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Market overview: Shares higher despite mixed start on Wall Street

LONDON (ShareCast) – 1630:Close Shares edged higher on the back of residual gains in Greek sovereign debt and despite mixed economic data Stateside. Sports Direct led gains after bumping up its guidance for full-year profits. Ashtead led on the downside … Continue reading

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5 Options for Risk-Averse College Savers

For risk-averse investors, trying to keep pace with college costs while also choosing a safe investment vehicle for college savings can be tricky. “It’s a hard place to be, because if you want safety and yield, it’s pretty difficult to … Continue reading

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The 20 jobs that robots are most likely to take over

View gallery . Hamish Blair/Getty Umpires and referees have a 98.3% chance of being automated. Machines are only getting smarter and more efficient. So much so that they’re starting to take over both blue-collar white-collar jobs.  NPR recently posted a guide … Continue reading

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Amazon.com to develop groceries under own private label Elements: report

You may soon be able to buy an Amazon.com private-label brand of soup, cereal and baby products as the e-commerce giant moves into the grocery sector. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is expanding its own … Continue reading

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Scoring With Business Press

View photo . In the world of PR, landing client coverage in publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, or Bloomberg Businessweek is the ultimate win — and when that story runs in print, it’s icing on … Continue reading

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Amazon reportedly plans to offer its own line of groceries

This article, Amazon reportedly plans to offer its own line of groceries, originally appeared on CNET.com. View photo . Amazon is reportedly getting ready to offer its own branded line of food items such as milk, cereal and baby food. … Continue reading

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Gold price drop fails to boost demand; premiums hold firm

By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Gold demand across Asia was subdued this week, with premiums in major trading centres failing to see any uptick, despite a drop in the metal’s prices to a 2-1/2-week low as the strength in … Continue reading

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Nikkei posts 11th straight gain but Shanghai extends losses

Hong Kong (AFP) – Japan’s Nikkei chalked up an eleventh straight gain Friday as the yen sat around 12-year lows against the dollar, while Shanghai extended losses following the previous day’s hefty plunge. The euro continues to face downside pressure … Continue reading

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More China brokerages tighten margin rules to contain risks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – At least three Chinese brokerages, including Guosen Securities Co, Southwest Securities Co and Changjiang Securities Co, tightened margin financing rules on Thursday to tame risks in a red-hot stock market fueled by a record amount of borrowed … Continue reading

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More China brokerages tighten margin rules to contain risks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – At least three Chinese brokerages, including Guosen Securities Co, Southwest Securities Co and Changjiang Securities Co, tightened margin financing rules on Thursday to tame risks in a red-hot stock market fueled by a record amount of borrowed … Continue reading

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