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14 min ago | Natl. Relocation & Real Estate

HomeServices of America Announces New Leadership for HomeServices Relocation

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the appointment of Steven John as president and CEO HomeServices Relocation, effective September 16, 2014. Mary Lee Blaylock, current president and CEO of HomeServices Relocation has been named senior vice president and general manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, effective October 1st.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

CalPERS says goodbye to hedge-fund cost, complexity

The California Public Employees' Retirement System announced Monday it is cutting its investments in hedge funds to eliminate complexity and costs. The move by the Sacramento-based pension fund will move $4 billion out of 24 hedge funds and six fund-of-fund investments - collectively known as alternative return strategies program, or ARS.

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

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Visteon Breakup Opens Door for Electronics Unit Deal: Real M&A

The $4.7 billion company is exploring options for splitting in two, including selling or spinning off its electronics business, people familiar with the matter said last week. For potential buyers interested in Visteon, a breakup may be preferable because it would let them bid directly on the faster- growing electronics division without having to take on its climate-control venture, said UBS AG.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Automakers, Visteon, Investment Banking, UBS Financial Services, UBS Investment Bank, Financial Services, Gabelli Asset Management, Electronics, Harman International Ind, Rye, NY

6 hrs ago | BetaNews

Apple proves that moats are for dummies

As we all know, Apple last week announced two new iPhones, a payment service , and a line of Apple Watches that require iPhones to work. There's not much I can say about these products that you can't read somewhere else.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett

9 hrs ago | The Missoula Independent Online

National coverage of, and context for, the Mountain Water fight

In an article published today, the Wall Street Journal chimed in on the ongoing dispute between the City of Missoula and the Carlyle Group over ownership of Mountain Water.

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Related Topix: Missoula, MT, Carlyle Group, Financial Services

10 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Why share buybacks should be banned

"Charlie and I favour repurchases when a its stock is selling at a material discount to the company's intrinsic business value," Berkshire Hathaway boss Warren Buffett says. "Charlie and I favour repurchases when a its stock is selling at a material discount to the company's intrinsic business value."

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Warren Buffett

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Speculators Cut Gas Bets to 9-Month Low on Supply Growth: Energy

Hedge funds reduced bullish wagers on natural gas to the lowest level in more than nine months as U.S. shale production surges to an all-time high. Speculators lowered their net-long position across four benchmark contracts by 12 percent in the week ended Sept.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Stamford, CT, Business News

18 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Internet-Based "A La Carte" TV Service Coming...

Verizon has announced plans to unveil a new Internet-based television service that will allow users to subscribe to and pay for only the channels they want to watch, various media outlets are reporting. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs investor conference on Thursday, Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the new service is expected to premiere sometime next year and would eliminate the need for customers to pay for channels they never watch, the UPI news agency reported over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Marketing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Investment Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes for Francesca's Holdings Corp

Several investment firms have updated their stock ratings and price targets on shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp in the last week: Francesca's Holdings Corp had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group. They now have a $19.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $21.00.

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Related Topix: Investment Banking, Financial Services, Jefferies Group

Examiner.com

Eric Church electrifies in St. Louis

Fans arrived as early as 10:00 am to line up for a prime view of Eric Church's show on Saturday, September 13. By 7:00 pm, the St. Louis Scottrade Center had thousands of fans filling in the standing room only spots on he floor and packing seats to the rafters for night number three of the highly-anticipated "The Outsiders World Tour." The legendary Dwight Yoakam took the stage and delighted the crowd with new material, covers, and plenty of honky-tonk favorites, A slower-paced version of his 1993 hit "Ain't That Lonely Yet" was a vocal highlight.

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Related Topix: Eric Church, Country, Scottrade, Financial Services, Dwight Yoakam

The Daily Star

Conventional banks' sukuk to push limits of Islamic finance

DUBAI: Islamic bond programs from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists. Since June, France's Societe Generale, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Goldman Sachs have set up sukuk programs, with the aim of tapping the pool of cash-rich Muslim investors.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services

Marine News

Poland Received Less Gas Than Requested from Gazprom

Poland's gas pipeline operator Gaz-System said the country received about 20 million cubic metres of natural gas on Friday from the eastern direction, less than requested by the state-controlled importer PGNiG. "The increased requests of PGNiG are still not being met," Gaz-System's spokeswoman Malgorzata Polkowska said on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Specialty Materials, Cameco, Mining, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, US News, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Representative John Garamendi

The Motley Fool

Warren Buffett Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate

We know a lot about what Warren Buffett thinks about investments and businesses. But we don't know as much about what he thinks about real estate and homes.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Home Buying, Home

Daily Herald

Sprint CEO deploys a IPhone for Lifea plan

Sprint Corp. introduced an "iPhone for Life" plan that lets customers get a new version of Apple Inc.'s smartphone every two years as it moves to win back customers lost to rivals including T-Mobile US Inc. The service costs $70 a month and includes unlimited data, Sprint said on its website yesterday. Customers make no initial payment for the phone or related taxes on the device because they are essentially renting it, the company said.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, iPhone, Apple, Startups, Verizon Communications, Verizon, SoftBank, Financial Services

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Nashua Telegraph

Local financial advisers achieve high scores

Robert Bonfiglio, a private wealth adviser, and Brent Kiley, a financial adviser with Bonfiglio Kiley and Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, received high marks from their clients in the recent Ameriprise Financial Client Relationship Study. Both ranked in the top 25 percent of all Ameriprise advisers, receiving a score of 96 percent or higher based on overall client satisfaction.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, AMP Ltd, Insurance

Barron's

Rewards of Experience

Mark Finn, who runs T. Rowe Price's Value Fund, routinely beats his peers. Why he likes MetLife, GE, and JPMorgan Chase.

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Related Topix: T Rowe Price Group, Financial Services, Insurance, MetLife, Financial Markets

Forbes.com

'Ignore the Low Inflation and Strong Dollar. The Experiment Isn't Over Until Things Turn Bad.'

I am a fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and a CNBC contributor. I'm also a former Chancellor of the Texas A&M University system.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Banking, Westwood Holdings Group, Business News

Switched

Verizon To Launch Internet TV Service That Lets You Pay For Only The Channels You Want

The Verizon Communications Inc. logo is seen at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The 2012 CES trade show, which runs through Jan 13, features more than 2,700 global technology companies presenting consumer tech products and is expected to draw over 140,000 attendees.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Verizon, Las Vegas, NV, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Marketing

Reuters

BUYOUTS-CVC Credit Partners plans fund to buy stressed European loans

CVC Credit Partners, the credit arm of London-based CVC Capital Partners, has had preliminary discussions with at least one investor about launching a fund earmarked to buy stressed-but-performing loans on the books of European banks. The credit business, which has $11.8 billion in assets under management, in both the United States and Europe, intends to target some $750 million for the fund, according to an investor who reviewed a draft of the PPM.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, CVC Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs

Reuters

Options trading heats up on big bets U.S. rates are going up

Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year. Block trades in put options on Eurodollar futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange suggested some traders believe the Fed is ready to send its strongest signal yet the near-zero interest rate era is ending, perhaps faster than anticipated.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings, Financial Services, BlackRock

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