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Fed could use reserves payments to stimulate U.S. economy – paper

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve could push banks to lend more by paying Wall Street smaller returns on money stashed at the U.S. central bank when inflation is low, according to an academic paper presented on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Jobs data to be a big deal for record-high stocks

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Wall Street will fixate on a wave of U.S. economic data next week, crested by payrolls data on Friday that could sway expectations about the timing of future interest rate hikes and spark … Continue reading

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Caesars must face $11 billion in lawsuits: U.S. judge

By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Caesars Entertainment Corp <CZR.O> must face lawsuits from bondholders seeking some $11 billion in claims, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday in a decision the casino company had warned could plunge it into bankruptcy … Continue reading

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Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speec

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly lower on Wall Street in early afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered … Continue reading

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Wall St gains as Yellen says rate-hike case strengthens

By Yashaswini Swamynathan REUTERS – Wall Street rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case for increasing interest rates had strengthened, but did not indicate when the Fed would raise rates. Yellen said the economy was … Continue reading

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Wall Street rises as Yellen says case for rate hike stronger

By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) – Wall Street was higher on Friday morning after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case for raising U.S. interest rates has strengthened in recent months. Yellen, speaking before a gathering of global central bankers … Continue reading

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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Aug 26 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1015 GMT on Friday: ** Asset manager Blackstone Group LP will invest about $1.5 billion in the oil-rich Permian basin, in Texas and New Mexico. ** … Continue reading

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Most Asian markets lose ground ahead of speech by Fed's Janet Yellen

While most Asian stock market indices were trading lower on Friday (26 August), the Shanghai Composite was up 0.19% at 3,074.28 as of 6.01am GMT. The general bearish trend in Asia reflected nervousness among traders ahead of Fed Chair Janet … Continue reading

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Wall Street opens lower as investors await Yellen

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo More REUTERS – U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors nervously awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet … Continue reading

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Stocks drift between small gains and losses on Wall Street

FILE – This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in lackluster trading as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on … Continue reading

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