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Stocks mostly higher, oil falls before OPEC talks

By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks closed mixed on Tuesday with early gains pared after the lowest U.S. consumer confidence data since June took the wind out of a rally spurred by upwardly revised U.S. economic … Continue reading

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U.S. Fed plans enhanced capital standards for GE unit

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed to impose tougher capital standards on General Electric’s finance unit, one of a handful of non-bank firms deemed critically important to the health of the financial system. … Continue reading

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Justice Department investigating alleged HSBC leak to hedge fund

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is investigating allegations that an employee of HSBC Holdings Plc leaked confidential client information to a major hedge fund, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The alleged leak … Continue reading

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HP earnings show continued struggle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.’s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the … Continue reading

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Bayer resumes efforts to sell diabetes device unit: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German drugmaker Bayer AG is considering a fresh attempt to sell its diabetes device business as it sharpens its focus on margin-rich healthcare sectors, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Bayer is overhauling … Continue reading

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UAE regulator expects five firms on secondary market by mid-2015

By Stanley Carvalho and David French ABU DHABI/DUBAI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Three more private companies are expected to list shares on the UAE stock exchanges’ secondary market by mid-2015, the head of the stock market regulator said after the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s economy might be picking up, but workers’ earnings are still going backwards

Irish workers are getting paid less than they were a year ago despite the flow of good news coming out of the economy. In a sign economic recovery is yet to filter down to most employees, the latest figures show … Continue reading

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European shares at two-month high, oil flat ahead of OPEC

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Bets on more central bank support took European shares to a two-month high and kept the region’s bond yields at record lows on Tuesday, as oil prices hovered at just under $80 a barrel … Continue reading

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Despite loss, Workday beats Q3 earnings expectations

Kicking off a short and quiet holiday week, Workday published third quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. The HCM software provider reported a net loss of $59.9 million, or 33 cents per share (statement). On a non-GAAP basis the … Continue reading

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Despite loss, Workday beats Q3 earnings expectations

Kicking off a short and quiet holiday week, Workday published third quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. The HCM software provider reported a net loss of $59.9 million, or 33 cents per share (statement). On a non-GAAP basis the … Continue reading

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