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China stocks up on stimulus hope, other Asian stocks mostly lower

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:42am
Stock markets in mainland China extended their gains on Friday on expectations of further policy easing, but other stock markets in the region were mostly lower.
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Obama, Italian PM Matteo Renzi to discuss Ukraine, Libya, Islamic State, other issues

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:16am
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is getting an audience with President Barack Obama.
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Obama's party splits over congressional trade deal on business, labor and jobs

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:14am
The hardest sell for President Barack Obama will be persuading members of his own party to back a bipartisan agreement on global U.S. trade policy.
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G-20 officials confronting global weakness, falling oil prices and potential market turmoil

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:03am
Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery while confronting a big drop in oil prices and other new threats.
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Following Germanwings crash, aviation safety experts weigh ground functions to override pilots

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:45am
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:37pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) down 0.5% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.6% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 1.8% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.9% ; Seoul (Kospi ) flat ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.7% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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China Stocks Rally As Nuclear Shares Surge

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:34pm
Hong Kong stocks rose Friday morning, extending gains following two straight sessions of advances, while the Shanghai market rallied on from a fresh seven-year closing high the previous day, led by a surge in nuclear-related shares.
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Australia Stocks Dragged Lower By Miners, Banks

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:15pm
Australian stocks took a turn for the worse in early Friday action, with the S&P/ASX 200 off 0.6%, slapped lower by a retreat in the heavily weighted bank and mining shares.
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Japan Stocks Head Lower, With Sony, Sharp Among Decliners

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:56pm
Japanese stocks dribbled lower in early Friday trade, with headwinds from a stronger yen, weak U.S. lead and reported foreign selling all pressing the main indexes downward.
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Casino mogul Steve Wynn caught in middle of ex-wife, board's proxy fight

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:14pm
Elaine Wynn says she has her ex-husband Steve Wynn's endorsement in her battle to remain on the board of the casino-hotel company they co-founded after the company's directors voted not to re-nominate her.
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Advanced Micro Devices reports 1st-quarter loss, misses expectations, shares dip in late trade

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:58pm
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $180 million in its first quarter.
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Southwest Airlines flight delayed when snoring passenger poked with pen by seatmate

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:51pm
A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, was removed after allegedly poking a snoring passenger with a pen.
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Mattel reports 1st-quarter loss but results top expectations, shares rally in late trading

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:47pm
Mattel Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $58.2 million in its first quarter.
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Millennials, more jobs and high-end buildings will push average US rent higher

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:49pm
Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again.
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Bill repealing Indiana construction wage law heads to governor with final legislative approval

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:42pm
Conservative groups and Gov. Mike Pence gained a victory Thursday with final legislative approval for a bill repealing Indiana's law for setting wages on public construction projects.
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Court-appointed monitor says Apple's antitrust cooperation 'sharply declined' in recent months

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:41pm
A court-appointed monitor says Apple Inc.'s cooperation with efforts in a New York federal case to improve its compliance with antitrust laws took on an "adversarial tone" recently.
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Top USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak may last for years and be 'devastating' to poultry

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:23pm
The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday.
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Top 10 Nasdaq-traded stocks posting largest volume increases

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:03pm
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. : Approximately 3,743,600 shares changed hands, a 5,595.1 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
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New York Stock Exchange's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:03pm
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Alcoa Inc. rose .8 percent to $13.45 with 42,616,900 shares traded.
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Top 10 Nasdaq-traded stocks posting largest volume decreases

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:03pm
A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Entegra Financial Corp. : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65-day average volume.
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