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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Liberty Interactive Corp. Liberty Ventures B fell 23.0 percent to $30.66. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. fell 14.5 percent ...

  • Fed to Banks: Shape Up or Risk Breakup

    WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve officials sent a warning shot across Wall Street on Monday, telling bank executives they must do more to curb excessive risk-taking and improve employee behavior at their firms or face stiff repercussions, including being broken into smaller pieces. Federal Reserve Gov. Daniel Tarullo and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, in closed-door speeches Monday to bank executives gathered at the New York Fed, said Wall Street must clean up its behavior and image, according to copies of their remarks provided by the Fed. The regulators made it clear they aren’t satisfied with bank’s efforts in the six years since the financial crisis shattered public trust in big banks, citing ongoing probes of banks for currency-market and interest-rate manipulation, tax evasion and efforts to skirt international sanctions.

  • Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
    Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
    Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

  • Who wins, who loses if Apple Pay takes off
    Who wins, who loses if Apple Pay takes off

    Apple Pay worked great for a quick purchase tee shirt purchase at Macy's, but a lot more companies than just Apple could win or lose if the mobile payment platform catches on.

  • Pistorius jailed for five years for killing girlfriend Steenkamp

    By Joe Brock PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world. As judge Thokozile Masipa read out her decision on Pistorius' Sept. 12 culpable homicide conviction, the 27-year-old, whose downfall has been likened to that of American football star O.J. Simpson, stood resolutely in the dock. ...

  • Hong Kong students put their case to government, but no breakthrough

    By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets on Tuesday as student leaders debated their call for full democracy for the Chinese-run city with government leaders to try end a weeks-long occupation of major traffic arteries. But, as had been widely expected, there was no breakthrough. Student leaders had yet to decide whether or not to hold a second round. ...

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