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    Harrisburg Sets Parking Garage Deal

    Harrisburg is set to be the first city in three years to lease its parking operations, part of a plan to rid Pennsylvania’s insolvent capital of $363 million of debt from an ill-fated incinerator project. Click here to continue reading.

    Orange Signal Flashing on U.S. Economy’s Dashboard

    Another week without top tier government economic data forces market participants to look at secondary and tertiary barometers, as well as anecdotes. There’s no better place to appreciate the true underlying tone of the economy today than the Bloomberg Orange Book. Click here to continue reading.

    ACL Surgery Worth The Price

    by Elizabeth Krutoholow Anterior cruciate ligament or ACL reconstruction is more cost-effective than rehabilitation for treating tears, a common knee injury, according to a recent cost-utility analysis. Dr. Richard Mather, assistant professor, department of Orthopaedic surgery, Duke University Medical Center and lead author of the study said the study may aid in treatment decisions for [...]

    Lloyds Joins Asia Retreat as Rules Drive Expenses

    Westpac Banking Corp. agreed to buy Lloyds Banking Group Plc’s Australian assets as tighter capital rules following the 2008 financial crisis prompt European and U.S. lenders to retreat from the Asia-Pacific region. To continue reading, click here.

    BofA-Tied Notes Lead Single-Stock-Linked Jump

    Sales of U.S. structured notes tied to Bank of America Corp. have soared this year as issuance of securities linked to a single stock increases, with investors accepting higher volatility for potentially greater gains. Banks sold $259.2 million of notes tied to the Charlotte, North Carolina-based lender this year through Oct. 4, more than five [...]

    Brevan to Start Fund Run by Ex-Deutsche Bank Team

    Brevan Howard Capital Management LP has started an investment fund run by a team of former Deutsche Bank AG market strategists in New York, as Europe’s second-biggest hedge-fund firm expands its presence in the U.S. Click here to continue reading.

    Whitney Shuts Broker-Dealer

    Meredith Whitney, who built her own Wall Street advisory firm after winning renown for a 2007 call on Citigroup Inc., deregistered her brokerage unit after three unprofitable years and is setting up an investment fund, according to industry records. Click here to continue reading sample article.

    Indian ocean Access May open up China’s West

    China is on the verge of gaining direct access to a second ocean from its mainland, a geopolitical gain that rarely occurs in an age of generally fixed country borders. The gain is due to years of infrastructure spending and a targeted international development project in Myanmar. China has been deeply involved with Myanmar’s port system and Irrawaddy River development. At the same [...]

    Home Price Revival Not Yet Supporting Higher Spending

    The 19 percent increase in the Case-Shiller home price index since March 2012 is widely thought to have boosted the prospects for overall household spending via the “wealth effect” transmitted by rising prices and cash out efinancing. Cash out refinancing activity bottomed in the second quarter of 2011 when homeowners extracted $9.5 billion from their homes. Click here to continue reading.    

    IMF to Issue New Global Forecasts Ahead of Annual Meeting

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