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Global stocks drift amid wait for US Fed signs
TOKYO (AP) - Asian stocks got a slight boost from Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower.
Dollar hits multi-month highs on US-economy optimism  MarketWatch
Europe stocks flat as US Fed policy tops investors' agenda  Financial Times
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Standard Chartered Bank to Pay $300 Million as Part of Settlement for ...
(NEW YORK) -- The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced new consequences on Tuesday related to Standard Chartered Bank's failure to resolve anti-money laundering compliance problems in connection with a 2012 ...
Standard Chartered Fined $300m For Lax Controls  Sky News
Standard Chartered fined $300m by US financial watchdog  The Guardian
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Apple stock hits all-time high
The strategy of Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook has been to introduce bigger iPhones, give more money back to stockholders and introduce new devices.
Apple shares close over $100, all-time high before iPhone 6 launch  Irish Independent
Apple shares close at all-time high weeks before iPhone 6 launch  CNET
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US homebuilder confidence index rises in August
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July  Los Angeles Times
HOW TO PLAY IT-Dipping into the noisy US housing market  Reuters
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Home Depot Profits Shine; Stock Still Undervalued
Even after a big jump, shares are trading for less than their historical valuation. And they yield 2.3%. Email; Print; Comments; Order Reprints.
Strong Housing Data Lifts Market  New York Times
UPDATE 4-Home Depot says US housing recovery to boost sales in 2nd half  Reuters
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BOE Policy Makers Split as Weale, McCafferty Seek Rate Increase
The Bank of England said two policy makers wanted an interest-rate increase this month, marking the first split in more than three years and the first under Governor Mark Carney.
Interest rate rise in 2014 ruled out after inflation drops sharply in July  Telegraph.co.uk
Two Bank of England officials backed August rate rise - minutes  London South East
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Don't count on US consumer to save economy
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (MarketWatch) - In spite of recent increases in employment, consumers are still reluctant to ramp up their purchases of goods and services.
Fed gets breathing room as US prices slow  Independent Online
Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline  GazetteNET
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Solution still eludes Market Basket board
The next Market Basket board should be made up of grocery clerks. Seriously. They know how to get the job done. They keep the stores running, and when they want to, they know how to make the business grind to a halt.
Market Basket owes Exeter and Newmarket $23344  Seacoastonline.com
Loan repayment is key to Market Basket sale  Boston Herald
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Carlsberg's Russia Struggle Worsens as Heineken Profit Gains
Carlsberg A/S (CARLB) and Heineken NV, (HEIA) two of the world's top four brewers, signalled tougher times ahead for the beer industry as escalating political tensions in eastern Europe weigh on the region's economy.
European shares dip; Carlsberg hit by Russia concerns  Reuters
Eastern European woes weigh on Carlsberg profits  CNBC
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Alaska Rejects Return to Palin-Backed Oil Tax, Early Votes Show
Alaskans are set to reject former Governor Sarah Palin's sliding tax scale for oil production with early voting pointing to retaining a law that sets a flat rate in an effort to arrest declining output from the North Slope.
Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call  seattlepi.com
Alaska gubernatorial races expected to heat up  MiamiHerald.com
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