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DealBook P.M. Edition - August 14, 2015: Top Story: Eurozone Finance Ministers Approve Greek Bailout

    Friday, August 14, 2015   TOP STORY Eurozone Finance Ministers Approve Greek Bailout Overcoming months of bitterness, the group backed a deal that grants Greece as much as $95 billion over the next three years.

Wall Street at Close Report on August 14, 2015: U.S. Stocks Close Higher, Secure Gain in Volatile Week.

marketwatch.com U.S. stocks close higher, secure gain in volatile week Wallace Witkowski, Mark DeCambre Bloomberg U.S. stocks closed higher Friday after a choppy start, preserving slim gains over a tumultuous week marked by thin summertime volumes, turmoil abroad, and hand-wringing over the timing of the Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates. Friday’s string of upbeat economic reports paint the U.S. economy in a strong, albeit not spectacular, light, which has left some investors struggling to determine the direction for stocks.

FTC Consumer Updates - August 14, 2015: Want privacy? Tell us about it!

Want privacy? Tell us about it! by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Did a company share your personal information without your knowledge or consent? The FTC wants to know. And we’ve made it easier for you to report privacy-related complaints. Read more >

FinCEN Admin Ruling re: Issuing Physical or Digital Negotiable Certificates of Ownership of Precious Metals: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Press Release - August 14, 2015.

FinCEN has made this Administrative Ruling available on its Web Site: Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Persons Issuing Physical or Digital Negotiable Certificates of Ownership of Precious Metals. http://www.fincen.gov/news_ room/rp/rulings/pdf/FIN-2015- R001.pdf

Guidance to Help Financial Institutions in Areas of Kentucky Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, etc.: FDIC Financial institution Letter - August 14, 2015:

Financial Institution Letter Regulatory Relief: Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Kentucky Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides FIL-35-2015 8/14/2015 Summary: The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and to facilitate recovery in areas of Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised financial institutions. Complete Financial Institution Letter: http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/ financial/2015/fil15035.html

European Markets at Close Report - August 14, 2015: Europe Closes Lower; Greece, Oil, Yuan in Focus

cnbc.com Europe closes lower; Greece, oil, yuan in focus Holly Ellyatt, Alexandra Gibbs   European equities closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors eyed a key European meeting on Greece's hoped-for third bailout program. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index closed flat on the day on Friday and down 2.6 percent on the week. Most major country bourses closed lower on both the day and the week. The U.K.'s benchmark FTSE 100 ended provisionally down 0.1 percent on the day, with Germany's DAX down 0.2 percent and the French CAC down 0.5 percent.

PPI for final demand rises 0.2% in July; services increase 0.4% and goods decline 0.1%: BLE Press Release - August 14, 2015:

Bureau of Labor Statistics The latest Producer Price Index news release has been posted on the BLS website at http://www.bls.gov/news. release/pdf/ppi.pdf and also archived at http://www.bls.gov/news. release/archives/ppi_08142015. pdf . Highlights are below. PPI for final demand rises 0.2% in July; services increase 0.4% and goods decline 0.1% 08/14/2015 The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.2 percent in July. Final demand prices rose 0.4 percent in June and 0.5 percent in May. In July, prices for final demand services climbed 0.4 percent. The index for final demand goods edged down 0.1 percent. HTML | PDF | RSS

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FRB Press Release - August 14, 2015: Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization - G.17.

  Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization - G.17 Current Release Release Dates Monthly Supplement Annual Revision Data Download About Announcements Technical Q&As Current Release (271 KB PDF) (ASCII) Release Date: August 14, 2015 Annual Revision Notice Below Annual Revision New Series   Industrial production increased 0.6 percent in July after moving up 0.1 percent in June. In July, manufacturing output advanced 0.8 percent primarily because of an increase in motor vehicle assemblies. The output of motor vehicles and parts jumped 10.6 percent, and production elsewhere in manufacturing edged up 0.1 percent. The index for mining rose 0.2 percent, while the index for utilities fell 1.0 percent. At 107.5 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production in July was 1.3 percent above its year-earlier level. (The comparison base year for industrial production was advanced to 2012 in the annual revision to the statistics pu

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - August 14, 2015: U.S. stocks eye drop with data deluge ahead; weekly gain in jeopardy

marketwatch.com U.S. stocks eye drop with data deluge ahead; weekly gain in jeopardy Victor Reklaitis Bloomberg U.S. stocks were heading lower, on track for another tumultuous day of trading with a weekly gain at stake. Before markets opened, investors shrugged off a reading of U.S. producer prices in July, which were up 0.2%, better than economists’ estimates. A report on industrial production later in the morning before stocks open for trading and a gauge of consumer sentiment about a half-hour after trading kicks off likely will set the tone for Friday’s trading.

DealBook Today's Top Heaslines - August 14, 2015: A New Global Currency War | Brazil Banks Boom in Good Times and Bad | Goldman Expands Retail Banking | Google Gets More Time.

    Friday, August 14, 2015 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES By AMIE TSANG A NEW GLOBAL CURRENCY WAR China held firm on the value of its money for years, as other countries tried to secure an economic advantage by letting the value of their currencies slide on international markets. Some analysts see its jump into the fray as a new phase in a long-raging global currency war ,

NYT First Draft on Politics - August 14, 2015: Democrats Gather for Chicken Wings in Shadow of Iowa State Fair.

8/14/2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Democrats Gather for Chicken Wings in Shadow of Iowa State Fair Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, spoke at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday . Eric Thayer for The New York Times 8/14/2015 By Amy Chozick Good Friday morning, as the United States reopens its embassy in Cuba and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida travels to New York to condemn the move. But most of the campaigns are in Iowa, where the State Fair offers soapboxes to speak from, and where the Democrats will gather to chow down as they press the flesh.

The Guardian Media Briefing - August 14, 2015.

Media briefing Friday 14 Aug 2015 g Top stories on MediaGuardian More » BBC suspends DJ who said breastfeeding in public 'must stop' Alex Dyke won’t present Friday Radio Solent show after saying during phone-in that only ‘librarian-type, moustachioed’ women breastfeed in public Church of England defends Songs of Praise filmed in Calais migrant camp Bishop of Leeds says it’s absolutely the right decis

Asian Markets at Close Report on August 14, 2015: Chinese stocks mark best week in more than two months; yuan stabilizes

marketwatch.com Chinese stocks mark best week in more than two months; yuan stabilizes Chao Deng   Shutterstock/Dmitry Kalinovsky A falling yuan roiled markets across Asia this week, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia, though much of the region steadied by Friday.