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Glitch may press CBOE to let popular products trade elsewhere
Crain's Chicago Business
The nearly three-and-a-half hour blackout of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where options linked to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and a proprietary Volatility Index trade exclusively, may strengthen arguments from competitors that those very popular contracts should be allowed to trade on more than one exchange.
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Global Finance: Too Big To Regulate?
CFA Chicago
From Dodd-Frank to Basel III and beyond, financial regulators are struggling to keep pace with the rapid evolution and increasing complexity of global finance. To combat the systemic risks that revealed themselves during the financial crisis, regulators have implemented new rules covering everything from bank capital requirements to derivative and commodity markets.
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Distinguished Speakers Series: Charles Evans
CFA Chicago
Listen as Charles L. Evans, the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as he gives his perspectives on the current state of the economy. For those interested at this inside looks, be sure to register here.
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Career Management Series: Preparing for Interviews, Preparing For Your Next Role
CFA Chicago
This Preparing for Interviews workshop will focus on the basics of the interview process — what people are looking for and what they aren't; doing your homework on the organization and the sector; developing an informed set of questions; and staying cool under pressure. The workshop will be lead by Gail Meneley, Co-Founder of Shields Meneley Partners and CFA Chicago board member. Members only, spots are limited.
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Nudge or shove? The many shades of financial paternalism
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
Discussions about the value of paternalism have been in vogue these days. The latest contribution: In "Mandatory Retirement Savings," a Financial Analysts Journal article just released ahead of print, behavioral finance expert Meir Statman advocates what he calls a "fully paternalistic shove."
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CFA Chicago Annual Dinner speaker Nate Silver: What big data can't predict
Fortune via CNN Money
Statistician Nate Silver isn't famous because he's a mathematical genius. (Although, he is.) Silver's well-known because he knows how to apply his craft to the real world. The country's most popular data cruncher is known for his spot-on election predictions — he accurately called the winner in all 50 states of November's presidential election; in 2008, he went 49 for 50 — but Silver's big data analytics have also translated to the worlds of sports, gambling and even dating.
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Motorola Solutions, DeVry stocks fall; USG swings to profit
Chicago Business Journal
VideoBriefQuarterly profits at Motorola Solutions Inc. rose from the prior year, but the communications equipment maker cut its profit forecast for the year. Meanwhile, dropping enrollment hurt education company DeVry Inc.'s bottom line, but Boeing Co. sailed through its 787 groundings.
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Chicago-based Avista agrees to buy Telular for $217 million in cash
The Wall Street Journal
Telular Corp. has agreed to be bought by private-equity firm Avista Capital Partners for about $217 million, a move the wireless-tracking-services company billed as one that would help it grow.
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Fed doves stand by stimulus, though Evans has bright outlook
Reuters
A handful of Federal Reserve policy doves showed no sign they were prepared to dial down the U.S. central bank's extraordinary accommodation any time soon, even though one gave a highly optimistic outlook that the economy will turn the corner next year.

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The competing incentives and pressures that influence sell-side analysts
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
A recent study designed to decipher the "black box" of sell-side analyst decision making sheds new light on the driving forces behind two important outputs of their work: earnings estimates and stock recommendations.

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McDonald's 1st-quarter profit nearly flat
Chicago Business Journal
McDonald's Corp.'s profit barely inched up during its first quarter as sales continued to disappoint. Oak Brook-based McDonald's earned $1.27 billion, or $1.26 per share, nearly unchanged from $1.267 billion, or $1.23 per share, a year ago.

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Crain's Eureka Index ranks Chicago's most innovative firms
Crain's Chicago Index
In an industry where billions of dollars can be made or lost in the blink of an eye, companies that aren't constantly innovating risk being left behind.
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CNA profit flat, parent Loews down 34 percent
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
Flat profit at Chicago-based insurer CNA Financial Corp. and an impairment charge sent net income for parent Loews Corp. down 34 percent, the company reported.
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A sharp assault on mutual fund fees
Forbes
Mutual fund expenses may be making you poorer. Investing in actively managed mutual funds that charge high fees can lower your standard of living in retirement by as much as one-third more than a low-cost index fund strategy.
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