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Why Global Flight to Safety Favors US Treasuries

Wed, 2015-04-15 01:08
Purchasing US Treasuries with foreign currencies has become popular. Investors in government bonds primarily seek minimum default risk and high liquidity.
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US stocks mostly higher after mixed earnings

Tue, 2015-04-14 21:54
Wall Street stocks finished mostly higher Tuesday following mixed corporate earnings news and higher US retail sales in March
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US stocks mostly higher after mixed earnings

Tue, 2015-04-14 21:54
Wall Street stocks finished mostly higher Tuesday following mixed corporate earnings news and higher US retail sales in March
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US STOCKS-Wall St turns lower as earnings concerns linger

Tue, 2015-04-14 16:34
Norfolk Southern Corp was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500, dropping 5.6 percent to $98.95 a day after it forecast a surprise drop in its first-quarter earnings and revenue. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - news) also cut its full-year forecast, citing the impact of a strong dollar, though adjusted earnings topped expectations. "We are watching global companies to see how they were impacted by ...
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US Banks’ Stocks Gain Ahead of Earnings Report on April 13

Tue, 2015-04-14 14:49
On April 14, the earnings season will start for major banks in the US. JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are set to release their first quarter earnings report.
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Four ex-US security guards jailed for killing Iraqi civilians

Tue, 2015-04-14 11:12
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Four former US Blackwater security guards were sentenced by a federal judge to long prison terms for the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. US District Court Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Nicholas Slatten to life in prison after his murder conviction in the killings at a Baghdad traffic circle, Efe news agency reported on Monday. Three other ...
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Sites allow consumers to comparison-shop for health care

Tue, 2015-04-14 04:12
Patients do not have to rely solely on a doctor referral any longer when it comes to choosing where they want to seek medical treatment.  [WEB EXTRA: Shop hospitals on these sites: Consumer Reports | Leap Frog | US News & World Report  | Health Grades ] A wide-ranging amount of information is now available online for consumers to check regarding hospital performance. "If you or a member of your ...
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US energy's big transformation [Recharge] (+video)

Tue, 2015-04-14 02:35
The US approaches a critical mass in a shift to lower-carbon fuels; Shell makes a big bet on the future of LNG; Caribbean nations turn to the north for energy solutions. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
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Commodities markets summary

Mon, 2015-04-13 23:07
World oil prices have modestly extended last week's gains in cautious trade as investors digest news of another rise in US crude oil inventories in an abundantly supplied global market. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in May closed at $US51.91 ($A67.67) a barrel on Monday, up 27 cents from Friday's closing level. Brent North Sea crude for May, the global benchmark, crept up a ...
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US IG WRAP-StanChart, NBC beat potential bank rush

Mon, 2015-04-13 21:56
By Danielle Robinson NEW YORK, April 13 - Standard Chartered and National Bank of Canada nipped in Monday ahead of what could be a flurry of US bank issuance this week, selling a total of US$3.75bn in ...
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US IG CLOSE-Two deals for US$3.75bn price in high-grade market

Mon, 2015-04-13 21:31
By Mike Gambale NEW YORK, April 13 - Below is a recap of primary issuance activity in the US high-grade market on Monday: Number of deals priced: 2 Total issuance volume: US$3.75bn Average new issue concession: ...
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US STOCKS-Dow, S&P 500 edge lower as earnings worries deepen

Mon, 2015-04-13 19:40
The Dow and S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as caution grew about the dollar's impact on U.S. earnings, while the Nasdaq was up slightly after briefly trading above 5,000. Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) of big pharmaceutical companies were among the biggest drags on the Dow and S&P 500, with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - news) down 1.2 percent.
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US energy's big transformation [Recharge]

Mon, 2015-04-13 17:20
The US approaches a critical mass in a shift to lower-carbon fuels; Shell makes a big bet on the future of LNG; Caribbean nations turn to the north for energy solutions. Catch up on global energy with Recharge.
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US STOCKS-Nasdaq near all-time high on lift from tech

Mon, 2015-04-13 16:58
U.S. stocks rose on Monday boosted by technology shares, with Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) and Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) lifting the Nasdaq Composite to near its record high. Apple shares rose after reports the Apple Watch received about a million orders in its debut. Facebook gained 2 percent in its largest gain in more than three weeks.
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Russia plane interception angers US

Mon, 2015-04-13 13:10
US officials say they will formally complain over Russia's interception of a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea.
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Russian jet intercepts US plane

Mon, 2015-04-13 01:00
A US reconnaissance aircraft was buzzed by a Russian SU-27 flanker over the Baltic Sea near Russia’s Kaliningrad region on Tuesday, prompting the Pentagon to file a complaint to Moscow, according to a report by CNN yesterday. The US crew believed the Russian pilot’s actions were “unsafe and unprofessional due to the aggressive maneuvers it performed in close proximity to the aircraft and its ...
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Russian jet intercepts US plane

Sun, 2015-04-12 17:00
A US reconnaissance aircraft was buzzed by a Russian SU-27 flanker over the Baltic Sea near Russia’s Kaliningrad region on Tuesday, prompting the Pentagon to file a complaint to Moscow, according to a report by CNN yesterday. The Pentagon said the US RC-135U aircraft was flying a routine route in the international space, north of Poland when it was intercepted by the Russian jet. Russian state ...
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US to complain to Russia over 'unsafe' interception of jet

Sun, 2015-04-12 15:55
Washington, April 12 (IANS) The US has decided to complain to Russia over a Russian jet intercepting a US reconnaissance plane earlier this week in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner", media reports said. The Pentagon said the incident occurred in international airspace north of Poland. The US crew believed that the Russian pilot's actions were "unsafe and unprofessional due to the aggressive ...
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Obama to Castro: It's time for new US approach toward Cuba

Sun, 2015-04-12 14:56
Panama City, April 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama told Cuban President Raul Castro, during their historic meeting at the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama, that "it is time for us to try something new" with regard to Cuba because the previous US policy did not work. The long-awaited meeting, the first between the two countries' presidents in over half a century, was held in a small room ...
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Hillary Clinton poised to step back into US presidential fray

Sun, 2015-04-12 13:34
Hillary Clinton is expected to finally announce her candidacy for US president on Sunday, ending prolonged speculation that she will once again seek to become the first woman elected to the White House.
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