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  • IMF, G-20, Fed Minutes, BOE, Swaps, Alcoa: Week Ahead Oct. 6-11

  • Competitiveness Panel on U.S. Energy Revolution

    Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- David Danielson, U.S. Department of Energy's assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and university vice chair of the Council on Competitiveness, Sean McGarvey, president of the Building & Construction Trades Department at the AFL-CIO, and Mayo Shattuck III, executive chairman of Exelon Corp., talk about energy independence and its impact on U.S. competitiveness. They speak at the National Competitiveness Forum in Washington. Mary Jordan of Washington Post Live moderates. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Double-Dippers Are All Wet Ignoring Yield Curve: Caroline Baum

    There have been whispers, or maybe it’s just wishful thinking, that the Federal Reserve might buy more long-term bonds, lowering interest rates and making housing more affordable. (You know that modified mortgage that didn’t work out so well? Have we got a deal for you!)

  • BP-to-Goldman Boards Become Hot Seats for College Presidents

    As much as higher education and corporate America would like to be engaged, college presidents are struggling to reconcile the demands and values of academia with shareholder skepticism about their boardroom commitments.

  • Cornell Endowment Chief Plans to Start Hedge Fund

    James Walsh , the departing endowment chief at Cornell University, plans to start a $150 million hedge fund with performance fees that are spread out over three years.

  • Puerto Rico Turns to Surgical Staplers for Economy After Cut

    Facing 15 percent unemployment, a shrinking economy and junk grades from the three largest credit raters, Puerto Rico sees a way out with surgical equipment, contact lenses and warm beaches.

  • Lilly, Jaguar Land Rover, Viacom: Intellectual Property

    Eli Lilly & Co. and AstraZeneca Plc won’t have an easier time gaining more of the market for blood thinners dominated by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s Plavix after the drug lost U.S. patent protection yesterday.

  • Euro Is in Fiscal No Man's Land: Jonathan Story and Ingo Walter

    The new agreement by European Union members to stand together with the International Monetary Fund in support of Greece’s effort to stave off fiscal calamity marks a turning point in a grand experiment that stood the relationship between politics and high finance on its head.

  • Columbia's Bollinger Paid Most of Ivy League Chiefs

    Columbia University President Lee Bollinger was the Ivy League’s highest-paid president in 2008 at $1.75 million in total compensation, as 30 college leaders received more than $1 million in pay.

  • Limelight Networks, Lilly, Ferrari, Franklin Mint: Intellectual Property

    Limelight Networks Inc. won an appeals court ruling that upheld a verdict rejecting patent-infringement claims by Level 3 Communications Inc. over software that speeds delivery of Web videos.

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