- Mark Hurd, who left his job as CEO of Hewlett-Packard this summer amid allegations of sexual harrassment earlier this year, is now also under investigation for insider trading. It has not been a good year for Mark Hurd. [WSJ]
- Could a Wikileaks data dump about a major bank be a worse embarrassment for regulators than for the bank? Our regulators do have a long and storied history of being embarrassed … [NYT]
- Canadian banks Toronto-Dominion looks set to buy Chrysler Financial from private equity firm Cerberus Capital. Will Sam Waterston get a free car? [Bloomberg]
- Prosecutors aren’t exactly convinced that alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford is incompetent to stand trial, as a psychiatrist hired by Mr. Stanford’s lawyers has said. [AP]
- Ooh, look. Another potential credit-rating cut. This time Moody’s is saying Portugal could be the one to get clipped. [Reuters]
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