* The Justice Department joined a widening investigation of banks,
private-equity firms and hedge funds that may have violated anti-bribery
laws in dealings with Libya's government-run investment fund.
* Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug
overdose late Sunday morning in his New York City apartment, police
* The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Sunday night's
Super Bowl XLVIII in a shocking blowout that saw the greatest
quarterback of his generation, Peyton Manning, look helpless against an
immovable Seahawks defense.
* After a choppy start to 2014, many portfolio managers are shifting
away from the kinds of investments that did exceptionally well in 2013
but are vulnerable to large swings.
* Buoyed by strong credit ratings and rising deposits, Asian banks
have become bigger global players as they chase higher yields and look
to diversify their business.
* Wal-Mart Stores Inc told the National Labor Relations Board that it
was within its rights when it disciplined workers for taking part in
short strikes, setting up a legal test of a phenomenon that is reshaping
relations between companies and labor.