Financial news on July 13, 2014

Business and Financial news
Certain Mobile Apps Covet New Real Estate: The Lock Screen

Some start-ups focus on claiming space on the lock screen, the area in which you type in a passcode before gaining access to the rest of your menus. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

The debt settlement industry, already accused of questionable tactics related to mortgages, is finding a gold mine of new clients among those with college loans. Read more..

By RACHEL ABRAMS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG - The New York Times

Eerie Encounter

Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s … the soaring return of MaryEllen Uthlaut. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

From Benghazi to the Boardroom: The Road to the $7 Billion Citigroup Settlement

An arrest in Libya led the Justice Department to delay suing the bank over mortgage securities, opening the door to last-minute talks that have culminated in a settlement expected to be announced Monday. Read more..

By BEN PROTESS, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MICHAEL CORKERY - The New York Times

Lindt Nears a Deal to Buy Russell Stover Candies

Lindt, the Swiss candy company, was among several that bid in recent months for Russell Stover, known for its gift boxes. Read more..

By DAVID GELLES - The New York Times

Whiting Petroleum to Buy Kodiak Oil & Gas

The deal will join exploration companies that have a strong presence in some of the most oil and gas rich areas of the Dakotas and Montana. Read more..

By DAVID GELLES - The New York Times

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