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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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Dollar steadies against yen, while Aussie dollar surges

Source photo The dollar was almost flat against the yen during Asia trade Thursday, with brightened sentiment prompting selling of the Japanese currency and its perceived safety, which offset dollar selling by investors looking to lock in profits. Meanwhile, the Australian dollar jumped against its rival currencies following a sharp drop in the nation’s unemployment [&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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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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Dollar trades atop ¥123 in wake of U.S. jobs report

Source photo The dollar stabilized on Monday in spot foreign-exchange trading in Asia, after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data on Friday boosted the currency sharply higher on expectations of a rate increase from the U.S. Federal Reserve in December. Yet foreign-exchange market participants are looking beyond the possible rate increase at the December meeting, and starting [&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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Financial aid gatekeepers may be getting new gates of their own

Source photo Earlier this summer, a video about college accreditors went viral — or at least as viral as a video on an obscure higher education policy topic can go. In the video, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grills Albert Gray, the president of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which allowed the for-profit [&hellip

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Dollar steadies as investors watch for U.S. jobs data

The dollar stabilized on Friday in Asia, as investors awaited the U.S. jobs report to help them weigh the odds of a Federal Reserve rate increase this year. Momentum on the U.S. dollar’s rise, which hit multi-month highs against the euro and the yen on Thursday, tapered off on Friday after data showed new applications [&hellip

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