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Hedge-fund money: $48.5 million for Hillary Clinton, $19,000 for Donald Trump

marketwatch.com — Hedge funds are playing a far bigger role in 2016 than in past elections-and Hillary Clinton has been the single biggest beneficiary. Owners and employees of hedge funds have made $122.7 million in campaign contributions this election cycle, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics-more than twice what they gave in the entire 2012 cycle and nearly 14% of total money donated from all sources so far.

Hillary Clinton is demolishing Donald Trump among hedge-fund donors - so far

marketwatch.com — Hedge funds are playing a far bigger role in 2016 than in past elections-and Hillary Clinton has been the single biggest beneficiary. Owners and employees of hedge funds have made $122.7 million in campaign contributions this election cycle, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics-more than twice what they gave in the entire 2012 cycle and nearly 14% of total money donated from all sources so far.

Hedge-Fund Money: $48.5 Million for Hillary Clinton, $19,000 for Donald Trump

wsj.com — Hedge funds are playing a far bigger role in 2016 than in past elections-and Hillary Clinton has been the single biggest beneficiary. Owners and employees of hedge funds have made $122.7 million in campaign contributions this election cycle, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics-more than twice what they gave in the entire 2012 cycle and nearly 14% of total money donated from all sources so far.

Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Proxy Solicitation Firm Employees

wsj.com — Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against five former and current employees of Georgeson, a proxy solicitation firm, for conspiring to defraud a proxy advisory firm as well as Georgeson's own clients, according to a person familiar with the matter.

A Rising Star Emerges at Berkshire

wsj.com — When Tracy Britt arrived in Omaha, Neb., in 2009 to meet with Warren Buffett, she brought a Harvard M.B.A., a glittering resume and a boatload of ambition. But she also brought the famed investor a gift to highlight their shared Midwestern roots: a bushel of corn and a batch of tomatoes.

Donald Trump Steps Up Wall Street Fundraising Efforts

wsj.com — Donald Trump unleashed his most blistering attack on rival Hillary Clinton's ties to Wall Street donors this week, saying banks "totally own" the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. Yet the industry's donations account for only $4.8 million of the $240 million her campaign raised through May, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Mystery bid of $3.5 million wins lunch with Warren Buffett

marketwatch.com — A charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett drew a winning bid of $3,456,789 from an anonymous fan of the billionaire investor, matching the record amount collected in 2012. Including this year's haul, the auction has raised more than $23 million since 2000 for Glide, a San Francisco charity that works for the city's homeless and poor residents.

Mystery Bid of $3,456,789 Wins Lunch With Warren Buffett

wsj.com — A charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett drew a winning bid of $3,456,789 from an anonymous fan of the billionaire investor, matching the record amount collected in 2012. Including this year's haul, the auction has raised more than $23 million since 2000 for Glide, a San Francisco charity that works for the city's homeless and poor residents.

Missing From Trump’s New Hotels: The Family Name

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Donald Trump has put his name on everything from bottled water and fragrances to airlines and vineyards-but don't look for it on his new chain of hotels Donald Trump has put his name on everything from bottled water and fragrances to airlines and vineyards-but don't look for it on his new chain of hotels.

Facebook Prices Its IPO at $38

wsj.com — Facebook Inc. priced its shares at $38 apiece for an initial public offering that would make it the most valuable U.S. company at the time of its stock market debut.
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Jul 29, 2016

Living up to "Business & Tech" name, although I still think of section as Marketplace.  https://twitter.com/shiraovide/status/759001408460902400 

Jul 27, 2016

Forrest Mars Jr., Former Co-President of Food Giant, Dies at 84  http://on.wsj.com/2axLMlS  via @WSJ

Jul 26, 2016

Whoa Howard Dean just now. Memories.

Jul 26, 2016

...“she may be so tired and so well off” that she doesn’t work again...  https://twitter.com/WSJD/status/758019133149745153 

Jul 26, 2016

Almost prime! Banks have a new phrase for risky customers: "near prime"  http://on.wsj.com/2ab8nSF 


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