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European markets settle after Portugal-led rout
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks opened firmer and lower-rated government bond prices edged up on Friday, as markets settled after a broad pullback overnight on concerns about Portugal's banking sector that highlighted contagion risk in the euro ...
Portugal's Bonds Rally as Systemic Risks to Europe Seen as Low  Businessweek
European Stocks Rise With S&P 500 Futures, Portugal Bonds  Bloomberg
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Reynolds and Lorillard to reshape Big Tobacco with merger
Reynolds American and Lorillard are in the final stages of agreeing a complex merger that will reshape Big Tobacco by bringing together two of the three largest US operators with a combined market capitalisation of $56bn.
Tobacco Firms Reynolds, Lorillard in Merger Talks  ABC News
Imperial Tobacco in talks to buy Reynolds American, Lorillard brands amid ...  Fox Business
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Obama asking companies to pay suppliers faster
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday.
Obama Gets 26 Companies Committed to Help Suppliers  Businessweek
Obama's day: Businesses and suppliers  USA TODAY
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Rising bond yields point to rate rises
Investors' radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest rate rises by central banks.
Grand Central: Bond Dealers See Fed Rate Hikes Stopping in 2017 at 3.5%  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Dealers saw Fed portfolio larger for longer -NY Fed survey  Reuters
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Six Things You Need To Know About Amazon's Drones
Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an exemption from rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes.
Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones  Times of India
Prime Air: Amazon letter to FAA reveals progress with drone delivery plan  Digital Trends
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3 Things Wall Street Missed on Family Dollar
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Family Dollar's fiscal third-quarter earnings missed estimates but investors embraced the discount retailer's financials.
Icahn Pushes Family Dollar Sale, Urges 'Caution' On U.S. Stocks  FINalternatives
Family Dollar to expand beer and wine sales  Orlando Business Journal
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Rate Of Uninsured Drops Under Affordable Care Act
Several surveys shows many people have followed the requirement to buy health insurance, but many other people still have not. A mandate under the Affordable Care Act, requires people to buy health insurance, or pay a fine.
Health law covers at least 8 million  Los Angeles Times
Remember that whole Obamacare thing? Apparently Congress has moved on.  Washington Post (blog)
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Oil Demand Rising Fastest Since 2010 for IEA on China
World oil demand will climb 1.5 percent to a record 94.1 million barrels a day in 2015, as growth in emerging economies compensates for a contraction in developed nations, the IEA said.
IEA Warns Little Room for Complacency in Oil Markets in 2015  Wall Street Journal
Iraq and Libya biggest risks to oil supply  Financial Times
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Wells Fargo's Profit Edges Up Despite Lower Revenue
The bank's lending and mortgage banking results, in particular, are closely watched for signs consumer health is improving. Getty Images.
Wells Fargo posts earnings of $1.01 a share, in line with estimates
Will Wells Fargo Beat Consensus Estimates  Bidness Etc
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Union critics downplay UAW's latest bid to rep VW's Chattanooga force
Union opponents are discrediting the United Auto Workers new strategy in Chattanooga, with one calling its decision to set up a new local for Volkswagen workers despite losing an election earlier this year �a show� and �a song and dance.
Why Volkswagen agreed to UAW local at its US plant  USA TODAY
UAW coming to Chattanooga VW, despite getting thumbs down from workers
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