The Ticker: Money Stories for Wednesday, July 14

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Across our screens today:

  • PIMCO launches GDP-weighted sovereign debt indexes.

  • Is there an epidemic of corruption in the world's democracies?

  • Big box stores, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, don't produce big tax gains as many would expect.

  • How the finance overhaul affects farmers.

  • A new report from President Obama's advisers claim the stimulus saved or created 3 million jobs.

  • Female academics less satisfied than male counterparts.

  • Commercial Data Systems, Hawaii's largest IT firm, signs a two-year contract with the U.S. General Services Administration.

  • The state's delayed tax refunds in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 boosted the general fund balance by 3.9 percent when compared to the year previous, the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. But without the tax refunds, the general fund actually decreased by 0.5 percent.

Catch more stories like these throughout the day at my Twitter.

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