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    Oil producers are feeling the heat from falling prices

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, some oil producers have a lot to lose from cheap oil. Plus: Merrill brokers are heading for greener pastures, activist investors are taking over, and tune up your holiday tipping practices.

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    Merrill Lynch loses two advisers with combined $2.1 billion in California

    One goes to Stifel, the other to UBS. Both had ties to Merrill's elite private banking and investment group that serves ultra-wealthy clients.

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    Merrill Lynch 'goals-based' accounts to reach $200 billion milestone

    Merrill Lynch expects its revamped fee-based investments platform to pass $200 billion in assets by next week, notching a milestone in its massive platform overhaul.

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    $2.5 billion adviser duo fired by Merrill Lynch lands at Stifel

    A team of elite advisers who was fired last month by Bank of America Merrill Lynch over private securities transactions has found a new home. (Plus: The team plans to fight back.)

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    Morgan hires longtime Merrill broker

    Thomas Forma previously managed more than $300 million along with his partner Kevin Nichols.

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    Merrill snags $500 million team from UBS

    Trio brought in $5 million in annual revenue at UBS and will join Merrill's elite private banking group. See also: Merrill loses longtime broker to Morgan Stanley)

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    Wealth management a growing force in bank fortunes

    Third-quarter earnings reports show that once again, wirehouses are driving revenue at the giant banks that own them.

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    Merrill stabilizes head count, boosts productivity

    The firm's thundering herd climbed back to 14,000 in the third quarter after several quarters of steady declines.

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    Two high-profile adviser terminations take center stage

    This week's must-read stories for advisers include employment drama at LPL and Merrill, Bill Gross speaking out, and a renewed push for more women in advice.

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    Terminated $2.5 billion Merrill Lynch team plans to fight back

    An elite private banking duo plans to take legal action accusing the wirehouse of wrongful termination last month, their attorney says.

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    Merrill asks $2.5 billion team to leave

    The advisers allegedly violated Finra rules and firm policy by encouraging some of their larger clients to invest directly in hedge funds.

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    Merrill posts record revenue on fee growth

    Asset management fees were up almost 17% year-over-year; total client balances hit $2 trillion.

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    Indie reps happier at work than employee advisers: J.D. Power

    Independent advisers continue to be happier at work than their colleagues who are employees of broker-dealers but the gap in job satisfaction among the two groups is narrowing. See how your firm ranks

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    Wirehouses warm to bank channel recruits

    Wirehouses are now focusing on a new market segment in their talent searches: bank channel recruits. Why the change in sentiment for advisers once considered too risky?

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    Merrill Lynch dodges high-profile gender bias suit

    N.Y. Supreme Court justice dismisses a complaint from three former trainees who claimed they were given a book called “Seducing the Boys' Club” and ultimately fired out of bias.