Jeffries Group (JEF) got a boost after French bank BNP Paribas confirmed it was acquiring Bank of America' s prime brokerage unit. Jefferies had been considering the unit, but dropped out of the bidding. Shares moved up 3.1% to $18.23.And finally, the big loser for the day was CompuCredit (CCRT), which plunged 28.3% to $6.30 after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said it expected to charge the credit card company with deceptive marketing and abusive debt collection tactics. FDIC said it would seek more than $200 million in fines and penalties. CompuCredit said the allegations were "untrue and without merit."
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