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Former VW CEO quits as Audi chair as emission-scandal probes continue

Image credit: wbur.org Former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn has stepped down as chairman of luxury brand Audi amid an investigation of two emissions scandals that occurred during his reign at Europe’s largest carmaker. Winterkorn quit his post at Audi on Wednesday, a spokesman at the Ingolstadt-based carmaker said on Thursday, after resigning as chief executive [&hellip

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U.S. oil prices struggle to break away from two-month low

U.S. crude oil prices held near more than two-month lows in early Thursday trading, after a sharp slide on concerns the market will take much longer than many anticipated to rebalance as supplies far outstrip demand. Benchmark U.S. crude futures were at $43.15 a barrel at 0033 GMT (0833 EDT), up 22 cents on Wednesday [&hellip

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A lot of big startups got written down by Fidelity

Fidelity’s recent 25% writedown of its stake in disappearing photo-app Snapchat sent shockwaves through the tech industry. But Snapchat is not the only highly-valued company to get cut down to size and have its value slashed by the mutual fund. Zenefits, Dataminr, and Blue Bottle Coffee Co were all marked down by Fidelity in the [&hellip

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Blackstone to take minority stake in NCR Corp -source

Photo credit: Bloomberg Blackstone Group LP has agreed to invest more than $800 million in NCR Corp that will give it the equivalent of more than a 15 percent stake in the automated teller machines maker, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Duluth, Georgia-based NCR plans to announce details of the deal [&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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European banking bosses are getting paid a lot less than their American counterparts

Chief executives at European banks are getting a rough deal compared to their American counterparts, according to new research published in the Financial Times. The research, by PriceWaterhouseCooper and commissioned by the FT, shows that on average, chief executives in major American banks earn more than twice than those in charge of European banks. In [&hellip

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Oil prices drop after U.S. inventories rise

Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data showed an increase in U.S. stockpiles, and as analysts said that U.S. output had been surprisingly resilient in the face of lower prices. Benchmark U.S. crude futures slipped to a two-week low at $43.55 a barrel in early trading before trimming losses to trade down 59 [&hellip

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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan cannot wait for the Fed to hike rates

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is looking forward to December. He’s not necessarily expecting an extravagant gift. But, if Federal Reserve Board of Governors Chairwoman Janet Yellen is making a list, what he wants is a rate hike. In an interview with Bloomberg Television’s David Westin on Tuesday November 10, Moynihan was asked what [&hellip

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China says no tough rules for foreign bank card firms

Source photo China will not impose tough licensing restrictions on overseas bank card providers seeking to enter the country’s $7 trillion card payment market, a senior central bank official said on Tuesday. Industry sources told Reuters in October that they were concerned the Chinese government would limit the number of licenses issued to foreign card [&hellip

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Oil will not reach $80 per barrel until 2020

Oil prices are over 50% lower than they were last summer – and it’s going to stay that way until the end of the decade. Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency told the Financial Times that a perfect storm will keep prices low until 2020 – low demand and bountiful supply. [&hellip

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