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  • Linn Energy: No Surprise, Everyone Loves ExxonMobil Swap

    Last week, Linn Energy (LINE) arranged to swap some assets with ExxonMobil (XOM). On the heels of a positive take from Credit Suisse last week, two more analysts murmuring sweet nothings about the deal tdoay. RBC's John Ragozzino and team note that Linn's "portfolio high-grading strategy" continues…

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  • Wall Street Has A New Worry Now That The Economy Is Recovering

    Business Insider is at the annual Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit on Monday, and this year  guest after guest has talked about the same worry. Early in the conference Carlyle CEO William Conway, hedge fund legend Julian Robertson, and William Dudley CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New…

    Business Insider
  • SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

    Call it health care law numerology. The Obama administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers for health insurance sign-ups after they turned out to be too optimistic. Parsing the numbers is a new pursuit for administration officials from President Barack Obama on down,…

    Associated Press
  • Ruble Falls on Brent Decline, Fed Concerns: Russia Reality Check

    Markets are reacting in real time to tension in Ukraine following Russia’s March incursion into Crimea and subsequent annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. The Micex Index fell 1 percent to 1,417.46 at 12:44 p.m. in Moscow, giving a loss since Feb. 28, the day before President Vladimir Putin ’s…

    Bloomberg
  • EMC Stock Soars After Investors Learn About Mega-Merger Talks With HP, Others

    For nearly a year, EMC and HP have been kicking the tires on a merger that would have created one the biggest enterprise tech companies on the planet — with over $130 billion in annual sales, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both companies were concerned they couldn't sell the deal as it was…

    Business Insider
  • The iPhone Sales Chart That Keeps Climbing for Apple

    During the debut weekend of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple sold more than 10 million units of the larger-screen devices, the company said today. You can see from the chart below how Apple has managed to outdo itself on sales of new iPhones on opening weekends ever since the iPhone 3GS first…

    Bloomberg
  • Alibaba’s Banks Said to Boost IPO Size to Record $25 Billion

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA)'s initial public offering became the biggest ever at $25 billion, after bankers exercised an option to boost the deal size by 15 percent on strong demand, a person familiar with the matter said. The underwriters exercised a so-called greenshoe option to sell an…

    Bloomberg
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  • US stocks drop as China weighs on markets

    US stocks were on track for their biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday as investors worried about signs of weakness in China. Worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy pushed the down the price of oil, weighing on energy stocks. CHINA WORRIES: Investors are nervous…

    Associated Press
  • The Debit Card Danger You're Probably Forgetting

    As the American economy sunk in the wake of the Great Recession, many Americans were forced to rethink their spending habits and tossed their credit cards overboard, reaching instead for the perceived safety of their debit cards. Debit cards protect you from yourself by limiting your spending to…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Blackstone to pull out of Russia

    US private equity group Blackstone is "giving up on Russia", highlighting how even well-connected western investors are shying away from doing business in the country. The New York-based buyout group has been frustrated in its attempts to find deals in the country since its co-founder Stephen…

    Financial Times
  • Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Auxilium, BofA, Genworth, MGM, Walgreen, Wynn, Yahoo and More

    Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUXL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel. Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) was written up in Barron’s over the weekend as having 80% upside potential. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform and the price target was cut to a…

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  • Gold crashes and is now tarnished for good

    Gold shined brightly at the beginning of 2014, with bullion prices jumping by about 13% from New Year’s Day until mid-March. Last week, the precious metal settled near lows not seen since Christmas 2013.

    MarketWatch
  • 25 Things To Know About Investing By Age 25

    Most of us are just in it to bulk up our savings for retirement, make a little extra money on the side, or even just beat inflation (more on that in a minute). ... but your retirement savings are. Retirement savings, on the other hand, are invested if you put them in a retirement fund like an IRA…

    Business Insider
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  • Airbus, Boeing spar over jet production strategy

    By Tim Hepher ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Airbus and Boeing clashed over jet production on Monday, with the European planemaker questioning the viability of its rival's proposals to hike output and Boeing insisting it will only build the number of jets that its buyers and suppliers can handle. Despite the…

    Reuters30 mins ago
  • Tax refunds will be cut for ACA recipients

    A significant benefit of the Affordable Care Act is the opportunity to receive money-saving tax credits up front to cut the overall cost of health insurance, but now hundreds of thousands of consumers could owe back some of that money next April.Those affected took advance payments of the premium…

    USA TODAY
  • Kashmir's famed carpets ruined in $5 bn flood losses

    Caked with mud and soaked in putrid water, Qazi Mohammad Yahya's ruined handmade carpets and Pashmina shawls reflect Indian Kashmir's economic devastation from the region's worst floods in a century. As the waters recede and the clean up finally begins, business owners, including those selling…

    AFP
  • Student loan debt curbs housing market by $83 billion, study says

    There’s been lots of debate lately in housing circles about the impact of student debt on home ownership. The report estimates that the number of households under age 40 that owe $250 or more each month in student loans has nearly tripled since 2005, to 5.9 million. “We actually think it’s pretty…

    Los Angeles Times
  • How investors can stop worrying and learn to love these bond yields

    There's always a risk that long-term interest rates could move higher and put an end to what's been a five-and-a-half-year equity market rally. Thos fears aside,  investors should start enjoying these historically low interest rates while they last, writes Societe Generale. The fall in yields that…

    MarketWatch
  • RadioShack in talks with major vendor

    Cash-strapped RadioShack Corp. said Monday it has talked with a major vendor about potential changes to its commercial arrangement that could benefit a financial restructuring of the electronics retailer. In a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, RadioShack…

    MarketWatch
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  • Russian Stocks Drop Fourth Day as Alrosa to Sistema Retreat

    Russian stocks headed for the longest losing streak in two months as AFK Sistema continued a retreat triggered by last week’s arrest of its billionaire owner and OAO Alrosa dropped after the diamond producer’s chief executive officer stepped down. The benchmark Micex Index (INDEXCF) fell 0.5…

    Bloomberg