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Nov 4, 2015

The Guardian | World | Middle East | Egypt - November 4, 2015: Russian Plane Crash In Egypt May Have Been Result Of Bomb, US and UK Say – As It Happened.

theguardian.com

Russian plane crash in Egypt may have been result of bomb, US and UK say – as it happened

Emma Graham-Harrison
Updated

DealBook P.M. Edition - November 4, 2015: Top Story: Special Section: The Long and Short Of It.

 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
TOP STORY
Special Section: The Long and Short of It The latest DealBook special section, off the back of our conference on Tuesday, examines whether there needs to be more long-term thinking in business. Andrew Ross Sorkin examines the data behind the popular narrative of activist investors. Plus, old-school law firms look for ways to attract the partners of the future. And why a unicorn valued at $1 billion might not be a lucky charm.
  • DealBook Special Section
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    DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS
    Andrew Ross Sorkin: Headlines Aside, Some Activist Investors Take the Long View While activists have been criticized for short-term "quarterly capitalism," they may hold shares longer than many institutional or retail investors.

FRB Speech - November 4, 2015: Speech by Vice Chairman Fischer on Central Bank Independence.



Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer

At the 2015 Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture National Economists Club, Washington, D.C.

November 4, 2015

Central Bank Independence

It is a pleasure to speak to you tonight and an honor to deliver the 2015 Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture.1 My subject tonight is central bank independence. But before turning to that topic, I would like to explain why this is a special occasion for me.
My first real-world involvement in economic policy began late in 1983, when I was invited by Secretary of State George Shultz to join a small team to advise him on the stabilization of the Israeli economy, then suffering from triple-digit inflation and other ills. Herb Stein, formerly chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, was also on that team. Herb was 67, wise, witty, and experienced, and I was 40 years old, with a lot still to learn. By mid-1984, the advisory team consisted of only Herb and me.
The experience of working for George Shultz, in partnership with Herb, was not only wonderful, but it also changed my life, for after that I had the policy bug. I believe our team made a real contribution to the success of the Israeli stabilization program that began in mid-1985 and which is now recognized as a critical turning point in Israel's economic history. But tonight is not the occasion to retell that story.

WSJ | Forex Closing - November 4, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Last
US$ vs.
Americas in US$ per US$ % chg
Argentina peso 0.1049 9.5339 -0.12
Brazil real 0.2631 3.8004 0.77
Canada dollar 0.7604 1.3151 0.68
Chile peso 0.001445 692.10 0.46
Colombia peso 0.0003525 2837.08 1.34
Ecuador US dollar 1 1 unch
Mexico peso 0.0605 16.5363 0.85
Peru new sol 0.3041 3.2887 -0.02
Uruguay peso 0.03405 29.3700 -0.03
Venezuela bolivar 0.15852006 6.3084 unch
 
Asia-Pacific

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on November 4, 2015.

NYSE Biggest Percentage Decliners | Nasdaq | Arca | Composite
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 5:32 pm ET
Issue(Roll over for charts and headlines) Price Chg % Chg Volume
1 Quad/Graphics (QUAD) $9.61 -3.49 -26.64 1,853,457
2 Checkpoint Systems (CKP) 5.97 -1.73 -22.47 1,393,481
3 Avon Products (AVP) 3.45 -0.86 -19.95 24,114,012
4 Plains GP Holdings Cl A (PAGP) 12.45 -2.94 -19.10 28,981,723
5 Exterran (EXTN) 15.37 -2.83 -15.55 1,774,028
6 Harte-Hanks (HHS) 3.60 -0.64 -15.09 466,932
7 United States Steel (X) 11.06 -1.88 -14.53 21,282,715
8 HFF Cl A (HF) 32.00 -4.24 -11.70 1,078,049
9 USANA Health Sciences (USNA) 115.27 -15.24 -11.68 587,464
10 Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) 29.21 -3.76 -11.40 8,939,046

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on November 4, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:32 pm ET 11/04/2015
NYSE
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
General Electric (GE) 101,052,433 $29.54 -0.05 -0.17
Bank of America (BAC) 77,831,644 17.01 -0.17 -0.99
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) 45,257,036 7.46 -0.15 -1.97
Vale ADR (VALE) 35,905,199 4.56 -0.16 -3.39
HP (HPQ) 33,871,273 14.14 -0.15 -1.05
Pfizer (PFE) 30,622,674 34.14 -0.55 -1.59
Petroleo Brasileiro ADR (PBR) 30,421,197 5.24 -0.31 -5.59
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) 30,329,591 12.02 -0.39 -3.14
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) 30,271,235 13.66 -0.70 -4.87
Plains GP Holdings Cl A (PAGP) 28,981,723 12.45 -2.94 -19.10
Ford Motor (F) 26,824,323 14.65 -0.16 -1.08
Time Warner (TWX) 24,581,376 72.20 -5.10 -6.60
Avon Products (AVP) 24,114,012 3.45 -0.86 -19.95
Alibaba Group Holding ADR (BABA) 23,480,412 85.40 1.96 2.35
Kinder Morgan (KMI) 22,499,056 26.81 -0.70 -2.54
American International Group (AIG) 22,438,142 60.80 -0.16 -0.26
CBS Cl B (CBS) 22,363,902 47.95 -0.29 -0.60
Alcoa (AA) 22,098,125 9.38 0.03 0.32
National Bank of Greece ADR (NBG) 21,556,321 0.72 -0.11 -12.89
United States Steel (X) 21,282,715 11.06 -1.88 -14.53
Walt Disney (DIS) 20,667,214 113.25 -2.29 -1.98
Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) 20,497,186 42.57 3.25 8.27
Itau Unibanco Holding ADR (ITUB) 20,110,870 7.41 -0.06 -0.80
Nokia ADR (NOK) 20,108,840 7.55 -0.03 -0.40
Barrick Gold (ABX) 18,663,688 7.57 -0.27 -3.44
 
Nasdaq

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on November 4, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:32 pm ET 11/04/2015
NYSE
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
MaxLinear (MXL) 6,725,757 $16.79 3.66 27.88
ZAIS Financial (ZFC) 195,849 15.64 2.29 17.15
Paycom Software (PAYC) 4,493,458 45.73 6.58 16.81
Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) 3,993,681 33.87 4.61 15.76
Silver Spring Networks (SSNI) 1,794,380 14.87 1.78 13.60
Globus Medical (GMED) 2,050,267 25.87 2.61 11.22
TERNIUM ADR (TX) 388,132 16.42 1.63 11.02
Vonage Holdings (VG) 5,727,042 6.95 0.68 10.85
XO Group (XOXO) 144,328 17.00 1.63 10.61
Walker&Dunlop (WD) 908,339 32.11 3.04 10.46
AAC Holdings (AAC) 271,637 24.06 2.27 10.42
3D Systems (DDD) 9,830,969 11.49 1.05 10.06
Lumber Liquidators Holdings (LL) 6,091,489 15.65 1.43 10.06
Range Resources (RRC) 9,096,587 34.08 3.09 9.97
Rexnord (RXN) 1,586,444 20.74 1.86 9.85
Zendesk (ZEN) 3,645,235 22.89 1.83 8.69
TriNet Group (TNET) 960,233 19.60 1.50 8.29
Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) 20,497,186 42.57 3.25 8.27
GeoPark (GPRK) 10,628 3.30 0.25 8.20
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ADR (MY) 1,307,230 2.27 0.17 8.10
Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) 1,031,938 32.35 2.42 8.09
Eastman Kodak (KODK) 441,689 13.80 1.03 8.07
Cooper-Standard Holdings (CPS) 228,429 70.31 5.17 7.94
MarineMax (HZO) 354,017 16.29 1.16 7.67
Lydall (LDL) 255,058 37.75 2.67 7.61
 
Nasdaq