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19 min ago |

Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors started to pour money into higher-risk, higher-growth stocks that would benefit from a pickup in the economy.


2 hrs ago | ABC News

Heineken Returns to Growth in Western Europe

Heineken NV says it has returned to growth in its crucial Western Europe market in the first quarter, after a long period of stagnation.


Related Topix: Heineken NV, Beverages

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Asian stocks mixed on Obama visit, US dip

Asian shares lacked a clear direction in early Thursday trading as players took a mostly wait-and-see view ahead of talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


Greece qualifies for new debt relief after 2013 budget surplus

Greece is set to obtain more debt relief from its international lenders after European officials confirmed on Wednesday that Athens had topped its fiscal targets and achieved a budget surplus in 2013.



Stocks: Lousy day on Wall Street

Wall Street's six-day win streak is in jeopardy on Wednesday as the bulls hit the pause button after disappointing housing data and mixed earnings reports.


Related Topix: Housing, Home Building, Home

ABC News

China, US Data Keep a Lid on Global Stocks

Lackluster economic data out of China and the U.S. offset a string of positive developments in Europe to keep a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday following a strong run, particularly on Wall Street.


US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing market also weighed on the broader market.


Related Topix: Startups, Intuitive Surgical, Robots, Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Stocks: Waiting for big tech earnings

Investor sentiment was weak on Wednesday as Wall Street sifted through and awaited another batch of earnings reports, including by Apple and Facebook.


The Beaumont Enterprise

Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks

Peter Costa works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Investors Can Learn Crucial Lessons From The Two Sides Of Every Trade

Every trade has two sides, writes Steve Utkus a principal and director of the Vanguard Center for Retirement Research.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement


Goldman buys Westpeak in drive for 'smart beta' assets

The deal, disclosed on Tuesday, comes as Goldman is working to bulk up its asset management unit, partly by strengthening its quantitative product offerings.


Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Boulder, CO

The New Zealand Herald

NZX rises on Xero and energy stocks

New Zealand stocks rose as Genesis Energy held its gains on the second day of trading, lifting sentiment for fellow government-controlled energy companies, Mighty River Power and Meridian Energy.


Related Topix: Xero

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns

The Federal Election Commission will consider a request this Wednesday that could open the floodgates for donors to make political contributions in bitcoin in the upcoming midterm elections.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

Stocks gains continue amid earnings and deals

The market also got a lift from deal news. Netflix rose after reporting a big jump in its earnings and Botox maker Allergan rose sharply on a takeover bid.


Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, Automakers

European stocks extend rally

European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday as mergers and acquisitions activity in the pharma sector helped the market extend last week's gains and eclipse disappointing results from Dutch conglomerate Philips.



Stocks: Pharma, earnings in the spotlight

Shares in Botox maker Allergan will be watched closely after activist investor Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals said they were planning a joint bid to buy the company.


KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Stocks Close Higher After Holiday Weekend

Wall Street stocks closed on a high note Monday follow the holiday weekend, with a boost from a promising economic survey.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

Daily Journal

Asian stocks edge mostly higher on US earnings

Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday following a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports but the mood was still cautious before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.


West Australian

Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world's biggest

Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee members, in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.


Related Topix: Pension

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Business Highlights

Economists had expected growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow and steady improvement.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science


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