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Fed Cuts QE Pace to $75 Billion on Labor Market Outlook

Fed Cuts QE Pace to $75 Billion on Labor Market Outlook | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve is cutting its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion, taking the first step toward unwinding the unprecedented stimulus that Chairman Ben S.
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Oil Supply Surge Brings Calls to Ease U.S. Export Ban

Oil Supply Surge Brings Calls to Ease U.S. Export Ban | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. oil production is nearing a record, stoking calls to eliminate 1970s-era limits on petroleum exports as analysts warn that refineries could be overwhelmed as early as July.
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Pimco’s El-Erian Says 60% Chance of Fed Taper This Week

Pimco’s El-Erian Says 60% Chance of Fed Taper This Week | EconMatters | Scoop.it
There’s about a 60 percent chance that the Federal Reserve will announce a reduction in its asset purchase program tomorrow, according to Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.
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U.S. Stocks Drop to One-Month Low on Fed Bets After Data

U.S. Stocks Drop to One-Month Low on Fed Bets After Data | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. stocks fell a third day, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a one-month low, as improving economic data spurred speculation the Federal Reserve will cut stimulus as early as next week.
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Christmas Trees Vanish from Cars as Shopping Goes Online

Christmas Trees Vanish from Cars as Shopping Goes Online | EconMatters | Scoop.it
It’s snowing. The children laugh and prance through the woods. Dad fells the perfect fir and carries it home over his shoulder. The family sings carols and drinks cocoa as they happily decorate the tree.
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IEA Boosts 2014 Global Oil Demand Forecast on U.S. Recovery

IEA Boosts 2014 Global Oil Demand Forecast on U.S. Recovery | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Global oil demand in 2014 will be higher than previously forecast, after consumption in the U.S. rebounded to its strongest level in five years, the International Energy Agency said.
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BlackBerry: Not dead yet! Seriously. - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News

BlackBerry: Not dead yet! Seriously. - The Buzz  - Investment and Stock Market News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Shares of BlackBerry have plunged this year. It's as if investors expect the company to die. But don't bury BBRY yet.
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GM Chooses Barra as First Female CEO of Global Automaker

GM Chooses Barra as First Female CEO of Global Automaker | EconMatters | Scoop.it
General Motors Co. named Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive officer, completing the GM insider’s rise from a factory-floor worker to the industry’s first female CEO after more than a century of global automaking.
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Income gap for middle-age Americans jumps 21% in 20 years

Income gap for middle-age Americans jumps 21% in 20 years | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The income gap is widening fastest for Americans between the ages of 35 and 44, according to new analysis from Bankrate.com.
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American and Delta notify China of flights through disputed zone

American and Delta notify China of flights through disputed zone | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Airlines confirm compliance with government advice a day after China scrambles jets in answer to US and Japanese planes
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Heavy air pollution hits China's Shanghai, delaying flights - Channel NewsAsia

Heavy air pollution hits China's Shanghai, delaying flights - Channel NewsAsia | EconMatters | Scoop.it
China's commercial hub Shanghai was blanketed by dense smog Friday, delaying flights and spurring sales of face masks.
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'Fast & Furious' star Paul Walker killed in car crash

'Fast & Furious' star Paul Walker killed in car crash | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Actor Paul Walker died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40.
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China Manufacturing Index Falls as Xi Grapples With Growth Risks

China Manufacturing Index Falls as Xi Grapples With Growth Risks | EconMatters | Scoop.it
A Chinese manufacturing gauge slipped to a four-month low in December, underscoring challenges for President Xi Jinping as he tries to sustain economic momentum while rolling out reforms.
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China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South China Sea

China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South China Sea | EconMatters | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a U.S. warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a U.S.
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Fed’s $4 Trillion in Assets Draw Lawmakers’ Scrutiny

Fed’s $4 Trillion in Assets Draw Lawmakers’ Scrutiny | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is poised to exceed $4 trillion, prompting warnings its record easing is inflating asset-price bubbles and drawing renewed lawmaker scrutiny just as Janet Yellen prepares to take charge.
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China’s Treasury Holdings Approach Record After Taper Delay

China’s Treasury Holdings Approach Record After Taper Delay | EconMatters | Scoop.it
China, the largest foreign creditor to the U.S., increased its ownership of Treasuries in October to almost the record level reached in July 2011 after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly opted not to slow bond buying.
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Mexico Congress Approves Oil Bill Ending 75-Year Monopoly

Mexico Congress Approves Oil Bill Ending 75-Year Monopoly | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Mexico will end 75 years of government control of its vast oil reserves after Congress approved the nation’s most significant economic reform since the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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S&P downgrades US growth forecast

S&P downgrades US growth forecast | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Standard & Poor's (S&P) credit ratings agency has lowered its U.S. growth forecast warning of "significant downside risks" from federal spending cuts.
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U.S. Stocks Drop as Buget Deal Spurs Bets on Fed Cuts

U.S. Stocks Drop as Buget Deal Spurs Bets on Fed Cuts | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. stocks fell a second day, after an all-time high for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, after a Congressional budget accord fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve could trim stimulus next week.
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Japan Says Fixing Fukushima’s Toxic Water Issues to Take Years

Japan Says Fixing Fukushima’s Toxic Water Issues to Take Years | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Ending radioactive water leaks along with groundwater and ocean contamination at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may take more than five years, according to a report by a government advisory body.
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Riot Exposes Dark Side of Singapore's Boom

Riot Exposes Dark Side of Singapore's Boom | EconMatters | Scoop.it
After suffering its first riots since 1969, it's time for Singapore to take a much closer look at the alienation and exploitative working conditions suffered by many of its migrant workers. 
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Art Cashin: 10-year Treasury yield tops 3% could spark 'outright selling'

Art Cashin: 10-year Treasury yield tops 3%  could spark 'outright selling' | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Art Cashin of UBS says stock selling could be triggered if a key indicator goes above its next round-number milestone.
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China Bans Financial Companies From Bitcoin Transactions

China Bans Financial Companies From Bitcoin Transactions | EconMatters | Scoop.it
China’s central bank barred financial institutions from handling Bitcoin transactions, moving to regulate the virtual currency after an 89-fold jump in its value sparked a surge of investor interest in the country.
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