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Asian stock markets lackluster after Wall Street decline

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were lackluster Friday after U.S. markets drifted lower and Japan reported faster growth in factory output but weaker retail sales. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.3 percent to 18,840.77 and the Shanghai Composite … Continue reading

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GOP Considers Plan to Spare Millions from Anti-Obamacare Decision

For months, Republicans have rallied around the latest Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare—embracing it as their last real opportunity to bring down the president’s health care law once and for all. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted as much during … Continue reading

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European shares hold at seven-year highs as QE nears

By Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON (Reuters) – European shares held steady at seven-year highs on Friday as investor confidence stayed buoyant ahead of the European Central Bank’s monthly 60-billion-euro money-printing programme set to start in March. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of … Continue reading

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Wall Street set for flat open after GDP data

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Friday, with major indexes on track for a fourth week of gains, following data on economic growth and ahead of … Continue reading

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VW keeps profit outlook after record earnings

BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen stuck to its guidance for operating profit even after making record earnings last year, saying geopolitical risks and falling demand in key markets may weigh on business. “Given the subdued growth prospects in regions outside China, … Continue reading

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Stock market slips after weaker than expected growth in US

The stock market is opening slightly lower after the U.S. economy slowed more sharply than expected in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,199 in early trading … Continue reading

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Stocks slip at midday after weaker estimate of US growth

The stock market is mostly lower in midday trading following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 27 points, or 0.2 percent, … Continue reading

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Bankia’s 2014 profit hit by IPO compensation provisions

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish lender Bankia reported annual profit hurt by provisions put aside to cover potential compensation claims linked to its 2011 stock market listing which was followed one year later by a state bail-out. Its 2014 net profit … Continue reading

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FTSE touches record highs as IAG, Standard Chartered rise

By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index touched a record high on Friday, helped by gains in Asian-focused bank Standard Chartered and International Consolidated Airlines Group . The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE at one stage rose … Continue reading

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Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

The stock market is closing lower following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 82 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,132 Friday. … Continue reading

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