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Cramer: MCD franchises ‘had enough’

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:49am
CNBC's Jim Cramer said pressure from domestic franchises led to McDonald's CEO Don Thompson's resignation.
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Will millennials begin buying homes?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:20am
Millennials may buy homes as the economy improves and regulation makes it easier to get a mortgage, The Fiscal Times reports.
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Facebook darling of retail traders

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:12am
Retail investors really love Facebook, continuing to pile into it, according to a look at TD Ameritrade retail accounts.
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Get a unique baby name for $32,000

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:11am
Newser reports that a new Swiss company called Erfolgswelle charges $32,000 to help you pick a unique name for your baby.
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Smartphone wars: Apple vs. Samsung

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:09am
Apple has tied with Samsung to become the number one smartphone vendor in the world.
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Weigh pros, cons of long-term care

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:00am
Although pricey, long-term-care insurance can help defray the sky-high costs of medical care for many elderly patients.
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Pending home sales fell 3.7% in Dec.

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:59am
Contracts to buy previously owned homes fell more than expected as tighter inventory and an increase in prices discouraged buyers.
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Here's what traders heard the Fed say

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:59am
Does the Fed even know the signals it just sent the market? Here's what traders heard the Fed say, says "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly.
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Hit man meets business leaders

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:41am
An imprisoned mafia hit man met with business leaders to discuss criminal inner-workings with police. NBC News reports.
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Amazon earnings: What to watch

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:26am
Investors are bracing for Amazon’s earnings, which come out after the closing bell on Thursday.
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Technology killing jobs: Greene

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:25am
We have our work cut out if we want to build a real economy, billionaire Jeff Greene said.
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Advisors see more risks for economy in 2015

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:16am
But the TD Ameritrade survey finds investment advisors are still mostly upbeat on U.S. markets.
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Belarus urges bondholders not to worry

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:13am
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said that holders of the country's sovereign bonds should not be worried.
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Nickelodeon to launch subscription service

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:12am
Nickelodeon on Thursday said it plans to launch a direct-to-consumer subscription service, Dow Jones reported, citing Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman.
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Uber offers puppies on-demand

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:04am
Uber has teamed up with AnimalPlanet and humane societies to bring puppies to offices for playdates.
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Star Wars Boba Fett figure sold for $27K

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:53am
Boba Fett has unleashed a new fortune in the northeastern English town of Stockton-on-Tees.
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US jobless claims near 15-year low

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:34am
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits plunged, adding to bullish signals on the labor market.
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Greek bond yields spike as Syriza scraps austerity

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:29am
Greece's borrowing costs have spiked as the new left-wing government rips up the rule book on austerity and plows on with its radical policies.
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Currency war: Who fires next?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:20am
The currency war is getting out of control. Here's a snapshot of the week so far in central banking.
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Toyota recalls 52K Avalons

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:17am
The Japanese car manufacturer issued the recall because of a wire problem that could lead to a fire.
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