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  • Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4

     Emanuel says he didn't do risky interest-rate swaps, but he's done 4
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week distanced himself from the risky derivatives that are draining funds from the city's school system, declaring: "Under my tenure, there have been no swaps." But records show the city of Chicago has entered into at least...
  • China gives tax breaks on Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will temporarily exempt taxes on profits made from a landmark scheme linking the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, the finance ministry said on Friday, removing a potential stumbling block for global investors...
  • Tribune Media stock to trade under the symbol TRCO

    Tribune Media stock to trade under the symbol TRCO
    Tribune Media plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TRCO, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The amendment to the Form 10 registration, which was initially filed in September, includes...
  • Economy not yet strong enough to lift interest rates, Fed's Dudley says

    Economy not yet strong enough to lift interest rates, Fed's Dudley says
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Thursday the economy still isn't strong enough to handle an increase in interest rates, but he expressed hope that will change sometime next year. William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New...
  • Sovereign wealth fund acquisitions surge as confidence returns

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth funds are buying up assets this year at their fastest rate since the financial crisis as these state-run pools of assets regain the confidence lost when big punts on western banks turned sour, Thomson Reuters data...
  • G20's Carney says bank crisis reforms 'substantially complete'

    LONDON (Reuters) - The job of fixing flaws that led to the 2007-09 financial crisis is largely done and the focus will turn to spotting new risks and rebuilding trust among regulators, a global watchdog set up by the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies...
  • China October data shows economy cooling further, need for more policy support

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy lost further momentum in October, with factory growth dipping and investment growth hitting a near 13-year low, testing the government's resolve to avoid stronger stimulus measures. The soft performance cemented the...
  • U.S. stocks rise, oil falls below $80

    U.S. stocks rise, oil falls below $80
      ++++++++++++++++++++ || (Reuters) - U.S. stock prices rose on Thursday, hovering near record highs, while crude fell below $80 a barrel for the first time in four years on further signs of a slowdown in China's economy. Brent crude has fallen more...
  • Global banks entering higher-stake phase of forex probes

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The $4.3 billion in civil settlements struck Wednesday between six global banks and U.S. and U.K. authorities over foreign exchange market manipulation sets the stage for negotiations over related ongoing probes that...
  • Chicago Public Schools: A teaching moment about risk

    Chicago Public Schools: A teaching moment about risk
    In recent years Chicago Public Schools joined the rest of the country in getting scorched by the Great Recession. It looks like the district got outplayed by its bankers too. "Borrowing Trouble," a three-part series by the Tribune's Jason Grotto and...
  • Five banks fined 3 billion dollars over rigged forex trading

    LONDON British and US regulators Wednesday fined five banks 2 billion pounds (3 billion dollars) after a joint investigation into price fixing in foreign exchange markets. With 40 percent of global foreign exchange trading taking place in London, British...