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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Federal Reserve indicates that it may hike up interest rates by the middle of the year, Facebook gets sued for gender discrimination and the pyramid scheme lawsuit against Herbalife is dismissed.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Janet Yellen says the Federal Reserve is no hurry to hike up interest rates, Anthem’s data breach affected up to 70 million of its members and Comcast expects to close its $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable in early 2015.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Uber’s latest funding surges to $2.8 billion, Samsung buys LoopPay to compete against Apple Pay and Google Wallet and despite the frigid cold in the East, the U.S. is having a record warm winter.

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peHUB First Read

To start your Thursday, First Read presents the end of QE3, China relaxes its grip on credit cards and we’re tepidly happy for certain colleagues about the Giants’ third World Series in five years.

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peHUB First Read

This morning’s First Read has the Federal Reserve sending a warning to banks, former Olympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison and fashion icon Oscar de la Renta passes away.

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peHUB First Read

To end your week, First Read has five things to watch for in the jobs report, drama at a San Diego County pension system and Facebook will not stop experimenting on its users.

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Lenders cowed by Fed rebuke on US leveraged loans: IFR

The Federal Reserve’s rebuke to Credit Suisse for failing to adhere to US leveraged lending guidelines is having an industry-wide effect as banks bow to regulatory pressures and start pulling back from underwriting highly leveraged loans, according to sister magazine Reuters IFR.

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Top 10 posts

Trending on peHUB this week: Job openings at GE Capital and Fortress, keynote video of MDB’s John Canning, and Tim Draper’s big breakup plan.

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peHUB Second Opinion 9.6

In today’s Second Opinion, Amazon is thinking about giving away smartphones to catch up to Apple and Samsung, the Fed could start tapering as soon as this month, encrypted email is a joke to the NSA, and Miley Cyrus has lost her twerking crown.

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peHUB Second Opinion 9.4

In Wednesday’s Second Opinion, a Senate panel approved a military strike Syria, Samsung wants you to gear up for its smartwatch, Qualcomm prefers that you take a Toq, and you may be able to keep your shoes on the next time you get screened at the airport.

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peHUB Second Opinion 8.28

In Second Opinion we have news about how you can bet on who will be Microsoft’s next CEO, chatter that the Fed could put tapering on hold, Putin’s poor sense of humor, Twitter’s latest purchase and lots more.

PE’s Black Friday

Every holiday season, consumers are subjected to a barrage of advertisements promising that everything from tricycles to luxury SUVs are—now, and for a limited time only—being offered at a discount that will never again be available. Private equity firms ought to look at the Federal Reserve’s second round of quantitative easing the same way. However, […]

Capital Punishment: CORRECTED

We really wanted to like Basel III. Frankly, anything with a Roman numeral commands our immediate attention and respect: Super Bowl I, World War II, Rocky III.

Ok, maybe not Rocky III.

The name alone implies a certain tradition combined with a sense of progressive improvement. First there was Basel I (1988). Then came Basel II (2004). Now we have Basel III. Add the gravitas of a Swiss city and, well, we’re buyers.

But it’s a rough world we live in. All things once sacred are under scrutiny. Even as governments worked frantically over the past three years on a succession of plans to plug systemic cash leaks and bolster weak balance sheets, the unprecedented velocity of change in the financial sector made the best and brightest regulators look clueless.

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