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A Bloomberg Brief model of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s bias toward raising or lowering interest rates has shifted closer to neutral. Improving labor and financial market conditions have lifted the bias indicator to its closest point to neutral since August 2008, a month before Lehman Brothers collapsed. Click here to continue reading sample article.
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Oman, which faces Iran across the Strait of Hormuz, said it’s poised to start raising cash for a $3 billion rail line offering an alternative route for oil and freight shipments. The nation is considering issuing bonds by the end of 2014 to kick-start funding for the track, said Abdulrahman Al Hatmi, a director at Oman National Railway [...]
Reporting requirements for over-the-counter derivatives trades go into effect on Feb. 12 under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation. As companies prepare, they also look ahead to mandatory clearing and the reporting of valuation and collateral, which are set to begin in the third quarter.
A lack of consensus on how to define “chronic disease” could jeopardize bipartisan, bicameral legislation that aims to refocus Medicare service to individuals with multiple chronic and costly conditions. This may be problematic for Sen. Ron Wyden’s legislation, S. 1932, called the “Better Care, Lower Cost Act.” Read more >>>
United Continental Holdings plans to fund the delivery of 36 aircraft from Boeing this year with a combination of enhanced equipment trust certificates and borrowings from banks, said Treasurer Gerald Laderman. Click HERE for more.
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