Crimea vote to keep markets on edge

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors will start the week early as the Sunday referendum to decide if Crimea becomes part of Russia or remains Ukrainian will likely reverberate in markets worldwide. U.S. stocks closed Friday with their largest weekly drop in the last seven weeks as the strongest confrontation between Russia and […]

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Crimea vote to keep markets on edge

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors will start the week early as the Sunday referendum to decide if Crimea becomes part of Russia or remains Ukrainian will likely reverberate in markets worldwide. U.S. stocks closed Friday with their largest weekly drop in the last seven weeks as the strongest confrontation between Russia and […]

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Buffett: I’d be ‘surprised’ if stocks drop 50%

Warren Buffett told CNBC on Friday he would be “surprised a lot” if stock prices around the world fell 50 percent from their current levels in the near future. He predicted there will be another financial crisis “someday” in the years ahead that will shock financial markets, but he doesn’t think it will happen anytime […]

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Plan for Mortgage Giants Takes Shape

Nearly six years after the government rescued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, top members in the Senate and the White House agreed on a framework to wind down the mortgage giants and overhaul the nation’s $10 trillion mortgage market. The bipartisan proposal, coming just as the firms have begun to generate huge profits for the […]

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Get ready for a bigger push in Washington to raise the minimum wage

Cities and states have taken the lead on raising the minimum wage in the absence of Congressional action but that could potentially change after the 2014 midterm elections. “Democrats really see this as a winning issue” in the November midterm elections, says Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter at The New York Times. They “are […]

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Stocks may extend rally after strong jobs data

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Friday’s stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals – it also seemed to justify Wall Street’s record levels, suggesting the market’s uptrend could continue. February’s jobs report followed two straight months of payroll reports that were sharply below expectations, and the rebound reinforced […]

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Live: Breaking news on jobs; Staples sells off

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Live: Markets react to Ukraine; U.S. stocks look to rebound from worst day in a month

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S&P ends at record but off day’s high on Ukraine worries

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – The SP 500 ended at another record close on Friday but well off the day’s highs as worries about tensions in Ukraine caused investors to take profits ahead of the weekend. All three major indexes closed out the month with strong gains, however. The Dow scored its best […]

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Live: Breaking news on GDP; Yellen weighs in on weather, Bitcoin

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