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  • SEC Is Steering More Trials to Judges It Appoints
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is increasingly steering cases to hearings in front of the agency’s appointed administrative judges, who found in its favor in every verdict for the 12 months through September, rather than taking them to federal court.

  • Sears Seeks New Cash Via Two Paths
    Sears is again turning to billionaire CEO Edward Lampert for funds, as the struggling retailer shores up its balance sheet ahead of the holiday season and seeks to reassure vendors worried about its health.

  • Fed to Banks: Shape Up or Risk Breakup
    Federal Reserve officials told bank executives they must do more to curb excessive risk-taking and improve behavior at their firms or face stiff repercussions, including being broken into smaller pieces.

  • CVS Plays Hardball With Rival Drug Chains
    CVS is offering a prescription-drug plan that charges patients more if they buy their medications at pharmacies that sell tobacco products, a plan that could benefit the company’s own network of drugstores.

  • Hang Seng Rises on China Data
    Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after China’s economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, albeit at a touch faster than expected.

  • NSA Clears Samsung Devices
    Samsung said the NSA approved some of its mobile devices for use by government officials to carry classified information, a positive step for the smartphone maker’s struggling mobile division.

  • Staples Warns of Possible Data Breach
    Staples may be the latest retailer to be hacked, as the office-supply chain said it is investigating a possible card data breach.

  • Misery Widespread at Hedge Funds
    This month’s turmoil in financial markets has been a “bloodbath” for hedge funds, inflicting large losses at an array of multibillion-dollar firms in the industry’s worst stretch since late 2011.

  • Regulator: Pact With Lenders Could Expand Mortgage Access
    A top federal housing regulator in a speech Monday said Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and lenders had reached an agreement in principle that could expand access to mortgages for many Americans.

  • AbbVie, Shire Terminate Deal
    AbbVie and Shire terminated their $54 billion deal, killing the year’s biggest agreed-upon merger amid a U.S. government push against so-called inversion deals.

  • New Libor Administration Plan Detailed
    Ice Benchmark Administration proposed a package of new measures to make the London interbank offered rate more accurate and less susceptible to manipulation.

  • For Peer Lending, a Change in Financing
    Veteran bankers are expected to announce Tuesday an investment in startup Orchard Platform, as peer-to-peer lending becomes dominated by institutions.

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