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U.S. stocks poised to pull back as caution sets in ahead of Fed speakers

U.S. stocks were poised for a cautious open on Thursday, ahead of a round of appearances by Federal Reserve officials and important energy-supply data that could set the direction for investors. Against a backdrop of mostly weaker global markets, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ5, -0.06% slipped 34 points to 17,621. Those for the S&P [&hellip

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Apple’s stock sinks on concern about slowing growth

Shares of Apple Inc. sank 3.2% on Tuesday after Credit Suisse lowered its earnings estimates on the iPhone maker. And Doug Kass, president of money manager Seabreeze Partners Management, reminded investors that Apple AAPL, -3.15% is facing slowing earnings and revenue growth in an article in which he said he’s maintaining his short position, wagering [&hellip

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Activist shareholders were busier and more aggressive than ever in 2015

Source photo Activist shareholders have been busier and more aggressive than ever in 2015, in a move that may cheer the shareholders of target companies but dismay the owners of their debt. There were 178 public campaigns in the year through Oct. 15, up from 165 in the same period a year ago, according to [&hellip

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General Motors’ stock has 40 percent return potential: Barron’s

Source photo Shares in General Motors Co could return as much a 40 percent, including a 5 percent dividend yield, a year from now when investors start to focus on 2017 per share earnings of $6, according to financial weekly Barron’s on Sunday. Barron’s says GM’s stock should be up “far more” year-to-date than the [&hellip

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What to watch for in Lumber Liquidators’ earnings

Source photo Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. is slated to reveal third-quarter results on Wednesday, before the stock market opens. Investors will be waiting to see whether the troubled hardwood-floor company LL, +1.43% can finally break its string of disappointing results, and support the recent stabilization in the stock. That would help deflect some of their [&hellip

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European shares sag as StanChart and Volkswagen drop

Source photo European stock markets fell on Tuesday, pegged back by a drop in the shares of British bank Standard Chartered and carmaker Volkswagen. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index both declined by 0.2 percent. Volkswagen’s shares fell 4.2 percent after U.S. environmental regulators said late on [&hellip

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It’s getting harder to put Wall Streeters behind bars

US Southern District Attorney Preet Bharara has racked up dozens of convictions of insider traders like Galleon Group CEO Raj Rajaratnam and former McKinsey managing director Raj Gupta. But recent high-profile cases being overturned in appellate courtrooms could open the SEC to a flood of challenges and hamper its ability to prosecute existing cases in [&hellip

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European shares fall at open as rate-cut effect fades

European shares edged lower at the open on Monday, with China’s rate-cut effect fading slightly in Europe after markets rallied to two-month highs last week on signs of more central bank support. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.6 percent, while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell by 0.5 percent. Technology [&hellip

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European stocks head for third straight weekly gain

European stocks climbed Friday, on track for a third straight weekly gain, as the market rides the prospect of more stimulus from the European Central Bank. The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.95% gained 1% to 373.81, hovering at a two-month high. All sectors advanced, led by the telecommunications, industrials and consumer-services groups. But standing out [&hellip

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Stock futures dip; Morgan Stanley leads the way lower

U.S. stock futures on Monday pointed to a lower open, weighed down in part by Morgan Stanley’s nearly 6% drop after the bank’s disappointing quarterly results. Oil driller Transocean Ltd. also helped to drive the decline, as crude futures dropped after China’s latest GDP data and fresh fears about oil oversupply. S&P 500 futures ESZ5, [&hellip

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