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More Britons say they are happy: Survey


July 24th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) The average Britons rate their "life satisfaction" as 7.4 out of 10, according to a study.Asked how worthwhile they found their activities, the average response ... Read more...

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US stocks mixed amid disappointing data (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 6 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed Thursday amid disappointing economic data and investors' concerns over the economy.A round of mixed economic data released Thursday together with actions ... Read more...

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European situation threat to US economic recovery: Obama


June 9th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) The simmering eurozone debt crisis posed a big threat to the US economic recovery, with the region facing the risk of a renewed recession, ... Read more...

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Wall Street gains on Apple, Fed’s economic outlook


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 26 (IANS) The US Stocks gained broadly Wednesday thanks to strong Apple earning reports and the Federal Reserve's positive economic outlook.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 89.16 ... Read more...

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US stocks end mixed amid strong earnings


April 25th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 25 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed Tuesday as investors weighed stronger-than-expected corporate earnings against lackluster economic data.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 74.39 points, or 0.58 percent, ... Read more...

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US oil price edges up


April 25th, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 25 (IANS) The US crude oil price edged up Tuesday as market sentiment rose due to solid corporate earnings.A weakening dollar, which dipped about 0.2 percent against ... Read more...

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US stocks slide on European concerns


April 24th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (IANS) US stocks slid Monday as concerns over European situations once again plagued the market.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 102.09 points, or 0.78 percent, to ... Read more...

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India asks G-20 to nake ‘credible and ambitious’ action plan


April 20th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has called upon G-20 nations, the world's top economies, to work out a "credible and ambitious" action plan to put the global economy firmly ... Read more...

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US stocks lower amid weak economic data


April 20th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 19 (IANS) US stocks edged lower Thursday as the latest string of weak economic data overshadowed better-than-expected corporate earnings.The US Labor Department said that the number of ... Read more...

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US stocks close mixed


March 31st, 2012 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 31 (IANS) US stocks Friday closed mixed at the end of a strong first quarter, as investors weighed the latest development in the eurozone and conflicting US ... Read more...

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`Worst of Eurozone crisis is over’


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, March 23 (IANS) The worst of the Eurozone crisis is over and the situation is stabilizing, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has been quoted as saying.Draghi made ... Read more...

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China posts biggest trade deficit in decade


March 11th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) China has posted a trade deficit of $31.5 billion last month, the biggest in at least a decade as imports increased faster than exports.Exports expanded by ... Read more...

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Britain’s house prices fall


March 6th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Britain's house prices declined by 0.5 percent in February compared to the previous month, said Halifax, the country's biggest mortgage lenders.Houses prices fell by 1.1 percent ... Read more...

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US stocks higher on positive economic data


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 1 (IANS) US stocks traded higher Thursday after the latest economic data affirmed the US economy is picking up, Xinhua reported.The labor department said the number of ... Read more...

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US stocks end mixed (Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) US stocks ended narrowly mixed Friday as latest reports showed the US economy was steadily improving but was not strong enough to give equities a ... Read more...

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US stocks mixed amid Greek debt talks (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed Friday as investors weighed conflicting economic data against the ongoing Greek debt swap talks.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 74.17 ... Read more...

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Wall Street ends lower amid mixed economic data (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) US stocks closed lower Thursday as disappointing housing sales offset the optimism from the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low interest rate through 2014, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US stocks slightly lower in thin trading


January 27th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) US stocks were slightly lower in thin trading Thursday amid earning reports, economic data and the Federal Reserve's decision to keep low interest rate, Xinhua ... Read more...

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South Korea’s central bank leaves key rate unchanged


January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 13 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BOK) left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 3.25 percent Friday, keeping its rate freeze stance for a seventh straight month due ... Read more...

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US stocks end higher amid European optimism (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) US stocks ended higher Thursday as news from the Europe helped lift the market despite weak US economic data, reports Xinhua.The Dow Jones industrial average ... Read more...

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US stocks mixed amid tepid data


January 13th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed Thursday as US economic data worried investors, but news from Europe provided support.The US Commerce Department said total retail sales increased ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate drops to 8.5 percent


January 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The US unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in December, the Labour Department said Friday.The unemployment rate was the lowest since February 2009 when it stood ... Read more...

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Wall Street flat as investors weigh US data, Europe


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 5 (IANS) US stocks ended flat Wednesday after major indexes rallied on the first trading day of the New Year, as the market was still teetering between ... Read more...

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Rupee to stay volatile on uncertain economic outlook


December 18th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Indian rupee, that has weakened almost 16 percent against the US dollar since the beginning of the year, is likely to remain volatile ... Read more...

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Wall Street up for third day


October 7th, 2011 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) US stocks ended higher for the third straight day Thursday, with Dow Jones back to 11,000-plus points after decent jobs data and stronger-than-expected retail sales, ... Read more...

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US stocks up after four straight weekly losses


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) US stocks gained Monday after investors' concern over world economy drove the S&P; 500 down for four weeks, Xinhua reported.Investors worried that the US economic ... Read more...

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US stocks rise after choppy trading


August 13th, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) US stocks rose Friday after choppy trading on a series of mixed economic data, enabling the investors a less anxious weekend, Xinhua reported.Despite the two-day ... Read more...

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US stocks extend losses as relief over debt deal faded


August 2nd, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) US stocks ended lower after a short-lived rally Monday, with the Dow extending losses to the seventh straight session, as relief over a debt ... Read more...

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US stocks up for second day on Greece hope


June 29th, 2011 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 29 (IANS) US stocks extended gains for the second straight day Tuesday as investors expected the Greek parliament would pass the austerity plan, paving way for a ... Read more...

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Sensex loses 108 points on weak economic data (Weekly market review)


June 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Indian equities markets benchmark indices closed in the red this week on disappointing economic data, especially low industrial output coupled with stubbornly high inflation.The 30-scrip ... Read more...

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US stocks trim losses in late-hour trading


May 18th, 2011 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) Wall Street trimmed most of the early losses in late-hour trading and ended mixed Tuesday, after weak economic data and tepid outlook from big-name tech ... Read more...

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US stocks drop on economy worries


May 17th, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 17 (IANS) US stocks fell Monday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq leading the decliners, as weaker-than-expected economic data made investors worry about the strength of the US economy, ... Read more...

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China to publish quarterly GDP growth reports


April 8th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday that it will publish the quarterly GDP grwoth reports starting April.NBS will also release the month-on-month growth of ... Read more...

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US stocks rebound on positive economic data


March 18th, 2011 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 18 (IANS) US stocks rebounded Thursday on positive economic reports, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Nasdaq erased most of gains in ... Read more...

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Sensex creeps up after early fall, broader markets dull


February 15th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after galloping over 470 points, a benchmark index for Indian equities markets Tuesday pared its morning losses to rule almost flat around noon. Broader markets ... Read more...

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