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Market ignoring flood of positives

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:05pm
It seems Wall Street wants to point fingers.
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Mayer wants Yahoo for Apple search

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:55pm
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has set out to convince Apple to make Yahoo the default search engine on its Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad.
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Exempt from minimum wage anyway

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:20pm
Labor laws exclude more than a dozen categories of jobs from the minimum wage, including crews on fishing ships and casual baby sitters.
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IBM revenue falls short

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:42pm
IBM posted revenue that was below forecasts as weakness in its storage and server businesses continued to offset gains in its software services.
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Judge rejects deal in NFL concussion case

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:41pm
A federal judge has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions.
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Cheaters force casinos to up the ante

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:19pm
Some RFID gaming chips have the ability to not only cut casino's cheating losses, but also track a player bet by bet.
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Leash on expenses helps AmEx

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:10pm
American Express Co reported a 12 percent rise in quarterly profit as its credit-card customers spent more in a recovering U.S economy.
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Google earnings miss

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:02pm
Analysts had expected the company to report earnings excluding items of $6.40 a share on $15.52 billion in revenue.
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NY subpoenas HFT firms: Source

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:00pm
The New York attorney general's office has subpoenaed about a half-dozen high-frequency trading firms, a source told CNBC.
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Alnylam defends RNA potential

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:23pm
This week RNA firms appeared to have tough news, but Alnylam remains undeterred about the potential of its treatments.
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Wild Turkey! Bourbon business is booming

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:49pm
From spiced bourbon to a new #nevertamed campaign, here's what Wild Turkey is doing to capitalize on the bourbon boom.
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Carlyle Africa fund is magnet for assets

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:43pm
Carlyle has raised $698 million for its dedicated Africa fund, nearly $200 million above its initial target.
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Canada sees its tech start-ups booming

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:27pm
Canada's Silicon Valley is seeing a boom of start-ups after BlackBerry's meltdown. More than 450 were created last year—four times the 2009 amount.
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KFC brings back the Double Down

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:13pm
The bacon 'n' cheese sandwich that used two fried chicken filets instead of a bun is back at KFC, USA Today reports.
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Be brave, buy growth after pullback: Pro

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:05pm
It's time to buy growth companies on the cheap, Josh Spencer says.
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Ex-Madoff aides ask judge for reprieve

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:59pm
Five former Bernard Madoff aides have asked a US judge to throw out their convictions, after a jury found them guilty of fraud and conspiracy.
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Bar fights to breast implants: Odd bets

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:46pm
Gamblers don’t always bet money or bet at casinos. Here are strange items they bet with, and odd dares they bet on.
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The deficit is shrinking! Anyone care?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:36pm
The US deficit has fallen by $1 trillion since 2009. So why is no one cheering—or taking credit?, asks Ron Insana.
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Yellen: Expect rates to stay low

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:22pm
In a dovish message, Fed's Yellen stressed that the central bank would respond to shifting economic conditions as it judges when to finally tighten monetary policy.
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Chart of the day: US natural gas use

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:21pm
By all accounts, the U.S. is putting its surging natural gas stockpiles to good use.
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