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EU Bank Stress Tests: A Preview

graphics.wsj.com — How this bank's capital ratio compares to the other banks in the stress tests CET1 ratio under adverse scenario: {{bar}} This measures changes in capital between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014, such as issues of new shares, share buybacks and conversions of debt, which can help offset, or in the case of buybacks, add to, a shortfall identified in the tests.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @davidenrich: Sneak preview of @WSJ's mobile-friendly interactive for tracking Europe's banking stress tests. Full version Sunday. graphics.wsj.com/european-stres…

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Here’s How the European Bank Stress Tests Work

blogs.wsj.com — BRUSSELS - This coming Sunday, regulators in Europe will reveal whether 150 of the biggest European Union banks have proved they are strong enough to weather another financial crisis.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @davidenrich: A plain-English explanation of how Europe's surprisingly complicated banking stress tests will work. blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Oct 23, 2014

Just a few days to go until European bank stress tests come out. This is how they work: on.wsj.com/1sTjk00 via @WSJMoneyBeat

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New Valet App Luxe Eases Parking Nightmares

blogs.wsj.com — In some areas of San Francisco, it can a half-hour or more to find a parking spot. But what if a valet met you at a chosen destination, parked your car nearby, and brought it back as soon as you were ready to leave?
Oct 23, 2014

RT @doctorparadox: Luxe is fine but i’m holding out for Lttr, a svc that sends a crew of people to bear me around in a carrying-chair blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 23, 2014

So San Francisco it hurts. If only you could summon these parking helpers without ever looking in their eyes. blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 23, 2014

So now there's an app for on-demand valet parking, called Luxe. The rich are inheriting the earth. blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @dmac1: I've been using Luxe for on-demand valet parking & loving it. Could replace Uber for people like me who love to drive http://t.c…

Oct 23, 2014

I've been using Luxe for on-demand valet parking & loving it. Could replace Uber for people like me who love to drive on.wsj.com/1tOgayb

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The States Where Your Paycheck Goes Farthest

blogs.wsj.com — In salaries, as in real estate, there are three things that matter: location, location, location. At least, that's what a new salary-comparison tool from Rasmussen College implies. It draws on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis to compare average salaries in a given state for a particular occupation with average salaries adjusted for cost of living in that state to reflect buying power.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @tedhesson: Where teacher salaries go the furthest: Rhode Island, Michigan, North Dakota, Mississippi and DC fus.in/1nACokm

Oct 23, 2014

Where teacher salaries go the furthest: Rhode Island, Michigan, North Dakota, Mississippi and DC fus.in/1nACokm

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Why Gas Stations Are Cleaning Up Even As Prices Plummet

blogs.wsj.com — Prices at the pump have tumbled to multiyear lows, but don't worry about your local gas station. When oil prices spike, so do gasoline prices, as retailers pass along the higher cost to consumers. But when prices fall, gas stations can keep retail prices higher for longer.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @erikholmwsj: Strange things afoot: Gas stations are seeing their highest profit margins since 2008 even as prices keep dropping on.wsj.com/1DEoYb7

Oct 23, 2014

Smart explainer on gasoline prices -- and profits -- from Nicole Friedman @wsj #energy blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Oct 23, 2014

Can't wait to follow what comes next on the "strange things afoot" tag (nice work @erikholmwsj on.wsj.com/1DEoYb7 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Oct 23, 2014

Pretty remarkable: Why gas stations are raking it in even as prices plummet on.wsj.com/1DEoYb7 via @WSJMoneyBeat @NicoleFriedman

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Justice Ginsburg Issues Timely Correction in Texas Voter ID Dissent

blogs.wsj.com — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have made history a second time with her dissent from last week's Supreme Court order allowing Texas to implement its voter-identification law in next month's election. The seven-page dissent jolted its way into the law books with an official email at 5:05 a.m.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: It's rare for a Supreme Court justice to publicily admit an error, but Justice Ginsburg did so Wednesday. on.wsj.com/1sTyoL1

Oct 23, 2014

RT @JessBravin: Court of Errors: Justice Ginsburg fixes mistake in opinion and, in possible #SCOTUS first, announces having done so m.wsj.com/articles/BL-WB…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @JessBravin: Court of Errors: Justice Ginsburg fixes mistake in opinion and, in possible #SCOTUS first, announces having done so m.wsj.com/articles/BL-WB…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @JessBravin: Court of Errors: Justice Ginsburg fixes mistake in opinion and, in possible #SCOTUS first, announces having done so m.wsj.com/articles/BL-WB…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MaryLuWSJ: Law Aficionados: Justice Ginsburg issues unusual-and timely-fix to her Texas voter ID dissent. @JessB… j.mp/1nAn4nU

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Which Sport Does Your State Like Best?

online.wsj.com — The struggling Michigan Wolverines take on in-state rival Michigan State on Saturday, and considering that the Spartans are favored by 17 points, there is reason to believe much of the state will be looking for something other to do than watch football. We're guessing they go bowling.
Oct 23, 2014

Wait. Bowling & rodeo aren't major?! RT @SamWalkers: Cool map: What's the most popular non-major sport in each state? on.wsj.com/1ovjsUV

Oct 23, 2014

Iowa is a...volleyball state? RT @SamWalkers Cool map: What's the most popular non-major sport in each state? on.wsj.com/1ovjsUV

Oct 23, 2014

Spoiler alert: Vermont is maple syrup. @SamWalkers: Cool map: What's the most popular non-major sport in each state? on.wsj.com/1ovjsUV

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White House Dogs Return to Duty After Fence Scuffle

blogs.wsj.com — The two dogs who scuffled with a man who allegedly jumped over the White House fence Wednesday evening have been cleared to return to duty, a Secret Service spokesman said Thursday. A veterinarian treated Secret Service K-9s Hurricane and Jordan for minor bruising after the incident.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @deborah_solomon: Dog Bites Man Edition: Hurricane and Jordan cleared for duty after attacking fence jumper @WSJ on.wsj.com/1sTux0A pic.twitter.com/ndLQpSNHKV

Oct 23, 2014

Dog Bites Man Edition: Hurricane and Jordan cleared for duty after attacking fence jumper @WSJ on.wsj.com/1sTux0A pic.twitter.com/ndLQpSNHKV

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MtthwRose: Assaulting a police dog is apparently a felony, as the latest fence-jumper is about to find out. on.wsj.com/1tNXxdR via @WSJPolitics

Oct 23, 2014

Oh, and in case you're a dog person, you'll be pleased to know Hurricane and Jordan suffered only minor bruising. on.wsj.com/1tNXxdR

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MtthwRose: Assaulting a police dog is apparently a felony, as the latest fence-jumper is about to find out. on.wsj.com/1tNXxdR via @WSJPolitics

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Foxconn in Talks For China Plant Investment

online.wsj.com — HONG KONG-Apple Inc.'s major assembler Foxconn is in preliminary discussions with a provincial government in Northern China for an investment in a new factory that would make high-end screens for iPhones and other mobile devices, people familiar with the talks say.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @yunheekim22: Exclusive: Foxconn in talks for investment in China plant that would make screens for Apple on.wsj.com/1wqvaPP

Oct 23, 2014

RT @digitalhen: The iPhone 6 Plus costs Apple just an extra $15 to make, but it's $100 more at retail. on.wsj.com/1zlysZZ pic.twitter.com/GUd55dMNEB

Oct 23, 2014

Foxconn in talks for $5 bil + investment in China plant that would also make iPhone screens on.wsj.com/1wqvaPP via @WSJD

Oct 23, 2014

RT @WSJ: It costs Apple supplier Foxconn about $215 to make an iPhone 6 Plus. Its retail price: $749. on.wsj.com/1wmnPBH (corrected iPhone model)

Oct 23, 2014

Labour: 2% of cost RT @WSJ It costs Apple supplier Foxconn about $215 to make an iPhone 6. Its retail price: $749. on.wsj.com/1tk8aCV

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Backstreet Boys Settle Bankruptcy Claims

blogs.wsj.com — The Backstreet Boys' bankruptcy battle is over. New court filings show the pop singers have settled their claims against their creator, Lou Pearlman, whose bankruptcy filing preceded the onetime music mogul's arrest on fraud charges. The Boys (all of whom are well over the age of 30) said Mr. Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records owed them roughly $3.5 million.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @bydanielvictor: Under a bankruptcy settlement, the Backstreet Boys will receive a "Star Trek Adventure" VHS tape on.wsj.com/1tObk45 via @MelanieLisa

Oct 23, 2014

RT @bydanielvictor: Under a bankruptcy settlement, the Backstreet Boys will receive a "Star Trek Adventure" VHS tape on.wsj.com/1tObk45 via @MelanieLisa

Oct 23, 2014

RT @bydanielvictor: Under a bankruptcy settlement, the Backstreet Boys will receive a "Star Trek Adventure" VHS tape on.wsj.com/1tObk45 via @MelanieLisa

Oct 23, 2014

Under a bankruptcy settlement, the Backstreet Boys will receive a "Star Trek Adventure" VHS tape on.wsj.com/1tObk45 via @MelanieLisa

Pete Stark: Law Regulating Doctors Mostly Helped Lawyers

blogs.wsj.com — Pete Stark 's landmark law to curb medical self-referral hasn't worked out how he planned. His retirement, on the other hand, is playing out just how he'd like it to. "It's a lot of fun," the former California Democratic congressman said of life after Capitol Hill during a recent interview.
Oct 23, 2014

The Hatch Act is not named for Orrin Hatch. The Stark Law is named for Pete Stark, but he wouldn't vote for it today on.wsj.com/1sawLVp

Oct 23, 2014

RT @janetadamy: Stark on Stark Law: 'I have every lawyer in town bowing gratitude to me for the work they got out of that law' on.wsj.com/1sawLVp

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London Real-Estate Market Shows Signs of Cooling

online.wsj.com — LONDON-Homes in the U.K. capital have been among the hottest global assets in recent years, but signs continue to suggest the heat is escaping. Foxtons Group PLC, a prominent London real-estate agent, Thursday warned its full-year earnings will miss investors' expectations, with a cooling London market cited as the culprit.
Oct 23, 2014

Naw. MT @TomStub: A glimmer of hope for non-oligarchs interested in a house in London? bit.ly/1wuSmOJ via @edmballard @artpatnaude

Oct 23, 2014

RT @dumav: Foxtons profit warning is just the latest sign London's property market is cooling off at last on.wsj.com/1ypf2PF via @WSJ

Oct 23, 2014

Foxtons profit warning is just the latest sign London's property market is cooling off at last on.wsj.com/1ypf2PF via @WSJ

Oct 23, 2014

A glimmer of hope for non-oligarchs interested in owning a house in London? on.wsj.com/1ypf2PF via @edmballard @artpatnaude

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Société Générale Hands Canary Wharf a Victory

blogs.wsj.com — Canary Wharf has won the latest round in the contest with the City of London for trophy residents after persuading Société Générale to consolidate its London operations into a building at 1 Bank Street.

Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs, According to Aaron Sorkin

blogs.wsj.com — Christian Bale will soon don Steve Jobs 's black turtleneck in an upcoming prestige biopic about the tech giant, according to the movie's screenwriter. Bale was long-rumored to play the late Apple founder in the movie, which features a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning scribe of "The Social Network" and "The Newsroom," and is set be directed by "Slumdog Millionaire" helmer Danny Boyle, another Academy Award honoree.

Four Blue Chips Drive Dow’s Gains

blogs.wsj.com — Four stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average - 3M Co., Caterpillar Inc., Visa Inc. and Chevron Corp. - accounted for more than half of the blue-chip Dow's 242-point gain Thursday as the index marched toward one of its largest single-day gains of the year.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @srussolillo: Four stocks--3M, Caterpillar, Visa and Chevron--account for more than half of Dow's rally on.wsj.com/1pEKq7q @WSJMoneyBeat @jhcshipman

Oct 23, 2014

RT @srussolillo: Four stocks--3M, Caterpillar, Visa and Chevron--account for more than half of Dow's rally on.wsj.com/1pEKq7q @WSJMoneyBeat @jhcshipman

Oct 23, 2014

RT @srussolillo: Four stocks--3M, Caterpillar, Visa and Chevron--account for more than half of Dow's rally on.wsj.com/1pEKq7q @WSJMoneyBeat @jhcshipman

Oct 23, 2014

Four stocks--3M, Caterpillar, Visa and Chevron--account for more than half of Dow's rally on.wsj.com/1pEKq7q @WSJMoneyBeat @jhcshipman

Clouds Darken for America’s Blue-Chip Stocks

online.wsj.com — The approach was time-tested and hard to beat: Put your money in blue chips, decades-old companies that could be counted on to perform through thick and thin. But now the market's stalwarts are showing their age. Steady has become stagnant as companies once considered among the market's most reliable post poor growth, quarter after woeful quarter.
Oct 23, 2014

Story mashup: Old-line industrials set brisk Thursday pace marketwatch.com/story/us-stock… vs Clouds Darken for Blue-Chips online.wsj.com/articles/cloud…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @WSJ: 1/3 of the companies in the Dow have posted shrinking or flat revenue over the past 12 months: on.wsj.com/1vSk8oq pic.twitter.com/Zks4YeyRrk

Oct 23, 2014

From stalwarts to stagnant: America's blue-chip stocks -- AT&T, GE, Coke, IBM on.wsj.com/1ovpZ25 via @WSJ

Oct 23, 2014

RT @theofrancis: Blue-chip blues: Steady becomes stagnant as tested strategies falter at some of market's biggest names: m.wsj.com/articles/cloud… @WSJ

Oct 23, 2014

Clouds darken for America’s blue-chip stocks: the "stumbling stars" of AT&T, Coke, Wal-Mart, and GE on.wsj.com/1ovpZ25 via @WSJ

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What Volatility Did to Europe’s Bank Fees

blogs.wsj.com — After an Indian summer, things have cooled off dramatically for Europe's investment bankers. Advisory and equity capital markets bankers have seen potential fees worth tens of millions of dollars disappear so far this month, according to estimates from Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting, after a string of pulled initial public offerings and the cancellation of two multibillion-dollar M&A deals.
Oct 23, 2014

M&A and ECM bankers have seen potential fees worth tens of millions of dollars disappear in Oct on.wsj.com/1tOlr8Q w/ @Lucymburton

Oct 23, 2014

RT @WSJMoneyBeat: M&A and ECM bankers have seen potential fees worth tens of millions of dollars disappear in Oct on.wsj.com/1tOlr8Q

Oct 23, 2014

RT @PhillipaLJ: M&A and ECM bankers have seen potential fees worth tens of millions of dollars disappear in Oct on.wsj.com/1tOlr8Q via …

Oct 23, 2014

M&A and ECM bankers have seen potential fees worth tens of millions of dollars disappear in Oct on.wsj.com/1tOlr8Q via @WSJMoneyBeat

European Bank Tests Could Bring Relief

online.wsj.com — LONDON-A grueling, monthslong process to check the health of Europe's leading banks might turn out to be an anticlimax. European regulators on Thursday are set to privately disclose to around 150 lenders the results of a "stress test" designed to measure the strength of their balance sheets and their ability to survive a deteriorating economic environment.
Oct 23, 2014

European bank tests could bring relief, with few lenders expected to fail on.wsj.com/1ypopPB via @WSJ

Oct 23, 2014

RT @chiaraalbanese: European bank tests could bring relief, with few lenders expected to fail on.wsj.com/1ypopPB via @WSJ

Oct 23, 2014

European bank tests could bring relief, with few lenders expected to fail on.wsj.com/1ypopPB via @WSJ

Oct 23, 2014

Europe's bank stress tests: with few expected to fail, results could prompt stocks to rise on.wsj.com/1ypopPB via @WSJ

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