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Figures on government spending and debt

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 5:05pm
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated).
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Moody's lowers France's credit rating, expecting slow growth, high debt through 2020

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 5:03pm
Moody's Investors Service is downgrading the credit rating of France, saying the French economy will grow slowly for the rest of this decade while the country's debt remains high.
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Moody's Downgrades France To Aa2 From Aa1 On Concerns About Weak Growth

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:47pm
Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded France's sovereign rating to Aa2 from Aa1, citing the continued weakness in the country's medium-term growth outlook.
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Adobe, Freeport, La Quinta, Qualcomm, and Boeing are big market movers

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:38pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Freeport-McMoRan Inc, down $1.17 to $10.88 The copper producer said it may sell another $1 billion of its own shares after completing a similar-sized stock sale.
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All About the Fed: What You Missed on Wall Street This Week

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:37pm
Months of waiting and intense speculation came to an end this week when the Federal Reserve announced its decision not to raise interest rates. 
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Obama Presidential Library Design Competition Draws 140 Entrants

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:34pm
Some 140 architectural firms have put their names forward as candidates to design the Obama presidential library near the University of Chicago on the city's South Side, reports
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Many say Tioga Down's proposal for full casino in NY's Southern Tier would be a boon

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:30pm
Many local leaders and residents, weighing in Friday on a Tioga Downs proposal to become a full casino, said it would be a boon for a region that's been struggling to overcome years of economic decline.
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Dow's Nearly 300-point Tumble Marks Second-worst Friday In 2015

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:30pm
U.S. stocks got hammered Friday, but The Dow Jones Industrial Average really took it on the chin.
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Mashpee Wampanoag remain optimistic, but uncertainty still hangs over casino plans

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:24pm
Uncertainty continues to linger over the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's efforts to open a resort casino in the southeastern Massachusetts city of Taunton.
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Finland AAA Rating Affirmed At Fitch, But Outlook Revised To Negative

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:24pm
Fitch Ratings on Friday affirmed its AAA rating on Finland's sovereign debt, but revised the outlook to negative, which means it could downgrade the rating over the longer term.
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Week Ahead: Yellen Speech and GDP

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:22pm
A speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and another reading on second quarter GDP highlight next week’s economic calendar as investors survey the fallout from the Fed’s decision to delay a rate hike.


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Report: Petco Begins Merger Talks With PetSmart

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:19pm
Petco Holdings Inc is exploring the possibility of being acquired by PetSmart Inc, according to people familiar with the matter, in a merger that could create a company that accounts for 30 percent of U.S. pet specialty supplies stores.
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American, Delta CEOs try to convince Kerry that Middle East airlines are unfair competitors

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:13pm
The CEOs of American Airlines and Delta Air Lines met with Secretary of State John Kerry as they stepped up their fight against what they say is unfair competition from the three biggest Middle East airlines.
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Uber defiantly launches St. Louis ride-hailing service, sues regulators on antitrust claims

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 4:10pm
Uber muscled its popular ride-hailing service into the St. Louis market Friday without the blessings of local taxicab regulators, whom Uber simultaneously sued for allegedly trying to block it and the competition it brings.
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Wheat higher and corn, oats and soybeans lower on the CBOT; beef and pork lower on the CME.

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:54pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Environmentalists expanding legal campaign to stop coal mining over climate change

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:27pm
Boosted by a recent victory in Colorado, an environmental group is expanding its legal campaign to try stop coal mining over climate change by challenging permits for some of the largest mines in the West.
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Suffocation added to USDA's bird flu euthanasia methods if virus returns in commercial flocks

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:24pm
A new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours.
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Even if the central bank hikes rates later this year, managers still see bond funds holding up

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:18pm
Relief washed over the bond market this week after the Federal Reserve decided to hold off on hiking interest rates.
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Oil Ends Lower As Fed Decision Ups Worries About Energy Demand

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 2:39pm
Oil futures settled sharply lower on Friday as the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates raised concerns over the U.S. economy and the outlook for energy demand.
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