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| Stocks $3.7 Trillion Year Beats Bonds Most Ever as Funds Revive Bloomberg |
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. The... Read More. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. The Standard & Poor's 500's gain this year created more stock market value in ...
| France's Hollande Gets Court Approval for 75% Millionaire Tax Bloomberg |
French President Francois Hollande announced the 75 percent tax in February 2012 as part of his presidential campaign to appeal to his Socialist base. Close. Close. Open. Photographer: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images. French President Francois ...
| Chinese PM Li Keqiang pledges 'appropriate liquidity' in 2014 Reuters |
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said that the government will keep liquidity at an appropriate level in 2014 to maintain the stability of financial markets and the broader economy. He made the remarks during a recent inspection tour to ...
| Crocs, Inc. Announces Financial Partnership with Blackstone, Expands Share ... Wall Street Journal |
NIWOT, Colo., Dec. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) today announced that an investment fund affiliated with Blackstone has agreed to purchase $200 million of newly issued series A convertible preferred stock (the "Preferred Stock").
| AP IMPACT: The World Braces for Retirement Crisis ABC News |
A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin traumas. It will play out for decades, and its consequences will ...
| Asian Stock Index Gains for 10th Day as Japan Shares Jump on Yen Businessweek |
Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark heading for a 10-day advance, as Japanese shares gained after the yen extended losses past 105 per dollar. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.1 percent to 140.53 as of 9:02 a.m. in Tokyo. The measure rose ...
| Defined by Critics, Big Ag Restarts Conversation ABC News |
Add one more item to the list of chores that Larry Hasheider has to do on his 1,700-acre farm: defending his business to the American public. There's a lot of conversation about traditional agriculture recently, and much of it is critical. Think genetically modified ...
| FOREX-Yen drops to 5-yr low, European currencies shine Reuters |
... slideshows. * Investors optimistic on global economy next year, positive on risks. * Yen hampered by expectations of more BOJ easing. * Euro helped by year-end buying, ECB comments. By Hideyuki Sano. TOKYO, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The yen dropped to ...
| Japan auto makers to boost domestic output before sales tax hike: media Reuters |
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese automakers will ramp up production early next year because they expect a big increase in car purchases before a sales tax hike in April, media reported on Sunday. Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) will increase domestic output in ...
| Closing the chapter: '13 lessons for investors Boston Globe |
NEW YORK — Successful stock investors followed some simple advice this year: Don't worry, be happy. Next year, though, they will need to temper that rosy approach. In 2013, investors who blocked out the scary headlines about a possible government ...
| Venezuela Says It Receives $5 Billion Promised by China Wall Street Journal |
CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said China has given his country $5 billion in credits under a deal reached in September. Mr. Maduro said on Saturday that the money will be used in areas such as housing, transportation, ...
| Dry year spurs new conservation orders for 2014 Sacramento Bee |
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- December has been one of the driest months ever recorded in California, which is spurring some cities and counties in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region to issue water conservation orders earlier than usual. The Sacramento ...
| 40 and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs banned New Year's Day WWSB ABC 7 |
SARASOTA, FLA. - Steve Holm was a busy man at Lowe's on Sunday. The electrical department manager had plenty of customers with questions due to the January 1st ban on 60 and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs. "Basically the law says that ...
| Federal health market surpasses 1 million signups San Francisco Chronicle |
HONOLULU (AP) — A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government's rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new vigor for the problem-plagued federal insurance market.
| Sony to give up on sale of its battery unit: media Reuters |
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp has decided not to sell its lithium-ion battery unit, media reported on Sunday, in a gamble that it can turn the business around with a weak yen and growing demand for smart phone batteries. In addition to a weak yen, ...
| POWER OUTAGE: MidAmerican Employees Working Outside whotv.com |
While most stayed inside on Sunday, some people had to brave the elements so others could stay warm. MidAmerican Energy Company employees said they frequently have to work outside during the worst weather, because bad weather is often the cause ...
| As Health Law Unfurls, Some Key Dates Wall Street Journal |
In just three days, the federal health overhaul will hit a key milestone: New Year's Day is when much of the law swings into effect, including the coverage that consumers have bought on the new government-operated insurance websites. Those online ...
| Tempers flare as power outages persist in Michigan, Maine Los Angeles Times |
Flo Baerren of Lansing, Mich., was planning on giving her granddaughter a hand-knit quilt for Christmas when she went to Chicago to see family for the holidays. Instead, the 68-year-old found herself renting a room at a Hampton Inn in Jackson, 38 miles ...
| Snyder OKs testing driverless cars on Michigan roads Detroit Free Press |
LANSING, MICH. — Gov. Rick Snyder says he has signed two bills that allow the testing of automated motor vehicles on Michigan roads. Snyder says the bills follow his call for such legislation in his 2013 state of the state address. He says Michigan "is the ...
| Box of 28 baby chicks left outside LI pet store Wall Street Journal |
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Someone left a box of 28 baby chicks outside a Long Island pet store. Newsday reports (http://bit.ly/1cduZLm ) that the chicks are being cared for at a veterinarian's office in Valley Stream. But employees at the vet's office say they don't ...
| New Ohio law on puppy mills to take effect Jan. 1 Houston Chronicle |
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulations meant to crack down on puppy mills in Ohio will require licenses for breeders and clean cages for dogs. The licensing requirements that take effect with the new year mean dog breeders who produce at least nine litters ...
| Rulers fiddle with monetary policy, as jobs crisis persists The Militant |
As Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, prepares to hand over the appointed post to Obama administration pick Janet Yellen, he announced Dec. 13 plans to taper the Fed's "quantitative easing" monetary scheme, whose stated purpose was to ...
| Frustrated Lansing Board of Water and Light customers: 7 commonly asked ... MLive.com |
J. Peter Lark, general manager of Lansing Board of Water and Light, answers questions at a press conference Saturday about how the Lansing-owned utility is handling a power outage caused by a Dec. 22 ice storm. (Meegan Holland | MLive.com). Print.
| Ethanol producers fret about mandate DesMoinesRegister.com |
WASHINGTON — After generating more than 3.7 billion gallons in 2013, Iowa's ethanol industry faces uncertainty next year as the U.S. government decides the future of a controversial rule mandating the blending of ethanol in gasoline, a trade group said ...
| Bitcoin trading platform to raise at least $1M Crain's New York Business |
Venture capitalists seek Bitcoin-related companies like New York-based Coinsetter amid the surge in the value of the currency. Article; Comments. Print; Email; Reprints; Comment. By Bloomberg News. December 27, 2013 2:27 p.m.. Tweet. Share. Share.
| Salvage crews will attempt to refloat grounded Seaway vessel WatertownDailyTimes.com |
CAPE VINCENT — The Montreal-bound cargo vessel Orsula remained grounded off Tibbetts Point for a third day as salvage operations were expected to begin late Friday. No fuel leak, pollution or injuries were reported. Local divers surveyed the vessel and ...
| The 2 Obamacare Deadlines You Need to Know DailyFinance |
It has taken almost three full months, but Obamacare's state and federally run health exchanges are finally operating as expected. The road to this achievement, though, hasn't been easy. Over the first two months since the federally run Obamacare website ...