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fractalerts.com - Professionally or recreationally, trading is an exciting vocation - one that gleams with a potential jackpot behind every move. But with infinite variables in the Indices, Commodities, and Forex ma...

Samsung Exec Apparently Called Steve Jobs' Death The 'Best Opportunity To Attack iPhone'

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huffingtonpost.com - The high-stakes business world can be a cutthroat place, but these comments made by a Samsung executive shortly after Steve Jobs’ death might make even the most hardened business vet shudder. In an...

Thai Diners Emerge as Asia’s Top Tippers - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - BANGKOK—Here’s a tip for visitors to Thailand, don’t short change your server. Thai diners are the most generous tippers in Asia, according to a recent survey that puts them well above most countri...

Despite China's Property Slowdown, Real-Estate Investors See Opportunity - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - A slowdown in China's real-estate market and tightening credit has cast plenty of downbeat sentiment toward the country's property developers. But financial investors and firms—foreign and domestic...

FRB: Beige Book - April 16, 2014

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federalreserve.gov - Full Report Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and based on information collected before April 7, 2014...

Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Raises $2.3 Million From Floodgate, Google Ventures, And Others

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techcrunch.com - About a year ago, Boxbee launched to create a new paradigm for how people use storage in urban settings. Today, it’s announcing that it’s raised $2.3 million from investors that include Floodgate C...

CITIC's $37 bln merger hints at SOE reform task | Considered View

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breakingviews.com - CITIC’s $37 billion merger has shed some light on the gargantuan task of reforming China’s state-owned enterprises. The giant conglomerate is merging its assets, which range from finance to footbal...

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The ugly twins of finance

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economist.com - YOU could argue that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two “government-sponsored enterprises” (GSEs) in the mortgage business which received the biggest bail-out of the financial crisis, have paid their ...

Luxury Car Show Turns Workaday - FT Business - Companies & Management Video - FT.com

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AOL.com Relaunches, With Video Front And Center - Forbes

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forbes.com - Is a website more like a newspaper or a TV channel? Until now, AOL AOL.com has inclined toward the former, programming its homepage more or less like the front page of a newspaper, with links to mo...

World Durables Price Index

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More momentum in housing than stocks, Shiller says

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cnbc.com - But with signs of possibly higher rates and the Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases—so far in three, $10 billion chunks—to $55 billion a month, mortgages won't be historically cheap forever...

Tokyo Housewives Trade Yen as Japan Spurs Inflation: Currencies - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s success in stoking inflation is changing the way 63-year-old Tokyo housewife Ritsuko Ueda manages her savings. Ueda is one of thousands of ordinary Japanese...

How your tax dollars are at work cutting the deficit - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

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blogs.marketwatch.com - Haven’t heard much about budget battles in Washington lately? One reason: the incredibly shrinking deficit, helped by your taxes. For the 2014 budget year, the U.S. government is heading towards it...

Apple-endorsed racing game Anki Drive revs up with new cars, tracks - Fortune Tech

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tech.fortune.cnn.com - FORTUNE -- Anki Drive's toy-sized ecosystem just got bigger. The San Francisco-based startup, which released its artificial intelligence-driven cars last October, unveiled two new tracks and two ne...

Asian stocks struggle to match Wall Street vigor

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reuters.com - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets were trying to rally on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve coupled with an upbeat economic assessment from the central bank...

How China’s Near-Defaults Avoided Going Bust - China Real Time Report - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - When Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy & Science Technology Co. failed to pay the interest on a bond issued domestically to Chinese investors last month, it was China’s first ever default on such a bond...

Weibo prices IPO at bottom of range, sells fewer shares: WSJ - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - Intraday Data provided by SIX Financial Information and subject to terms of use. Historical and current end-of-day data provided by SIX Financial Information. Intraday data delayed per exchange req...

Gap Predicts Sales in China Will Triple in Next Three Years - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - Gap expects its sales in China to triple in the next three years to $1 billion, making the country its second-largest market, the retailer said on Wednesday. Last year, Gap opened 34 namesake store...

Citigroup shuns digital webcast for its shareholder meeting

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reuters.com - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc (C.N), which aspires "to become the world's digital bank", will not webcast its annual meeting next week in St. Louis. Of the top six U.S. banks, only Citigroup a...

What Yellen Didn’t Say

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foreignpolicy.com - In her first major speech on monetary policy since taking the helm at the U.S. Federal Reserve in February, Janet Yellen said that she'll be watching the labor market and inflation and keeping an e...

Weibo’s subdued IPO is no more attractive | Considered View

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breakingviews.com - Weibo has trimmed down its initial public offering (IPO) but the result is no more attractive for would-be investors. China’s Twitter has cut its planned equity raising from $500 million to $380 mi...

AT&T threatens to sit out spectrum auction if FCC adopts proposed rules

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reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) may decide to sit out the major upcoming U.S. auction of airwaves if the regulators adopt rules that reserve some of the spectrum for smaller carriers, the No....

Yellen stresses employment, inflation in Fed's coming tightening decision - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's still distant decision to raise interest rates will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank's employment and inflation goals, and...

Milwaukee Bucks Will Be Sold for $550 Million - TIME

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time.com - The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks will be sold for $550 million, the team announced in a press conference Wednesday. The team’s owner of 29 years, former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, said he wanted to establish...

Reynolds American Former CEO Susan Cameron to Return to Post - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - Reynolds American Inc. said on Wednesday that Chief Executive Daniel Delen is retiring after three years at the helm and will be replaced by Susan Cameron, the tobacco company's former top executiv...

Baird Vies to Lead Australia’s Biggest State as O’Farrell Quits - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - New South Wales Treasurer Mike Baird will contest a ballot to lead Australia’s most-populous state after Premier Barry O’Farrell resigned over misleading a corruption inquiry. The 45-year-old forme...

Yahoo CEO Aims to Bring Back Co-Founder - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is attempting to bring back one of the company's co-founders while addressing the biggest need in her boardroom: business veterans with public-company exper...

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into public support measures in favour of Latvian Reverta (formerly Parex) and Citadele banka

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europa.eu - In November 2008 Latvia notified a package of rescue measures in favour of AS Parex banka, which the Commission approved in November 2008 based on Latvia's commitment to submit a restructuring plan...

Starbucks to move European base to London, pay more UK tax

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reuters.com - LONDON (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will move its European headquarters to London from the Netherlands this year and pay more tax in the UK as a result, the company said on Wednesday. The sh...

BBC News - How a new bike messenger firm got its wheels turning in India

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bbc.co.uk - The idea struck Rajiv Singh during a business trip to Germany, when a man arrived with a document from an office on the other side of town. At first Mr Singh, who is based in Bangalore in India, pr...

Emerging Markets: Separating The Sheep And The Goats - Forbes

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forbes.com - Investors who thought emerging markets were the bee’s knees have suffered agonizing reappraisals. After several years of Federal Reserve-fueled rallies, less developed markets are now in the doldru...

Royal Caribbean to Move Top Ship to China - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - BEIJING—Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is bringing its newest ship to China in an effort to draw more revenue from the world's biggest travel market. The cruise company plans to move the Quantum of t...

Inside Tumblr's HQ: What Keeps Them in New York: Video - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - April 16 (Bloomberg) -- What does an office say about a company? Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle goes inside the offices of the hottest tech companies in Manhattan to see what their space tells us abou...

Limiting leverage at American banks: Beyond Basel

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economist.com - “I ALWAYS have concerns about banks,” laments one European finance minister, “It’s part of my job description.” As Europe’s economies drag themselves back out of recession, a common refrain from po...

Twitter Wants To Sell Information On Your Daily Routine To Advertisers

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thinkprogress.org - By Lauren C. Williams on April 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm "Twitter Wants To Sell Information On Your Daily Routine To Advertisers" Twitter is buying its longtime data partner, Gnip, for an undisclosed amo...

Asia Stocks live blog: Catching the U.S. wave - The Tell - MarketWatch

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blogs.marketwatch.com - Aussie shares are still on their campaign to take the high ground, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5% on top of yesterday’s 0.6% advance, as the market tracks overnight gains on Wall Street. While Dow Jo...

How Equinix Is Productizing Flash Trading Computing Architecture - Forbes

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forbes.com - In his new book, Flash Boys, Michael Lewis directs his gleeful analytic spotlight on flash trading. True to form, Lewis tells a heroic story, in this case about how a team from Royal Bank of Canada...

Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns

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reuters.com - TOKYO (Reuters) - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - hig...

China's growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners. The figure report...

BBC News - Growth in Scottish economy slows

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bbc.co.uk - The Scottish economy grew by 0.2% in the final three months of 2013 compared with growth of 0.7% in the UK, according to official figures. Events at the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, which was s...

Outback `Foundational' Car ' for Subaru, Doll Says: Video - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - April 16 (Bloomberg) -- Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America Inc., talks about the company's revised 2015 Outback model, sales in the U.S. snowbelt and sunbelt, Subaru's performance models and ...

It's Official: Yahoo's Former No. 2 Made a Lot More Than His Boss - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

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bits.blogs.nytimes.com - Henrique de Castro, who was fired in January as Yahoo’s chief operating officer, was paid handsomely for his largely unsuccessful efforts to turn around the company’s flailing advertising business....

Soaps, detergents wash away a chunk of FMCG growth - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - MUMBAI: Large product categories of biscuits, soap, washing powder and refined oil dragged the entire consumer goods market down to single-digit growth last year. If not for these four heavyweight ...

Claman On Call with Liz Claman | Countdown to the Closing Bell

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foxbusiness.com - Claman On Call with Liz Claman | Countdown to the Closing Bell Indexes Symbol %Chg Chg Price Dow Jones       Nasdaq       S&P 500      

Candy Crush to Expand to China - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

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bits.blogs.nytimes.com - That’s the deal King Digital Entertainment, the maker of the popular game franchise, announced on Wednesday after it struck an agreement with the Chinese Internet giant, Tencent. The push into Chin...

Stumbling S&P 500 Reaches Worst Stretch of Election Cycle - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - The political calendar is working against investors. Already hit by concerns valuations are too high just as the Federal Reserve withdraws stimulus, the equity market is entering what has historica...

Weibo, a Chinese Answer to Twitter, Prices Its Offering at $17 - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

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dealbook.nytimes.com - Weibo, the microblogging service formed by the Sina Corporation, has been called the Twitter of China. But the company will carry a value well below that of its American counterpart when it begins ...

Starbucks Moves EU HQ To London Amid Tax Row

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news.sky.com - Starbucks is to base its European headquarters in Britain, amid the ongoing row over multinationals' corporate tax structures. The Seattle-based company is to shift its base from Amsterdam to Londo...

EU regulators to probe extra state aid given to two Latvian banks

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reuters.com - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators opened on Wednesday an investigation into state aid granted to Latvian Banks AS Parex banka and Citadele banka, saying the measure may have violated E...

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Most advanced economies consider themselves market driven, however a Market Economy should be far beyond ideologies and political feuds into an Economics reflecting Market "Demand-to Supply"  Equilibrium
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