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System isn't 'rigged' - Bloomberg defends HFT

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Michael Bloomberg, whose business empire brought transparency to the market, has nothing against high-frequency trading and black pools, telling CNBC's " Squawk Box " "the system isn't rigged."

Mizuho in talks to invest in several Asian banks

Pile Of Coins

The core unit of Mizuho Financial Group is talking to several Asian banks about investing in their operations, a top executive said, but the lender is unlikely to make the sort of flashy deals like those done recently by its rivals.

'Stunned' when I saw Coca-Cola pay plan

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Activist investor David Winters told CNBC on Friday he was "absolutely stunned" when he learned about Coca-Cola's equity compensation plan for executives. He urged the beverage giant to withdraw the plan.

SEC smacks NYSE for violating trading rules

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The New York Stock Exchange and several affiliates will pay a $4.5 million penalty to settle civil charges over what the SEC says were repeated failures to comply with exchange rules and federal laws.