The following list comprises the of the most-read stories.
Lists are based on daily statistics through Friday.
Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- For someone who says he bets millions of dollars on tennis a year, sports gambler Elihu Feustel doesn’t watch many matches.
Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fell the most since November, cementing the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s worst start to a year since 2009 as investors weighed equity valuations and the outlook for economic stimulus. The dollar slid to a three-week low against the yen and Treasuries rose.
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Suntory Holdings Ltd., the closely held Japanese whiskey and beer maker, agreed to buy Beam Inc. for $16 billion including debt to gain brands such as Maker’s Mark whiskey and create the world’s third-largest premium spirits company.
Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. investors want a target for annual returns -- as long as it’s higher than the one that pays a bonus to Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein and his top deputies.
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp., the second-biggest U.S. lender, quadrupled its quarterly profit and beat Wall Street estimates as the company quelled claims tied to defective mortgages. The stock reached its highest level in more than three years.
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Credit Suisse Group AG, Switzerland’s second-largest lender, told junior investment bankers to take much of their weekends off as Wall Street firms seek to improve working conditions.
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Bonus-cap exemptions championed by the European Union’s banking regulator may be vetoed by EU lawmakers who said they’ll fight a weakening of curbs on excessive payouts.
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose, with benchmark indexes rebounding from their biggest drops this year, while Treasuries retreated as retail sales climbed more than economists predicted in December. Emerging-market stocks fell and the yen weakened while natural gas gained a third day.
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Hassan Sabrah hadn’t eaten in four days.
That’s when the chief engineer of the Moldova-flagged cargo ship JSM finally snapped, according to interviews with sailors, the port manager and local residents. He picked up a rock and hit his captain on the back of the head. Before the ship’s cook could pull Sabrah away, the captain’s blood was everywhere.
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s quarterly profit fell 7.3 percent on $2.6 billion of settlements tied to Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme as rising legal costs ended the firm’s three-year streak of record annual earnings.
Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- As Park Geun Hye searches for ways to compete with China and Japan, the South Korean president is eyeing a rather surprising ally: Kim Jong Un.
Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Normally it wouldn’t be news that a small-fry stock hustler like Christopher F. Veale got busted for allegedly churning an octogenarian customer’s account. But here’s why it is now: He used to work at Stratton Oakmont Inc., the boiler room depicted in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.” So when the state of Massachusetts went after him, the story made headlines.
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Father Lawrence Andrew could be excused for wondering whether he’s been cast in a John le Carre conspiracy thriller -- or a farcical dispatch from the Onion.
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG, the world’s biggest foreign-exchange dealer, suspended several currency traders for suspected attempts to rig rates, including some in New York, according to reports today by several news outlets. This comes amid investigations by the Justice Department, the Federal Reserve Board and other government snoops into whether the largest banks manipulated benchmark currency rates.
Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The hottest story in U.S. politics last week, at least before the implosion of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was an article in Politico detailing Hillary Clinton’s shadow 2016 presidential campaign.
1. Hollande Says Must Cut Spending to Reduce Taxes
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- French President Francois Hollande
discusses cuts in public spending, taxation and euro-area
2. Knottenbelt Says Tennis ‘Attractive’ to Online Gamblers
Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- William Knottenbelt, a professor in the Department of Computing at Imperial College in London,
talks about the use of algorithms by Internet gamblers to bet
on tennis Grand Slams.
3. Bernanke Says QE Helped, Poses No Immediate Bubble Risk
Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S.
Bernanke defends quantitative easing during an event at the
4. Marc Faber Sees ‘Gigantic’ Asset Bubble, Slowing Growth
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report, talks about the impact of Federal Reserve
policy on the global economy, Bitcoin and financial markets.
5. Carney on U.K. House-Price Growth: Hearing in a Minute
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of England Governor Mark
Carney comments on his expectations for a further strengthening of Britain’s property market this year during testimony before
the U.K. Parliament’s Treasury Committee on financial