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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Welcome Baby 
ABC News - 16 Hours ago
Dax Shepard, left, and Kristen Bell attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter in this March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif. David Livingston/ Lincoln has a new baby     Add Comment

China's stocks rise to four-year high but analysts fear rise may be risky 
People.com.cn - 16 Hours ago
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Manipulation probe launched into 18 A shares as market hits new high 
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 17 Hours ago
Investigations are being conducted into alleged market manipulation of 18 A-share issues, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said on Friday. The CSRC's announcement came after equities hit a     Add Comment

Second-biggest week this year for S&P 500 
Washington Post - 19 Hours ago
STOCKS Second-biggest week this year for S&P 500 Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index notch its second-best week this year. With     Add Comment
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>>   Commodities
Drillers Facing Lowest Oil Prices Since 2009 Lay Down Rigs 
La Repubblica - 19 Hours ago
(Updates with Canada’s oil rig count in 11th paragraph.) Rigs targeting oil declined by 10 to 1,536, Baker Hughes Inc. said today on its website. Those seeking out natural gas fell by eight to 338,     Add Comment

UPDATE 4-U.S., Mexico clinch deal to avoid duties on Mexican sugar imports 
Reuters Africa - 20 Hours ago
(Adds details of agreement) By Ana Isabel Martinez and Chris Prentice MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mexico and the United States finalized a pact on Friday to end a months-long
UPDATE 5-U.S., Mexico clinch deal to avoid duties on Mexican sugar imports Reuters
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A festival to promote Indian cocoa 
The Hindu - 15 Hours ago
Comment · print · T T T+· T- A chocolate fruit at the home-made chocolate festival, which opened in Udhagamandalam on Friday. Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy With Christmas round the corner and New     Add Comment

Gold steady but outlook murky 
Bangkok Post - 17 Hours ago
Gold prices were unchanged at its opening at 9.28am on Saturday.  The Gold Traders Association announced the buying price at 18,550 baht and the selling price at 18,650 baht per baht-weight for gold     Add Comment
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>>   Corporate finance
Waste Management completes divestiture of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. to an  
Reuters - 19 Hours ago
4:00pm EST   Waste Management:Completes the previously announced sale of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners for a cash sales price of about $1.94 bln.Intends to     Add Comment

ArcBest Names New CFO, Creates Innovation Chief Role [Times Record, Fort Smith,  
BusinessWeek - 20 Hours ago
Dec. 19--ArcBest Corp David R. Cobb, vice president-controller at ArcBest since 2006, will replace CFO Michael E. Newcity at the beginning of the year. Newcity, who has served as CFO since 2010, will
ArcBest : Names New CFO, Creates Innovation Chief Role 4 Traders
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CDSCO organises five-day workshop on 'Basic GMP using Quality Risk Management Approach'  
PharmaBiz - 17 Hours ago
The CDSCO, in collaboration with WHO, organised a five-day workshop to impart training to the Drugs Inspectors on Basic GMP using Quality Risk Management Approach in Hyderabad from 3-7 November 2014.     Add Comment

Global Cellular Network Ripe for Hacking 
CFO.com - 20 Hours ago
The global “hand-shaking” network that allows cellular carriers to route calls, texts and other services to each other is vulnerable to hackers, spies and criminals, putting the privacy of billions of     Add Comment
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>>   IPO
Is Juno Worth Buying After Its Explosive IPO? 
Forbes.com - 20 Hours ago
One of the most exciting companies in biotech just had one of the year’s most exciting initial public offerings. Shares of Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics increased 60% from their listing price to     Add Comment

Wristband maker Fitbit in talks with banks for IPO: Bloomberg 
Reuters - 19 Hours ago
(Reuters) - Fitness tracking wristband maker Fitbit Inc is in talks with banks for its initial public offering in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Morgan
Wristband maker Fitbit in talks with banks for IPO BT Invest
Fitbit Flex Wireless Wristband for $79 + free shipping Dealnews
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Juno Therapeutics IPO Hot As Cancer Curers In Demand 
Investor's Business Daily - 20 Hours ago
Juno Therapeutics soared 46% in Friday's trading debut, the latest sign of investor demand for a new class of cancer-curing firms and for biotechs overall. Juno (NASDAQ: JUNO ) raised $265 million     Add Comment

VRL Logistics looking to raise up to Rs500 crore through IPO 
Ein News - 17 Hours ago
Dec 19, 2014 - 20:18 GMT Mumbai: VRL Logistics Ltd, a logistics company based out of Hubli in Karnataka, is in the process of filing its papers with the markets regulator to raise between Rs.400-500     Add Comment
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>>   Fed watch
Fed move spurs 'Santa Claus rally' as US stocks gain 
MENAFN - 20 Hours ago
(MENAFN - AFP) US stocks went from famine to feast this week, starting out fearful of crashing oil prices and finishing it smiling at a "Santa Claus rally." The turnaround came Wednesday, the first of
US stocks end week with 'Santa rally' TheBull.com.au
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Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement 
The Nation Pakistan - 15 Hours ago
HONG KONG - Asian markets rallied for a second straight session Friday, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street while renewed confidence helped push the dollar back towards the 100 yen mark.     Add Comment

Dollar rises again on expectations of US Fed action 
Dunya News - 15 Hours ago
NEW YORK (AFP) - The dollar Friday continued its upward lurch after Wednesdays US Federal Reserve meeting added to expectations that the US central bank will raise interest rates before other central     Add Comment

European Midday Briefing: Stocks Buoyed by Fed; Putin Seeks to Reassure 
iMarketReports - 17 Hours ago
European Markets: Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News from www.commodities-report.com Stocks in Europe rallied Thursday, as investors welcomed the message from the Federal Reserve that     Add Comment
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>>   Stockwatch
Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014... 
San Francisco Chronicle - 15 Hours ago
Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. Walnut Creek,     Add Comment

Hanmi Financial Declares Cash Dividend of $0.07 Per Share 
Reuters - 18 Hours ago
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hanmi Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:HAFC) ("Hanmi"), the holding company for Hanmi Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend     Add Comment

New college-rating plan would emphasize employment and earnings 
Washington Post - 18 Hours ago
By , The Obama administration said Friday it is considering a college-rating system that would measure whether graduates earn enough money after leaving school to be substantially above the poverty     Add Comment

Utility-Scale Solar Drives Industry Gains in Georgia 
San Francisco Chronicle - 17 Hours ago
Solar energy continues to make significant headway in Georgia, with installations so far this year more than double the same period last year, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries
North Carolina Ranks 3rd Nationwide for Q3 Solar Installations MySanAntonio
New Report Shows Residential Solar in Colorado Up 30% Red Orbit
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>>   Mergers & acquisitions
DuPont Pioneer to Sell Alfalfa Research and Production Assets... 
San Francisco Chronicle - 15 Hours ago
Move Further Advances Growth Strategy Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 DuPont Pioneer and S&W Seed Company today announced an agreement for S&W Seed Company to acquire DuPont Pioneer alfalfa     Add Comment

Japan's Idemitsu in talks to buy Showa Shell for $4.1 bln-source 
Reuters UK - 18 Hours ago
TOKYO Dec 20 (Reuters) - Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co is in talks to acquire a smaller rival, Showa Shell Sekiyu, for $4.2 billion in a deal that could create the nation's second largest player
Japan’s Idemitsu in Final Talks to Buy Showa Shell for $4.1 Billion –Nikkei iMarketReports
Japan's Idemitsu in talks to buy Showa Shell for $4.1 bln ... Reuters
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China financial firms seek control deals in outbound M 
CHINAdaily USA - 18 Hours ago
An employee counts yuan banknotes at a bank in Huaibei, Anhui province June 22, 2010.[Photo/Agencies] Chinese financial firms are targeting purchases of distressed banking assets coming on the market
Chinese financial firms seek control deals in outbound M The News International
Chinese financial firms seek control deals in outbound MA Big News Network
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HP’s Autonomy Merger Investor Settlement Is Rejected Again 
BusinessWeek - 19 Hours ago
Hewlett-Packard Co. The company’s first bid for approval failed after U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer rejected a plan to pay shareholder lawyers as much as $48 million. When the company tried again,     Add Comment
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>>   Economics
Dollar Resumes Climb as Yellen Signals 2015 Interest-Rate Rise 
Bloomberg - 15 Hours ago
A gauge of the dollar rose for the eighth time in nine weeks after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the central bank is poised to increase interest rates next year starting as early as     Add Comment

Memories of financial crisis fade as risks risevisit|article-5968965|river-44317-1col-hp-20|1 
San Francisco Chronicle - 18 Hours ago
WASHINGTON — Six years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory. Just this month: • Congress acted to loosen the regulation     Add Comment

IMF, ADB help lift Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves to $15 billion [Khaleej  
BusinessWeek - 18 Hours ago
Dec. 20--DUBAI -- As the Pakistani nation mourns the tragic Peshawar school incident, international donor agencies have come forward to provide financial cushion to its economy. The International Monetary     Add Comment

Memories of financial crisis fade as risks risevisit|article-5968965|river-44317-1col-hp-18|1 
San Francisco Chronicle - 20 Hours ago
WASHINGTON — Six years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory. Just this month: • Congress acted to loosen the regulation     Add Comment
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