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Deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal's MoneyBeat blog. Enchilada-maker. Amateur cat behaviorist. San Francisco Giants fan.

New Type of Insurance Protects Firms from Troublesome Spokespeople — American International Group Inc. is now offering insurance that protects against a fall from grace. It isn't for us normal people. It's for celebrities. But it isn't actually the celebrities who collect on the policy if they face an unexpected scandal.

Graphing New Fed Voters Versus Old Suggests Rate Hike Isn’t Looming — When it comes to the Fed, you can never have too many dots. The graph above, generated by a research firm called Prattle Analytics, tracks the sentiment of speeches and other communications from the members of the Federal Open Market Committee.

Deals of the Day: RBC Bolsters U.S. Presence, EBay Cleans House — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: RBC nabs City National. Royal Bank Of Canada on Thursday said it agreed to buy Los Angeles-based private and commercial lender City National Corp.

‘Big Short’ Heads to Big Screen, So We’ve Got Casting Ideas for Brad Pitt — "The Big Short" is coming to the big screen. Hollywood trade publications say the gears are turning to adapt the Michael Lewis bestseller, which tells the story of investors who got rich by predicting the collapse of the housing market.

Deals of the Day: Google Invests in SpaceX, Express Ends Talks — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Citic stake sold.

Six in Ten Mom-and-Pop Currency Traders Lose Money Each Quarter — FXCM Inc., a currency-trading platform for mom-and-pop investors, on Thursday revealed that its clients had taken a massive hit when the Swiss central bank surprised the world and abandoned its efforts to create a ceiling for its currency. But that shouldn't be a huge surprise. After all, about two-third of FXCM's U.S.

FXCM Shares Crumble; Down More Than 85% Premarket — It's going to be quite the day for FXCM Inc., the retail forex brokerage that is so far among the most prominent names to be waylaid by the Swiss National Bank's surprise move on Thursday to end its currency peg, and shares are down more than 85% in premarket trading.

The ‘Gotham’ Skyline: It’s New York, But ‘Lost in Time’ — Something's not quite right on " Gotham." Some fans of the Batman prequel, which returns tonight on Fox after a six-week layoff, are sure to have noticed that the show's shots of the Gotham skyline are, in fact, New York City.

Our Top 10 Posts Readers Will Admit Reading, And One They Won’t — With Alibaba's big debut, Apple's latest milestones and the stock market's rally to record levels, 2014 offered a little something for everyone. A quick glance at MoneyBeat's top traffic-grabbers of the year-a tradition that's been around longer than MoneyBeat has -offers a look at some of the biggest business stories in 2014.

Nine Things We Learned About Shake Shake from Its IPO Filing — Shake Shack Inc. on Monday filed preliminary paperwork for an initial public offering that could come as soon as next month. The regulatory filing was packed with trivia about the rapidly expanding burger chain. Here are nine things we learned about company: 1. Humble beginnings.
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Jan 29, 2015

I hope @paulvigna & @mikejcasey still talk to me now that they're famous authors of a well reviewed book on bitcoin

Jan 29, 2015

@taralach Our IPO reporter @telisdemos is hooked! He's evaluating the IPO process on the show each week:…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @GRogow: Cool post from @erikholmwsj on how converting Fed statements from words to numbers can forecast central bank moves.

Jan 29, 2015

AIG is offering a new type of insurance that protects companies from troublesome spokespeople

Jan 29, 2015

Investors appear hungry for Shake Shack as its IPO looms, says @cdriebusch $SHAK

Jan 29, 2015

.@telisdemos writes what "Empire" says about WSJ coverage of Empire's IPO. It's like Inception

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