Reuters - Oil rose above $79 a barrel on Wednesday, after dipping a day earlier, as signs of robust economic growth in China offset mildly bearish U.S. industry data showing surprise builds in crude and distillate stockpiles.
Investor's Business Daily - Nasdaq OMX, investment banks, venture capital firms and foreign companies are all zeroing in on the 144A market, in which private placements of company shares are sold mainly to institutional investors.
AP - Caution returned to the stock market Tuesday as investors decided to slow an advance that has lifted the Dow Jones industrial average 475 points in five days. Stocks mostly fell in light trading, though the Dow tacked on 20 points to close at a new high for the year. The modest advance came a day after the Dow shot up 200 points for the second time in three days.
U.S. News & World Report - In a double whammy for investors, stock funds became marginally more expensive to own even as their value plummeted during the bottoming out of the market, according to new data from Lipper. Specifically, stock funds' expense ratios increased by an average of 5.2 basis points, or .052 percent, between Nov. 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009. During that eight-month window, annual fees for sector-specific funds rose at disproportionately high levels compared with other types of stock funds. ...
Bloomberg - Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Securities and Exchange Commission employees would get $50,000 awards for snitching on each other, under Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Doddâ€™s proposed legislation to overhaul financial regulation.