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  • Lewis-Katsuyama-O’Brien Rumble Just the Beginning: Opening Line

    Tie down a hungry dog and start jabbing it with a stick and you get a sense of what went down on CNBC yesterday afternoon when Bats Exchange President Bill O’Brien faced off with Brad Katsuyama and Michael Lewis over high-frequency trading. O’Brien, apparently operating on the notion that the best defense is a good offense, verbally lunged at Katsuyama at the first moment, accusing the chief executive officer of IEX Group of “trying to build a business on the planks of fear, mistrust and accusation,” telling both of them they should be ashamed, as if they were in a conspiracy of some kind -- and then it got uglier. He hectored, he badgered, he sulked, interrupted and ridiculed. There were insinuations that Lewis had money in IEX, which Lewis denied. (For the record, Lewis is an occasional columnist for Bloomberg, although no one’s really sure what he looks like.) If electronic exchanges

  • Teddy Roosevelt Foiled Assassin, Spoke With Bullet in His Chest

    Before embarking on a dangerous Brazilian expedition in 1914, Theodore Roosevelt expressed no fear of dying.

  • Panama’s $5 Billion Canal Upgrade Jolts U.S. Ports From California to New Jersey

    It’s an overcast morning as the Zim Shanghai squeezes through the narrow locks near the eastern end of the Panama Canal.

  • Obama Seeks to Salvage Health-Law Support With New Focus

    President Barack Obama, seeking to halt the erosion in public support for his health-care law, is using the power of his office to try to change the conversation.

  • What Obama Is Risking in Syria

    In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt contrived a plan to send all 16 of America’s battleships -- his beloved Great White Fleet -- steaming around the globe, to prove that the U.S. was now a great maritime power. When word got out, Congress balked, threatening to withhold funds for what was regarded as a wasteful extravagance. Roosevelt responded that he already had the money he needed, adding: “Try and get it back!”

  • Roosevelt Rifle Maker Is Best Contractor: Riskless Return

    The Norwegian munitions maker whose rifles were used by Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders during the 1898 Spanish-American War is proving the best U.S. government contractor for investors.

  • Tea Party’s Green Faction Fights for Solar in Red States

    Here’s a riddle to vex the Washington political class: When do Tea Party Republicans stand together with Sierra Club environmentalists?

  • New York’s Nassau County Going Broke as No One Wants to Share Fiscal Pain

    Nassau is among the nation’s wealthiest counties -- and the richest in New York -- as measured by per capita income.

  • A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: Doris Kearns Goodwin (Audio)

    Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her new book, "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism," on Bloomberg Radio's "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt."

  • Twitter, Frackers, Apple Inside Tales Revealed: Books

    An inside look at Twitter and advice from Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg will both hit the bookstores this month. Here are some November highlights:

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