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Why AbbVie May Have Overpaid
AbbVie's chief executive may have overpaid once again. Richard Gonzalez prompted the pharmaceutical giant to cough up $1.6 billion last year to free it from its bid for Irish drug manufacturer Shire.
US Stocks Edge Higher; Pharmacyclics Jumps on AbbVie Bid  ABC News
AbbVie's Expensive Growth Tonic  Wall Street Journal
Financial Times  
What time are the bank stress tests coming out?
Daniel Tarullo, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve, is the official most closely identified with the central bank's stress-test policies.
Stress tests for banks are a predictable act of public theatre  Financial Times
Missteps, consolidation eroded New York Fed authority over banks  Reuters
Euro Dips And Dollar Surges As ECB Sets Date For Bond-Buying Program
The euro has taken a wild ride in Thursday trading, hitting an 11-year low on the news that the European Central Bank will begin its bond-buying program next week.
ECB Raises Economic Forecasts for Eurozone Ahead of Stimulus Program  Wall Street Journal
Investors in two minds over QE in Europe  Financial Times
Mark Cuban: This tech bubble is 'far worse' than back in 2000
What a week for Mark Cuban. Fresh off being tapped for the role of the president alongside Ann Coulter in the upcoming blockbuster �Sharknado 3,� the brash billionaire's bearish forecast has landed him a spot in MarketWatch's call of the day.
Mark Cuban is absolutely convinced we are in a tech bubble, and it's ...  Quartz
MARK CUBAN: This is just the start of the college implosion  Business Insider
US Factory Orders Edged Down 0.2% in January
WASHINGTON - Orders to American factories fell again in January, but an important investment category showed a gain. Orders to factories edged down 0.2 percent in January, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.
U.S. Factory Orders Down 0.2 Percent in January 2015  Modern Readers
US factory orders fall for 6th straight month  GlobalPost
Interest Rate Forecast 2015 - 2016
Interest rates are headed up, but at a fairly mild pace. The Federal Reserve will start pushing short-term rates up this summer, probably in June.
The Fed's Aim Needs Work  Wall Street Journal
Jobs report: Have we finally reached full employment?  Fortune
US weekly jobless claims climb
New claims for US unemployment insurance rose modestly last week, sticking above the 300,000 level for the second week in a row, according to Labour Department data released on Thursday (Mar 5).
Jobless claims jump unexpectedly to 10-month high (+video)  Christian Science Monitor
Soft US data hints at near-term hiccup in economic growth  Reuters
Stocks Higher In Light Trade; Embraer Sinks On Weak Earnings ERJ MNK
Stocks were modestly higher with an hour to go in Thursday's session as investors weighed mixed U.S. economic data and new European Central Bank stimulus.
Stocks up a bit amid ECB plans, pharma deal  Pensacola News Journal
Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index And Nasdaq Composite Edge ...  International Business Times
Emerging Stocks Fall on China Growth Outlook as Currencies Drop
(Bloomberg) -- Emerging-market stocks fell to a three-week low and currencies weakened as China set its lowest economic-growth target in more than 15 years.
China on Long, Slow Road to Reform  Wall Street Journal
China signals 'new normal' with 7% growth target  TODAYonline
Costco (NASDAQ:COST) Reports Better Than Expected Q2 Profits, Shares Inch ...
Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were trading higher by over two percent Thursday morning after the company reported its second quarter results.
Services Sector Movers: Pandora Media, Inc. (P), Office Depot, Inc. (ODP ...  WallStreet Scope
Costco: America's best retailer?  CNNMoney