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Publicist slams Williams money rumors

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:40am
The spokeswoman for Robin Williams' family debunked widespread reports that the comedian, who died Monday in a suspected suicide, had money troubles.
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Rockets fired as pope visits S. Korea

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:21am
North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.
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Wal-Mart lowers outlook as sales flatten

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:12am
Higher costs and weak sales forced Wal-Mart to slice its full-year estimates.
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UPS, Fedex approved in more China cities

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:55am
UPS and FedEx have received licenses in China to extend express package services to Beijing and other cities without needing joint-venture partners.
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Keurig Green Mountain raises prices

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:50am
The company said that its green coffee prices have jumped about 55 percent in the past year.
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Russian aid convoy rolling again

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:47am
A Russian aid convoy destined for rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine resumed its disputed southward journey on Thursday.
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Jobless queue lengthens; prices tame

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:30am
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, as July import prices fell on lower petroleum costs.
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Russia PM’s Twitter hacked

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:04am
Activists hacked the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister on Thursday to announce he was resigning from government.
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Fee-based investing isn't for everyone

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:00am
Broker has become a dirty word in the financial advisor business, but the fee-based model isn't always the best approach.
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Oil prices defy global turmoil

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:47am
The Middle East and other oil-producing countries are hotbeds of instability. So why is oil falling instead of rising?
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Foreclosure activity up, but don't panic

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:46am
U.S. foreclosure activity jumped in July for the first time in four months as lenders scheduled more properties for auction, an industry report said.
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Pain coming from Fed's 'taper' dismount

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:23am
If history repeats itself, stocks will dip when the Fed exits the bond-buying business for good, data suggest.
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Euro zone growth stagnates

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:59am
Euro zone economic growth was stagnant in the second quarter, missing market expectations, official data showed.
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10 countries hit hard by climate change

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:41am
CNBC looks at which countries may be worst hit, both environmentally and economically, by climate change.
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Red Cross to hold aid convoy talks

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:17am
A senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will travel to Kiev and Moscow for talks.
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Gold demand sinks 16% year-on-year in Q2

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:50am
Global gold demand saw a sharp year on year decrease as levels steady following the blow-out numbers seen in the same period last year.
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Bank terrorism trial worries financial world

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:47am
A Beirut bank account at an Arab Bank branch, unremarkable except for the name: Osama Hamdan, a spokesman for Hamas, the NYT reports.
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How Bill Ackman plans to raise $4B

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:19am
Bill Ackman is planning to raise around $4 billion by listing a new investment vehicle in London, the FT reports.
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China’s credit slump: Default risk?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:38am
China's sharp credit growth slowdown in July may signal rising default risks in some parts of the economy, analysts said.
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