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Global economic uncertainty spurs bond buying


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Doubts about global economic growth and debt troubles at Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo have caused a flurry of activity in sovereign bonds. "It's the contagion risk that has investors clamoring for … Read More

Ariz. retail centers focus on sustainability


  • Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model), The

Retailers and centers in Arizona are embracing sustainability as well as lower energy costs by installing solar shades over parking lots and panels on roofs -- a move that can create a sense of commun… Read More

European banks aim to build confidence in dark pools


  • Financial News Online (U.K.) (subscription required)

European banks have hired independent consultants as part of an effort to improve confidence in dark pools as market share of equity trading in the off-exchange venues declines. Read More

Fla. law frees fee-only planners to discuss insurance


  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

A new Florida law changes the state's past policy of requiring investment advisers to be associated with an insurance company to discuss insurance coverage. "This is a huge gain for fee-only planners … Read More

SBA aid sought in S.D. after tornadoes, floods


  • Rapid City Journal (S.D.), The

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested disaster aid from the Small Business Administration for victims of storms during June. The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied a state request fo… Read More

Fed's Fischer supports stress tests, capital rules


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Federal Reserve's stress tests and stricter capital rules are appropriate responses to the financial crisis, Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said in his first speech since taking the post. He also c… Read More