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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 …

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 …

Stock Markets

Credit Suisse to Pay $2.6B in Settlement with U.S. Government

Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS) pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge that for decades the big Swiss bank has helped Americans illegally hide money from the Internal Revenue Service.<p>In an information filed in federal court in Virginia, the U.S. Department of Justice said Credit Suisse “intentionally …

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 …

Economy

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

Just look at Yahoo's track record, the CEO says, declaring Yahoo will be "good stewards" of the money it stands to make from Alibaba's IPO.<p>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 …

Alibaba Group

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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 …

Markets

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 …

Personal Finance

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

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

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

Vietnam

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 …

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

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

• Insurance, rail and energy businesses help push 10% increase • 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 economy.<p>…

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, …

Europe

Can a small business make a big impact on sustainability?

Alter Eco is growing quickly and doing almost everything right, but the small company's ambitions are to drive major change<p>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 …

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