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For a start-up looking to unseat Bloomberg as the go-to insider source for financial news [other than this blog, of course], there’s a surefire way to gain some instant credibility: hire one of Bloomberg’s former top execs, Normal Pearlstine – NYTimes

And, on cue, Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman has announced plans to step down at the end of the year – WSJ

The NLRB’s none too pleased with some of the provisions in Wall Street contracts.  In particular, prompted by a sexual harassment retaliation claim at Bridgewater, it’s taking at a confidentiality clauses – NYTimes

Netflix—and its stock—had an awfully good Monday, thanks largely to a stronger-than-expected new-user report – WSJ

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s found himself in a bind with the SEC over his role in promoting tech company Servergy—a case that centers not only on Mr. Paxton’s failure to register as an investment adviser but on that [maybe fine] line between mere sales talk and fraud – NYTimes

Your Tuesday credit card roundup – WSJ [Visa] and Bloomberg [AmEx]

Deutsche Bank has reportedly offered $38 million to resolve MDL claims that it was involved in a silver price-fixing scheme – Law360

Here’s a fascinating look (especially for those of us weather nerds out there) at why the National Weather Service is struggling to predict extreme weather events at a time when we need it most.  AKA, why the European Model is kicking US Weather’s butt – NYTimes

Also, speaking of science, full moons.  Just sayin’ – WSJ


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