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Ex-Barclays director accused by US of illegal tips to plumber
NEW YORK A former director at Barclays Plc was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he provided inside information about impending mergers that he learned about at the bank to a plumber, who used the tips to illegally make $76,000.
Barclays Director Accused of Giving Insider Tips to a Plumber to Remodel His BathroomFortune
Former Wall Street executive charged with giving stock tips to fishing buddyWashington Post
Ex-banker charged with insider trading after giving plumber friend nonpublic info in exchange for bathroom remodelYahoo Finance
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US consumer spending increase strongest in over six years
WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April as households stepped up purchases of automobiles, suggesting an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise ...
US Consumer Spending Climbed at Fastest Pace in Nearly Seven YearsWall Street Journal
What The Sharp Consumer Spending Revival Means For The EconomyForbes
Consumers Spend Even as Confidence Ebbs: U.S. Economic TakeawaysBloomberg
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Great Plains Tripling Debt for Westar Shows a Hunger for Growth
Great Plains Energy Inc.'s $8.6 billion deal to buy Westar Energy Inc. shows the high risk some power companies are willing to take to grow through acquisitions. The Kansas City, Missouri, utility owner is paying a premium of at least 23 times Westar's ...
US stocks struggle as energy companies fall with oil pricesHouston Chronicle
US regulated power firm Great Plains to buy Westar for $8.6 billionReuters
Great Plains Energy's Plan to Buy Westar Worries InvestorsNew York Times
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Boyd Gaming sells its 50 percent stake in Borgata to MGM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Boyd Gaming said Tuesday it is selling its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's top casino to MGM Resorts International, the company that ...
Boyd Gaming To Sell Its 50% Interest In BorgataPR Newswire (press release)
Boyd Gaming selling its stake in the Borgata to MGMVEGAS INC
MGM Resorts International to buy Borgata Hotel Casino & SpaKLAS-TV
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Staples CEO To Step Down Following Collapse Of Office Depot Merger
First there was a failed attempt to join forces with Office Depot. Now office supplies company Staples SPLS +1.09% is getting a new CEO. On Tuesday, Staples said that its current chief executive Ron Sargent would be stepping down after the annual ...
Staples Announces Management TransitionBusiness Wire (press release)
Staples CEO to Step Down Following Failed Office Depot DealBloomberg
Staples CEO to step down after failed mergerThe Boston Globe
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