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Asia stocks mostly higher after U.S., China data

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Asian stocks mostly rose on Monday, taking their cue from healthy Chinese export data and strength in the U.S. jobs …

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3 reasons to consider buying emerging-markets stocks

For those of you who haven’t noticed, emerging markets have been on a tear.<p>Since Jan. 31, the S&P 500 has gained a little more than 7%. However, the …

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Russia Quits G8

Russia has given up on the so called group of seven plus Russia, the G8. Vladimir Putin has decided that membership does not have its privileges.<p>“Such a format does not exist for now,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a local radio station in Moscow on Thursday.<p>Leaders of the G7 — meeting in …

Greece's Unemployment Rate Falls To A Level That's Still Painfully High

Unfortunately, the unemployment rate is at the nosebleed level of 26.7%.<p>This is according to newly released February data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority.<p>January's unemployment rate was revised up to 27.2% from an earlier estimate of 26.7%<p>"The number of employed decreased by 14,913 persons …

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Yahoo's Mayer: We'll spend wisely from any Alibaba windfall

NEW YORK -- The day after Alibaba filed for a highly anticipated public market debut, Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said the company will be "good stewards of capital," pointing to past sales of portions of its Alibaba stake.<p>Yahoo owns a 22.6 percent stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce …

Twitter Cofounders' Net Worths Plummet As Shares Hit Record Lows

Billionaires Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, cofounders of Twitter, have seen their fortunes drop by millions of dollars since Monday afternoon. Dorsey lost close to $180 million and Williams said goodbye to more than $450 million after Twitter insiders were allowed to sell shares on the market for …

Stock exchanges want Alibaba, bad

May 07, 2014 | 4:35 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/05/07/business/stock-exchanges-want-alibaba-bad/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Cost of living: UK vs US | Financial Times

The New York Times asked yesterday whether Americans with a car in the driveway, a flat-screen television and a computer with an Internet connection …

People Are Buying Bonds Like Crazy Again — Here Are 6 Reasons Why

The 10-year Treasury note yield fell from 2.6604% to as low as 2.6016% after this morning's stronger-than-expected ISM manufacturing report.<p>"Everyone is asking about strength in Treasury prices after ISM," said ED&F Man Capital Markets' Tom DiGaloma in an email. "Shorts may be covering ahead of NFP …

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Here's A Totally Reasonable Explanation For Why The Personal Saving Rate Is Tumbling

Earlier today, we learned that personal spending jumped by 0.9% in March as personal income climbed by 0.5%.<p>Because spending outpaced income, the personal saving rate slipped to 3.8% from 4.2%. The saving rate is now at the lowest level since January 2013.<p>So, have the American consumer lost it?<p>"I …

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FORTUNE — Throughout the U.S. recovery we’ve seen economic data bounce in peaked highs and lows. Real GDP growth since the financial crisis has been as high as nearly 5% year over year and as low as 0%. I expect the sluggish and volatile recovery to continue for years to come. Why? In one word: …

BOE meeting, ECB speakers keep central banks hot in Europe this week

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

CEO optimism on economy reaches 2-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. chief executives have grown more optimistic about economic growth this year, and more of them plan to boost spending and hiring within the next six months.<p>The Business Roundtable says its CEO outlook index rose to 92.1 in the first quarter of this year, the highest level in …

A plan to wind down Fannie and Freddie

March 11, 2014 | 3:57 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/11/economy/plan-wind-down-fannie-and-freddie/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

At bull market’s 5th birthday, strategists scratch their heads over U.S., Chinese stocks\’ divergence

Companies are falling over themselves to go public

We're not very far into 2014, but you can already call this the year of the IPO. So far, more than 40 companies have gone public. That's more than double last year at this time and the most since the economic boom year of 2007. "And the party’s just starting," says John Fitzgibbon, founder of IPO …

Warren Buffett's company reports rise in fourth-quarter earnings to $5bn

• Insurance, rail and energy businesses help push 10% increase<br>• Expert: ‘Life is good at Berkshire Hathaway’<p>Warren Buffett’s company said Saturday that fourth-quarter earnings rose 10% to nearly $5bn (£3bn) as its insurance, rail and energy businesses generated major gains in the improving …

World Bank Delays $90 Million Loan To Uganda As Bank President Blasts Anti-Gay Laws

Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress had expressed their concern over the loan to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.<p>WASHINGTON — The World Bank has indefinitely delayed a decision on a $90 million health care loan to Uganda that was slated to be approved on Friday in response to the country's …

3 rules to make you a smart investor in startups

Now that anyone can try their hand at startup investing, and any accredited investor has access to deals, the question naturally arises: How do you …

BlackBerry currently has no plans for a wearable device

Wearable devices seem to be a hot trend in the wireless industry right now, but BlackBerry isn't taking the bait... at least, not yet. When asked about his company's plans at Mobile World Congress, CEO John Chen was very straightforward in confessing that he has no current plans for bringing a …

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Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent

Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention.<p>A termination fee is attached to the deal …

The European Debt Crisis Visualized (Correct)

July 28th, 2015, 6:25 AM UTC<p>Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- (Corrects to retract video titled "The European Debt Crisis Visualized" from February 12, 2014, …

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FORTUNE — Believe it or not, commodity prices are breaking out right now as other inflationary pressures continue to build. Don’t believe it? Take a look at gold prices. They have already risen over 7% year-to-date as the S&P 500 (SPX) has fallen 1.5%. Meanwhile, the CRB Commodity Index is up 4% …

Can fast-growing Alter Eco push the envelope on sustainability?

What would a truly sustainable food company look like? That's hard to say, but a small company called Alter Eco, which sells quinoa, rice, chocolate and sugar grown in Latin America, Asia and Africa, offers a clue or two.<p>Striving to hit the very highest environmental and social standards, Alter Eco …

George Soros’s hedge fund regains title of world’s most successful