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Look to energy names for global demand clues

Profit growth expectations for S&P 500 energy companies have fallen more than any other sector - from a forecast of 13.8 percent on July 1 to the current 1.8 percent, Thomson Reuters data showed. With various names due to report next week, including Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), Chevron (CVX.N), ConocoPhillips (COP.N) and National Oilwell Varco (NOV.N), there are hopes that executives will suggest that the fall in oil and…

  • Exclusive: Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand, this time with big bucks

    By Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash. Lincoln, a storied Detroit brand which Ford has owned since…

    Reuters
  • Yikes! Mortgage Rates Just Took a Huge Dip

    Rates now at 2.88% APR with no points. $225,000 mortgage for $934/mo. 5/1 ARM. Calculate new payment now!

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  • Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent businessman and one of the country's richest men on suspicion of lending fraud, as authorities step up their crackdown on financial crimes in a bid to clean up the debt-ridden banking sector.

    Associated Press
  • Investing: Can you retire on $1 million?

    Probably. But you have to be smart about your investments and your withdrawals. some tips.

    USA TODAY
  • What billionaires really spend each month

    Being rich is getting expensive. Just ask Sam Wyly and Anne Dias Griffin. Court papers detail what they spend on a monthly basis to support their lifestyles.

    CNBC
  • Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)…

    Reuters
  • California startup unveils gun technology for cops

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

    Associated Press
  • Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.

    Associated Press
  • Turn $40 Into $10 Million. Buffett's Best Advice

    1 simple Warren Buffett quote explains the key investing strategy that could create unimaginable long term wealth for you and your family.

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  • Exclusive: Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp and U.S. defense officials have reached agreement on the terms of a contract worth about $4 billion for an eighth batch of 43 F-35 fighter jets, sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday. The contract will lower the cost of the radar-evading…

    Reuters
  • 'Massive' switch to new credit cards ahead

    Bank customers can expect a flurry of thick mail as credit companies rush to get chip cards into their hands ahead of the holiday season.

    CNBC
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    How Nasal Cells Helped a Paralyzed Man Walk Again

    Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- A man, paralyzed after being attacked with a knife, is able to walk again thanks to stem-cell research. A team of scientists from the U.K. and Poland managed to take cells from the patients nose and ankle and repair the damagedcells in his spine. The professor who led the…

    Bloomberg
  • Can't Afford a House? Don't Buy One

    America needs more low-down-payment loans. The government agencies that drive most of the housing market are pushing for lower down-payment standards on mortgages, easing the 20 percent requirement that has become standard for much of the market. The Center for American Progress approves: “We…

    Bloomberg
  • GT Soars 50%: Settles with Apple; Apple Evaluating GT's Progress, Says Re/Code

    Two weeks after filing for bankruptcy, former Apple (AAPL) supplier GT Advanced Technologies (GTATQ), the company this morning announced that it has reached an agreement with Apple to “wind down” the sapphire production it had been operating for Apple in Mesa, Arizona and Salem, Massachusetts, and…

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    Report: Total CEO's plane almost escaped crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid the fatal crash, Russian crash investigators said Thursday.

    Associated Press
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  • Fed’s $4 Trillion Holdings to Boost Growth Beyond End of QE

    As the Federal Reserve prepares to end its third round of bond buying next week, the central bank plans to hang on to the record $4.48 trillion balance sheet it has accumulated since announcing the first round of purchases in November 2008. Holding bonds on the Fed's balance sheet limits the supply…

    Bloomberg
  • 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks With Beaten-Down Prices

    By Michael Vallo You don’t have to be an income investor to like dividend stocks, especially when they've been beaten down like Baker Hughes (BHI) and Oshkosh (OSK) have. Don Wordell only buys dividend-paying companies, and yet the RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Fund (SAMVX) yields less than 1%. Wordell…

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    Your first trade next week

    The "Fast Money" traders share their top trades for next week.

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  • Suze Orman: Our economy's most dangerous threat

    Even if you don't owe some of the more than $1.2 trillion of student loan debt, you'll be affected by it. Here's why.

    CNBC
  • Here Are The Only Things You Should Have In Your Wallet

    Your wallet should be an organizational tool...

    Business Insider
  • Yahoo, Marissa Mayer and the Leadership Question

    So, I ask you, how many of these questions has Marissa Mayer asked herself since becoming Yahoo’s chief executive officer a little over two years ago? Mayer had never run a business before her arrival at Yahoo (and the company declined to comment on her tenure). She was an early member of Google’s…

    Bloomberg
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  • Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.

    Associated Press