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Wall Street Roundup: Burkle wins big one. Hooters or hockey.

September 20, 2010 |  7:55 am

Waiting for the Fed. Expectations are building ahead of Tuesday's meeting of Federal Reserve officials, after which policymakers will provide a vital read on the uncertain American economy.

Burkle wins big one. A key advisor to institutional investors recommended that shareholders support Ron Burkle in his bid to take control of the Barnes & Noble board. 

Women losing ground. The number of women on Wall Street is declining, particularly in the younger generation. 

Going to seed. After years of uncertainty in the financial markets, P.J. Huffstutter reports, some investors are turning to farmland as the best route to sustained returns. 

Hooters or hockey. Hedge fund magnate Phil Falcone is being forced to choose between his investment in his National Hockey League team, the Minnesota Wild, and his investment in a Hooters casino. 

-- Nathaniel Popper in New York