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Standard & Poor's Latin America Highlights Selected Reports -October 15, 2012-: How Chavez's Re-Election Could Affect Standard & Poor's Rating On Venezuela

Multimedia Perspectivas para Venezuela Roberto Sifón, Managing Director, Calilficaciones Soberanas y Finazas Públicas Internacionales Standard & Poor's analyst Roberto Sifon Arevalo comenta sobre las perspectivas para la calificación de Venezuela luego de los resultados de las recientes elecciones presidenciales. Incluyendo el futuro de la oposición, y las posibles ramificaciones de un empeoramiento en la salud del presidente Chaves. English version A Slowing Economy Could Hamper Some Latin American Banks' Efforts To Expand Credit José Pérez Gorospe, Associate Director, Financial Institutions Ratings Standard & Poor's believes banks in Chile, Mexico, and Panama will likely face difficulties maintaining the brisk pace of credit expansion they have enjoyed over the past few years. In this segment of CreditMatters TV, Associate Director Jose Pérez outlines the obstacles to growth, including a slowing economy in fourth-quarter 2012

DealBook | Afternoon Edition -October 15, 2012-: Clearwire Investors Wager on Inevitability of a Deal With Sprint.

Monday, October 15, 2012 TOP STORY Clearwire Investors Wager on Inevitability of a Deal With Sprint It appears that Clearwire investors think Monday's deal bodes well for the future of their company, despite an explicit warning that Sprint's pact with Softbank doesn't require any takeover of the wireless network operator. DEALBOOK » SoftBank's Deal for Sprint Is One for the Books The agreement by SoftBank to take control of Sprint Nextel is the biggest deal by a Japanese company in the United States since at least 1980, according to Thomson Reuters. DEALBOOK » A Corporate Boss With a Taste for Risk Makes His Latest Big Bet By buying majority control of Sprint Nextel, SoftBank is making an enormous bet that it can turn around a flailing company beset by larger rivals. It is not the first time the Japanese company and its chief executive, Masayoshi Son, have taken on a daunting gamble. DEALBOOK » Sprin

The New York Times Afternnon Update -October 15, 2012-: Romney Raises $170 Million to Finance Late Push in Race

October 15, 2012 Afternoon Update TOP NEWS The Caucus Romney Raises $170 Million to Finance Late Push in Race By ASHLEY PARKER and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have begun a final push to raise cash that will pay for a last-minute barrage of advertising that Mr. Romney's aides believe is critical to beating President Obama. Vegas Sets Record for Political Ads 12:53 PM ET Post a Comment | Read Obama's Prep Session Goal: Don't Repeat Mistakes of Last Debate By HELENE COOPER The president huddled with advisers in Virginia not to study facts, but to work on delivering a performance that doesn't repeat mistakes he made in his first debate with Mitt Romney. FiveThirtyEight: Breaking the State-National Poll Stalemate Romney Donors Gather in New York for Fund-Raising Retreat FiveThirtyEight Oct. 14: Breaking the State-National Poll Stalemate By NATE SILVER If the current polls ho

Money Show Investors Daily Alert -October 15, 2012-: Volatility Is Rising: Set Your Hedge

Investors Daily Alert The Daily Guru Volatility Is Rising: Set Your Hedges , Adam Patti Jim Jubak on Traders Have One-Track Mind on Bank Earnings Alcoa's Real Story Today's Top Pros' Top Picks 2 Top Global Income Funds , Richard Lehmann A Way to Leverage Automakers' Uptrend , Greg Pugh Today's Gurus' Views & Strategies Small Stocks with Lots of Cash Win Big , Marc Gerstein The Week Ahead: Can Energy Stocks Fuel The Next Market Rally? , Tom Aspray Today's Charts in Play The Nasdaq-100's Most Oversold Stocks , Tom Aspray SavageMoney Blog Uncle Sam: The Ultimate Loan Shark? , Terry Savage Ideas from Around the World Iraq Looms Large as Oil Grows Scarce , Florian Neuhof Today's Featured Videos & Exclusive Interviews Two Wide-Moat Picks , Paul Larson Are Small Caps Where the Growth Is? , James Oberweis

Wall Street Market at Close Report | MarketWatch -October 15, 2012-: Stocks rise, buoyed by health-care, bank sectors.

By Wallace Witkowski and Polya Lesova , MarketWatch  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday, buoyed by strength in the health-care and bank sectors after data showed some improvement in the economy and Citigroup Inc. reported core earnings that topped analyst expectations.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +0.72%  climbed 95.38 points, or 0.7%, to 13,424.23, posting its second daily gain in a row, with 25 of its 30 components trading higher.  Shares of Bank of America Corp. BAC +3.51%  led the index with a 3.5% gain, followed by Merck & Co. MRK +2.13%

Business in Vancouver | BIV Today's Business News -October 15, 2012-: Smallest condos in Canada being built in Surrey

Real Estate and Development Smallest condos in Canada being built in Surrey Richmond-based developer Tien Sher has announced that its newest project, a four-storey building in Surrey, will be home to the country’s smallest condos.   Downtown Vancouver has country’s highest commercial-to-residential tax ratios Vancouver’s downtown area has Canada’s highest commercial-to-residential property tax ratios, followed by Toronto and Montreal, according to a survey released today by the Altus Group for the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac). Sports and Leisure   Hockey lockout helps fuel local concert sector A comparatively robust local economy and the National Hockey League lockout makes Vancouver a prime destination on the concert circuit for major recording artists. Technology Mason Capital wins right to hold Telus shareholder vote Telus Corp.’s largest shareholder announced October 12 that it had won a BC Cou

The Economist | New Selected Articles -October 15, 2012-: Arlen Specter, nitrogen cars and presidential metaphors

Democracy in America: Death of a moderate Arlen Specter had a rare gift: the ability to annoy both Republicans and Democrats read more » Babbage: Difference Engine The nitrogen car challenges both battery and fuel-cell vehicles read more » Schumpeter: Everybody wants to rule the world If Masayoshi Son can repeat his success in Japan on the other side of the Pacific, he will be the world's Mr Wireless read more » Buttonwood: The next step Might central banks write off the debts that governments owe them? read more » Prospero: Full circle The 50th anniversary Bond film is fresh, nostalgic and funny too read more » Johnson: Invest here On Rwanda's switch from Francophonie to English speaking read more »   Daily chart: Figures of speech The use of language in the first round of America's presidential debates read more »