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  • 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
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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
  • Here's What Mark Cuban Wishes He Knew About Money In His 20s

    AP Mark Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban is generous with his advice. When we asked him what he wishes he'd known about money in his 20s, he said:

    Business Insider
  • 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…

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  • 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
  • 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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  • Oklahoma City oil producer unveils new formation

    An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer. Continental Resources Inc. said western Oklahoma's Springer Shale deposit is in the heart of the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province,…

    Associated Press
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  • 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
  • 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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    'Great Rotation' Into Stocks Runs Its Course

    Investors have been putting money back into bond funds as interest rates have unexpectedly dropped this year.

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  • After August and September markets surprise expect October to buck its trend too: Najarian

    September is historically the worst month of the year for the stock market. This has been a year of surprises, not the least of which being the almost complete inability of exogenous shocks to the system to trigger any market volatility. In the attached clip Jon Najarian of OptionMonster says the…

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    Koesterich: This Bull Market Can Survive Higher Rates

    The U.S. economy and stock market should be able to absorb a measured rise in rates starting next year, but investors should expect subsequent raises to come soon after, says BlackRock's Russ Koesterich.

    Morningstar
  • Weak Yen Seen Putting Japan at Recession Risk by Iwata

    Japan is in danger of falling into a recession as the yen’s decline reduces the purchasing power of households and squeezes corporate profits, said a former deputy governor of the Bank of Japan . “The current yen weakness is slightly excessive,” Kazumasa Iwata, the deputy from 2003-2008, said in an…

    Bloomberg
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • China IPO Easing, ITT Wells Notice, Espirito Santo: Compliance

    China will ease restrictions on initial public offerings by brokerages to aid them in their expansion plans as the government seeks to make domestic players more globally competitive. The China Securities Regulatory Commission will scrap requirements that only brokerages with “good growth…

    Bloomberg
  • EMC weighs merger, other options

    Data-storage giant EMC Corp. (EMC), under pressure from a shareholder activist and faced with the expected retirement of its longtime chief executive, is considering options that could include a merger deal with a rival, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg MA MB MC ME MG EMC for…

    MarketWatch
  • LVMH Dealmakers Pair Dumplings With Dom Perignon: Southeast Asia

    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) ’s private-equity arm, which bought a rooftop bar and dim sum restaurant chain in Singapore this year, is seeking more investments in the region to gain from rising consumer spending. L Capital Asia sees opportunities in Singapore’s food and beverage,…

    Bloomberg
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  • UBS’s High-Yielding MLPs On Sale After Oil and Gas Prices Tumble

    Investors in the energy master limited partnership (MLP) space have done very well over the past two years as interest rates have remained low, making yields attractive, and the price of oil has consistently been over $100 for West Texas Intermediate (WTI). Interest rates will go higher eventually,…

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