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With Eyes for Google, 3 Investors Ride a 111-Day Roller Coaster

wsj.com — As Corinne Marasco rode the morning train to work in Washington on April 30, a newspaper story caught her eye: Google Inc. had announced plans for an initial public offering of stock and would hold an online auction so small investors could get in on the action.

Goldman Sachs Bans Naughty Words in Emails

wsj.com — There will never be another s- deal at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The New York company is telling employees that they will no longer be able to get away with profanity in electronic messages.

LendingClub Woes Bring Latest Challenge to Hard-Hit Online Lenders

wsj.com — After a rough first quarter for upstart online lenders, investors Monday were waiting see if LendingClub Corp., the largest player in the industry, would buck the trend with its quarterly earnings report. Instead, the company announced it had abruptly let go its founder and chief executive, sending the stock plummeting 25%.

Missing Funds at MF Global May Have 'Vaporized'

wsj.com — Nearly three months after MF Global Holdings Ltd. collapsed, officials hunting for an estimated $1.2 billion in missing customer money increasingly believe that much of it might never be recovered, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Occidental Faces a New Fight At the Top

wsj.com — Major shareholders of Occidental Petroleum Corp. are taking sides in an executive-suite drama that has split the energy producer into camps supporting either the chairman or chief executive. The divide comes just two years after the chairman, 78-year-old Ray Irani, left the CEO job over questions about his pay.

Occidental CEO to Stay Through 2014

wsj.com — In a surprise turnabout, Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Monday reversed plans to immediately replace Chief Executive Steve Chazen, giving in to investor pressure less than a week before its annual meeting. The fourth-largest U.S.

Former Direct Edge CEO to join bond upstart

efinancialnews.com — A startup hoping to transform the $13 trillion market for US treasuries has hired a stock exchange veteran to help it get there. William O'Brien, who ran stock-trading platform Direct Edge Holdings from 2007 to 2014, will join bond-trading platform Direct Match as executive chairman, the New York company is expected to announce as soon as April 6.

Direct Match Taps a Booster of High-Speed Trading

wsj.com — A startup hoping to transform the $13 trillion market for U.S. Treasurys has hired a stock-exchange veteran to help it get there. William O'Brien, who ran stock-trading platform Direct Edge Holdings LLC from 2007 to 2014, will join bond-trading platform Direct Match as executive chairman, the New York company is expected to announce as...

Wall Street’s Veeps

blogs.wsj.com — No. 2's are trending on Wall Street these days. Over the last year, three of the six largest U.S. banks have named No. 2 executives. Wednesday, Morgan Stanley announced that longtime executive and former Chief Financial Officer Colm Kelleher was being promoted to the role of president under CEO James Gorman.

The Weekend That Wall Street Died

wsj.com — With his investment bank facing a near-certain failure, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s chief executive officer, Richard Fuld Jr., placed yet another phone call to the man he thought could save him. Mr. Fuld was already effectively out of options by the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 14. The U.S.
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Aug 31, 2016

Amazon and Wells Fargo terminate their student loan partnership less than 2 months after announcing it.  http://bloom.bg/2crET9y  $AMZN

Aug 31, 2016

RT @rudegeair: Will Airbnb mess w/ your mortgage?  http://on.wsj.com/2c9jPDM  Short-term rentals blurring the line b/t residential & business h…

Aug 31, 2016

As Trump goes to Mexico, US tries to clarify anti-money laundering rules that have caused bank pullback near border  http://on.wsj.com/2c2HsLT 

Aug 31, 2016

RT @NKingofDC: Trump us now getting exactly what he wanted: a televised side by side Q & A with a national foreign leader. Priceless.

Aug 31, 2016

Happy 40th birthday, index mutual funds. Go out and buy yourselves something sensible and inexpensive:  http://on.wsj.com/2bBTsBs  @WSJMoneyBeat

Aug 31, 2016

When your strategy hits a roadblock, try this: Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank officials discussed tie-up  http://on.wsj.com/2c3P9BD  via @WSJ


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