FBI joins search for missing Florida money manager

TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) – A Florida investment manager who disappeared with what could be hundreds of millions of dollars of other people’s money remained missing on Sunday, as the investigation into his dealings widened.

UPDATE 1-FBI joins search for missing Florida money manager

TALLAHASSEE, Jan 18 (Reuters) – A Florida investment
manager who disappeared with what could be hundreds of millions
of dollars of other people’s money remained missing on Sunday,
as the investigation into his dealings widened.

Obama celebratory, solemn as he nears inauguration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Barack Obama approached his inauguration as the 44th U.S. president with a mix of solemnity and celebration on Sunday, laying a wreath at a military grave and then swaying along at a concert featuring Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce.

Citigroup plan to sell Japanese brokerage unit-WSJ

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc has
earmarked its Japanese retail brokerage operation, Nikko
Cordial Securities, for sale, according to a report in the Wall
Street Journal on Sunday.

Outgoing UN envoy says US still strongest nation (AP)

In this Aug. 10, 2008 file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations speaks to reporters after a special Security Council Meeting regarding the situation in Georgia and South Ossetia at U.N. headquarters. Khalilzad steps down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when Barack Obama is inaugurated on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, confident that the United States even at its weakest moments remains the world's strongest nation because of its combination of economic, military, political and cultural power.  (AP Photo/David Karp, File)AP – Zalmay Khalilzad steps down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when Barack Obama is inaugurated on Tuesday, confident the United States even at its weakest moments remains the strongest nation in the world because of its unique combination of economic, military, political and cultural power.

Wachovia Leases 25,982 SF for 10 Years

– Wachovia Securities, now a part of Wells Fargo & Co., is grabbing 25,982 square feet at 1133 Westchester Ave. here. The banking company will consolidate its two other White Plains office locations–10 Bank St. and 360 Hamilton Ave.–into the top floor

A Concise Comment By A Bank of America Staffer

‘So let me get this straight. Our Merrill partners lost almost 8 times as much as we did last quarter (half of which seems to have appeared out of nowhere), and yet they still have a 50 / 50 chance of getting our jobs ? Chalk that up as yet another win