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US jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening.
U.S. layoffs tracking near the lowest level in years  MarketWatch
US jobless claims drop by 8000, signals strong labor market  WallStreet OTC
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Draghi's Lack of Stimulus Target Disappoints Investors
Mario Draghi disappointed investors seeking a firm target for how far he's willing to go to revive the euro-area's faltering economy.
German Lawmakers Criticize ECB Bond-Buying Program  Wall Street Journal
Draghi Says ECB Not Guilty as Protesters Target Austerity  Businessweek
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Warren Buffett to buy Van Tuyl auto dealership group
Warren Buffett is getting into car sales. Buffett's massive holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is buying the Van Tuyl Group, which bills itself as the nation's largest privately owned auto dealership.
Buffett the car buff? Berkshire Hathaway buys Van Tuyl Group.(+video)  Christian Science Monitor
Warren Buffett calls Tesco investment a 'huge mistake'  Telegraph.co.uk
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US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent in August, as demand for aircraft plunges
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the big drop was heavily influenced by a plunge in volatile aircraft orders.
U.S. Factory Orders Post Record Decline On Aircraft Payback  Business Insider
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Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.19 Percent
A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.19 percent from 4.20 percent last week.
US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.19 percent  Businessweek
Mortgage rates hold steady on mixed economic news  Washington Post (blog)
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Berkowitz's Fairholme Loses Annual Gain in Day on Fannie-Freddie
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) --- Bruce Berkowitz's main mutual fund erased more than a year of gains yesterday after a court ruling sent the value of securities tied to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tumbling.
The Mortgage Professor: Instead of scraping them, use Fannie and Freddie to ...  The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Is There Any Hope For Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae Investors?  Bidness ETC
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PepsiCo's Answer To 'Coca-Cola Life' - Pepsi True
PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) has announced the launch of its new reduced calorie beverage called Pepsi True, which will start selling by mid-October, initially through the e-commerce channel Amazon.
Pepsi True: A New Cola Available At A New Venue, Amazon  CBS Local
Pepsi to launch naturally sweetened soda on Amazon, bypassing stores  BusinessWorld Online Edition
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TCW had roughly $1 billion of net inflows into its flagship fund since Friday ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - TCW, a Los Angeles-based investment firm that is a major rival of Pimco, had roughly $1 billion of net inflows into its Metropolitan West Total Return Bond Fund since Friday, according to data by Morningstar.
No Pain, No Gain: When Bosses Need to Rip the Band-Aid  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Janus Funds to Gain as Bill Gross Takes Office  Zacks.com
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Dow Chemical expects to raise over $2 billion from sale of 3 units
(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N) said it expected to raise more than $2 billion from three businesses that it has put on the block as part of a plan to raise up to $6 billion from asset sales.
Dow Chemical to divest three more businesses  MarketWatch
Dow Chemical Co expects to raise over $2 billon from sale of 3 units  Economic Times
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Pensions Aren't Sacred, a Judge Tells Calpers
The nation's largest pension fund just got some bad news. Almost 70 percent of Calpers's 1.7 million members work for city and local school agencies in California, and a new ruling in U.S.
The Daily Docket: Judge Says Stockton Can Cut Pensions  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Stockton Bankruptcy Judge Rules against Pensions  Governing
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