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Speculators Cut Bullish Oil Wagers on Record U.S. Supply: Energy

Speculators Cut Bullish Oil Wagers on Record U.S. Supply: Energy | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Record U.S. crude stockpiles spurred speculators to cut bullish oil bets to the least in five weeks just as futures dropped below $100 a barrel for the first time in almost a month.
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Beijing just sent a chilling message to Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution

Beijing just sent a chilling message to Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution | EconMatters | Scoop.it
HONG KONG—Beijing has a harshly worded message for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Not only is Beijing unwilling to reconsider the August decision to allow only Communist Party-approved candidates to run for Hong Kong's highest office, but Hong Kongers who continue to participate in the protests should expect dire consequences, an editorial in the People's Daily newspaper warned...
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BlackRock Bond ETF Gets Most Inflows After Gross Exit

BlackRock Bond ETF Gets Most Inflows After Gross Exit | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Investors are sinking the most cash ever into a BlackRock Inc. exchange-traded bond fund amid withdrawals from a similar ETF at Pacific Investment Management Co. that Bill Gross ran before quitting the firm he co-founded.
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Gross Exposes $42 Trillion Bond Market’s Key Flaw in Exit

Gross Exposes $42 Trillion Bond Market’s Key Flaw in Exit | EconMatters | Scoop.it
One man shook a $42 trillion bond market last week, highlighting just how vulnerable bond prices are to shocks.
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EBay to Split Off PayPal as Mobile Payments Gain Ground

EBay to Split Off PayPal as Mobile Payments Gain Ground | EconMatters | Scoop.it
EBay Inc. is splitting off its PayPal division, throwing the business into direct competition with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as consumers step up the use of smartphones and computers to pay for goods and services.
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Hong Kong Protests Grow at Start of Two Day Holiday

Hong Kong Protests Grow at Start of Two Day Holiday | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Pro-democracy protests swelled in Hong Kong on the eve of a two-day holiday that may bring record numbers to rallies spreading throughout the city as organizers pressed demands for free elections.
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Refinery Failures Spur Bets on Higher U.S. Gasoline

Refinery Failures Spur Bets on Higher U.S. Gasoline | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Speculators increased wagers on higher U.S. gasoline prices by the most since February as refinery closures constricted supply.
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Pimco may suffer over $200B in outflows: Deutsche

Pimco may suffer over $200B in outflows: Deutsche | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Estimates of how much investors are likely to pull from Pimco are swirling, with Deutsche Bank expecting around $266 billion in outflows.
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Cameron to Say Sorry to Queen Over Purring Gaffe

Cameron to Say Sorry to Queen Over Purring Gaffe | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he’ll apologize personally to Queen Elizabeth II after talking about her reaction to the result of last week’s Scottish independence referendum.
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Apple Climbs List of Most Heavily Shorted Nasdaq Stocks

Apple Climbs List of Most Heavily Shorted Nasdaq Stocks | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Familiar faces made up the top five most shorted stocks on the Nasdaq in early September, though Apple did see a surge in shares short.
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U.S. Stocks Decline Most in Eight Weeks as Apple Tumbles

U.S. Stocks Decline Most in Eight Weeks as Apple Tumbles | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. stocks tumbled the most in eight weeks, as Apple Inc. sank on snafus related to its new smartphone and concern mounted that Russia may seize foreign assets.
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GM Salaries Busted U.S. Bailout Limit Last Year: Watchdog

GM Salaries Busted U.S. Bailout Limit Last Year: Watchdog | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The U.S. Treasury Department signed off on General Motors Co. pay packages that broke a pledge to cap cash salaries at $500,000 in most cases at companies bailed out by the federal government, according to a watchdog report.
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What Apple spends to build each iPhone 6

What Apple spends to build each iPhone 6 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Apple spends $200 to $247 in parts and labor to build an iPhone 6, a teardown analysis of the device shows, Re/code reports.
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U.S. Enlists Arab Allies for First Airstrikes in Syria

U.S. Enlists Arab Allies for First Airstrikes in Syria | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The U.S. and Arab allies launched airstrikes in Syria targeting Islamic State and an al-Qaeda- linked group in what President Barack Obama called a “powerful message to the world” that America will do whatever is necessary to eliminate terrorist havens.
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Hong Kong Government’s Strategy on Protesters: Wait Them Out

Hong Kong Government’s Strategy on Protesters: Wait Them Out | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The city’s top leader and his aides are said to hope that the disruption will eventually turn the public against the pro-democracy protests, which swelled further on Wednesday.
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Hong Kong Protesters Step up Pressure on Leung to Quit

Hong Kong Protesters Step up Pressure on Leung to Quit | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests swelled for a sixth day as student leaders renewed an ultimatum for Leung Chun-ying to resign after jeering the city’s top official at a ceremony to mark China’s National Day.
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U.S. Crude Futures Slide Most in 17 Months; Brent Falls

U.S. Crude Futures Slide Most in 17 Months; Brent Falls | EconMatters | Scoop.it
West Texas Intermediate crude slid the most in 17 months, while Brent had its steepest drop in a year, as ample supply shielded the market from the risk of disruption due to the conflict in the Middle East.
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Russia Weighs Capital Controls If Net Outflows Intensify

Russia Weighs Capital Controls If Net Outflows Intensify | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Russia’s central bank is weighing the introduction of temporary capital controls if the flow of money out of the country intensifies, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the discussions.
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Wall St. Bankrolls Ex-Executive as He Sues Over A.I.G. Bailout

Wall St. Bankrolls Ex-Executive as He Sues Over A.I.G. Bailout | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chief of A.I.G., has now raised several million dollars from three Wall Street investors to help cover the cost of the case.
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Putin Ready to Borrow Above 9% Amid Bonds’ Worst Quarter

Putin Ready to Borrow Above 9% Amid Bonds’ Worst Quarter | EconMatters | Scoop.it
After shunning bond auctions for nine weeks amid the worst quarter for ruble debt since 2011, Russia indicated it’s prepared to borrow at more than 9 percent for the first time in almost five years.
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China Wants to Know Why Foreigners Are Fleeing Beijing

China Wants to Know Why Foreigners Are Fleeing Beijing | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Beijing’s government is taking an interest in why some foreigners are leaving the city.
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Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man

Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Martine Rothblatt is the highest paid female exeuctive in America. She made $38 million last year as the CEO of United Therapeutics; a $6 billion biotech firm she founded to find a treatment for pulmonary hypertension after her daughter was diagnosed with the disease.
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Largest Public Pensions Face $2 Trillion Hole, Moody’s Says

Largest Public Pensions Face $2 Trillion Hole, Moody’s Says | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The 25 largest U.S. public pensions face about $2 trillion in unfunded liabilities, showing that investment returns can’t keep up with ballooning obligations, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
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WTI Crude Rises as U.S. Inventories Drop to 8-Month Low

WTI Crude Rises as U.S. Inventories Drop to 8-Month Low | EconMatters | Scoop.it
West Texas Intermediate crude rose after a government report showed U.S. inventories dropped to an eight-month low.
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Apple Pulls New IOS Amid Dropped Calls. Advice on Twitter: DO NOT UPDATE

Apple Pulls New IOS Amid Dropped Calls. Advice on Twitter: DO NOT UPDATE | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. pulled an update for the iPhone operating system after the new software caused some people to lose cellular service.
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‘Imminent Attack’ in U.S. Prompted Airstrikes on Khorasan

‘Imminent Attack’ in U.S. Prompted Airstrikes on Khorasan | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Airstrikes in Syria against the extremist Khorasan group were prompted by planning for an “imminent” terror attack on U.S. soil, the Pentagon said.
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