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  • Trader indicted on new anti "spoofing" law

    Trader indicted on new anti "spoofing" law
    A high-frequency trader was indicted Thursday on charges that he manipulated commodities futures prices and illegally profited nearly $1.6 million. Michael Coscia, 52, was charged with six counts of commodities fraud and six counts of "spoofing," in...
  • Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime

    Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime
    Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said. The wearable device consists of a tiny computer screen...
  • Creating a more just and humane society

    Attorney General Eric Holder will be remembered for his lasting impact in three areas. First, he will be remembered for how his office pursued some, but not all, of the perpetrators of the financial crisis. On the one hand, he aggressively pursued...
  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

    U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 index in the red for September. It was only the third monthly loss for the benchmark index this year. After a day of slight ups and downs, the S&P 500 fell five points, or 0.3...
  • The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]

    The reverse Robin Hood [Commentary]
    The Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, was established by Congress to regulate the money supply — that is, the value of the dollar, credit and interest rates. And for years now, it has undertaken extraordinary and unprecedented actions to...
  • Economic data, Syria strikes weaken US, European markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weak economic news and airstrikes against militants in Syria sent global stock markets lower. The biggest declines came in Europe, where France's benchmark index fell sharply. The selling was more modest in Asia and the U.S., where...
  • Stricter tax inversion rules punish stocks of firms mulling such moves

    The Obama administration's tougher rules on offshore corporate inversions had an immediate effect Tuesday, pushing down the stock prices of companies considering such moves. But the highly technical changes to the tax code did not appear to go far...
  • Pimco scrambles to regroup, replaces Bill Gross with team approach

    Having ridden charismatic leaders to bond-market dominance, Pacific Investment Management Co. is now switching to bland. Reeling from Friday’s messy departure of its co-founder and public face, Bill Gross, the Newport Beach firm is counting on a...
  • China's path to prosperity

    The skylines of urban China look the same these days — lots of construction cranes. It's what you can't see on the horizon that is different. Housing prices are down for the fourth straight month as sales lag. The great Chinese real estate boom is...
  • Alibaba's stock is anything but child's play

    In many households all over the country, I would imagine curious kids are asking their parents the same question: Can we own Alibaba? This Chinese Internet titan, after weeks of much-hyped buildup on Wall Street, recently generated the biggest initial...
  • Pimco bond fund guru Bill Gross defects to rival Janus Capital

    Bill Gross, the unconventional but wildly successful money manager who helped build Pacific Investment Management Co. into a financial juggernaut, shook up the staid bond industry Friday by jumping ship to a rival firm. A yoga-practicing billionaire who...