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  • Hedge funds bleed as AbbVie reconsiders Shire bid Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 15- Some of the world's best known hedge funds lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the value of the stock they hold as Shire plunged after AbbVie's decision to reconsider its $55 billion bid for the British healthcare group. Chicago- based AbbVie was eager to buy Shire to reduce its U.S. tax bill by moving its tax base to Britain. "It seems Abbvie is...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- World oil prices resumed a months-long rout on Tuesday to close at their lowest in more than two years, pressured by reduced economic and demand growth forecasts. The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year, warning of weaker growth in core euro zone countries, Japan and Brazil.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- U.S. oil refiners have been among the biggest beneficiaries of free trade in the last decade, so it is ironic some continue to lobby hard to maintain the protectionist ban on crude exports. Production, profits and jobs at U.S. refineries are increasingly underpinned by exports to Europe, Latin America and Asia.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. crude oil rose on Monday, hovering around $94 a barrel on support from strong U.S. economic data last week, while Brent edged up after nearing a two-year low last week. "I think demand by U.S. refiners to make product to export is definitely supporting WTI prices," said Gene McGillian, an analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • BEIJING, Sept 29- China will see choppy cross-border capital flows in the second-half of this year, the country's currency regulator said on Monday. There would also be more volatility in the yuan, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said in an online report about China's balance of payments.

  • Bank of America Corp was recently questioned by U.S. regulators about the potential legal and reputational risks from the maneuver, the newspaper said, citing a spokesman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

  • West Texas Intermediate delivered into Midland, Texas, dropped some 90 cents a barrel and traded at $8.50, $8.75 and $9 a barrel below the front-month light-crude contract. West Texas Sour also fell about 90 cents and traded at $8.50 a barrel below WTI. Mars Sour delivered into Clovelly, Louisiana, slipped about 5 cents and traded at $1 and $1.10 a barrel under WTI.

  • UPDATE 7-Oil drops as ample supply overtakes demand Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    *Weaker oil demand growth in China and Europe- IEA. NEW YORK, Sept 12- Crude oil prices fell on Friday on pressure from weak demand, ample supplies and a strong dollar. "We've seen a lot of selling pressure lately and concerns of a lot of oil on hand to meet demand," said Gene McGillian, an analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Consignment commerce: Allowing consumers to profit  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    James Reinhart, ThredUP CEO & co-founder, discusses the online consignment space for second hand clothing, and the invaluable leadership and wisdom Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has provided. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.

  • Hedge Funds Chase Greek Debt  Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Hans Humes, Greylock Capital CEO, explains how to make money in Greece's bond buyback program.

  • Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility?  Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:51 PM ET

    Scott Burns, Morningstar weighs in on whether levered ETFs are amplifying market volatility.

  • Are 'wacky' ETFs causing the volatility?  Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:51 PM ET

    Scott Burns of Morningstar weighs in on whether leveraged ETFs are amplifying market volatility.

  • Ponzi Schemes Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    How much do you know about modern-day Ponzi schemes? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Upsets Hit Merger Arbitrage Investors Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:31 AM ET

    Merger arbitrage investors are braced for a second consecutive month of losses with a string of unexpected upsets leading to a difficult period for the hedge fund strategy, the FT reports.

  • Put-Call Parity Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

    Put-Call parity demonstrates the relationship between shorts, puts, calls, and bonds. The proper combination of each can yield equal payouts. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.