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Bond Funds Lose $30.3 Billion in August in Big ‘Shift’

Bond Funds Lose $30.3 Billion in August in Big ‘Shift’ | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S.-registered bond mutual and exchange-traded funds lost $30.3 billion to investor redemptions this month, putting them on track for their slowest year since 2004.
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Fed minutes: Policymakers favor tapering this year

Fed minutes: Policymakers favor tapering this year | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Fed minutes show support for tapering stimulus later this year.
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China’s Economists Find Local Government Debt, Property Worrisome

China’s Economists Find Local Government Debt, Property Worrisome | EconMatters | Scoop.it
A survey of Chinese economists shows that many see troubles ahead, with mounting government debt, burgeoning overcapacity and a swelling property bubble among their chief concerns.
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Samsung, Sony Said to Plan Device Debuts Ahead of IPhone

Samsung, Sony Said to Plan Device Debuts Ahead of IPhone | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. are said to be unveiling new devices next month as two of Asia’s biggest technology companies try to showcase their products before Apple Inc. releases new iPhones and iPads.
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Oil and gas output 'unaffected' by Egyptian violence

Oil and gas output 'unaffected' by Egyptian violence | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Violence in Egypt has so far not affected oil and gas production in the country, though at least one company has closed its offices temporarily and restricted business travel.
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India Markets Plunge Pressures Singh as Economy Teeters

India Markets Plunge Pressures Singh as Economy Teeters | EconMatters | Scoop.it
India’s biggest stock market slide in almost two years, surging bond yields and an unprecedented plunge in the rupee are pressuring officials for fresh steps to stem capital outflows and revive a struggling economy.
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China, Japan, and India's Asian Arms Race

China, Japan, and India's Asian Arms Race | EconMatters | Scoop.it
All three have unveiled major military vessels in an effort to gain the strategic upper hand in territorial disputes
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Wal-Mart Cuts Profit Forecast as Higher Taxes Damp Sales

Wal-Mart Cuts Profit Forecast as Higher Taxes Damp Sales | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, cut its annual profit forecast after higher payroll taxes reduced customer traffic in the second quarter.
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Carl Icahn Pushes for Bigger Investor Payout From Apple

Carl Icahn Pushes for Bigger Investor Payout From Apple | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook unveiled one of the biggest dividend and buyback programs in corporate history earlier this year. It still wasn’t enough for some investors.
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Photos, video emerge of Florida sinkhole that swallowed luxury condo building near Walt Disney World

Photos, video emerge of Florida sinkhole that swallowed luxury condo building near Walt Disney World | EconMatters | Scoop.it
A sinkhole opened up Sunday evening at a resort near Walt Disney World, swallowing one building, terrifying confused guests, and damaging other buildings in the complex.
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Shut Up and Drill: Why Fracking Could End the Age of Gas Price Spikes

Shut Up and Drill: Why Fracking Could End the Age of Gas Price Spikes | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Drivers of the world, rejoice: The technology behind the natural gas revolution could give us a more flexible and dependable source of gasoline
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Facebook’s Sandberg Sells $91 Million in Shares After Surge

Facebook’s Sandberg Sells $91 Million in Shares After Surge | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sold about $91 million worth of shares in the social network after the stock topped its $38 initial public offering price for the first time since May 2012.
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Hedge Funds Trim Gold Bets on Stimulus Speculation

Hedge Funds Trim Gold Bets on Stimulus Speculation | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Hedge funds cut bullish gold bets by the most since June amid speculation about whether the Federal Reserve will begin trimming its monthly bond purchases.
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Abandoned Dogs Roam Detroit in Packs as Humans Dwindle

Abandoned Dogs Roam Detroit in Packs as Humans Dwindle | EconMatters | Scoop.it
As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and overwhelming the city’s ability to find them homes or peaceful deaths.
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Goldman Options Error Shows Peril Persists One Year After Knight

Goldman Options Error Shows Peril Persists One Year After Knight | EconMatters | Scoop.it
For all the efforts to shore up electronic markets in the aftermath of one of America’s biggest trading catastrophes, yesterday’s options malfunction by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. shows the dangers haven’t gone away.
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SEC investigates if JP Morgan hired children of China official to win business

SEC investigates if JP Morgan hired children of China official to win business | EconMatters | Scoop.it
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. banking regulator's probe into JPMorgan's hiring practices in China will have rival banks scrambling to review their own records, lawyers say, in a market where
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U.S. Stocks Beat BRICs by Most Ever Amid Market Flight

U.S. Stocks Beat BRICs by Most Ever Amid Market Flight | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Investors are favoring U.S. stocks over emerging markets by the most ever as fund flows and volatility measures show institutions are increasingly seeking the relative safety of American equities.
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Samsung Said to Introduce Watch-Like Phone Next Month

Samsung Said to Introduce Watch-Like Phone Next Month | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics Co. will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e- mails, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Chaos in Guangzhou Railway Station as 80,000 stranded by landslide

Chaos in Guangzhou Railway Station as 80,000 stranded by landslide | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Trains to and from Guangzhou Railway Station were suspended on Sunday
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Why is Dubai is paying people in gold to lose weight?

Why is Dubai is paying people in gold to lose weight? | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Dubai's cash-rich government is encouraging people to lose weight by paying them in gold for every kilogram they shed. Jonathan Frewin reports.
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Cisco announces plans to lay off 4,000 employees; stock skids

Cisco announces plans to lay off 4,000 employees; stock skids | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Cisco on Wednesday announced plans to lay off 4,000 employees. Shares fell 10% after-hours.
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Carl Icahn Discloses ‘Large’ Stake in Apple in Tweet

Carl Icahn Discloses ‘Large’ Stake in Apple in Tweet | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Carl Icahn said in a Twitter Inc. post today that he has built up a stake in Apple Inc., in the latest move by an activist investor into the world’s most valuable technology company.
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European refiners slash runs in face of soaring crude prices | Reuters

* NW Europe refining down to 75-80 pct of capacity* Med refiners running at around 70 pct of capacity* N.
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Rogoff Saying This Time Different Calls for Reflation

Rogoff Saying This Time Different Calls for Reflation | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The economist whose research foreshadowed the unusually long slog back from the 2008 financial crash is calling for the unlikeliest kind of central banker to lead the Federal Reserve: one who welcomes some inflation.
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'Hindenburg Omen' hovering over Wall Street again

'Hindenburg Omen' hovering over Wall Street again | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Jittery Wall Street traders are looking up in the sky and seeing Hindenburgs. That can be a bad thing for markets.
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