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Journalist. Husband. Father. Fisherman. Skier. Canadian. Watch me and @SRuhle weekdays 10 a.m. to noon ET on @BloombergTV.

Here's Who's Hiring and Firing on Wall Street

bloomberg.com — Wall Street keeps shrinking. The six biggest U.S. banks, squeezed by regulation and constrained by the sluggish global economy, cut more than 4,000 jobs in the first quarter. Three firms, Wells Fargo & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley, added positions over the first three months of the 2015.

Dimon Says Government Deficits, Spending Are New Global Risk

bloomberg.com — Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government's estimated $1.5 trillion deficit and record government spending around the world are the biggest potential threats to the global economy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said. "I'm not just talking about just the United States," Dimon said in an interview on Bloomberg Television in Davos, Switzerland today.

Greece’s Varoufakis counting on ECB to avoid March default

theglobeandmail.com — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he's counting on the European Central Bank to help the country avert default when it runs out of money next month, while bank deposits are also starting to flow back.

Varoufakis counts on Draghi to avoid Greek default in March

ekathimerini.com — Varoufakis, an economics professor at the University of Athens, spoke from his office on the sixth floor in the finance ministry, which lies opposite the Greek Parliament in Syntagma square, scene of demonstrations during the economic crisis. In the elections of Jan. 25, he got more votes than any other candidate in any Greek district.

Greek Yields Would Drop to 1% After Debt Deal, Varoufakis Says

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Greece's borrowing costs would plunge to those of other euro area nations if it can agree with international creditors over growth and its debt sustainability, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said. Greece's benchmark 10-year bonds yielded 8.86 percent, down from as high as 11.4 percent on Feb.

Varoufakis Counts On ECB to Stave Off Greek Default Next Month

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he's counting on the European Central Bank to help the country avert default when it runs out of money next month, while bank deposits are also starting to flow back. The government must make a payment to the International Monetary Fund in March.

Europe QE, Lower Oil Price Ultimately Good for Brazil, Levy Says

bloomberg.com — The drop in oil prices and additional economic stimulus in Europe will be "ultimately" positive for Brazil, the country's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said.

WEF’s Schwab Says He Predicted Swiss Would End Franc Cap

bloomberg.com — What could upset the World Economic Forum? That's what founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab says was on his mind early last week. It was just days before the single-most important event on Schwab's calendar: the annual meeting he convenes for world leaders, corporate chieftains, investors and economists in the Swiss mountain town of Davos.

Starboard Said to Seek Staples Merger With Office Depot

bloomberg.com — Starboard Value, which disclosed a stake in Staples Inc. (SPLS) and a larger investment in Office Depot Inc. (ODP) earlier today, plans to push the companies to merge and cut overlapping expenses in an industry with too many stores, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Oliver Says Canada ’Very Close’ to Eliminating Budget Gap

bloomberg.com — Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said his government is getting "very close" to eliminating its deficit and is preparing to give a budget update that will stress fiscal prudence. The budget update will send the message that Canada is "in good shape, relatively," Oliver said at the Bloomberg Canadian Fixed Income conference in New York today, adding the update usually comes in late October or early November.
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May 01, 2015

Up next. We talk trade with @SentarorCarper, a Democrat who supports the TPP.

Apr 30, 2015

@Loomsway What a kind invitation. And what a drag that I'm at LAX on my way back to NYC. Next time!

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