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  1. OECD warns European Central bank needs stronger policies to avoid stagnation

    trueThe European Central Bank must implement stronger policies if it is to avoid a prolonged period of stagnation, and to prevent unintended effects to other economies, warned the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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  1. Draghi calls for almost $1 trillion of stimulus, delays fight over quantitative easing

    trueMario Draghi signaled at least €700 billion ($906 billion) of fresh aid for the eurozone's moribund economy and left a fight with Germany over sovereign bond purchases for another day.

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  2. Oaktree Capital to seek $10 billion fund for future distressed debt

    trueOaktree Capital Group is preparing for the economic recovery to falter.

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  3. BlackRock, PIMCO sue banks over mortgage-bond trustee roles

    trueBlackRock and Pacific Investment Management Co. are among investors that sued banks, including Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, over their roles as mortgage-bond trustees.

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  4. Financial Stability Board: Funds with $100 billion might be too big to fail

    trueInvestment funds that manage more than $100 billion in assets might be labeled too big to fail, global regulators said, as they seek to expand financial safeguards beyond banks and insurers.

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  5. New risk index shows investors are trending toward higher greed

    trueThe Acertus Market Sentiment Indicator level is 61, which is trending toward high complacency with investors, said John Longo, chief investment officer of Acertus Capital Management, which launched the AMSI earlier this month.

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  6. Marathon liquidated PPIP fund after earning Treasury 25% return

    trueMarathon Asset Management, one of nine firms selected in the credit crisis to manage a government-subsidized program to revive the mortgage-bond market, liquidated its fund after handing the U.S. Treasury a 25% return.

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  7. Forecast optimistic for new year

    trueInstitutional investment strategists generally paint an upbeat outlook for 2013, including the S&P 500 and emerging markets, while seeing little chance of recession in a weak but slowly strengthening economy.

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  8. Survey: Managers more confident in recovery despite approaching cliff

    trueMoney managers surveyed this month by Bank of America Merrill Lynch are increasingly confident in a global economic recovery despite the still unresolved U.S. fiscal cliff.

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  9. AllianceBernstein liquidates Public-Private Investment Program fund for Treasury

    trueAllianceBernstein on Tuesday liquidated its Legacy Securities Fund, part of the U.S. Treasury's Public-Private Investment Program.

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  10. Investors blind to danger of fiscal cliff, says BlackRock

    trueIf Washington powerbrokers don't address the so-called fiscal cliff, the economy could be driven back into a recession, according to analysts at BlackRock.

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  11. Institutional investors see big tail-risk event ahead

    trueAbout three-quarters of executives from a mixed universe of institutional investors think a significant tail-risk event is likely to very likely within the next 12 months.

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  12. Poverty rates rising for older Americans without DB plans, NIRS finds

    trueRates of poverty among older Americans without defined benefit pensions were nine times greater in 2010 than for those with the pension plans, up from six times greater in 2006, according to a new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security.

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  13. Money managers cautious on U.S. outlook, survey finds

    trueInstitutional money managers are less confident in their outlook for the U.S. economy, although they do not expect a recession and they see some positive factors, according to Northern Trust.

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