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Consumer optimism rises in August

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:00am
A key measure of consumer sentiment rose to its highest level since October 2007.
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GM death compensation claims hit 100

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:46am
The number of compensation claim applications as the result of a deadly defect GM ignored has reached 100.
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Muni bonds excluded from bank liquidity rule

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:30am
Municipal bonds will no longer be part of the easily sellable assets that banks can use to show they are able to survive a credit crunch.
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Burgers, doughnuts, $11B...and Buffett

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:11am
Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.
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US home prices slow down in June

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:00am
Home prices in leading U.S. metropolitan regions rose modestly last month, data from S&P/Case-Shiller showed on Tuesday.
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SEC is being dumb on smart investors

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:00am
The SEC keeps going down the wrong 'accredited investor' path. Being rich is not what makes someone financially smart.
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Durables surge by nearly 23 pct in July

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:30am
Big ticket U.S. manufactured goods got a big boost from aircraft orders, government data showed.
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Jet diverted amid fight over seat recline

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:08am
When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane.
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Court scraps order to seize Kurd crude

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:00am
A U.S. court on Monday threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker near Texas.
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Costs for youth sports set to spiral ... again

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:00am
The costs of notebooks and new school clothes are rising. But youth sports costs are rising faster.
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Earnings season: What we’ve learned

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:50am
What have we learnt from the recent reporting flurry? Societe Generale has put together a list of conclusions to be drawn from this earnings season.
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Best Buy revenue falls 4 percent

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:06am
Best Buy reported profit that beat expectations, but revenue fell 4 percent due to lower traffic in its brick-and-mortar stores.
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Behind the scenes at BuzzFeed

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:00am
BuzzFeed is making its biggest and most expensive move yet into video.
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Could the euro trade bring pain?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:21am
One analyst has warned of a crowded trade in the euro currency that could spell pain for some investors if not treated with caution.
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Pfizer/AstraZeneca: Ready for round 2?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:16am
With the expiration of a three-month period during which Pfizer must stay away from AstraZeneca, speculation that the maker of Viagra may eventually seal this deal has risen.
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Emmys exalt old favorites over new

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:04am
The industry on Monday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" and long-time television actors.
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Public foots bills for firearm assaults

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00am
The study also found that gunshot victims are more likely to survive if they have insurance.
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From ice to...Rice Bucket Challenge

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:17pm
The Rice Bucket Challenge is India's twist on the fundraising campaign that has taken the internet by storm.
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Don't lose faith, the Dow uptrend is intact

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:39pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its largest annual gain last year and while momentum has slowed, investors are questioning whether the rise has run its course.
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Netflix hits all-time high ahead of Emmys

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:03pm
Netflix hit an all-time high of $485.30 earlier on Monday, before easing to close at $480.93, up 0.4 percent on the day.
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