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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

RapGenius Rebrands With $40M, Aims to 'Annotate the World'

A company that started out as a kind of social network for hip-hop fans to discuss the meaning of their favorite song lyrics, RapGenius , raised $40 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Dan Gilbert, according to company co-founders and a blog post from Ben Horowitz.


Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Investment Banking, Lehman Brothers, Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

SACU executive to serve on Dallas Fed advisory council

Steve Hennigan, president and CEO of the San Antonio Federal Credit Union, has been tapped to join the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.


Related Topix: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Banking

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Regal Financial merges with Boise bank

Seattle's Regal Financial Bank has reached agreement to merge with another bank.


Related Topix: Federal Deposit Insurance, Banking, Financial Institutions

16 hrs ago | Suria

Softbank in deal to merge Sprint, T-Mobile

Japan's SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom of Germany have reached a basic agreement for a merger between their US affiliates Sprint and T-Mobile US, the business daily Nikkei reported Saturday.


Related Topix: SoftBank, Investment Services, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T

20 hrs ago | News Times

General Electric's second-quarter earnings report Friday comes soon after it prevailed in a two-month fight to acquire the power assets of France's Alstom.


Related Topix: General Electric, Aerospace-Defense

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Elizabeth Comper was a fighter against racism on several fronts

Elizabeth Comper had a comfortable life a decade ago as wife of the Bank of Montreal's chief executive when she saw something on television that shocked and upset her: the world's oldest hatred flaring up again in her own country.

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Related Topix: Bank of Montreal, Banking, Libraries, Canada, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Marketing


UPDATE 2-Wells Fargo's focus on energy shows growth strategy

Wells Fargo & Co is angling to cash in on the U.S. energy boom, as the fourth-largest U.S. bank looks for new avenues of revenue growth to overcome a slump in mortgage lending, its traditional driver of profits.


Related Topix: Wells Fargo , Banking, Startups, Mach One, Institutional Venture Partners, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

National Public Radio

Ex-Chief Of Huge Pension Fund Guilty Of Bribery

Federico Buenrostro Jr., the former chief executive of California Public Employees' Retirement System, entered his plea in San Francisco federal court.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California Public Employees Retirement System, Investment Services, Retirement

National Public Radio

US Records $71 Billion Budget Surplus In June

The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008.


Related Topix: Fannie Mae, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US News

Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

Meat is displayed in a case at a grocery store in Miami. The index of retail prices for meats, poultry, fish and eggs was up 7.7 percent from a year ago more than triple the overall inflation rate.


Related Topix: Pnc Financial Services GroupThe, Banking, Life, Fruits, Food, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Wells Fargo 2Q profit rises, helped by loan growth

In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, file photo, a man walks past a Wells Fargo location in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Wells Fargo , Banking, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Business Journal

Mortgage rates edge higher

Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the week ending July 10 was 4.15 percent, up from 4.12 percent last week.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home, Freddie Mac

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Troubled Portuguese bank insists it can cope with losses, helps soothe market nerves

A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index, left, and the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Banking, Exchange Bank, Korea Exchange Bank, South Korea, World News, Portugal

Container Store Group Receives Equal Weight Rating from Morgan Stanley

's stock had its "equal weight" rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Morgan Stanley in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.


Related Topix: Stanley, Investment Banking, Jefferies Group, Investment Services

Thu Jul 10, 2014


SEC to vote on money fund reform plan this month: Source

The riskiest money-market mutual funds will have to let their share prices fluctuate and charge investors withdrawal fees during times of stress under tougher U.S. rules set for adoption this month.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Federated Investors, Investment Services

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

UPCOMING DEADLINE: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of July 14, 2014 )--Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the District of Arizona on behalf of investors who purchased INSYS ... (more)


Related Topix: Doral Financial

Bellingham Herald

Ace Cash Express settles debt collection claims

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the agreement with Ace, one of the biggest payday lenders in the U.S. The company will pay a $5 million fine and return $5 million to affected customers.


Related Topix: Ace Cash Express, Irving, TX


They're back! Euro jitters slam U.S. stocks

U.S. stocks are down sharply Thursday as jitters about a Portuguese bank and ugly economic data raise more doubts about whether Europe is recovering.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, T Rowe Price Group, Investment Services

The Wichita Eagle

US stock futures sink on Portugal worries

In this May 11, 2007, file photo, a Wall Street sign is mounted near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange.


Related Topix: Espirito Santo Financial Group SA

Business Journal

Too big to sail? CEO Cutler Dawson on how Navy Federal Credit Union keeps growing

While the U.S. Navy keeps shrinking, Navy Federal Credit Union keeps growing. The Vienna, Va.-based credit union, the nation's largest, surpassed $6 billion in assets last month and now has more than 5 million members.


Related Topix: Navy Federal Credit Union, Banking


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