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Global Stocks Rally on Fed as Treasuries Slide With Oil
Global stocks surged, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index posting its biggest two-day climb in more than three years, as the Federal Reserve pledging patience on interest rates bolstered sentiment amid concern over the global outlook.
Equities surge on Fed cues; oil resumes decline  Reuters
Asian Morning Briefing: Dow Soars Despite Oil's Fall  Wall Street Journal   Related articles »  
Dow Gains 400 Points as Market Extends Rally
The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day.
Stocks soar as Fed reassurance outweighs renewed drop in crude oil  Seeking Alpha
Dow soars 400 points, led by rally in tech sector
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US unemployment claims fall 6000
New claims for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week to 289,000, the lowest figure since the end of October, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday.
US jobless aid applications decline to 289000  U-T San Diego
Jobless Claims in U.S. Decrease to Lowest Level in Six Weeks  Bloomberg
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Putin signals he will not back down over Ukraine
Vladimir Putin signalled he would not back down over the Ukraine crisis on Thursday, likening the West to a bloodthirsty opponent intent on �tearing out the claws and teeth� of the Russian bear.
Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear  Washington Post
Putin says Russia economy will be cured, offers no remedy  Reuters
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MetLife Deemed 'Systemically Important,' but Says It's Not
Photo. The MetLife building in New York. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times. Email; Share; Tweet; Save; More. MetLife, the nation's largest life insurer, said on Thursday that a federal panel had decided that it qualified for the special oversight ...
MetLife Statement on Final SIFI Designation  MarketWatch
MetLife says US regulators declared it 'systemically' important  Reuters
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Yellen's Patience Echoes Greenspan 2004 Run-Up to Rate Liftoff
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is taking a page from predecessor Alan Greenspan's 2004 playbook, a step that appears to validate the expectations of investors who expect interest-rate liftoff in June 2015.
Why The Fed Continues To Anticipate Lower Unemployment  Market Realist
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Amazon's Prime Now brought me candy in 23 minutes
Amazon's new one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, works so well it might just inspire entirely new levels of laziness in all of us.
Amazon offers one-hour shipping in Manhattan  SFGate
On the Books: Amazon will offer 1-hour delivery service in Manhattan  Entertainment Weekly
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Swiss franc extends losses after central bank adopts negative rates
NEW YORK (MarketWatch)�The Swiss franc extended its losses against the dollar and the euro Thursday after the Swiss National Bank said it plans to lower its overnight interest rate to -0.25% in an effort to weaken the franc.
Dollar edges higher in wake of Fed statement, Swiss rate move  CNBC
Central Banks Are Now Uncorking The Delirium Phase  Seeking Alpha
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Red Hat tops Street 3Q forecasts, shares jump
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Shares of Red Hat Inc. jumped in aftermarket trading Thursday after the open-source software company reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations.
Red Hat +9.4% AH after providing guidance; CFO to retire (RHT)  Seeking Alpha
Red Hat profit, sales beat company's projections  MarketWatch
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US shippers, West Coast dockworkers union resume contract talks
LOS ANGELES Dec 18 (Reuters) - Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports resumed contract talks with the union for dockworkers on Thursday, as cargo backups continued at the ports, a representative for the labor ...
Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations  Lebanon Express
Contract negotiations at ports going poorly as container traffic drops 20 ...  Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
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