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DealBook | DealB%K Afternoon Edition: Former Citigroup Manager Cleared in Mortgage Securities Case

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 TOP STORY Former Citigroup Manager Cleared in Mortgage Securities Case The Securities and Exchange Commission lost its lawsuit against Brian Stoker, who was accused of negligence in preparing sales materials for a C.D.O. DEALBOOK » | Securities and Exchange Commission v. Brian H. Stoker     DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS UBS Profit Falls on Facebook Loss The Swiss bank reported a 58 percent decline in its net profit, as the firm was hit by a $356 million loss connected to the botched Facebook initial public offering. DEALBOOK » | DealBook: Deutsche Bank Earnings Plunge as Euro Crisis Lingers 7:30 AM ET Behind the Huge Facebook Loss at UBS Like several other market-making firms, UBS lost money on Facebook's botched initial public offering. The difference is that the Swiss bank is claiming to have suffered about 10 times the damage that its peers did. DEALBOOK » Google Snaps Up Wildfire Google has agreed to a

Marketwatch | Personal Finance Daily: The Real Crash is dead ahead as 2008 is forgotten

By MarketWatch Continued from page 1 Page 1 Page 2 Expectations lead consumer confidence higher After declining for four months, U.S. consumer confidence increased in July on improved expectations, but remained at relatively low levels, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. Expectations lead consumer confidence higher. Congress strikes stopgap spending deal House and Senate leaders strike a deal to fund the government for six months, a move that averts the threat of a shutdown in September. Congress strikes stopgap spending deal Consumer spending falls again in June U.S. consumers reduced spending for the second straight month despite a sharp increase in wages, boosting their savings rate to the highest level in a year. The decline in spending sug

CBS NEWS | Political Hotsheet Top Stories: Romney Israel "gaffe": He's not the first

CBS POLITICAL HOTSHEET TOP STORIES         Romney Israel "gaffe": He's not the first Mitt Romney's call for Jerusalem to be the capitol of Israel is familiar campaign trail rhetoric -- just ask Obama Read full story Facebook photo of Romney causes violent domestic dispute Tennessee man charged with domestic assault after becoming jealous of Romney photo on girlfriend's Facebook page Read full story Congress reaches deal to avert government shutdown Reid announces plan to extend government funding for an extra six months, hopes "spirit of compromise" will survive Read full story Poll: 2 in 3 Democrats back same-sex marriage After national Democrats confirm plan to include same-sex marriage in official platform, new poll shows most in the party favor that position Read full story Aide: Deal to fund government nearly done Congress is close to approving six more month

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: Has the BIS gold pool succeeded the London Gold Pool?

Has the BIS gold pool succeeded the London Gold Pool? Submitted by cpowell on 10:06PM ET Monday, July 30, 2012. Section: Daily Dispatches 1:22a ET Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: An inquiry tonight about the Bank for International Settlements led your secretary/treasurer back into GATA's documentation archive -- http://www.gata.org/taxonomy/term/21 -- where the bank has figured prominently over the last year. First there was GATA's disclosure of the presentation made to central banks that were recruited for membership in the BIS during a meeting at the bank's headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, in June 2008, a presentation advertising BIS services including secret interventions in the gold market: http://www.gata.org/node/11012 Then there was Zero Hedge's disclosure of a BIS gold trader's attempt to remove from his official biography a reference to his responsibility for those secret interventions: http://

Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close: U.S. stock indexes finish second month of gains

 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock indexes fell Tuesday, trimming a second month of gains, as investors worried central banks would not come through with enough stimulus to stem worries about the global economy. "There's a lot more coming down the pipe here: the Federal Reserve policy meeting, then the European Central Bank, and job numbers at the end of the week," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James & Associates. Tallying its ninth monthly rise out of 10, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 64.33 points, or 0.5%, to 13,008.68, up 1% from the end of June. The S&P 500 index retreated 5.98 points, or 0.4%, to 1,379.32, up 1.3% for July. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 6.32 points, or 0.2%, to 2,939.52, up 0.2% for the month.   U.S. stock indexes finish second month of gains

Money Show Investors Daily Alert: Choosing Investments for a Lifetime, Not the Next 20 Minutes

  Investors Daily Alert   The Daily Guru Choosing Investments for a Lifetime, Not the Next 20 Minutes , Jonathan Satovsky Jim Jubak on MoneyShow.com Is Exxon Becoming Too Risky? 4 Ways to Win in a Wild Market Today's Top Pros' Top Picks 3 Stocks for Anyone's Watch List , Richard Moroney 10 Timely, High-Quality Income Stocks , Kelley Wright Today's Gurus' Views & Strategies Some Green Shoots, But We Need Rain , John Reese Today's Charts in Play A Green Light For Gold Prices? , Tom Aspray MoneyShow.com Exclusive Interviews Income Stocks and the Election , Roger Conrad Growth or Value Stocks? , Mark Hulbert Ideas from Around the World The State of Latin America Today , Rudy Martin Today's Featured Videos & Exclusive Interviews Why You Should Run with the Bulls , Hilary Kramer Betting on Buffett Over Bonds , Paul Larson

Busines in Vancouver | BIV Today's Business News

Real Estate and Development Lululemon founder willing to “chip” in for Kits-to-Jericho seawall Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder and billionaire Chip Wilson has told Business in Vancouver that he wants the City of Vancouver to build a bike and running path that connects Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach and that he will contribute “a few chips” to help make it happen. Mining and Energy   Concern over Western Wind sale triggers new board nominees Concerned shareholders are pushing five new nominees for the board of Vancouver-based Western Wind Energy Corp. (TSX: WND), after the company announced plans to sell. Ports and Shipping Port association “cautiously optimistic” over U.S. study findings The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) is voicing “cautious optimism” about a just-released U.S. study that ruled that Canadian ports don’t have an unfair competitive advantage over U.S. ports. Film and Entertainment  

Money Show Traders Daily Alert: Why Paper Trades Don't Reflect Reality

Traders Daily Alert Tips for Traders Why Paper Trades Don't Reflect Reality , Bradley W. Gareiss Options Idea Consider These 4 Points Before Every Option Trade , Kenneth Trester Charts in Play A Green Light For Gold Prices? , Tom Aspray Currency Corner How to Scale Out of Currency Trades , Richard Krivo Trading Idea of the Day 5 Hot Ideas for Trading This Pharma , Greg Harmon Today's Featured Videos & Exclusive Interviews Tax Flubs That Can Cost You Thousands , Robert Green Understanding Price Action and Channel Trading , Al Brooks

Stocks and Markets in the News | Europen markets at Close: Europe stocks drop ahead of central-bank meetings

Most European stock markets struggle to extend the recent rally amid downbeat earnings reports, while investors cautiously await global central-bank meetings later in the week.    Europe stocks drop ahead of central-bank meetings

ADVFN III World Daily Markets Bulletin

ADVFN I I I World Daily Markets Bulletin Daily world financial news Tuesday, 31 July 2012 US Market Reports Stocks Turning In Lackluster Performance In Early Trading 7/31/2012 10:05 AM ET Stocks are turning in another lackluster performance in early trading on Tuesday, as traders seem reluctant to make any significant moves. The major averages have turned mixed after ending the previous session modestly lower. The major averages currently remain on opposite sides of the unchanged line, with the Nasdaq posting a modest gain. While the Nasdaq is up 1.91 points or 0.1 percent at 2,947.75, the Dow is down 25.20 points or 0.2 percent at 13,047.81 and the S&P 500 is down 1.86 points or 0.1 percent at 1,383.44. The choppy trading on Wall Street comes as many traders are staying on the sidelines as the Federal Reserve begins a two-day monetary policy meeting. The Fed is due to announce its latest monetary policy decision on Wednesday, while the Europe

London Metal Group: 21st Century alternative to precious metal investment

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