• U.S. consumers flex muscle; import prices signal weak inflation

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015. "The markets may have decided that the U.S. is

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  • Fed's Dudley dismisses negative US rates, sees economic momentum

    While recently tighter U.S. financial conditions will factor into the Federal Reserve's upcoming policy decisions, it is "extraordinarily premature" to even talk about using negative interest rates to stimulate the economy, a top Fed official said on Friday. "To me, that’s not something

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  • House backs tighter North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions against North Korea, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law. Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington's resolve clear to Pyongyang

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  • Energy, banks lead Wall St recovery after punishing week

    Wall Street staged a comeback on Friday, led by a rebound in beaten-down financial and energy stocks after five straight days of a grueling rout on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector. Nine of the 10 major S&P sectors were higher, led by a 2.4 percent rise in the financial

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  • Oil rockets from 12-year low on renewed talk of OPEC cut

    U.S. crude prices jumped more than 10 percent on Friday after a report once again suggested OPEC might resort to a production cut to reduce the world glut, and resilient stock markets added to the risk appetite in oil. The United Arab Emigrates' energy minister said the Organization of the Petroleum

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  • Sun Pharma to seek FDA re-inspection of Halol plant by end-June

    By Zeba Siddiqui MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's largest drugmaker, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, plans to ask U.S. regulators by the middle of this year to re-inspect a plant in Gujarat after they criticised manufacturing standards there, Sun's founder said. Dilip Shanghvi said the company would

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  • Bad News For Insurance, Great News For Virginia

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  • UAE oil minister expects market supply to 'stabilise'

    Emirati Oil Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said Friday he expects supply levels on world markets to "stabilise", easing pressure on crumbling prices. "The market will oblige all (producers) not to reduce but to stabilise their output levels," Mazrouei, whose country is a key OPEC producer

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  • Global shares gain on reduced global economy fears; oil rallies

    Banking shares in the United States and Europe spiked, with the S&P financial index last up 2.9 percent and the STOXX 600 Europe Banks index gaining 4.7 percent. In Europe, gains of about 10 percent in shares of Deutsche Bank and its rival Commerzbank helped European stocks rebound. The FTSEurofirst

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  • Printer maker Lexmark wins patent case against cartridge reseller

    A printer cartridge reseller infringed the patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back into the United States after they were first sold abroad, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. In a victory that reinforces U.S. patent owners' ability to control

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  • Burberry faces U.S. lawsuit accusing it of deceptive price tags

    By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - British luxury fashion brand Burberry is to face a class action lawsuit in the United States, claiming it used misleading price tags at its outlet stores to fool shoppers into believing the goods were being sold at a hefty discount. The company, which manufactures

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  • Attn Home Owners Who Never Miss a Payment.

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  • Syngenta deal could pave way for biotech acceptance from China users

    ChemChina's purchase of Syngenta could remove some of the suspicion around genetically modified crops and ultimately lead to more rapid user acceptance of biotechnology in food production in China, Syngenta's Chief Operating Officer Davor Pisk told Reuters. The $43 billion all-cash deal unveiled

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  • Deutsche Bank to buy back more than $5 bln in bonds

    Deutsche Bank will buy back more than $5 billion in senior debt, it said in a statement on Friday, sending its shares higher. Deutsche Bank's shares extended gains and traded up more than 10 percent amid a strong rebound in European bank shares following positive results from Commerzbank and a rally

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  • Consumer companies' outperformance no longer guaranteed by cheap oil

    By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Consumer companies are offering investors a small degree of relief from the turmoil in banking and resources in a results season dominated by fears about slowing economic growth. This means those companies may not be as much of a safe haven investment as they used

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  • Tesla will tweak 'Summon' in response to Consumer Reports' concerns

    The “Summon” feature that allows Tesla electric cars to park themselves without anyone in them is getting some modifications after Consumer Reports found what it claims to be an “avoidable safety concern.” After testing the autonomous-driving system on its own Model S P85D, the magazine concluded that

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  • Desperately seeking signs of inflation

    Now markets have delivered their verdict on inflation - it's not picking up any time soon - economic data due next week will show whether price pressures are rising meaningfully or falling back in some of the world's major economies. A global rout in stock markets, currencies, commodities and

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  • Immersit puts hydraulics on your couch, turning any movie into a Disney World ride

    There’s plenty of reason to believe that virtual reality will finally make its mark on mainstream audiences in 2016 — but a functional headset is only the first step to a truly immersive experience. To ensure that users really feel like they’re a part of the game they’re playing or the movie they’re

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  • 'Perspective-Taking' and How to Close an Investor in 3 Minutes

    Are you watching for those all-important clues? Here's how to do that.

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  • Hedge fund divorce battle cost charity $2 million in legal fees

    Hedge fund manager Chris Hohn's divorce from ex-wife Jamie Cooper cost a charitable foundation they jointly set up more than $2 million in legal fees, its annual report showed. The $4.4 billion Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) paid out $2.05 million for the year to Aug. 31, 2015

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  • Want to destroy an iPhone? Set the date to January 1, 1970

    Feeling particularly masochistic? Boy do we have a trick for you. If you’d like to permanently brick (that is, render unusable) your iPhone, just turn back time. It’s not as hard as it sounds — all you have to do is set the date to January 1, 1970. It’s a time when the iPhone didn’t exist, and if you

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  • Sensex posts biggest weekly drop since July 2009

    REUTERS - India's stock markets inched higher on Friday but posted their biggest weekly falls since July 2009 as disappointing corporate earnings and weak global markets hit sentiment. The broader Nifty ended 0.07 percent higher, but closed the week down 6.78 percent. The benchmark BSE Sensex gained

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  • What's behind the global stock market selloff?

    By David Randall and David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years. Investors are fleeing stocks and running to safe-havens like bonds and gold, driven by concerns about economic growth and the effectiveness of central banks' policies. At the same

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  • Market turbulence raises worries of third crisis wave

    By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) - Don't panic yet, but the financial market upheaval in recent days is worryingly reminiscent of when the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and the 2011-2012 euro zone debt crisis were in their early stages. At its heart lies a sell-off of banking stocks coinciding

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    The secret to really great beer? It’s not great hops, the right aging barrel, or even really great company — it’s data. When it comes to giving the people what they want, you’ve gotta go straight to the source, and what better way to tap into the consumers’ mindsets than by analyzing tons and tons of

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  • Nissan scales down its Titan truck with new ‘standard’ model

    When Nissan unveiled the Titan XD pickup truck last year, it said the Cummins diesel-powered rig would be the flagship of the new Titan lineup, and that a more modest, more conventional model would eventually follow. That model debuted at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and is known simply as the 2017 Nissan

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  • VW says global sales climb, worsen in US

    German automaker Volkswagen said Friday global sales of all its brands rose by 3.7 percent in January compared to the same month last year, although they worsened in the United States which is at the centre of a pollution cheating scandal. The group sold 847,800 vehicles worldwide last month, with sales

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  • US retail sales edge higher in January

    US retail sales rose modestly for the third straight month in January despite falling gasoline prices, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Retail sales totaled $449.9 billion in January, up 3.4 percent from a year ago, according to the data that is not adjusted for price changes. The January and

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  • Russian billionaire Fridman makes $200 million investment in Uber

    Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. "We believe that Uber's highly talented management team possesses the necessary vision and skills

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  • Germany's Schaeuble says pension reforms tough issue in talks with Greece

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that pension reforms remain a major sticking point in talks with Greece, which needs to pass the unpopular plans as part of a multi-billion euro bailout deal with international creditors.

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  • Volkswagen group sales return to growth in January

    Volkswagen group sales returned to growth in January thanks to demand in China, where core brand VW posted its best month ever despite the furor over the German carmaker's cheating of U.S. diesel emissions tests. Deliveries at the 12-brand group, including luxury division Audi and sports-car maker

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  • Microsoft looks to kill old IE versions with latest patch snub

    Microsoft warned that it would be ending long-term support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser, only keeping the latest compatible versions on various operating systems up to standard. That roll-out has now begun with the latest update, which has seen a number of vulnerabilities left

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