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How Wall Street is handicapping the midterm elections - Dotemirates
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How Wall Street is handicapping the midterm elections

As history shows, midterm elections typically shift power in Congress away from the sitting president's party. And this year could at least partially repeat that pattern because it's looking more like Democrats may win control in the House of Representatives in November.All 435 House seats are up for reelection. Of those, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report lists 39 Republican House seats as possible toss-ups -- meaning either party has a good chance -- while only three Democrat-held seats are in the same category. The Democrats need to gain 23 seats to take the House.On the Senate side, just 35 of...


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Married men earn far more than any other American group

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Indians’ faith in economy falters

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Feds charge 3 men after busting $364 million Ponzi scheme

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New York's top lawyer says many crypto exchanges lack 'fairness, integrity and security' — and it could harm consumers

 New York state Attorney General Barbara D. UnderwoodAP Photo/Hans Pennink, File Crypto exchanges are at risk of market manipulation, a New York Attorney General report released on Tuesday warns. Three major crypto trading platforms — Binance, Gate.io, and Kraken — were referred to the New York Department of Financial Services for possibly operating illegally in New York. The report comes as US regulators are stepping up oversight of the nascent crypto market. The fledgling cryptocurrency trading market is vulnerable to market manipulation and failing to provide basic consumer protections, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the New...
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JPMorgan has weighed in on one of the biggest debates tearing apart Wall Street, and it’s 'like an 800 pound gorilla wading in’

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C-Suite exits and investor unrest: Citigroup is undergoing its most significant changes in half a decade

Citi is undergoing some of the most seismic changes under CEO Michael Corbat's tenure.Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Citigroup has undergone a slew of changes over the past five months, including the departures of senior executives and restructurings within their business lines.  In aggregate, these are some of the most seismic changes to take place at Citi since Michael Corbat took the reins as CEO in 2012.  The changes come amid investor frustration over the pace of Citi's progress, as well as the arrival of activist ValueAct Capital.  But the bank has downplayed the significance of the changes, or their connection to pressure...