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Twitter plunges 14% amid downgrades

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:46am
Twitter's efforts to improve engagement and growth rates are taking longer than expected, prompting a wave of rating and target cuts on the stock.
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Big investors cheer possible MSG spinoff

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:41am
Investors cheer MSG's decision to explore a possible spinoff of its entertainment and media and sports businesses.
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Why market is losing faith in the Fed

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:20am
As the Fed prepares to exit QE, it faces a thorny dilemma with a market that is not buying what the central bank is selling.
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I'm not cutting oil production: Hamm

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:07am
Oil titan Harold Hamm tells CNBC: Don't believe the hype. "There's not a glut in the market at all."
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Could shale help US beat Saudi Arabia?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:05am
Fracking could open the way for the U.S. to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer, Platts said in a report on Tuesday.
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Middle class says they're stuck

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:00am
A pair of new surveys shows things aren't getting any easier for the middle class.
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Kohl's warns, sees softer sales

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50am
Department store Kohl's warned investors that it expects its earnings this year to come in at the low end of its prior guidance.
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After stress tests, ECB QE looms

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:40am
Following Europe's bank stress tests, there are growing calls for the European Central bank to start a full-blown sovereign-bond-buying program.
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Blackstone seeks $13B RE fund: Report

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:34am
Blackstone, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, is preparing to seek around $13 billion for its next flagship fund.
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Goods orders see largest drop in 8 months

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:30am
New orders for capital goods recorded their biggest drop in eight months, but the decline was likely to be temporary as sentiment recently has been upbeat.
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Why Sweden could become the new Switzerland

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:16am
The Swedish central bank's decision to slash rates has prompted speculation its next move may mirror action taken by its Swiss counterpart.
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Second Dallas nurse is Ebola-free

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:12am
A Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola will discuss her discharge from an Atlanta hospital after tests showed she's virus-free.
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How to pick, choose from benefits plans

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:00am
Employers' complex benefits plan options can leave workers unsure of how to choose. How to know you're making the best decision.
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Tesla CEO calls sales report 'incorrect'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:54am
Tesla's CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to shoot down a Wall Street Journal article, calling the sales figures quoted in the article "incorrect."
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Push back on Fed rate hikes: Survey

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:00am
A month of worrisome headlines has markets believing in a more dovish Federal Reserve, according to the latest CNBC Fed Survey.
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Execs weak on cyberthreats: Survey

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:00am
Executives see cybersecurity as a major concern, yet most don't priortize technology investments, according to a new survey.
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DuPont profit jumps as margins improve

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:01am
DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.
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No panic in our outlook: US CEOs

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:00am
From ISIS to Ebola and the state of the global economy, markets are on edge, but U.S. CEOs aren't, a YPO survey finds.
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Traders watching oil and earnings

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:38am
As markets await Fed's move to end the quantitative easing program when it releases its statement Wednesday, traders keep eyes on oil and earnings.
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BP raises dividend despite oil price drop

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:50am
BP upped dividends as it saw a jump in operating cash flow, despite lower oil prices and a drop in contributions from Russia.
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