from James Saft:

The Fed and its fear of financial analysis: James Saft

October 6, 2015

Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve isn't just afraid of
financial instability, it appears to fear financial analysis

from The Great Debate:

Syria’s one hope may be as dim as Bosnia’s once was

October 6, 2015

Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

from The Great Debate:

How Volkswagen set the pace for the new era of ‘smart fraud’

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
October 6, 2015


Volkswagen cars in a delivery tower at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, March 12, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

from Sinead Carew:

Wall St rises as investors eye rate hike delay, oil up

October 5, 2015

Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, with the S&P
500 rising for the fifth day in a row, as rising oil prices
boosted energy stocks and investors bet the Federal Reserve
would not raise interest rates this year.

from Tales from the Trail:

Fiorina’s feminism comes to the fore

By Erin McPike
October 6, 2015

Is Carly Fiorina a feminist?

The answer, according to the Republican presidential candidate at a Monday rotary club luncheon, is it depends. A young man questioned Fiorina and received bipartisan laughter at the event in Manchester, New Hampshire after she asked him for his definition of the term, and he said it was someone who fights for equality for men and women in the workplace, and who tried to boot sexism out of it.

from Alison Frankel:

VW hit with TRO application, Mayer Brown revealed as defense counsel

By Alison Frankel
October 5, 2015

(Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and its corporate offspring have been close-mouthed about revealing the law firms that will defend the automaker in U.S. class actions by owners of clean diesel vehicles. Kirkland & Ellis environmental partner Stuart Drake was copied on the Environmental Protection Agency's Sept. 18 notice of violation to the company and the company confirmed Kirkland's involvement to Bloomberg. But as the Am Law Daily has reported, Kirkland and VW haven't said any more about the scope of Kirkland's engagement. No lawyers have yet entered an appearance for the VW defendants at the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation, which will decide in December where the more than 200 class actions against the company will be consolidated.

from Breakingviews:

New Twitter CEO flaps with one wing behind back

October 5, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Brazil’s currency tests central bank’s patience

October 5, 2015

Brazil's Central Bank President Tombini gestures during a public hearing of the Budget Joint Commission in the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia

The Brazilian real's dramatic drop has left the central bank with two options: jack up rates aggressively in one startling move, or tolerate higher inflation for longer.

from Tales from the Trail:

Clinton’s call for gun crackdown lifts firearm manufacturers

October 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton's call on Monday for tougher gun control rules might spook gun afficionados, but her comments gave a boost to shares of firearm manufacturers.

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Carly Fiorina — they like her, they really like her

October 5, 2015

Carly Fiorina: They like her, they really like her

There was a time when Carly Fiorina couldn't get a conservative billionaire to support her presidential bid. Not anymore. The Koch brothers, Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens and venture capitalist Tom Perkins are among those lining up to back the former HP CEO, Reuters reports.