Most Read on Bloomberg: Stocks, Libor, Unemployment, Treasuries

The following list comprises the most-read Bloomberg News reports from the past week.

STORIES

1. Stocks Drop for Third Day in U.S. as Treasuries Gain, Oil Jumps

Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fell a third day amid concern an improving economy will cause the Federal Reserve to reduce monetary stimulus, while 10-year Treasuries advanced as the central bank bought debt. The pound climbed to near a two-year high against the dollar and crude oil surged.

2. Deutsche Bank to RBS Fined by EU as Libor Bill Tops $6 Billion

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc are among six companies fined a record 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) by the European Union for rigging interest rates linked to Libor.

3. Unemployment Drop to 7% Boosts Fed QE Taper Speculation: Economy

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The jobless rate dropped to a five-year low of 7 percent in November as American employers added more workers than forecast, boosting speculation the Federal Reserve may start scaling back stimulus as soon as this month.

4. Treasuries Fall With Stocks on Fed Outlook as Oil to Gold Climb

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Treasury yields rose to an 11-week high and stocks fell a fourth day as signs of economic growth fueled concern the Federal Reserve will scale back bond buying. Copper, gold and crude oil led commodities higher.

5. Grant Hill’s Wall Street Whirlpool Chats Pave Way to John Mack

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Grant Hill spent much of his tenure with the Orlando Magic in the trainer’s room, where to the chagrin of him and teammate Pat Garrity, control of the television remote was governed by majority rule.

6. Japan’s GPIF Needs to Start Selling Bonds Now, Ito Says

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The world’s biggest retirement fund needs to cut local debt holdings now because Japan’s government will follow an advisory panel’s recommendation that the wealth manager seek higher returns, the panel’s head said. Bonds fell.

7. Deutsche Bank to Cut 200 as Commodity Jobs Fall to 2009 Low

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG is cutting about 200 commodities jobs, joining the world’s largest financial firms in reducing headcount for trading in everything from energy to metals to the lowest since at least 2009 as regulations tighten and revenue slides.

8. Growth in U.S. Accelerates on Inventory Build: Economy

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy expanded more in the third quarter than initially estimated as unsold merchandise piled up at the fastest rate since early 1998, setting the stage for a possible slowdown in the final three months of the year.

9. Warren Buffett Market-Beating Skills Revealed: Cutting Research

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett isn’t just a great investor. He’s the best investor, an economic study has found.

10. Black Friday Weekend Spending Drop Pressures U.S. Profit: Retail

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The first spending decline on a Black Friday weekend since 2009 reinforced projections for a lackluster holiday, increasing chances retailers will extend the deep discounts already hurting their profit margins.

COLUMNS

1. Adults Who Love Football and Kids Who Suffer: Margaret Carlson

Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- While we’re still in the season, let’s give thanks to Mike DeWine, a former U.S. senator who has made good in his second life as the attorney general of Ohio.

2. Summers Revives Depression-Era Keynesian Retread: Caroline Baum

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Larry Summers is talking about it. So is Paul Krugman. So are other economists. And everyone else is talking about the folks who are talking about it.

3. Call Me a Terrorist as George Orwell Visits Japan: William Pesek

Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Shinzo Abe owes Xi Jinping a debt of gratitude.

4. Ten Things Auburn’s Kick Returner Wasn’t Thinking: Albert Hunt

Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- It’s the season of end-of-the-year awards. For journalism, 2013 presents us with a new category: the most banal question of the year.

5. Why Families Need a Tax Break for Second Earners: Peter Orszag

Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Conservatives who worry about the ill effects of marginal tax rates on high earners rarely discuss the even higher marginal tax rates that some low- and moderate-income families face.

MULTIMEDIA

1. Draghi Says ECB Lowers 2014 Inflation Forecast to 1.1%

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank President  Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference in Frankfurt about the decision to keep the ECB’s benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low 0.25 percent, inflation expectations and economic  growth forecasts. 

2. Steelers’ Tomlin Seen Being Fined for Going on Field

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike  Tomlin is seen in this video stepping on the field and interfering with play in the team’s game against Baltimore on Nov. 28.

3. Amazon Testing Drones for Package Delivery, Bezos Says

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer  of Amazon.com Inc., talks with Charlie Rose of CBS’s “60 Minutes” about the company’s tests of using drones to deliver goods.

4. Metro-North Train Derailment in Bronx Kills Four People

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- A train on New York’s Metro-North  Railroad derailed yesterday causing the first passenger  fatalities in the line’s 30-year history, renewing scrutiny  of safety on one of the city’s major mass-transit arteries.

5. Osborne Sees Faster U.K. Growth; Reduced Need to Borrow

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer  George Osborne delivers his Autumn economic statement to the  House of Commons in London.

To contact the reporter on this story: Audrey Barker in New York at abarker3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alan Mirabella at amirabella@bloomberg.net

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