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Gap shares tumble on CEO's planned exit

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:07pm
The news shook the confidence of investors and analysts, with four key firms downgrading their ratings on the apparel retailer.
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Icahn to CNBC: Can't compete with Apple

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:01pm
Icahn Enterprises' Carl Icahn speaks to "Fast Money Halftime Report" about the great ecosystem at Apple, and why he thinks the company is massively undervalued.
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Fischer: Fed has few stability concerns

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:58am
Speaking at the Brookings Institution, Fischer said the Central Bank had identified few areas of concern regarding economic stability.
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Drone gap? US has one in farming, say experts

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:52am
As the FAA formulates rules regarding use of drones, experts say American farmers are falling behind other countries.
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'Serious' selling unless S&P holds: Pro

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:39am
Veteran trader Art Cashin flags a key technical level for the S&P 500 index.
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Are Ebola measures for ships sufficient?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:37am
Although airline passenger screening is mandatory, the Coast Guard is not requiring the same measure for those arriving by sea.
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Kate Spade's experiment: Shop a barricade

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:19am
Kate Spade's shoppable scaffolding allows consumers to purchase items from the brand before the store opens.
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Earnings expectations—too hopeful?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:15am
Expectations for this earnings season may be too hopeful, says Michael Farr. Here's why.
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Gross: Global economy is slowing

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:10am
Bill Gross said global economic growth is declining, causing central banks to take an aggressive stance unlikely to change soon.
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Draghi: Lending to pick up in 2015

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:07am
ECB's Draghi said he expects bank lending, a key impediment to growth in the euro zone, to pick up early next year.
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Mexican junk food taxes slam Pepsi, Coke

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:07am
Declines suffered by Pepsi and Coke in Mexico stem from tax proposals on sugary drinks.
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Chimerix v. Tekmira: A tale of 2 stocks

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:41am
The Ebola story has played out in the stock market recently largely on the backs of two companies: drugmakers Chimerix and Tekmira.
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A consumer class that beats millennials

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:30am
The Hispanic community will be one-third of the US by 2050. That's a big consumer opportunity.
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A bigger iPad, is that innovation?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:27am
Apple may announce a larger iPad at next week's event. How will a cross between an iPad and Macbook resonate with consumers?
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Kansas vote could tip control of Senate

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:13am
Kansas independent Senate challenger Greg Orman's complaints of inaction by Congress may sway conservatives to send him to D.C.
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SEC looks to use Cohen cash pot

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:09am
The SEC has to figure out what to do with the money it got from SAC's record insider trading fines.
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Why the 1% may invest in luxury ski homes

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:07am
Those with a few million to spare should consider investing in ski chalets, for which prices have risen by nearly 6 percent over the last year.
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Wholesale inventories beat expectations

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:00am
U.S. wholesale inventories increased 0.7 percent in August, versus expectations for a 0.3 percent gain.
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PepsiCo raises full-year guidance

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:59am
PepsiCo raised its full-year earnings forecast and said snack sales helped its quarterly profit beat expectations, sending its shares higher.
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Ebola aversion has a cost: World Bank

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:54am
The fear of Ebola is already starting to affect economies, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday.
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