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UPDATE 3-Wall Street back to 'business as usual' as storm wanes

reuters.com — By John McCrank NEW YORK Jan 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street geared up for a regular stock and bond trading session on Tuesday after a storm that had threatened to blanket New York with up to 3 feet (0.9 meter) of snow ended up dumping just a few inches on the city.

Morgan Stanley to cut revenue for bonuses

bdlive.co.za — WALL Street investment bank Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday that it would pay a smaller portion of revenue in bonuses to its bankers and traders this year even in a better revenue environment. The bank reported a drop in fourth-quarter adjusted earnings, missing estimates, as it deferred fewer bonus payouts and unexpected market swings hit its division that trades bonds, currencies and commodities.

Morgan Stanley eyes more buybacks, bigger dividend in 2015

reuters.com — The bank needs approval from the U.S. Federal Reserve before it can put more money toward shareholder rewards. Morgan Stanley has submitted a capital plan for 2015, but executives said on Tuesday that they are wary of detailing specifics until they receive a green light from the Fed.

DAD STYMIES PERV MOM

nydailynews.com — A HICKSVILLE DAD has been granted an order of protection against his ex-wife, a convicted sex offender, to keep her away from their two children. Kathy Tuifel, 46, pleaded guilty on Aug. 11 to one count of second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

HEAD AND HEART HAPPILY IN THE CLOUDS THE JOY OF FLYING AGAIN, THANKS TO MIRACULOUS NEW HEART DEVICE

nydailynews.com — HE'S BACK ON cloud nine. He's got his head in the clouds. He's flying high again. All the clichés apply to retired city cop William Moore, a private pilot who is flying again thanks to groundbreaking heart surgery at North Shore University Hospital.

Goldman Sachs touts commodities muscle as rivals shrink

finance.yahoo.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc stuck with commodities trading while rivals have pulled back, and on Friday the bank felt vindicated. While Goldman does not disclose revenue for commodities trading specifically, Chief Financial Officer Harvey Schwartz highlighted it as a bright spot in the bank's broader fixed-income trading business, which had a rough quarter.

Goldman Sachs profit hit by weak fixed-income trading

livemint.com — Goldman's revenue from trading fixed-income securities, currencies and commodities (FICC) fell 19%, excluding gains from repayment of debt and the sale of most of its European insurance business in 2013. Photo: Bloomberg Bengaluru: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported a 7% drop in fourth-quarter profit as sharp market moves in December hit its bond-trading business.

Goldman hit by weak fixed-income, investment banking revenue

theglobeandmail.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported a 7 per cent drop in quarterly profit as investment banking revenue slid and an unexpected bout of market volatility in December hit revenue in its business that trades bonds, currencies and commodities. Goldman's net income fell to $2.17-billion, or $4.38 per share, in the fourth quarter from $2.33-billion, or 4.60 per share, a year earlier.

Morgan Stanley executives visit brokerages to reassure after data theft

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid Gregory Fleming, president of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, speaks during the Reuters Global Wealth Management Summit in New York June 16, 2014. Executives including Gregory Fleming, president of the division; Chris Randazzo, chief information officer; and Shelley O'Connor, who oversees the brokerage force, have been fielding calls from concerned advisers since Morgan Stanley announced the data theft on Jan.

Morgan Stanley execs visit brokerages to reassure after data theft

reuters.com — Executives including Gregory Fleming, president of the division; Chris Randazzo, chief information officer; and Shelley O'Connor, who oversees the brokerage force, have been fielding calls from concerned advisers since Morgan Stanley announced the data theft on Jan. 5.
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