-recession peak? August new car sales out Wednesday. on.wsj.com/1CkHmWI

Permian Basin in Texas to Drive Down Oil Prices

online.wsj.com — Everyone knows the U.S. is now pumping oil and gas in new places from North Dakota to Alabama. But less-known is that Texas remains the powerhouse when it comes to oil output-and may be the on the verge of producing a glut.
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