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October 27, 2014 US Federal Reserve Likely To Announce End Of Its Economic Stimulus Program; Currently Buying $15B In Assets Monthly

Source: International Business News

Wall Street pundits are predicting the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce an end to its latest stimulus program this week in the belief the American economy is strong enough to stand on its own. The Fed began buying certain...

October 27, 2014 S&P 500 posts biggest weekly gain of 2014

Source: MarketWatch

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed with solid gains Friday, leaving the S&P 500 with its largest weekly advance of the year. The market got a lift from stronger-than-anticipated housing data and better-than-expected quarterly results...

October 27, 2014 ECB fails 25 banks in health check but problems largely solved

Source: Reuters

Roughly one in five of the euro zone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank said on Sunday.

October 27, 2014 U.S. gasoline cheapest in nearly four years -Lundberg survey

Source: Reuters

The average price of U.S. retail gasoline dropped 18 cents in the past two weeks to the lowest level in nearly four years, driven by a steep drop in oil prices, according to the latest Lundberg survey released on Sunday.

October 24, 2014 Amazon posts huge loss, warns of more

Source: USA Today

Amazon had warned that it would lose bundles of cash in the third quarter, and it didn't disappoint. But the size of the loss and a forecast that warned of more red ink by year's end chilled investors, who had already sent shares...

October 24, 2014 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway’s equity portfolio loses $5 billion

Source: The Economic Times

It's not been a good time for Warren Buffett wannabes. Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard. The loss on seven of those...

October 24, 2014 Death and taxes: Is the corporate tax rate killing the U.S. economy?

Source: Reuters

The IRS and the U.S. Treasury last month announced plans to squelch the trend for businesses to seek foreign tax shelters through corporate inversions. But why are companies fleeing? Because the current corporate tax rate is...

October 24, 2014 GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

Source: BBC

UK economic growth slowed in the three months to September, with the economy expanding by just 0.7%, the Office for National Statistics said.

October 24, 2014 Fitch: wide ranging impacts of shale revolution expected to continue - Baku, Fineko/ îFitch Ratingsî has published a presentation where it noted that the rise of U.S. oil production, as a result of shale plays, had moderated global oil prices and saved markets from price...

October 24, 2014 Russian ruble plunges to new all-time low as economy suffers

France 24 - For the first time it took more than 53 rubles to buy one euro, and the rate against the dollar topped 41.92 with speculation swirling that îStandard and Poor'sî could cut its rating for Russia to a...

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