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SAC to start keeping closer watch over employees

Dog Detective

Hoping to boost surveillance in the wake of numerous insider-trading investigations that ultimately ended its life as a public hedge fund, SAC Capital has hired a Silicon Valley data miner that has done work for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to keep closer tabs on its own employees.

RBS faces mortgage debt lawsuit

RBS building

Royal Bank of Scotland must face a U.S. lawsuit seeking to force it to cover losses suffered by a bond insurer on a $1.15bn securities offering backed by allegedly defective and fraudulent home loans.

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They were studying the snow forecasts in Davos on Friday. But the 3,000 bankers and CEOs who had flown to the Swiss ski resort for the annual gathering of the global business elite were not interested in what conditions would be like on the slopes this weekend. Rather, they were focused on the monster blizzard stalking the US.