Jobless Claims in U.S. Little Changed as Economy Strengthens | Top Forex Brokers

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img The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was little changed last week near the lowest level in seven years as employers held on to staff in an improving economy.... moreShare it now!

Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile

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img Dollar General Corp (DG.N) raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

The No.1 U.S. deep-discount retailer also said it would pay a break-up fee of $500 million if the deal ran foul of competition law, the reason Family Dollar had cited for its rejection

Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

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img Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east.

Poroshenko said he was cancelling a visit to Turkey and conferring with defense chiefs because of the "rapidly deteriorating situation" in the eastern Donetsk region, "as Russian troops have

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Near Record Before Factory Data

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img U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had its best month since February, as investors awaited data estimated to show manufacturing in the world’s biggest economy continued to expand in August.

The S&P 500 added 0.1 percent to 2,005.48 at 9:31 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 1.45 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 17,097. U.S. equity markets

Dollar General says committed to Family Dollar deal

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img Dollar General Corp (DG.N), the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) and that its offer was both superior and achievable than an offer from Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O).

Dollar General shares fell 1 percent in light premarket trading after the company also reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales and comparable-store s

Apple Probes Report ICloud Was Hacked to Gain Stars privet photos

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img Apple Inc., which is poised to unveil new iPhones next week, and the FBI are probing reports hackers used the company’s iCloud service to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

Hackers posted the nude photos on the anonymous image-sharing website 4chan, the Telegraph in London reported. The photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were

Yen Gains on Haven Bid Amid Ukraine Tension; Euro Drops

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img The yen gained versus most of its major counterparts as rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine prompted demand for haven assets.

The Japanese currency pared gains against the dollar after a report showed the U.S. economy grew faster than forecast in the second quarter. The yen strengthened as Ukraine’s president convened its security council, while Russia’s ruble weakened versus its major

Dollar climbs against yen, pound

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img The dollar climbed against the yen Tuesday, fueled by a surge in stock-buying sentiment as hopes grew that Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will unveil a new cabinet lineup seeking a more aggressive approach to pension-fund investment.

The prospect of more pension reserve funds flowing into equities helped trigger a 1.5% rise in the Nikkei Stock Average, which in turn boosted the greenback US

U.S. Stocks Drop on Ukraine Conflict, Retailer Earnings

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img U.S. stocks fell the most in three weeks as violence in Ukraine intensified and retailers reported disappointing earnings.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. tumbled 11 percent after its third-quarter earnings forecast missed analysts’ estimates. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. declined 2.9 percent as second-quarter sales fell more than analysts had projected. Guess? Inc. sank 7.9 percent after the retailer cut its

Pending home sales climb 3.3% in July to reach 11-month high

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img A gauge of pending home sales rose 3.3% in July to reach the highest level in 11 months, signaling that upcoming closings of existing homes are likely to speed up, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. The index of pending home sales hit a seasonally adjusted 105.9 in July, compared with 102.5 in June. Low mortgage rates, moderating home-price growth and more homes for sale are

Kiev says Russian troops have entered eastern Ukraine

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img Kiev said Thursday that Russian forces have seized the coastal town of Novoazovsk and several villages near the border with Russia, part of a wider assault on a new front that is raising fears in the West that Moscow is undertaking an outright invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council and the European Counci

Euro Set for Seventh Weekly Decline as Region’s Inflation Slows | Top Forex Brokers

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img The euro was set for a seven-week slide, the longest stretch in more than a decade, as a report showed gains in consumer prices in the region slowed this month

Burger King to Buy Tim Hortons for About $11.4 Billion

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img Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) agreed to acquire Tim Hortons Inc. for about C$12.5 billion ($11.4 billion) in a deal that creates the third-largest fast-food company and moves its headquarters to Canada.

Tim Hortons investors will receive C$65.50 in cash and 0.8025 a share of the combined entity for each share they own, the companies said in a statement today. The deal, which is backed in pa

Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy

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img Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to 'Super Mario's' mojo?

For financial markets, Draghi's words still count. But therein lies a problem - his promise in 2012 to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro has reassured investors and driven down government borrow

Dollar falls against rivals after durable goods data

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img The dollar traded slightly lower against the euro, yen and pound, but well within ranges for the day, after U.S. durable-goods data suggested businesses are still cautious about spending.

Orders for U.S. durable goods skyrocketed by a record 22.6% in July based on a surge in contracts for Boeing aircraft, but bookings actually fell for most other industries.

“It’s clear that this report was

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