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Citadel among bidders for E*Trade unit
Crain's Chicago Business
E*Trade said last month that it was selling its Chicago-based market-making business, G1 Execution Services. The New York-based brokerage said it was taking a $142.4 million impairment charge to close the unit, which it planned to sell within six months.
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Perspectives on markets — Jim Paulsen
CFA Chicago
Noon Sept. 10
As the next Distinguished Speakers Series guest, Jim Paulsen will generally address current conditions of the U.S. economy and financial markets and make predictions as to where it's going based on past and current conditions of the retails, auto, real estate sectors as well as manufacturing, construction, unemployment, consumer confidence and the stock and bond markets.

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Desperately Seeking Alpha — Rethinking the Hedge Fund Allocation
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3-6 p.m. Sept. 19
Join us for a lively panel discussion around the issues of hedge fund investing in a post-crisis world. The panelists will debate the issues, with insights from industry leaders — in consulting and active hedge fund portfolio management.

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Turmoil in emerging markets: Is it 1997 all over again?
CFA Chicago
Growth has begun slowing, interest rates have been rising, capital is fleeing, and in countries such as India and Indonesia, currencies are dropping sharply. All of which raises the question: Is a second Asian Contagion, like the one in 1997, in the offing?
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Poll: Are flash freezes a permanent part of the investment business?
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
More than 80 percent of respondents to this week's CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief poll question, "Are 'flash freezes,' such as Nasdaq's recently, a permanent part of the investment business?" said, "Yes, the number of computer-based traders is only going to increase."
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Ex-boss of indicted official sought city business
Chicago Tribune
Months after recommending Mayor Rahm Emanuel hire former comptroller Amer Ahmad, onetime Democratic Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce used close ties with his now-indicted ex-employee to lobby for city business here.
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Chicago's construction scions, brothers Matt and Dan Walsh amass $2 billion fortune
Forbes
Matt Walsh and Dan Walsh, third generation scions of Chicago's largest general contracting and construction firm, lord over family-owned Walsh Group with revenues that eclipsed $4 billion in 2012.
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Gary Airport lands 10 investment offers
Chicago Business
Gary/Chicago International Airport has received 10 proposals from private firms and organizations to invest in the airport and surrounding area. Construction is underway on a $166 million runway extension that will allow larger planes to land.
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U. Chicago's Cochrane: Fed has to guard against policy overreach
MoneyNews
"There is a danger that the Federal Reserve will try to control too many aspects of the financial system, thereby making it less stable," says John Cochrane, a business school professor at the University of Chicago.
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Business activity in US expands in August for fourth month
Bloomberg
Business activity in the U.S. expanded in August for a fourth consecutive month, a sign that manufacturing is strong enough to support recovery in the world’s biggest economy. The MNI Chicago Report business barometer rose to 53, matching forecasts, after a reading of 52.3 in July. Numbers greater than 50 signal expansion.
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3 ways introverted leaders can thrive in an extroverted world
By Deborah Wipf
Have you ever stood in the back of a crowded room to take a break from talking to people? Did you have an overpowering urge to turn down that party invitation to stay home and read a book?

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Warren Buffet cuts stake in Kraft, Mondelez
Chicago Business Journal
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has cut its shares of Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Mondelez International Inc. In a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ...

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Achieving clarity and restoring trust
Gulf News
The global financial crisis continues to have a painful impact on investors around the world. A cursory glance at any daily newspaper, evening news bulletin or popular blog sustains ...

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S&P 500 falls as investors weigh US response to Syria
Bloomberg
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index extending its worst monthly drop since May 2012, as investors weighed the prospects for American military action in Syria and disappointing data on consumer spending.
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State Street: Investor confidence drops in August
Pensions & Investments
Global investor confidence decreased 2.6 points to 105.1 in August, as measured by State Street Global Markets' Investor Confidence index. All regions suffered decreases in confidence, but the overall drag was mostly attributed to European and Asian investors. European confidence fell by 8.2 points to 97.1, while Asian confidence dropped 7.6 points to 93. North American investor confidence had a more tepid decline of 1.5 points to 112.5.
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