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Wall Street Roundup: Subprime returns. Luring hedge funds.

July 12, 2011 |  7:36 am

Wall sign -- stan honda afp getty images Gold: Trading now at $1,551 per ounce, up 0.1% from Monday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 12,519.99, up 0.1% from Monday.

Subprime returns. A couple of investment firms are ramping up their lending to home buyers with bad credit, sparking concerns about a return to the practices that led to the credit crisis.

Luring hedge funds. Banks are jockeying to give better terms and easier money to hedge funds.

Wall Street on the page. A number of finance-industry veterans are bringing their experience to readers in the form of fictionalized thrillers.

-- Nathaniel Popper in New York

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