A top Federal Reserve official said the Fed should begin to reduce its bond-buying program and bring it to a close "sometime in the first half of next year." Should the U.S. economy grow faster than ... more 
A top Federal Reserve official said the Fed should begin to reduce its bond-buying program and bring it to a close "sometime in the first half of next year." Should the U.S. economy grow faster than expected, Kansas City Fed President Esther George also said it may be "appropriate" to reduce the bond-buying program at a faster pace. A top executive for T-Mobile US said they hope to win over Leap Wireless customers by competing for them "the old fashioned way." Some analysts had speculated that T-Mobile or another company could make a counteroffer for Leap, after T-Mobile agreed to be acquired by AT&T for $1.2 billion, or $15 per share. A person familiar with internal discussions said that Dell may delay a shareholder meeting on a $24.4 billion buyout offer from founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, with the pivotal vote scheduled for the 18th too close to call. less 
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Tue, Jul 16, 2013 4:43 PM EDT