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  • Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act

     Upbeat data may prompt Fed to act
    WASHINGTON — Improving economic data is making the prospects more likely that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its massive bond buying next month, a move that suggests the recovery is on solid ground but that would be likely to roil Wall...
  • County treasurer targets contributions to school bond campaigns

    Financial underwriters who want to do business with the County of Los Angeles must agree not to give political donations to school bond campaigns under new rules adopted this month by government finance officials. Because Los Angeles County is by far...
  • Spirit to sell Oklahoma plants, Wichita workers worried

    Spirit to sell Oklahoma plants, Wichita workers worried
    Spirit Aerosystems announced Tuesday that it will sell its two facilities in Oklahoma. They are located in Tulsa and McAlester.  In a press release, the company says the divestment is part of the broader strategic and financial review announced by the...
  • Initial jobless claims drop sharply to 334,000, near five-year low

    Initial jobless claims drop sharply to 334,000, near five-year low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week to 334,000, close to a five-year low, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits was down 24,000 from the previous week's revised...
  • Monsanto withdraws bids to grow GMO crops in Europe

    Monsanto withdraws bids to grow GMO crops in Europe
    Monsanto Co. said Thursday it will largely drop its bid to grow some of its genetically modified crops in Europe. The world's largest seed-maker has nine pending applications with the European Commission, the executive body for the European Union. A...
  • Wall St. ends at record high; Dow up 78 points

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Thursday after Morgan Stanley and others reported better-than-expected earnings and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments further reassured markets. Shares of Morgan...
  • Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears

    Stocks drop sharply on Fed stimulus fears
    NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus. Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
  • Stocks hit fresh highs, but Google, Microsoft earnings disappoint

    Stocks hit fresh highs, but Google, Microsoft earnings disappoint
    Enjoy the stock market's latest record while you can. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index both turned in fresh highs Thursday, propelled by favorable earnings and a drop in jobless claims. Share prices also got a boost...
  • Jane cosmetics is revived, revamped by Lynn Tilton

    Jane cosmetics is revived, revamped by Lynn Tilton
    In the Glendale offices of her two cosmetics companies, New York financier Lynn Tilton makes a surprising claim: Not that long ago, she wasn't all that interested in makeup. It's unexpected not just because Tilton owns the Jane and Stila lines of...
  • Banking needs to be boring again

    It's looking like arrests are imminent in the LIBOR scandal, with U.S. and European investigators closing in on more than a dozen traders. For at least four years -- from 2005 to 2009 -- Barclays Bank, among, apparently, many others, intentionally...
  • Money-smart kids: Financial boot camp for girls

    I recently caught up with a group of teenage girls who had given up a week of summer vacation to learn about budgeting, credit and investing at a financial boot camp sponsored by the Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls, or FLOW, in...
  • Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers

    Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers
    This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors. Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...