(09-14) 14:30 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — The states new sick leave law, which was signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown and takes effect in July, requires almost all public- and private-sector employers to give almost all workers in California at least three paid sick days per year.

Even if you are among the estimated 60 percent of workers who already get paid sick leave, the law raises questions. For example, what happens if your company offers paid time off that combines vacation and sick leave? What if your company offers unlimited vacation? Can you carry over unused sick days to the next year or cash them out when you leave?

Here are answers to these and other questions about...

Citigroup Inc.s (C – Analyst Report) consumer-lending business, OneMain Financial, is set to go public as the company is in the process of filing an initial public offering (IPO) by the end of September. The company will also take into consideration offers from interested buyers for a possible sale of the unit, which is worth at least $4 billion. The news was first published by Bloomberg.

In recent months, Citigroup has been in talks with several prospective buyers including Evansville, Indiana-based Springleaf Holdings, LLC (LEAF – Snapshot Report) for a proposed sale. However, the discussions failed to materialize.

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It seems as though you are not really a Guild Wars 2 player until you have had a good rant about the trading post at some point. Those rants might become scarce with this months patch, as ArenaNet has reworked the games auction house to be more user friendly.

The first iteration of the trading post didnt do a great job of exposing its offerings to users, and thats something weve worked hard to improve, the team posted in a new features pack dev diary. To facilitate this desire, the team rebuilt the trading post using a new browser engine.

The improvments to the trading post include a revamped user interface, faster loading, better browsing and search functions, clearer categories,...

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Mike Paterson has more than 30 years of experience trading FX including as a senior trader with UBS and Credit Suisse. He was also head of FX at the State Bank of Victoria. With sizeable daily trading volumes Mike carved out a name in the market combining professional integrity with a cynical grasp of seizing market opportunity. Since leaving the City, Mike has been working as an independent consultant and trading along with presenting seminars and writing for a number of publications. Mike lives in Kent and supports Southend United FC.

NEW YORK (Real Money) — Oh my, they are doing it again. The analysts, the bloggers, the Apple-ites, they are drumming up excitement for the Sept. 9 meeting that is almost impossible for Apple
(AAPL) to surpass.

In other words, here it comes again: Jim, how do I trade Apple?

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Close observers of these columns, of ActionAlerts PLUS and of Mad Money know that I have developed a definitive bias against trading. The ETFs, the high-frequency trading bandits, the lack of any identifiable edge, have turned me against recommending trades. I dont mind investing ahead of a quarter, but I am not trying to get you in and out of a stock....

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By: Nicole Brady, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Mental health is the topic of a series of meetings for state lawmakers this week. One item on the agenda is a proposal to bring a controversial law to New Mexico dealing with the mentally ill. It#39;s based on New York#39;s Kendra#39;s Law.

In 1999, Kendra Webdale was pushed in front of a New York subway train by a schizophrenic man. After the incident, New York passed Kendra#39;s Law, allowing judges to order some mentally ill patients to be treated and medicated.

This week, proponents are working on a similar law for New Mexico and they#39;re getting advice from one of the creators...

Confidential Sir Cliff Richard correspondence between BBC and police could be published

The corporation is proposing to release emails, text messages and off-the-record
conversations between its reporters and South Yorkshire Police
regarding the search of Sir Cliffs home

(Kitco News)- Gold prices are trading near unchanged in early US trading Thursday. The yellow metal showed no significant movement in the aftermath of the interest rate cut from the European Central Bank. The next two days will provide a plethora of economic data for the markets to absorb. December Comex gold was last down $1.20 at $1,269.20 an ounce. Spot gold was last quoted down $1.80 at $1,268.00. December Comex silver last traded up $0.031 at $19.22 an ounce.

The ECB lowered it interest rates at Thursday’s meeting, to very near zero percent. The market place reckoned the ECB was on the verge of announcing fresh monetary stimulus. There was uncertainty on the precise timing...

Shanghai, China’s financial hub,
allowed an institutional investor to trade emission permits for
the first time in a bid to boost liquidity on its exchange.

An unidentified investor traded allowances yesterday to
emit 5,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases at 29 yuan ($4.70)
each on the Shanghai Environment Energy Exchange, the bourse
said in a statement on its website. More than 10 such parties
have applied to the exchange to participate in emissions
trading, it said.

China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, has started
carbon markets in Shanghai and six other manufacturing centers
in preparation for a national market by 2016...

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has asked its dealers to bring foreign exchange regulations to the notice of their customers and to ensure compliance in their day to day operations.

SBP, through a circular on Tuesday, has invited the attention of the authorised dealers to the instructions contained in Paras 5 and 6 of Chapter I and Para 4 of Chapter II of the FE Manual (Eighth Edition-2002).

The authorised dealers are also required to refer to the State Bank only those cases which they are not authorised to approve after satisfying themselves about the bonafides of the applicants and the correctness of the statements made by them on the application and the accompanying...