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The Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Börse’s News Service for Traders Draws Scrutiny of Investigators

Brody Mullins and Scott Patterson report for The Wall Street Journal that several times a month, the Labor Department invites news reporters to a sealed room for an early look at soon-to-be-released reports such as the unemployment rate. One organization … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Eyes Opportunity as Fixed Income Slips Toward Electronic Trading

Julie Segal writes for Institutional Investor that Nasdaq, once known as the stock home for young technology companies, is making a bid to become a major player in the electronic trading of fixed-income securities. The move is a logical one … Continue reading

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Facebook Backer Turns His Attention to Brazil

Reuters – By Sarah McBride and Esteban Israel – June 8, 2012 (Reuters) – One of Facebook’s earliest investors has turned his attention to a distant market with a small but lively start-up scene: Brazil. Kevin Efrusy, the partner at … Continue reading

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European Stocks Fall as German Exports Drop, Spain Cut

Bloomberg News – By Adria Cimino – June 8, 2012 European stocks retreated, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index paring its weekly gain, after German exports slumped more than forecast and Fitch Ratings cut Spain’s credit rating. Hennes & Mauritz … Continue reading

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Stock Futures Fall On Caution Over Spain’s Banks

Reuters – By Edward Krudy                 June 8, 2012 (Reuters) – Stock index futures fell on Friday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of a weekend expected to bring new developments in dealing with Spain’s banking crisis. Spain … Continue reading

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JPMorgan Trading Loss Shows Danger In Bank Size -Volcker

Reuters – June 7, 2012 NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) – Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said JPMorgan Chase’s recent multibillion-dollar trading loss may show that the nation’s largest banks are too big to manage. JPMorgan revealed last month … Continue reading

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NYSE Program Trading Jumped Last Week as Volume Rose

Dow Jones Newswires – By Ben Rubin – June 7, 2012 Program-trading activity increased on the New York Stock Exchange last week as the overall volume rose from a week earlier, according to the latest data from the NYSE Euronext … Continue reading

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Blackrock’s Fink Says Dimon ‘Inflamed’ Scrutiny of Losses

Bloomberg News – By Dawn Kopecki – June 7, 2012 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon “inflamed” public debate over a trade in London that has so far cost at least $2 billion, BlackRock Inc. (BLK) … Continue reading

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Aflac Adds BlackRock’s Stevens As Head of Global Trading

Bloomberg News – By Zachary Tracer – June 7, 2012 Aflac Inc. (AFL), the world’s biggest seller of supplemental health insurance, hired Timothy “Chip” Stevens for the newly created post of global head of trading as the insurer increases its … Continue reading

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Stern Advice-The Cheap New Trend in Investing

Reuters – By Linda Stern – June 7, 2012 (Reuters) – How cheap can investing get? We’re about to find out. A new brokerage site will allow individual investors to build big research-driven stock portfolios for pennies. And a new … Continue reading

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