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Far-left victory in Greece bruises European markets

European shares fell and borrowing costs for the euro zone's most indebted states rose on Monday as the leftist Syriza party looked set to take on Greece's international lenders after a crushing victory in early elections. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras promised Greeks on Sunday that the five years of austerity imposed under bailout programs worth 240 billion euros from the European Union and the International…

  • Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency fell by more than 3 percent early Monday, after Western leaders threatened to punish Russia for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

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  • Oil Slides to Near 6-Year Low as U.S. Supply Seen Worsening Glut

    Oil declined to the lowest level in almost six years as data showed U.S. crude inventories in December surged to the highest level for the month since 1930, adding to signs a global supply glut may persist. Crude stockpiles in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer, rose 7.4 percent from last…

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    Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

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  • 5 Stocks Under $5 With Gigantic Potential Upside

    We scanned our 24/7 Wall St. research data base for stocks priced under $5 with a Buy or Outperform rating, and the potential for large gains.

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  • 5 things that can kill a tax refund

    Before you go packing your bags or making other plans for your check from Uncle Sam, you have to make sure you're entitled to that tax refund first.

  • Alibaba Q4 Preview: Watch For Mobile Mix And Rates, International Expansion

    Alibaba Group (BABA) will announced its fourth-quarter earnings before the market open this Thursday and host a conference call at 7.30 AM New York time. I have with me earnings preview reports from analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald, UBS and Deutsche Bank. The overall tone was positive, with analysts…
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Risks of keeping entire nest egg at one brokerage

    Dear Liz: I recently retired at 56 and am receiving a pension. My wife is set to retire next year at 56 and will also receive a pension. I chose to leave my 401(k) in my employer's plan but am planning ...

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  • U.S. stock-index futures suggest solidly lower open

    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- About 11 hours ahead of the start of U.S. stock trade in New York, share-index futures were implying a significantly weaker open for the Monday session. Futures for the Dow ...

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    How long will the plunge in oil prices go on for?

    Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, says the decline in crude oil prices may not "be a matter of weeks or months" as it will take time for the issue of oversupply to be resolved.

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  • US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

    MIAMI (AP) — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States.

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  • 10 Habits Of Highly Effective Real Estate Investors

    The best real estate investors all share these traits and practices.

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    Kim Jong Un's Wife, Sister Seen as Uneasy Allies

    Jan. 26 -- Kim Jong Un’s wife Ri Sol Ju and younger sister Kim Yo Jong are currently allies in sustaining one of the world’s most reclusive leaders. Their overlapping influences make them potential rivals in a regime where family ties aren’t strong enough to protect them against Kim’s purges.…

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  • Pfizer’s $33 Billion Cash Pile Has Everyone Guessing

    Pfizer Inc. (PFE) has $33 billion in cash and a million potential ways to use it. That total on the balance sheet has been the focus of speculation among investors ever since the New York-based pharmaceutical ...

  • Obama flunks common sense economics: Kudlow

    Rather than name-calling President Obama's proposals, Republicans must draw a clear line between their worldview and his lack of economic sense.

  • China Switches to Supporting Yuan as Outflows Mount: Currencies

    Managing the yuan is turning into a different game for China’s policy makers these days. After more than a decade of curbing the currency’s gains to help turn the nation into a manufacturing colossus, there are signs the People’s Bank of China is now propping up the yuan to stem an exodus of…

  • This Company's Dividend History Is The Real Thing

    Take water. Add some sugar, a little carbon dioxide and some flavoring. Sell at a gigantic markup. It sounds almost too simple to work, and yet Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. has remained a staple of the ...

  • Gold dips on stronger dollar after Greek vote

    Gold reversed earlier gains on Monday as a stronger dollar offset safe-haven demand following an electoral win by Greece's anti-austerity party that sparked fears of renewed instability in Europe. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday,…

  • China Property Agony Deepens as Trust-Loan Lifelines Cut

    China's investment trusts are pulling financing for the real estate industry as Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. (1638) 's missed payments heighten default concerns. Issuance of property-related products, which channel money from wealthy individual investors, tumbled 62 percent from a year earlier to 38.5…