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  • Equities surge on Fed cues; oil resumes decline

    Equities surge on Fed cues; oil resumes decline
    Global equities markets rallied on Thursday, with Wall Street surging nearly 2.5 percent, as investors buoyed by policy comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve moved into riskier holdings.
  • Wall St. has best second day gain since 2011 on Fed optimism

    Wall St. has best second day gain since 2011 on Fed optimism
    The S&P 500 closed out its biggest two-day advance since November 2011 on Thursday, extending a Federal Reserve-fueled rally from the previous session, while tech shares jumped after Oracle results. The Dow industrials recorded the best one-day...

    Fed expands scope of Volcker rule delay until 2017

    The Federal Reserve on Thursday gave banks more time to meet a provision in the Volcker rule that bans them from betting with their own money through investments in risky hedge and private equity funds. The Fed had earlier announced the delay until...

    Swiss savers shrug off negative interest, foreign banks the target

    Denise Anderegg is happy enough about the Swiss National Bank's decision to charge banks for deposits. The pensioner remembers the 1970s when Swiss authorities last used negative interest rates to deter investors from using their currency as a safe...

    U.S. stellar municipal bond returns set to dim in 2015

    U.S. municipal bonds' stellar 9 percent performance so far this year may not continue in 2015 as interest rates are set to rise and dampen returns, analysts and fund managers said. Munis bounced back from a negative return in 2013, when investors fled...