U.S. Stocks Decline as Google, IBM Sales Disappoint

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks declined, after the best three-day rally in two months, as disappointing sales from Google Inc. and IBM overshadowed earnings from Morgan Stanley and General Electric Co.

Google slid 3.3 percent as rising costs and a shift of advertising to mobile phones curbed results. International Business Machines Corp. dropped 3.9 percent after reporting sales that trailed projections. UnitedH

Aussie Rises on Rate Bets Before CPI Data as Yuan Falls

Posted by Forexsq 17 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The Australian dollar rose the most in two weeks against its U.S. counterpart before a report tomorrow that economists said will show inflation accelerated, boosting speculation interest rates are set to increase.

The Aussie gained versus all but two of its 16 major counterparts before the government releases its consumer price index. The yuan touched a 14-month low and Japan’s yen snapped a s

Ukraine Crisis Deepens as Putin Invokes 'Right' to Invade

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes he won’t have to use his “right” to send troops to Ukraine as both countries’ foreign ministers met their counterparts from the U.S. and Europe over the crisis.

Ukrainian police killed three pro-Russian fighters and wounded 13 after an attack on a national-guard base in the southeastern city of Mariupol overnight, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov sa

5 dividend stocks with yields of up to 10%

Posted by Forexsq 17 hours ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Do you want income from your investments — to pay the mortgage, medical bills, maybe a vacation?

It seems that every story you read about these days is geared toward day traders or those looking for long-term growth in retirement portfolios. But there are millions of investors who need or want current income, and low interest rates have made that strategy largely a losing one.

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‘I Think I’m Going to Die,’ Student on Korean Ferry Phoned

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img Park Ji Yoon hadn’t wanted to go on her high school’s trip to the South Korean resort island of Jeju. She hated riding on ferries.

When she called the grandmother who had raised her, more than 12 hours after the ferry had departed with her and more than 300 classmates on it, the girl’s voice was shaking.

The two had spoken 90 minutes earlier, said Kim Ok Young, 74. Ji Yoon said then that th

U.S. Stock Futures Are Little Changed as Allergan Rallies

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img U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) rallied five days, amid a $45.7 billion bid for Allergan Inc. and as investors weighed earnings from Xerox Corp. to Netflix Inc.

Allergan surged 19 percent after Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. offered to merge with the maker of the Botox wrinkle treatment. Netflix soared 7.8 percent after saying it

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.

Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak and relie

Why Putin Isn’t Scared by $115 Billion of Debt: Russia Credit

img Russian companies, facing $115 billion of debt due over the next 12 months, will have the funds even as bond markets shut because of the Ukraine crisis, according to Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings.

Firms will have about $100 billion in cash and earnings at their disposal during the next 18 months, Moody’s said in an analysis of 47 businesses April 11. Almost all 55 companies exami

Swipe these credit card deals while they last

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Credit card balance transfer offers and rewards programs are now better than they’ve been in years, but now may be the time to sign on, experts say, as some of these deals may not last.

Dollar Heads for Weekly Gain as Data Support Pace of Fed Taper

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img The dollar headed for weekly gains against the euro and the yen as improving economic data backed speculation the Federal Reserve will remove stimulus this year.

The greenback rose for a fifth day yesterday against a basket of peers after data showed manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in seven months. Other figures showed the number of Americans filing for unempl

U.S. Said to Warn Money Managers of More Russia Sanctions

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img The Obama administration told asset managers last week that it was planning additional sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

Officials from the Treasury Department and the National Security Council met in Washington with mutual-fund and hedge-fund managers, according to a person who attended. Their comments sent a message that more sanctions are on the way and that investors,

Dollar Firms Vs Yen, Asian stocks Subdued On Ukraine Caution | Top Forex Brokers

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 17 hours ago (http://www.topforexbrokers.com)
img Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence of catalysts as several markets remained closed for the Easter holiday. MSCI’s broadest... moreShare it now!

Tech trouble: Stocks fall as investors want profits

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 17 hours ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Tech stocks were the life of the party last year.

Old favorites like Microsoft MSFT +0.03% , Amazon AMZN -0.28% and Google GOOG +0.21% outperformed the S&P 500’s 30% gain. At the same time, troubled players Yahoo YHOO +0.88% and Hewlett-Packard HPQ +0.39% staged impressive turnarounds, their shares doubling.

As for the next generation of technology, just about every fashionable subsector se

Wall Street Bond Dealers Whipsawed on Bearish Treasuries Bet

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 17 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Betting against U.S. government debt this year is turning out to be a fool’s errand. Just ask Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers.

While the losses that their economists predicted have yet to materialize, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Citigroup Inc. (C) and the 20 other firms that trade with the Federal Reserve began wagering on a Treasuries selloff last month for the first time since 2011. The s

Yen Falls Versus Major Peers After Japan’s Trade Deficit Widens

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 17 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The yen fell versus 15 of its 16 major peers after a report showed Japan’s trade deficit widened more than forecast last month.

The dollar held its biggest weekly advances in a month versus the yen and the euro ahead of leading U.S. economic indicators that may back speculation the Federal Reserve will remove stimulus this year. New Zealand’s dollar was little changed before the Reserve Bank s
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