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  • Stocks tumble on fears fueled by Portuguese bank's troubles

     Stocks tumble on fears fueled by Portuguese bank's troubles
    Stocks tumbled in early trading Thursday as the troubles of a leading Portuguese bank renewed concerns about the European banking sector. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 150 points, or nearly 1%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also was down...
  • Are markets a little too quiet?

    Within days of starting the third quarter of the year, U.S. stock market indexes were breaking records again and this time, they were also marking new milestones. The Dow Jones Industrial crossed over the 17,000 mark, nearly eight months after breaching...
  • ICE CEO calls for market-wide purge of order types

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a perfect world, stock exchanges would collectively agree to ban order types that critics allege create complexity and may give certain traders unfair advantages, Intercontinental Exchange Group chief executive Jeffrey Sprecher...
  • Monitise cuts revenue outlook again; shares tumble

    (Reuters) - Monitise Plc lowered its full-year revenue growth forecast for the second time this year as the mobile-banking technology company's faster-than-anticipated shift to a subscription-based model hurt near-term revenue. Shares in the company fell...
  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
  • Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround

    Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround
    Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds. The money raised from...
  • Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?

    Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?
    The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday. As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...
  • Stock market grinds out gains in first half

    It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after...
  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout
    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is convinced he saved the country from a depression and regular Americans from ending up in shantytowns and bread lines. And he's taking another shot at convincing you too. In his new book, "Stress Test," he...
  • U.S. money market assets increased in latest week: iMoneyNet

    NEW YORK, July 2 (Reuters) - U.S. money market fund assets increased by $3.74 billion to $2.591 trillion in the week ended July 1, the Money Fund Report said on Wednesday. Taxable money market fund assets increased by $6.77 billion to $2.338 trillion,...
  • U.S. says $9-billion BNP Paribas fine is warning to bank shareholders

    U.S. says $9-billion BNP Paribas fine is warning to bank shareholders
    With a record $9-billion fine against BNP Paribas, one of the world's largest banks, the Justice Department aimed Monday to send a clear message to bank shareholders everywhere. "The $9 billion that's walking out the door today is your money," FBI...