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Applications for US unemployment benefits likely rose last week, though remain at low level

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:27am
The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday.
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US consumer spending likely rose 0.3 percent in May after flat April

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:20am
The Commerce Department releases its May report on consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday.
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Greece's Lenders Set Deadline, Threaten 'take It Or Leave It' Choice: FT

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:47am
Greece's creditors gave the country's leader, Alexis Tsipras, until 11 a.m.
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Swedish budget fashion chain H&M sees revenue increase by 21 percent, profit up 11 percent

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:02am
Swedish budget fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz AB says its second-quarter revenue increased by 21 percent to 45.9 billion kronor ($5.6 billion), despite an unusually cold spring in many of its European markets.
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Asian stock markets lower as latest Greece bailout talks fail to produce outcome

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:04am
Asian stock markets were lower Thursday as negotiations to keep Greece from defaulting dragged on without result, dimming hopes of a deal this week.
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With a little help from his foes: Obama rescues his trade agenda with GOP assistance

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:20am
President Barack Obama has overcome an embarrassing defeat on trade and maneuvered his way back to a rare victory under a Republican-controlled Congress.
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With Congress set to finish Obama's trade bills, eyes turn to proposed pacts in Asia, beyond

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:09am
Congress is wrapping up President Barack Obama's trade agenda after handing him the big prize of "fast track" negotiating authority.
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South Korea cuts economic growth forecast and plans stimulus as MERS hits spending

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:56pm
South Korea's finance ministry says economic growth will slow this year as the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome saps spending and tourism.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:40pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) down 0.1% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 0.2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.6% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.2% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 0.6% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Hong Kong Stocks Fall, With Techs Down But Mainland Banks Up

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:36pm
Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks pulled back Thursday, giving back gains from the previous session and tracking weakness in the U.S. markets overnight.
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Oregon House lawmakers approve bill setting up the state's new legal marijuana market

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:21pm
After months of negotiations and right before recreational pot becomes legal, Oregon House legislators passed a bill Wednesday setting up the state's legal marijuana market.
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Australia Stocks Pull Back, But Junior Miners Talisman, Macmahon Jump

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:13pm
Australia stocks went dancing down the chart early Thursday, with the S&P/ASX 200 losing 0.6% in the first hour of trade.
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Japan Stocks Give Back After Record Close; Sony Up, Fanuc Down

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 8:45pm
Japanese stocks eased back in early Thursday trading, with some apparent profit-taking a day after the market saw its highest close since 1996.
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Post-Gazette: Health system alleging 'slanted' coverage bars newspaper's sales at hospitals

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 8:34pm
A major health system has banned the sale of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from some of its hospital gift shops, accusing the newspaper of "slanted" coverage, the newspaper reported Wednesday.
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Wyoming faces educational funding shortfall as mineral revenue declines

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 8:19pm
Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K-12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue, legislative staffers warned Wednesday.
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Montana board urged to adopt buffer zones between homes, oil and gas drilling

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:56pm
Farmers and environmentalists urged Montana regulators on Wednesday to establish buffer zones around homes to protect them from oil and gas drilling.
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Audit finds errors and lack of internal controls in Montana's financial reporting

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:48pm
An analysis of Montana's finances last year revealed 125 errors and a lack of internal controls that could have brought the inaccuracies to light earlier.
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Delta, Southwest call for temporary truce in battle over who gets gate at Dallas airport

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:13pm
Delta Air Lines will stay at Dallas Love Field — for now — while the airline and rival Southwest argue in court about space at the crowded airport.
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New Chevy Cruze grows larger and roomier with sleeker looks, more power and better gas mileage

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:00pm
Five years ago, General Motors revealed an all-new compact car in the U.S. that was designed to enter a market that GM ignored for decades.
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Chevrolet Thinks Global With New Cruze

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:00pm
General Motors unwrapped the next generation of its Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan with an eye on global markets.
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