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You Know It’s a Tough Market When Ben Bernanke Can’t Refinance

You Know It’s a Tough Market When Ben Bernanke Can’t Refinance | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Ben S. Bernanke said the mortgage market is still so tight that he’s having a hard time refinancing his own home loan.
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Sources: Alleged FAA saboteur high when he started Chicago fire

Sources: Alleged FAA saboteur high when he started Chicago fire | EconMatters | Scoop.it
FAA control tower worker Brian Howard is accused of torching the flight control center and causing thousands of flight delays
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WTI Oil Falls Below $90 First Time in 17 Months on Supply

WTI Oil Falls Below $90 First Time in 17 Months on Supply | EconMatters | Scoop.it
West Texas Intermediate oil dropped below $90 for the first time in 17 months amid signs that global supplies are outstripping demand. Brent, Europe’s benchmark, headed for a bear market.
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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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Islamic State Leads Mideast Into Warlord Era as Nations Dissolve

Islamic State Leads Mideast Into Warlord Era as Nations Dissolve | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The Middle East may be sliding toward a warlord era, with nation-states increasingly struggling to control all their territory and millions living under the rule of emergent local chiefs and movements.
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Putin Not Big Enough Threat to Undermine Europe, Norway Says

Putin Not Big Enough Threat to Undermine Europe, Norway Says | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Europe shouldn’t fear the economic fallout of deteriorating ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.
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How Ebola Patient Flew to U.S. From Liberia via Belgium

How Ebola Patient Flew to U.S. From Liberia via Belgium | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. arrived in Texas on a United Airlines jet to cap a journey among four airports spread across three continents.
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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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