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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Global stocks muted ahead of US growth revision, Qantas surges on separation

KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped 0.1 per cent to 4,389.46 in early European trading, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.1 per cent to 6,826.21.

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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Emerging Markets-Bovespa rallies, yield curve inverts on election bets

Brazil's Bovespa stock index rose to its highest in 19 months on Wednesday after polls showed President Dilma Rousseff might lose her re-election bid in October, while the yield curve on benchmark interest-rate contracts inverted on bets the next president will be tougher on inflation.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Globe and Mail

The close: Resource stocks pull TSX lower

The Toronto stock market chalked up a minor loss Wednesday as traders continued to digest earnings reports from the Canadian banking sector, in this case a solid report from National Bank .

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Life, Food, Fast Food, Tim Hortons

WMC-TV Memphis

Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

Even in a daylong sideways drift, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out its third record close in three days.

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Reuters

Wall Street opens flat with indexes near records

U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to extend a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even though market valuations were not seen as unduly stretched.

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KTVN Reno

Asian stocks modestly higher following S&P record

A longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for his involvement in a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities has died.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, California

Iol.co.za

Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW rises

US stocks edged higher on Tuesday to lift the S&P 500 just a hair above the 2,000 mark, its first close above that milestone, after data that pointed to a brighter future for the economy.

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Related Topix: Best Buy, Retail

Reuters

Euro hits fresh lows, Asia shares at highs on ECB buzz

The euro was cracking under pressure on Wednesday as feverish speculation of further policy stimulus in the euro zone drove bond yields to all-time lows and lifted Asian stocks to peaks not seen in almost seven years.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Asian stocks mostly higher following S&P record

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, though gains were modest and Japan and Hong Kong lost ground after early advances.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

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Christian Science Monitor

S&P 500 index closes over 2,000 for first time ever

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time.

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West Australian

Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, Amazon, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Yahoo!

The Washington Post

S&P 500, Dow average heading for record highs

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Related Topix: Business News

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might... Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa County, CA, Air Accidents

NEWS.com.au

Bonds owner sells off iconic brands

SOME of Australia's most iconic brands may go through a makeover after Pacific Brands announced it will sell off a whole raft of its labels.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Asia stocks lackluster, US economic data awaited

Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday as investors continued to digest monetary policy signals from the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers and looked ahead to data expected to show an improving U.S. economy.

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The Wichita Eagle

S&P 500 touches another milestone

The stock market notched another first on Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index nudged briefly past the 2,000-point mark and closed with its second record high in a week.

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Related Topix: HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

Regina Leader Post

Tim Hortons, Burger King shares surge; traders anticipate tax friendly merger

Shares in Burger King and Tim Hortons have jumped dramatically on news the two fast-food chains are talking about joining forces.

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Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Life, Food, Fast Food, Canada, Dining

Reuters

Global Markets-Stocks rally on Ecb stimulus bet; dollar gains

Global equity markets rallied on Monday, with the U.S. benchmark S&P index topping the 2,000 mark for the first time, as expectations grew that the European Central Bank would move to boost economic growth if inflation slows further.

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Click Orlando

S&P 500 tops 2,000 for first time ever

So much for the stock market rally coming to a screeching halt. The S&P 500 surpassed the 2,000 level for the first time ever on Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Mutual Funds

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