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  • A glass half-full or half-empty?

    Second thoughts are once again occurring about the strength of the U.S. recovery, as they seem to do every time the economy has promised to gain momentum since the end of the recession. 

How big data can make a big difference in M&A

Syncsort's acquisition of Circle Computer shows how tools that analyze large amounts of data can help dealmakers create more value.

Supreme Court rules for employer in retiree health care case

Case involves the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements.

ISS taking more "holistic" view on separate CEO and chair proposals this year

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. is taking a less rigid approach this year when it comes to proposals calling for separate chief executives and board chairs.

States unwind more recession damage

In 2014, more states paid back the money they had borrowed from the federal government to fund unemployment benefits. Repaying the loans, a legacy of the recession, lowers the federal unemployment...

Changing payments landscape threatens banks' hold on trade finance

Correspondent banks will no longer dominate cross-border payments as companies see better solutions, according to new study.

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A new fixed income trading platform jointly developed by RiskVal and Quantitative Brokers merges real-time relative value analytics with advanced algorithmic execution of relative value trades. The RVQB platform, currently in beta with a select group of clients, was unveiled in a demonstration at RiskVal offices Wednesday.  

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Observers have largely reacted favorably to the BATS Global Markets acquisition of currency trading platform Hotspot FX from KCG Holdings, with predictions that the move might signal further tie-ins between FX and exchanges. BATS is acquiring Hotspot for $365 million in cash, with an agreement to share certain tax benefits that could result in further payments to KCG of up to 70 million  over three years.