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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area
This photo shows a television screen displaying the French user interface of streaming giant Netflix, on September 15, 2014 in Paris. Today: Netflix debuts in Germany a day after France launch, but will U.S.-centric shows such as new Apatow purchase play well in Europe? Also: Tesla leads tech stocks to a rebound.
5 hrs ago | Daily Herald
Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then turned broadly higher in the afternoon on an increase in health care and utility stocks. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.
6 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald
Every six weeks or so, after the Federal Reserve holds a policy meeting, it issues a statement containing guidance to the financial world on when it might raise interest rates. The language the Fed has used has steadily evolved since it cut its benchmark short-term rate to a record low in 2008.
9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
Britain's top share index fell on Tuesday, with financial stocks underperforming as investors showed reluctance to buy up new positions due to uncertainty before Scotland's independence vote on Thursday. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.5 percent, or 32.25 points, at 6,771.96 points by the middle of the trading day, with a fall in financial stocks taking the most points off the index.
13 hrs ago | SFGate
Alibaba Is Hot . In a new SEC filing, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised its IPO pricing range to $66-$68 per share from $60-$66.
Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Travelers Companies Inc . So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the January 2017 expiration for TRV.
Over the weekend, Barry Ritholtz sat down with Wall Street legend Laszlo Birinyi for his Masters in Business program on Bloomberg Radio. But though the market is in what Birinyi sees as its final stage, we're not done yet, as we haven't gotten a real take-off, or what many in the market would call a "blow off top."
It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.
The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as mining stocks fell alongside metal prices in the wake of weak industrial data from China. U.S. markets were uneven with the Dow Jones industrials up 43.63 points to 17,031.14, while the Nasdaq was down 48.7 points at 4,518.9 and the S&P 500 index slipped 1.41 points to 1,984.13.
U.S. stocks were mixed in the early the afternoon Monday, ahead of this week's potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. The Fed is nearing the end of its bond-buying stimulus program, and investors will be looking for clues about when the central bank will start raising interest rates.
When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008.
The benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled over 185 points to dip below the 27,000-mark in early trade today on selling by funds and retail investors after industrial production growth slowed to 0.5% in July amid a weak trend in the Asian region. The 30-share barometer slipped below the 27,000-mark by falling 185.55 points, or 0.69%, to 26,875.49 with metal, FMCG, power, capital goods and IT stocks leading the fall.
World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was little changed at 9,650.62 and France's CAC-40 declined 0.3 percent to 4,428.59.
Asian stocks stumbled to a five-week low on Monday after a batch of disappointing data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. The Australian dollar, considered a liquid proxy for China plays, also took a hammering and slumped to a six-month low.
Oil prices have dropped, resuming a downward tilt due to concerns about a mismatch between lofty petroleum supplies and tepid demand growth. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery fell 56 cents to $92.67 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, a sheet of uncut $100 bills is inspected during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
America's central bank wraps up its two-day meeting on Wednesday and will subsequently outline its latest monetary policy. The Fed has been holding down the federal funds rate near zero since the financial crisis, but a strengthening economy has lead to speculation that it will raise rates sooner than later.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:57 pm
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