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Hong Kong Stocks Struggle Amid Beijing's Mixed Moves

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:31pm
Hong Kong stocks lost ground early Monday, erasing their opening gains in choppy trading, and Shanghai shares struggled to stay above water, as investors reacted to a slate of measures by China's central government to support the economy while clamping down on speculative stock-market activities.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:12pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index )down 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.8% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.2% ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.5% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Australia Stocks Fall As Banks Track Foreign Markets Lower

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 9:10pm
Australia stocks slumped in early Monday trade, catching up with losses in the U.S. and European markets Friday amid jitters over Greece's future in the eurozone and China's economic slowdown.
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Japan Stocks Trim Opening Loss, With Autos Down, But Sony Up

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 8:45pm
Japan's stock market managed to whittle down its opening loss Monday morning, but remained broadly weaker under the influence of a firm yen and a heavy decline on Wall Street.
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South Korea Protest On Ferry-disaster Anniversary Turns Violent

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:25pm
Dozens of police officers and protesters in Seoul were injured in a Saturday night demonstration against the government's handling of a ferry disaster a year ago, according to reports.
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Industrial real estate manager Prologis agrees to buy KTR Capital for $5.9 billion

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:02pm
Warehouse and distribution center operator Prologis Inc. says it has acquired KTR Capital Partners, which owns more than 300 industrial properties in the U.S.
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Studies: Merck's Keytruda effective in 3 cancers, beats Bristol-Myers' Yervoy in melanoma

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:46pm
One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia.
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'Furious 7' speeds ahead to claim first place again; 'Paul Blart' sequel close second

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:24am
"Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.
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New York's Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Havana in trip to mix trade, history and politics

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:20am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be the first sitting American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation.
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Canada exporting more cold water shrimp to America as Maine's shrimp fishery remains closed

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:15am
The value of Canada's cold water shrimp exports to the United States is growing as the Gulf of Maine's fishery remains closed to fishing.
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China's Central Bank to cut bank reserve requirement by 1 point to stimulate slowing economy

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:00am
China's Central Bank says it will cut its bank reserve requirement by 1 percentage point to stimulate more lending into a slowing economy.
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World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy, especially a Greek debt default

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:00am
The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery, with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.
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Hacked emails: Affleck asked PBS not to reveal slave-owning ancestor; PBS says not censorship

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 9:11pm
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
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Ex-lender Wells Fargo offers $300K to get power back on to fire systems for 2 weeks at Revel

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:48pm
The former lender to Atlantic City's Revel casino is offering $300,000 to get electricity turned back on at the complex.
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Iconic Texas ice cream brand working to survive contamination finding, restore consumer trust

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:14pm
Blue Bell Creameries will survive the crisis caused by a recent recall of products prompted by a finding of bacterial contamination in some of its products, but it will take a lot of work and a lot of money, experts said.
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New Mexico police department joins movement, creates 'safe site' for Craigslist transactions

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 3:17pm
A well-lit parking lot with 24-hour surveillance.
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LePage revokes South Portland's 'business friendly' status over tar sands oil ordinance

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:39pm
Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration has revoked the city of South Portland's "business friendly" status because of a local ordinance that bans tar sands oil from being exported from the city's harbor.
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BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to repair defect affecting front passenger air bag

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:52am
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.
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In NYC, calls to save small shops amid chains' rise; debate on city's character, free market

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:32am
New York is increasingly becoming chain store city.
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As payments from casinos trickle in, cities and towns finding ways to spend the money

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:57am
Massachusetts cities and towns already are seeing gambling windfalls even before the first casino has opened its doors.
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