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His medical expertise and fascination with Wall Street ultimately led to a job at investment firm First Manhattan Co. There he has used them to inform a campaign to replace the leadership of Vivus Inc, a drugmaker whose handling of the launch of its diet pill Qsymia angered shareholders.
*Microsoft, Google tumble after results miss. NEW YORK, July 19- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pulling back from the previous session's record highs as investors locked in gains following disappointing results from tech giants Microsoft and Google. Microsoft slumped 8.6 percent to $32.40, while Google tumbled 3.4 percent to $879.750.
July 19- Microsoft Corp shares fell 9 percent in early trading, a day after the software company posted dismal quarterly results due to weak demand for PCs and disappointing sales of its Surface tablets.
LONDON, July 19- Oil climbed to around $109 a barrel on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday after economic data and a sharp decline in U.S. crude stockpiles signalled stronger demand for fuel in the world's top oil consumer. It was up 70 cents at $108.72 at 1333 GMT.
Many, such as the famed short-seller Jim Chanos, were also big clients of Morgan Stanley's prime brokerage and stock trading businesses, and expressed their displeasure by taking their money elsewhere. Ted Pick, Morgan Stanley's global head of equities and research, has been the point man on that mission.
July 19- Honeywell International Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings, helped by a lower tax bill, cost cutting and increased sales of security systems and turbochargers.
LONDON, July 19- Investors have welcomed a recent rise in bond yields in advanced economies as a sign of recovery that should boost stocks, but if yields go much higher too quickly, equities could start to look unattractive. The scale, as well as the speed of the yield rise is key.
NEW YORK, July 19- Wall Street opened slightly lower on Friday, in the wake of disappointing results from tech giants Microsoft and Google and as investors booked profits after recent gains that took the Dow and S&P 500 to closing highs on Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 27.34 points, or 0.18 percent, to 15,521.20.
LONDON, July 19- With more compliance officers in China than in any country bar the United States, British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc seemed well-positioned to do things right.
*Treasury to sell $99 billion new supply next week. On the last few Fridays is there has been a decent amount of rate lock selling from corporations, which could pressure the market, "said Kevin Walter, head of Treasuries trading at BNP Paribas in New York.
LONDON, July 19- Two former brokers, who appeared in court on Friday on fraud charges, conspired with employees at UBS, HSBC, Rabobank, Citi and Tullett Prebon to manipulate Libor rates, UK prosecutors alleged in court documents.
DETROIT, July 19- General Motors Co said it is recalling 843 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cab pickup trucks because the passenger airbag may not fully inflate in a crash.
*Australian dollar rises after China's central bank move. NEW YORK, July 19- The dollar held near a one-week high against the yen on Friday ahead of Japan's upper house elections, which could add momentum to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive push for monetary easing to fight deflation.
CHICAGO, July 19- Whirlpool Corp posted a stronger-than-expected jump in quarterly profit and raised its full-year outlook on Friday, citing sales gains in all of its markets, including Europe and North America.
LONDON, July 19- European shares extended losses on Friday, tracking U.S. futures lower in thin trade after disappointing earnings from the United States set Wall Street up for a weaker open.
*Microsoft, Google tumble after results miss. NEW YORK, July 19- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Friday, in the wake of disappointing results from tech giants Microsoft and Google, suggesting investors may pause after recent gains that took the Dow and S&P 500 to closing highs on Thursday.
Nov 1986- China allows banks to borrow and lend short-term money to each other for the first time. Jan 1996- China sets up an interbank lending market in Shanghai, giving birth to China Interbank Offered Rates.
LONDON, July 19- Oil on both sides of the Atlantic climbed above $109 a barrel on Friday, after encouraging economic data and a sharp decline in U.S. crude stockpiles signalled stronger demand for fuel in the world's top oil consumer.
*Brazil willing to make' sacrifices' to tame inflation. BRASILIA, July 19- Slowing inflation and easing volatility in global markets should help reinvigorate investor confidence in Latin America's largest economy, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega told Reuters.
July 19- General Electric Co beat quarterly profit expectations by a penny, helped by cost cuts and sales of jet engines and oil pumps, sending shares up in premarket trading on Friday.