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3 hrs ago | USA Today

Stocks mixed as markets pause after record rally

Stocks fell at the open Friday a day after the S&P 500 hit its 28th record close of the year and the Dow moved back above the 17,000 mark.


7 hrs ago |

Fall in mining stocks knock FTSE

Britain's top equity index slipped off three-week highs on Friday, with mining stocks among the worst performers as weak metals prices weighed on the sector.


12 hrs ago | Reuters

Goldman Sachs, U.S. agency in mortgage settlement worth $1.2 billion

Goldman Sachs Group Inc has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims the bank sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac faulty mortgage bonds, the regulator announced Friday.


Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Cohen Group, Consulting

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

HSBC Is Sued In U.S. For $250 Million Over Alleged Role In 'death Bonds'

HSBC Holdings Plc was sued for $250 million on Friday for allegedly ignoring red flags that a colorful British entrepreneur, the late David Elias, was committing fraud through an investment vehicle he controlled.


Related Topix: Financial Services, HSBC Holdings, Banking

The Montreal Gazette

Canadian dollar flat amid tame inflation data, strong retail figures

The Canadian dollar was little changed Friday amid a stronger than expected showing on retail sales and tame inflation data.


Cybercast News Service

Expectations of ECB help drive down eurozone rates

Investors appear to be putting their money on the likelihood of more stimulus measures from the European Central Bank to keep the eurozone's shaky recovery from stalling.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Security

Daily Herald

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.


Related Topix: Federal Reserve Bank, Business News, 9, Recreational Vehicle, Teton

The Wichita Eagle

Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.



Global Markets-Stocks extend rally, S&P at new high as data signals growth

Data on German private-sector growth reassured investors about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy following a soft patch, while U.S. data showed economic strength early in the third quarter.


Related Topix: Reuters

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Housing

Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stock funds

Surprise: One of the summer's hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier.


Related Topix: Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.


Related Topix: Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, New York


Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

The start of August was rough for stocks as the Russia-Ukraine standoff, the Israel-Gaza conflict and terrorist group activity in Iraq all flared again.


Gauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.


Cybercast News Service

Stocks move higher for a fourth day

U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, 9, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance


China manufacturing drags on Asia, but Europe up

Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but European stocks opened higher.


Related Topix: 9


Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Manufacturing data in China provided a negative surprise, but preliminary August purchasing managers' surveys in Europe were slightly better than expected.


Thanh Nein News

China baby boom wagers go bust in stocks as kids cost too much

A nurse takes care of newborn infants at a womens and childrens hospital in Taiyuan city, northwest Chinas Shanxi province, China.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Family, Kids,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Argentina has had it with U.S. bond laws

The country is in default again on some of its debt. Negotiations with several hedge funds over debt repayments broke down so badly in July that Argentina is actually trying to change the laws overseeing its bond contracts.


Related Topix: South America, Argentina, World News

The New Zealand Herald

NZ dollar declines on US dollar strength after upbeat FOMC minutes

The kiwi fell to 83.67 US cents at 8am in Wellington, from 83.88 cents at 5pm yesterday.



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