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New Year’s Threats Spur Responses

Turkish authorities arrested two suspected Islamic State extremists allegedly planning to kill revelers during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Ankara, and Belgium canceled the main fireworks display in Brussels, amid a heightened state of alert over possible Islamic State attacks around the holidays. in a day

U.S. Preparing Fresh Iran Sanctions

The Obama administration is preparing to impose its first financial sanctions on Iran since forging a landmark nuclear deal, presenting a major test for whether Tehran will stay committed to the pact. 279in 21 hours

Inside J.P. Morgan’s Deal With On Deck Capital

The partnership offers considerable upside for both parties while also highlighting some of the risks that banks must consider as they weigh whether to team up or compete with online lenders. in a day

Ten Years After Blowup, Amaranth Investors Still Waiting for Money

Amaranth Advisors was one of the biggest hedge-fund blowups in history. Now, the fallen fund is approaching a new milestone: a decadelong wait to give investors back what remains of their a day

Viral Videos Shape Debate Over Police Conduct

The explosion of citizen video this past year has fueled a national debate about race and policing and transformed how people weigh claims of police misconduct. Lawmakers around the country have taken steps to ensure video can keep rolling. in a day


The Year the Hedge-Fund Model Stalled on Main Street

More ‘liquid alternative’ mutual funds closed in 2015 than in any year on record, indicating enthusiasm is fading for what had become one of the hottest products in asset management. in a day

Speaking Fees Meet Politics for Clintons

In December 2011, Bill Clinton gave a talk on climate change to an Abu Dhabi government environmental gathering, collecting $500,000.
More than two dozen companies and groups and one foreign government paid Bill Clinton more than $8 million to give speeches around the time they also had matters before Hillary Clinton’s State Department. 447in 20 hours


Dueling Financial Forces to Test Markets in 2016

Global financial markets in 2015 were pulled between the Fed’s determination to raise interest rates and pressure for lower rates in much of the rest of the world. Those tensions will continue into 2016, Greg Ip writes. in 19 hours

From Oil Glut to Shortage? Some Say It Could Happen

As the oil glut has sent prices to decade lows, plummeting investment by oil producers means fewer barrels will be pumped. 81in 19 hours

Puerto Rico to Make Crucial Debt Payment

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said Puerto Rico will make the most crucial of its roughly $1 billion in bond payments due Jan. 1, in a bid to stave off creditor lawsuits. About $37 million in payments on bonds with weaker legal protections will be missed. in a day
Deposit rates have risen when the Federal Reserve has lifted rates in the past.


Why Your Bank Is Going to Pay More for Your Savings Soon

Banks are likely to raise rates paid on retail deposits thanks to new liquidity regulations. in a day

Energy Megadeals Were Scarce in 2015

U.S. oil and gas companies are selling assets and acreage piecemeal as they jockey to survive a downturn in energy prices, and the trend for small transactions looks likely to heat up next year. in 21 hours

DOJ Probes Blue Bell’s Response to Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Blue Bell Creameries over a listeria contamination of its ice cream earlier this year that was linked to three deaths and multiple other illnesses. in a day

ConocoPhillips, NuStar Set for First Exports of U.S. Crude

ConocoPhillips and NuStar Energy on Thursday plan to finish loading what will be the first tanker of freely traded U.S. crude oil in 40 years. in a day

1MDB Sells Majority Stake in Real-Estate Project for $1.7 Billion

1Malaysia Development agreed to sell a majority stake in Bandar Malaysia, a real-estate project in Kuala Lumpur, to a consortium that includes a state-owned Chinese company, for about $1.7 billion. 

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