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    1. Big Bank Breakups: Who Needs Bernie Sanders When You've Got Dodd-Frank?

      Big Bank Breakups: Who Needs Bernie Sanders When You've Got Dodd-Frank?

      Calls to “break up the banks” have burst back into the political conversation, thanks in part to Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders. But the Vermont Senator isn’t the only source of pressure on Wall Street. With regulatory costs from financial reforms rising and revenues faltering, major financial institutions stand to see more questions from shareholders over their size and complexity...

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    2. Hedge Fund Assets Drop In Q3, More Than Any Period Since 2008

      Hedge Fund Assets Drop In Q3, More Than Any Period Since 2008

      The third quarter of 2015 erased the largest amount of wealth from hedge fund industry accounts since the financial crisis hit in 2008. Total capital under hedge fund management shrank by $95 billion amid global market turmoil stemming from a slowdown in China and continued uneasiness over U.S. interest rates, according to Hedge Fund Research...

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    3. SEC Settles With Houston Firm KBR Inc Over Policies That Silenced Potential Whistleblowers

      SEC Settles With Houston Firm KBR Inc Over Policies That Silenced Potential Whistleblowers

      In the first case of its kind, the Securities and Exchange Commission has sanctioned a company for creating internal policies that prevent employees from going to regulators with legal concerns. Houston technology firm KBR Inc. will pay $130,000 to settle charges that it violated federal whistleblower protections enshrined in the Dodd-Frank Act...

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    4. General Motors Company Shareholders Worry About Stock Buyback Plan And The Triumph Of Activist Investors

      General Motors Company Shareholders Worry About Stock Buyback Plan And The Triumph Of Activist Investors

      In the years since General Motors went bankrupt and took a massive taxpayer bailout, the company has maintained a “fortress balance sheet,” heavy on shock-absorbing cash. After a monthlong siege, however, that fortress has proved permeable, as activist shareholders managed to wrangle billions out of the company’s keep...

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