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November 12, 2012
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  • SEC opens formal investigation of Knight's trading glitch
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has started its formal investigation of the $457.6 million trading glitch that affected Knight Capital Group in August. Knight says faulty software was to blame. The U.S. inquiry will focus on whether the company adhered to rules governing risk-control procedures. Bloomberg (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Update 
  • Financial turmoil remains a concern
    Columnist Michael Mackenzie writes that the election results likely mean authorities will move forward with overhauling the financial industry, but they should be mindful to avoid stoking more turmoil. Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  New York Focus 
  • N.J. commuter rail recovery lags behind N.Y.
    New York City has made remarkable progress putting its subway and commuter rail services back into service in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, but in New Jersey it's a very different story. NJ Transit and PATH trains have been cut back to limited service or shut down entirely, leaving the 532,000 passengers they normally carry on a weekday searching for other forms of transportation. The Wall Street Journal (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Development 
  • How to win over a skeptical audience
    Persuasion is a key skill for any leader, writes former Ogilvy & Mather CEO Charlotte Beers. It takes an ability to speak with passion, humility, humor and flashes of unexpected wit to win over a tough audience or persuade skeptical employees to follow your lead. "Speaking with passion born of your own authentic experience and belief is always persuasive," Beers writes. Fast Company online (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On The Economy 
  • CEOs press Congress to deal with deficit
    Corporate executives are launching media-based campaigns regarding the "fiscal cliff" while lawmakers prepare for discussions on the issue. The Campaign to Fix the Debt says it expects to spend more than $1 million on advertisements with slogans such as "Just Fix It." The Business Roundtable says it's ready to spend about $500,000 on similar messages focused on media in the Washington, D.C., area. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Products 
  • Whitebox debuts long-short equity mutual fund
    Whitebox Advisors is launching on the retail market a mutual fund that uses the strategy of its long-short stock hedge fund. The Whitebox Long Short Equity Fund is designed to deliver positive returns regardless of trends and fluctuations influencing U.S. equity markets. Bloomberg (11/9), FINalternatives (11/9), Bloomberg (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease."
--John Donne,
British poet, satirist, lawyer and cleric


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