U.S. Stocks Fall With Europe Equities, Bonds Gain on Fed

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img U.S. stocks fell with European equities, while Treasuries advanced as investors speculated on the timing of a rate increase amid a Federal Reserve policy meeting. The ruble declined to a record and gold advanced.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slid 0.2 percent at 9:30 a.m. in New York. The Stoxx Europe 600 dropped 0.6 percent, while emerging-market equities headed for a ninth straight retreat

U.S. Stocks Climb on Fed Optimism, Lower Jobless Claims

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img U.S. stocks rose for a third day as investors speculated interest rates will remain low and data showed fewer Americans filing for jobless claims.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index advanced 0.3 percent to 2,006.53 at 9:33 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 36.54 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,193.39.

“The market’s still in Fed mode,” Joe Bell, a senior equity analyst at C

European Stocks Fall to Two-Week Low Before Fed Meeting

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img European stocks fell to a two-week low amid speculation about the timing of a U.S interest-rate increase before a two-day Federal Reserve meeting, and this week’s vote on Scottish independence.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index retreated 0.6 percent to 342.02 at 1:17 p.m. in London. The equity gauge has fallen 2 percent since reaching a two-month high on Sept. 4 amid investor concern over the Scottis

Pound 2-Year High Shows Bets Scotland Votes ‘No’

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img Currency traders are betting that Scottish nationalists’ bid for independence will fail today.

The pound strengthened to the highest level versus the euro in two years as Scotland’s electorate voted on whether to end its three-century-old union with the U.K. Sterling appreciated versus all but one of 16 major peers as a poll by Ipsos Mori showed 53 percent of those surveyed said they would vot

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

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img Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its smartphone business bleeds.

Sony said it estimates a staggering net loss of 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion) for its fiscal year ending next March. That's nearly five times the 50 billion yen loss the company previously forecast.

Pound rises to two-year high against euro

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img The pound reached a two-year high against the euro Thursday as investors entered bullish positions in the currency as Scots headed to the polls to vote on a closely watched referendum on independence.

The pound also got a lift from data that showed U.K. store prices fell 1.2% in August, the biggest drop since July 2009.

The euro EURGBP, -0.24% hit a low of 0.7854 against the pound, compare

Yen Slide Quickens as Pensions Head Overseas: Chart of the Day

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img Japanese pension funds favoring overseas investments are helping send the yen down toward its biggest monthly loss this year, Nomura Securities Co. says.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows so-called trust accounts boosted purchases of foreign stocks and bonds to the most since 2009. The accounts capture pension fund flows including the $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund, Nomura says. The

Yellen says poor Americans live in ‘sobering’ conditions

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img The condition of lower-income families in America is “sobering” even as the economy recovers, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday.

“We have come far from the worst moments of the crisis and the economy continues to improve, but the effects of the recession are still being felt by many families, particularly those that had very little in savings and other assets beforehand,“ Y

U.S. Stock Futures Are Little Changed Before Fed Decision

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img The cost of living in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in August for the first time in more than a year, showing inflation still is falling short of the Federal Reserve’s goal as policy makers meet.

The consumer-price index declined 0.2 percent, the first decrease since April 2013, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 83 economists surveyed by Bloomberg cal

Markets rally as Scotland votes to stay | Top Forex Brokers

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img Investors breathed a deep sigh of relief Friday as Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, averting months of turmoil that would have hurt the economy. Results from the... moreShare it now!

U.S. Consumer Prices Drop for First Time in a Year

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img The cost of living in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in August for the first time in more than a year, showing inflation still is falling short of the Federal Reserve’s goal as policy makers meet.

The consumer-price index declined 0.2 percent, the first decrease since April 2013, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 83 economists surveyed by Bloomberg cal

Cantor: ‘Buy’ Alibaba shares after IPO

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img For those wondering what they should do when Alibaba’s shares start trading Friday morning, Cantor Fitzgerald recommends they buy.

The broker initiated research coverage of the Chinese Internet retailing giant with it’s top buy rating. Analyst Youssef Squali placed a 12-month price target of $90 on the shares BABA, +0.00% which represents a 32% premium to $68-a-share pricing of Alibaba’s initi

Fed Decision Day Guide: Considerable Debate on Forward Guidance | Top Forex Brokers

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img Here’s what to look for when the Federal Open Market Committee releases its policy statement and new economic projections at 2 p.m. today in Washington and Federal Reserve Chair Janet... moreShare it now!

Alibaba Indicated to Open Higher After Record U.S. IPO

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img Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the e-commerce company started in 1999 with $60,000 cobbled together by Jack Ma, cemented its status as a symbol of China’s economic emergence by raising $21.8 billion in a U.S. initial public offering.

The company and shareholders including Yahoo! Inc. sold 320.1 million shares for $68 each, according to a statement, after offering them for $66 to $68. Half of the

Dollar Erases Gains After U.S. Consumer Prices Fall

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img The dollar erased gains after a report showed U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly fell in August for the first time in more than a year.

The U.S. currency rose earlier versus most major peers as traders weighed whether the Federal Reserve will alter the language of its policy statement today to signal when interest rates will rise.

“For now, the dollar is selling off against most currencies a
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