Nomura is said to have placed on administrative leave the hapless staffer who ordered a novelty grenade, and caused mayhem when it arrived at 2 Financial Center last week.
Citigroup shareholders have rejected the bank's plan to pay its chief executive $15m (£9.4m) for a year during which its shares fell by 44%.
Here's a few links to some interesting BBC, Bloomberg, New York Times and Reuters stories currently doing the rounds.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs will be forced to defend itself in court against allegations that it gave one of the world's most profitable banks a sweetheart deal on the repayment of unpaid taxes worth up to £20m.
The pay row at Barclays shows no sign of abating. With less than 10 days to go before its annual meeting, the bank is urgently asking major investors what can be done to limit the level of dissent over the pay of chief executive Bob Diamond.
The Swansea City pass master has a better record than Barcelona's Xavi, and Arsenal and Manchester City's top stars and here's the proof.
The space shuttle Discovery departed Kennedy Space Center on the back of a modified jumbo jetliner at daybreak.
Warren Buffett, the world-famous philanthropist and billionaire head of the investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, has been diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer, the company announced late Tuesday.
Forget Tony Blair's 1,000 days to prepare for 1,000 years.