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Why Nasdaq 5000 matters to you
The Nasdaq is close to 5000! But what does that really mean and why should you care? You know the exciting tech stocks. I'm talking about Facebook.
Dot-Com Deja Vu: Nasdaq Closes In On Its Record High  KELOLAND TV
4 Cash-Rich Tech Stocks That Are Spending Big to Grow  Investorplace.com
Stocks mixed after China rate cut
Monday 1230 GMT. European stocks are easing back from cyclical highs as another interest rate cut in China highlights how disjointed global growth is presenting skewed monetary policy trajectories among the world's biggest economies.
World Market Momentum Over Chinese Rate Cut Fades  ABC News
Dollar Exceptionalism Reinforced as China Cuts Rate; Pound Drops  Bloomberg
Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over democracy protests
Occupy Central leader Benny Tai (2nd L) says a few words to the media as legislators Charles Mok (3rd L), Albert Ho (2nd R) and Helena Wong (R) stand by outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on March 2, 2015.
Hong Kong police arrest 38 anti-China protesters after violent scuffle  ABC Online
Hong Kong shares edge up after China rate cut  Reuters
RPT - INSIGHT-Near Fed majority backs June liftoff Yellen hasn't yet endorsed
(Repeats for additional subscribers). By Howard Schneider. WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen's premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn't yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June ...
Fed's March Committee Meeting May Focus on Language, Keep Pointing at ...  Modern Readers
Artificially low interest rates hurt job growth, housing sales  Inman.com
RPT-Euro zone prices fall by less than expected in Feb
BRUSSELS, March 2 (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer prices fell by less than expected in February and core inflation held steady and unemployment eased in January for the third month in a row, data from the European statistics office showed on Monday.
Eurozone Gets Double Dose of Mildly Positive Economic News  ABC News
Eurozone's deflation fight remains 'uphill battle' despite ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Munger Praising Jain, Abel Stokes Buffett Successor Speculation
Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Which Billionaires Had The Biggest Gains?  Forbes
Succession front-runners still in the dark: Buffett  CNBC
Central European manufacturing gains, looks to stronger euro zone
WARSAW Mar 2 (Reuters) - Central Europe's manufacturing expanded in February, a series of reports showed, and an expected economic recovery in the euro zone, the region's largest export market, should help it continue to grow.
Ireland's manufacturing sector buoys eurozone output  BBC News
Survey shows China manufacturing improving  Chron.com
Gas prices are rising despite ample supply, and here's why
Looking for scapegoat for the continuing rise of gas prices? Look no further than the letter R - for refinery. Refineries are the reason for the continuing climb in prices, even though there is plenty of crude oil available, said Sue Madden, a AAA Mid-Atlantic ...
Gasoline prices continue to rise  WTAM.com
Gas prices rise 12 cents a gallon, 35 cents in February  News 13 Orlando
Oil prices ease from solid February
Oil prices slipped on Monday amid concerns that oil's February rally isn't sustainable. Crude oil futures rose last month, snapping a seven month losing streak, on hopes that supply cuts in the US will alleviate the global glut that drove prices off a cliff last year.
Oil falls more than 1% on strong dollar, supply concerns  Economic Times
Oil falls on supply concerns; pickup in China manufacturing helps  Business Standard
NXP Semiconductors to Acquire Freescale for $11.8 Billion
(Bloomberg) -- Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV agreed to buy smaller U.S. rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for about $11.8 billion in cash and stock to expand its market share in chips for cars and reduce costs.
Chipmakers NXP and Freescale to combine in $11.8 billion deal  CNET
NXP's $40 billion Freescale merger fuels chipmaker deal frenzy  Fortune