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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index

Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bill Haslam, Springfield, TN

5 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s and the economy finally looks ready to expand at a healthy rate.


6 hrs ago |

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Related Topix: Yum Brands, Restaurant Management, Long John Silver's

10 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

Solid earnings for a range of companies helped nudge the stock market higher in early Tuesday trading.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Dining

10 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Stocks open higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain

Comcast rose 1.3 percent after reporting higher profits than investors were expecting.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast

12 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Foreign financial institutions will be able to directly invest in Saudi stock market next year

The Cabinet decision late Monday paves the way for foreign financial institutions to directly buy and sell stocks listed on Saudi Arabia's $530 billion Tadawul All Share Index starting sometime in the first half of 2015.


12 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO - Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

14 hrs ago | KMIZ

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Stock markets were looking perky Tuesday morning, with easing tension over Ukraine and healthy company earnings giving investors some extra energy.


14 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Markets Are Up In Europe

European markets rode a global rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday helped by the first signs of cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists over the downed Malaysian Airlines plane.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

18 hrs ago | Nerve News

Sensex surges over 200 points; oil and gas stocks rally

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday surged 218.94 points or 0.85 percent as oil and gas stocks rallied.


Mon Jul 21, 2014


FOREX-Dollar holds firm as stocks slip worldwide

The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday as investors reduced holdings of stocks and other risky assets on anxiety about escalating violence in Gaza and Ukraine.


Bellingham Herald

Pennsylvania sees 3rd rating downgrade in 2 years

New York-based credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service dropped Pennsylvania's $11.1 billion of general obligation bonds a rung on its rating ladder, from Aa2 to Aa3, leaving it ranked among the six worst states in Moody's ratings for the 47 states with general obligation debt.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pension, Personal Finance, Financial Services, Moodys, US News

Tobacco stocks weigh on UK's FTSE

Britain's top equity index fell on Monday as tobacco stocks were hit by a multi-billion-dollar fine against US rival RJ Reynolds.


Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Tobacco


Ukraine and Gaza fears hit stocks again

Stocks are off to a rough start Monday as last week's geopolitical shocks in Ukraine and Gaza continue to spook the market.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food

The Winnipeg Free Press

Geopolitical worries to weigh on stocks, investors look to heavy slate of earns

The Toronto stock market was set to decline Monday with markets focused on geopolitical tensions arising from Israel's ground offensive in Gaza and the aftermath of the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on Friday.


Related Topix: Canada, Israel, World News, Middle East


Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

This is one of the largest awards against a tobacco firm, but the company is looking to avoid the massive payout.


Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Vladimir Putin

West Australian

Stocks to watch at close on Monday

Property developer Australand expects annual earnings to increase even if a $2.6 billion takeover offer from a Singaporean company does not succeed.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

Asian stocks mostly higher as plane jitters fade

Seoul's Kospi gained 0.1 percent to 2,021.82 ahead of this week's release of quarterly economic growth data.


Related Topix: Taiwan, World News


Asian stocks edge higher, upbeat on US earnings

Asian stock markets inched higher on Monday as investors set aside geopolitical concerns to focus on the generally upbeat flow of U.S. corporate earnings ahead of a host of results due this week.


Related Topix: The Dow Company, Israel, Middle East, World News

Sydney Morning Herald

Telstra Super the top-performing superannuation fund

A heavy weighting towards infrastucture, hedge funds, property and private equity helped propel Telstra Super's balanced scheme to the top of the superannuation fund league table for 2013-14.



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