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What PayPal Gets With Xoom

After markets closed on Wednesday, PayPal, which remains part of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) until July 17, announced that it is paying $25 a share in cash for international money ...
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Bond Liquidity Crisis Update, An Unexpected Regulatory Outcome

Currencies may be considered the most liquid of all quoted markets, but the most liquid market that most investors think about day in and day out is the U.S. Treasury ...
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What Has Lit a Fire Under Chubb Shares

Both Ace Ltd. (NYSE: ACE) and Chubb Corp. (NYSE: CB) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Ace will acquire Chubb. Shareholders of Chubb will receive ...
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Puerto Rico vs. Greece

It is no coincidence that Puerto Rico publicly admitted its debts could not be repaid at the same time that Greece technically defaults to the International Monetary Fund. The world ...
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Will Last Ditch Efforts Stave off Nationalization in Greece?

Is Greece going to capitulate? It turns out that capital controls, the threat of bankruptcy hearings, attempts to repossess national heritage assets and infrastructure, the threat of not being able ...
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Does the Puerto Rican Default Risk Hurt MBIA More Than Assured?

While most of the market has been focused on a Greek exit or even default, MBIA Inc. (NYSE: MBI) shares are suffering from a potential default closer to home. Puerto Rico ...
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The KKR Settlement May Be Smaller Than It Seems

When most investors hear news that a firm is paying $30 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle certain charges, chances are high that it sounds ...
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Serious Valuation Concerns Arise in JPMorgan

As one of the largest banks in the U.S., JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) commands a strong position in the financial sector, and it is a staple of many ...
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Nationalization Risk Returns in Greek Banks

The only way to describe the situation around Greece's ongoing negotiations with creditors would be to call it a Greek tragedy. Investors keep thinking that Greece is going to strike ...
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Despite Gains, National Bank of Greece Still Faces Risk

Another round of emergency European Central Bank (ECB) funding from late last week allowed Greek banks to open on Monday. Currently, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, is in talks ...
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Banks Making the Most From Overdraft and ATM Fees

With the recession being receding into the past, many consumers are still coping with how they feel about their banks. Whether you bank at a community bank, a regional bank ...
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Do AmEx Shares Deserve a Second Look After Strong Credit Metrics?

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) may deserve a second look after its May credit card statistics. The Dow Jones Industrial Average stock showed very strong results in its credit metrics ...
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Are More Talks on the Horizon for Greece?

Talks with Greece fell through once again as the European Union is trying to hold itself together. This isn’t the first time that talks have fallen through and, by the ...
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Why TransUnion Could Be One of the Largest IPOs of 2015

TransUnion has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). The company set the terms for the offering with ...
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Which Stocks Will Take the Brunt of the Next Big Hit to the Dow?

Could the Dow take a big hit in the next few months? Absolutely. Three factors are coming to a head all at the same time now, starting back in mid ...
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