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1 hr ago | Reuters

Euro hits fresh lows, Asia shares at highs on ECB buzz

The euro was cracking under pressure on Wednesday as feverish speculation of further policy stimulus in the euro zone drove bond yields to all-time lows and lifted Asian stocks to peaks not seen in almost seven years.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Asian stocks mostly higher following S&P record

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, though gains were modest and Japan and Hong Kong lost ground after early advances.

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

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Christian Science Monitor

S&P 500 index closes over 2,000 for first time ever

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it closed above 1,000 points for the first time.

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West Australian

Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, Amazon, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Yahoo!

The Washington Post

S&P 500, Dow average heading for record highs

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Related Topix: Business News

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might... Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa County, CA, Air Accidents

NEWS.com.au

Bonds owner sells off iconic brands

SOME of Australia's most iconic brands may go through a makeover after Pacific Brands announced it will sell off a whole raft of its labels.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Asia stocks lackluster, US economic data awaited

Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday as investors continued to digest monetary policy signals from the Jackson Hole meeting of central bankers and looked ahead to data expected to show an improving U.S. economy.

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The Wichita Eagle

S&P 500 touches another milestone

The stock market notched another first on Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index nudged briefly past the 2,000-point mark and closed with its second record high in a week.

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Related Topix: HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

Regina Leader Post

Tim Hortons, Burger King shares surge; traders anticipate tax friendly merger

Shares in Burger King and Tim Hortons have jumped dramatically on news the two fast-food chains are talking about joining forces.

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Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Life, Food, Fast Food, Canada, Dining

Reuters

Global Markets-Stocks rally on Ecb stimulus bet; dollar gains

Global equity markets rallied on Monday, with the U.S. benchmark S&P index topping the 2,000 mark for the first time, as expectations grew that the European Central Bank would move to boost economic growth if inflation slows further.

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Click Orlando

S&P 500 tops 2,000 for first time ever

So much for the stock market rally coming to a screeching halt. The S&P 500 surpassed the 2,000 level for the first time ever on Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Mutual Funds

Cybercast News Service

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

U.S. stocks reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index traded briefly above 2,000 points for the first time early Monday.

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Related Topix: Housing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Francois Hollande

KIDK CBS 3

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

After a few initial bumps, August has turned into a great month for investors. Can Wall Street keep up the momentum this week? 1. Stock market movers -- Burger King, Tim Horton's, Roche, InterMune: Get ready for market reaction after Burger King announced it's in talks to buy the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in a deal that could see the burger ... (more)

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Express India

BSE Sensex hits new record high of 26,582; NSE Nifty at 7,957

BSE Sensex, which had gained over 105 points in the previous two sessions, gathered another 162.72 points in early trade on Monday.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Iol.co.za

Draghi pledges action to anchor inflation expectations

The dollar marched higher against the euro and yen on Monday as investors wagered that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan, giving a lift to Tokyo stocks in the process.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Twitter shuts shop on earnings

The latest advertising figures from SMI Standard Media Index show social networking sites attracted $46.5 million in ads from media buyers this year.

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Related Topix: Social Software

The Columbus Dispatch

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Brandon Sun

Stocks set to advance on Fed reassurances, traders look to solid run of bank earnings

Stock markets look set to gain ground this week after traders got some reassurance from the Federal Reserve last week on interest rates.

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