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Intel’s quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share … Continue reading

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On edge for China growth data, Nikkei tries to rally

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian markets took some comfort from a late spurt by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors tensed for a reading on Chinese economic growth, while rising tensions in Ukraine kept safe-haven sovereign debt well … Continue reading

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Nikkei extends gains after Japan Fin Min Aso’s comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nikkei share average extends gains on Wednesday following vague comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on the country’s $1.26-trillion government pension fund, which traders took to mean that it could step up stock buying. The … Continue reading

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BOJ Kuroda says watching stock price moves carefully

TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday that he did not think the central bank’s extraordinary monetary stimulus was fuelling speculative moves in the market, although he added he will monitor stock price moves carefully. … Continue reading

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Global shares dip on concerns over Ukraine, Chinese growth

By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – Risk appetite faded on financial markets on Tuesday, with shares weaker and bonds firmer as investors weighed up tensions between Russia and Ukraine, downbeat sales reports and signs of slowing growth in China. But … Continue reading

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J&J beats forecasts, helped by new medicines

(Reuters) – Johnson Johnson (NYS:JNJ) reported quarterly earnings well above Wall Street expectations, as strong sales of new prescription drugs offset weak sales of consumer products, and slightly raised its full-year profit view. JJ on Tuesday said it earned $4.73 … Continue reading

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Wall Street opens up on earnings, data mixed

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Tuesday as earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson Johnson helped overshadow a mixed bag of economic data. * Coca-Cola Co advanced 2.8 percent … Continue reading

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US stocks headed for modestly higher open

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market was poised to open higher and extend a modest rally Tuesday. Drugmaker Johnson Johnson’s quarterly earnings rose and Coca-Cola’s matched Wall Street’s expectations. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 21 … Continue reading

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Wall St rises on Citi earnings, data; eyes on Ukraine

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rebounded on Monday, following a sharp selloff in the previous session, with Citigroup’s earnings and retail sales lifting sentiment while traders kept tabs on the possible escalation of hostilities in Ukraine. … Continue reading

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Market overview: Stocks rise after Wall Street bounces back

LONDON (ShareCast) – 1630:Close UK stocks ended the day higher, recovering from a sharp dip earlier on which was attributed to the news-flow out of Ukraine remaining rather negative. Some of the up and until now most high flying stocks, … Continue reading

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