Archive for June, 2013

US consumer sentiment stays near 6-year high

June 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence stayed near a six-year high in June as higher home prices boosted household wealth. The survey shows Americans remain upbeat about the economy, despite wild gyrations in the stock market.
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RBS to decide on branch sale plan in July – sources

June 28, 2013
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By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland will make a decision on how to offload hundreds of branches it has been ordered to sell by European regulators in the next month, industry sources told Reuters on Friday.
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Could Russia take in ‘idealist’ Snowden?

June 28, 2013
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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who Russian officials say is spending his sixth day hiding somewhere in Moscow’s cavernous Sheremetyevo airport, has still not been heard from or even spotted by journalists who’ve been eagerly combing the transit zone for a glimpse of him.
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Time on your hands? It’s time to visit The Procrastinaut

June 28, 2013
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June 28, 2013
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US agency sues Corzine over failure of MF Global

June 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Corzine once saw a boutique brokerage called MF Global as his best hope to rescale the heights of Wall Street he’d once occupied as head of Goldman Sachs.
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Cengage Learning may file for bankruptcy protection soon: WSJ

June 28, 2013
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(Reuters) – Textbook publisher Cengage Learning Acquisitions Inc may file for bankruptcy protection in the coming days, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Did a bird bring down F-16?

June 28, 2013
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The pilots flying an F-16 fighter jet that went down near Luke Air Force Base in suburban Phoenix reported hitting a bird shortly after takeoff, the Air Force general who commands their base said Thursday.
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Cantor: ‘I can’t tell you what’s in that big Senate bill’

June 28, 2013
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A bill that would overhaul the nation’s immigration system passed with bipartisan support in the Senate Thursday, but some of the top Republican leaders in the House say they haven’t bothered to find out what’s in it.
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Wall Street watchdog scraps controversial supervision plan

June 28, 2013
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By Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) – Wall Street’s industry-funded watchdog has scrapped a controversial plan that would have required brokerages to supervise business lines that are not related to the securities industry, according to a recent regulatory filing.
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