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  • CEOs paid more even as profits fall

    CEOs paid more even as profits fall
    Chief executives of public companies have long had a ready answer when criticized about high pay: It's all about company performance. That argument has been put to the test by the toughest financial environment since the Great Depression. If...
  • Convention center hotel proposed

    The city-owned parking lot near the Baltimore Convention Center downtown has seen a myriad of hotel-development dreams come and go over the years. Now, this one seems to offer the most promise. A proposed 750-room Hilton hotel north of Oriole Park at...
  • IEX'S exchange plan stirs U.S. stocks queue jumping argument

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For more than a decade, queue jumping by traders has been a big no-no in U.S. stock market, prevented in the name of fairness. Now, an upstart trading platform has revived a debate on whether it may be just what markets need to become...
  • A tough sell: insurance against a China financial crisis

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Selling insurance against a financial crisis should not be difficult, five years after the last one nearly wrecked the global economy. But when it comes to China, the world's second-largest economy, the probability of a full-blown...
  • Don't cripple the innovative Flash Boys

      Don't cripple the innovative Flash Boys
    Chicago's financial traders have been finding innovative ways to do business faster than the competition since, oh, at least the mid-1800s. In the old days, they used shouting and hand signals to make a speedy deal when the time was ripe. These days,...
  • Exchanges, brokerages hit with high-speed trading class action

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of the largest U.S. stock exchanges, brokerages and high-frequency trading firms were hit with a class action lawsuit by the capital of the state of Rhode Island, accusing them of manipulating the U.S. securities markets....
  • Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering

    Pope Good Friday service underscores plight of the suffering
    ROME (Reuters) - The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died. The pope, in...
  • Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance

    A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers. The Assn. of California Water...
  • Odd man rush: Rangers fans snapping up playoff tickets in Philadelphia

    Odd man rush: Rangers fans snapping up playoff tickets in Philadelphia
    You slip into your jersey signed by the entire 1980 Broad Street Bullies team, fasten the chin strap on your plastic helmet plastered with psychedelic P decals and plop into your seat at the Wells Fargo Center, ready to cheer your Philadelphia Flyers to...
  • U.S.-based stock funds post $3.6 billion outflows over week: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $3.6 billion out of stock funds in the week ended April 16 on fears that a selloff in technology and biotech shares could signal a steeper drop in U.S. stocks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper...
  • For Morgan Stanley, playing it safe pays off

    (Reuters) - A year ago, soon after Morgan Stanley posted disappointing quarterly earnings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman told board members the bank was on the right track and investors who sold shares had made a mistake. On Thursday,...
  • Wall Street banks make legal case for physical commodities trade

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street banks have mounted a massive legal defense of their physical commodities activities, in a last-ditch effort to convince regulators that chartering oil tankers and owning power plants pose no risk to the financial system....