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Judge rejects renaming college, cites founding donor's will

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y.— A New York state judge has denied an Adirondack college's petition to add benefactor Joan Weill to its name, citing the will of the founding donor. Paul Smith's College President Cathy Dove announced the decision by the state Supreme Court judge in Franklin County on the northern Adirondack college's website Wednesday. The college's board of...
Source: The Associated Press
U.S. consumer watchdog wants partial ban on arbitration clauses

WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Banks and credit card companies may not force customers to sign away their legal rights to take part in class action lawsuits, under an early-stage U.S. government proposal that is likely to draw ire from Wall Street. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law gave both the CFPB and the Securities and Exchange Commission the power to restrict or...
Source: Reuters | By: Sarah N. Lynch
In divided London, trendy cereal cafe targeted by protesters

LONDON- One of London's fastest-changing neighborhoods is echoing with the snap, crackle and pop of conflict. An East End cafe that serves 120 varieties of breakfast cereal- along with 30 kinds of milk- has become a surprising flashpoint for protest in a city increasingly polarized between rich and poor. "It is a bit weird," said Gary Keery, who runs the cafe with his...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press
UPDATE 1-French court delays case against two Uber executives

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, head of Western Europe for Uber, and Thibaud Simphal, head of France, face six charges including deceptive commercial practices, complicity in operating an illegal transportation service, and data protection violations including keeping location data on customers for too long. The incidents prompted Uber to suspend the POP...
Source: Reuters
Italy bank Popolare Vicenza probed over loans-for-shares scheme

MILAN, Sept 29- Prosecutors investigating alleged market violations at Banca Popolare di Vicenza said in a confidential search warrant that the bank misled regulators and investors about its financial soundness by lending money to customers to make them buy its own shares. At issue is whether Italy's eighth biggest lender bank violated Italian law, which...
Source: Reuters | By: Valentina Za and Silvia Aloisi
5 things that keep Carl Icahn up at night

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn thinks stocks could go down 'a lot more' as the market comes to grips with bubbles exacerbated by the Fed.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Scott Wapner
Church fumes-scalpers turn pope tickets for profit

Amid the wildly popular pontiff's U.S. tour, scalpers are getting creative to make sure their listings don't get lost among dozens of ticket offers.
Source: The Associated Press
Scalpers turn papal tickets for profit, drawing church's ire

Sounds a bit pricey, except the Craigslist ad says it comes with tickets to see Pope Francis. With the wildly popular pontiff's U.S. tour shifting to New York on Thursday night and Philadelphia for the weekend, ticket scalpers are getting creative to make sure their listings don't get deleted or lost among dozens of ticket offers pouring in daily.
Source: The Associated Press | By: By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press
UPDATE 4-China's Xi promises better investment climate, cyber war deal seen

Xi's busy stop on the West Coast is the first leg of a week-long trip to the United States and offers him a chance to highlight China's cooperation with U.S. companies before he heads to Washington, where he will contend with the full spectrum of irritants in relations, from tension in the South China Sea to human rights. The Chinese leader started the day by...
Source: Reuters | By: Michael Martina, Eric M. Johnson and Joseph Menn
UPDATE 3-China's Xi promises better investment climate as Boeing announces China plant

SEATTLE, Sept 23- Seeking to project a sunny climate for U.S. business, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday his country planned to greatly reduce restrictions on foreign investment, as Boeing announced plans for an aircraft finishing center in China, its first outside the United States. Boeing's long-expected move into manufacturing in low-cost...
Source: Reuters | By: Michael Martina and Eric M. Johnson