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  • Brazil watchdog investigating Petrobras staff over graft: sources

    Brazil's securities industry watchdog opened eight investigations into executives at state-controlled oil producer PetrĂ³leo Brasileiro SA related to a vast graft and money-laundering scheme inside the company, three sources with direct knowledge of the...
  • Stocks tumble with drop in oil price

    Stocks tumble with drop in oil price
    Major stock indexes tumbled Friday as a main crude oil benchmark fell below $60 a barrel to its lowest point since the depths of the Great Recession, leaving stunned analysts looking for a bottom. With some investors concerned about the energy sector...
  • Banks step up repayment of old loans to ECB

    Banks stepped up their repayment of old loans given to them by the European Central Bank on Friday, a day after many took fresh long-term credit at almost zero cost. The ECB said that 21 banks would repay 13.4 billion euros ($17 billion) from an...
  • U.S. money funds' stake in U.S. Treasuries fall: J.P. Morgan

    U.S. prime money market funds' holdings in U.S. Treasuries decreased 13 percent to $54 billion at November to the lowest level in nearly two years due to tight Treasury bill supply and higher yields offered by competing debt, J.P. Morgan analysts said...
  • Ahead of election win, Japan's Abe pivots away from painful reforms

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is signaling that retooling Japan's economy with painful structural reforms must take a back seat to reviving growth, even though he is poised to win a big referendum on his economic policies in an election on Sunday. In the...
  • Hungary eyes new deal with battered banks: PM

    Hungary's government will recast its relations with the country's banks and will soon sign a new deal to reduce the burdens on the sector in return for increased lending, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. "A new chapter will begin soon," Orban told the...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Forget the homeownership rate. It's the process that matters

    Because of the widespread belief that homeownership is valuable, the recent decline in the homeownership rate has generated some dismay. The rate, which had peaked at 69.1 percent in 2005, shortly before the financial crisis, has since fallen to 64.8...
  • Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks

    Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade. Demand for the...
  • U.S. municipal bond market shrinks to smallest in five years: Fed

    The U.S. municipal bond market contracted to $3.63 trillion in the third quarter, the smallest amount of outstanding debt in five years, according to Federal Reserve data released on Thursday. The total was only slightly less than the second quarter,...
  • Tribune Tower redevelopment under consideration

    Tribune Tower redevelopment under consideration
    The landmark Tribune Tower may become part of a major Michigan Avenue redevelopment project. Tribune Media, which owns the iconic neo-Gothic tower, unveiled broad plans at a New York investor presentation Thursday that could potentially triple the...
  • Trading venue IEX urges reform of stock exchange governance

    IEX Group Inc, a stock-trading venue featured in Michael Lewis's book "Flash Boys" that plans to soon become an exchange, is urging reforms to U.S. exchange governance that would put it at odds with its soon-to-be brethren. In a letter to the...