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Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Hits Near Solomon Islands

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:02pm
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Ukraine Stops Gas Payments To Russia In Dispute

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:04pm
Ukraine on Saturday temporarily stopped paying Russia for gas amid a dispute over prices, further raising tensions between the two countries.
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U.S. proposes 30-year phase-out of tariffs on Japanese autos - Kyodo

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:13am
The United States has proposed eliminating over 30 years its tariffs on Japanese motor vehicles but Japan rejected the proposal because the time period is unusually long, Kyodo News reported on Saturday.
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43 Questions for Regulators about High-Frequency Trading

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:27pm
Note to the reader: “High-frequency trading” also known as “HFT” is done by firms established for sole purpose of gaining an unfair advantage over other stock market participants.
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Lew: G-7 United On Possible More Russia Sanctions

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:23pm
The G-7 is united on increasing sanctions against Russia if the crisis in Ukraine escalates, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Friday.
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JPMorgan on profit drop: Be relieved we aren't taking big risks

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:33pm
JPMorgan Chase & Co executives had a clear message for shareholders after reporting declining first-quarter earnings: don't worry, be happy that the bank isn't chasing short-term gains by making irrational lending decisions.
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Fitch Cuts Alcoa's Rating Into Junk Territory

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:02pm
Fitch Ratings on Friday downgraded its rating on Alcoa into junk territory, citing financial strains including weak aluminum prices.
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Amazon Introducing a Smartphone This Year: WSJ

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:01pm
Amazon.com is getting ready to introduce its own smartphone later this year, a report said Friday.
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Exxon CEO's 2013 Compensation Falls

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:49pm
Exxon Mobil Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rex Tillerson's total compensation declined 30% to $28.1 million in 2013, as the previous year included a hefty benefit from a change in pension value.
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Herbalife Tumbles as FBI Probe Comes to Light

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:46pm
Herbalife tumbled 14% on Friday amid fresh worries the controversial nutrition company could be facing more scrutiny, on two fronts.
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How to Use Gold’s Sentiment Extremes to Your Advantage

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:44pm
In December 2013 it was tough to find the gold bugs (NYSEARCA:NUGT).
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Week Ahead: Loads of Bank Earnings

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:37pm
Earnings reports from numerous big financial firms highlight next week’s economic calendar. Markets are closed Friday for the Good Friday holiday.
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U.S. Crude Nears 6-Week High On Consumer Confidence

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:16pm
U.S. crude oil rose to near a six-week high on Friday, steered by stronger gasoline demand and a positive consumer confidence report, but gains were capped by profit taking and a declining demand outlook.
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Stocks End With Sizable Losses; Nasdaq Under 4,000

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:08pm
U.S. stocks dropped again on Friday, building on the sharp selloff of a day earlier and hurt by a disappointing earnings report from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
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U.S. Bond Prices Rise as Stock Market Swoons

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:02pm
U.S. Treasuries prices rose in choppy trading on Friday as nervous investors pulled out of stock markets worldwide and piled into less risky government debt, sending the U.S. 30-year bond yield to its lowest level since July.
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Wireless Telecom Provider Goodman Networks Files For $100M IPO

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:00pm
Wireless telecommunication services provider Goodman Networks Inc filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common stock.
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Herbalife Falls 13% On Report Of Criminal Probe

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:58pm
Shares of Herbalife Ltd. dropped more than 13% in late trade Friday after the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that the multi-level marketing company was the subject of a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Treasury Announces More Sanctions Against Crimea

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:55pm
The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is levying additional sanctions against seven high-level officials who aided Russia's move to annex the Crimea region of Ukraine.
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Challenges Loom Despite 'Vast Opportunities' for Mexican Oil

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:10pm
As Mexico works to denationalize its oil and gas market after seven decades, billions of dollars in potential profits are at stake. But challenges remain.
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Obamas Paid $98,169 In Taxes For 2013

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:49pm
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on adjusted gross income of $481,098, the White House said Friday.
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