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Stocks start upbeat and stay that way
NEW YORK - Stocks rose from the opening Wednesday, led by gains for the energy sector, as oil prices showed signs of stabilizing after their big slump in recent months.
Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets  Madison.com
Shanghai, Seoul underperform in Fed-inspired rally  CNBC
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Putin Says Shouldn't Waste Currency Reserves as Recession Looms
President Vladimir Putin said the central bank shouldn't waste reserves on the market to help protect the ruble as he told Russians to brace for recession.
Putin reassures Russians rouble will rise again  Reuters
Putin blames 'external factors' for Russia's economic crisis  USA TODAY
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UPDATE 1-Rise in German business morale points to better fourth quarter
... * Business morale rises for 2nd consecutive month in Dec. * Ifo says firms are more upbeat about future prospects. * Engineers expect faster output growth of 2 pct next year (Adds economist quotes, detail, context).
German Business Confidence Rises as Bundesbank Sees Growth Signs  Businessweek
German business more bullish as euro weakens  MarketWatch
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Franc falls as Swiss go sub-zero; stocks jump after Fed
LONDON (Reuters) - The Swiss franc tumbled on Thursday as its central bank slapped a charge on deposits, wary of a flood of money exiting Russia and the likely pressure from the euro zone if the ECB starts full-scale money printing early next year.
Swiss central bank imposes negative interest rates  Businessweek
Currency Markets Once Again Force The Hand Of The Swiss National Bank  Seeking Alpha
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Cuomo issues state-wide ban on fracking in New York
New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration said on Wednesday.
Cuomo Declares: No Fracking For Now in NY  Public News Service
New York to ban fracking due to health risks  Deutsche Welle
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FedEx Corporation (FDX)'s Shares Fall Post Weaker Quarterly Results Despite ...
The shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) fell nearly five percent after the company announced lower-than-expected second quarter 2015 financial results.
Missed Q2 Forecast: It's Not A Big Deal For FedEx (FDX)  Seeking Alpha
FedEx shares dropped on earnings miss  USA TODAY
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Bad boy Uber is flawed but, admit it, we're all addicted
Tis the season to be merry and stumble home in the wee hours. Usually this means a scramble for the last Tube or a smelly night bus home.
Uber Exploring Ways To Make Cab Service Safer  Huffington Post India
Car sharing firm Uber plans tighter screening for drivers  Irish Times
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Snapchat CEO 'devastated' by email leak in Sony hack
Recent acquisitions by the ephemeral message service revealed in Evan Spiegel emails with Sony Pictures' CEO. by Steven Musil · @stevenmusil; 18 December 2014, 6:23 pm AEDT.
Snapchat CEO 'devastated' at Sony leak, but were tech sites right to ...  The Guardian
Here's why messaging apps are such a big deal  VentureBeat
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India's Space Program Notches 2 More Successes
India on Thursday announced two more successes in its space program ? launching the country's largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India's quest to send humans into space.
India Successfully Launches Its Heaviest-Ever Rocket  TIME
GSLV Mk-III: ISRO successfully test flies its heaviest rocket  Economic Times
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U.S. wealth gap is the widest in at least 30 years, study finds
The wealthy are getting wealthier. As for everyone else, no such luck. A report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found that the wealth gap between the country's top 20 percent of earners and the rest of America had stretched to its widest ...
Pew Research says wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income ...  Fox Business
US Wealth Gap Hits Record High  Huffington Post
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