PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Nov 6

Wed Nov 6, 2013 12:21am EST
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Nov 6 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* A federal bankruptcy judge cleared the way for brokerage firm MF Global's roughly 20,000 customers to collect their full $1.6 billion in vanished money, covering the remaining shortfall. ()

* The government's $1.2 billion settlement with SAC Capital Advisors set a record for insider trading penalties.

* The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday voted 3 to 1 to limit the size of any trader's footprint in the commodities market. Gary Gensler, the chairman of the commission, said on Tuesday that the new position limits would "help to protect the markets both in times of clear skies, price discovery functions, certainly, as well as when there's a storm on the horizon." ()

* Ford's plant in Genk, Belgium, is scheduled to close at the end of the year, but only after a long, bitter struggle that cost the company $750 million. ()   Continued...