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Stocks get a boost from earnings, China
U.S. stock futures were moving higher after a set of positive earnings and better-than-expected Chinese GDP data boosted investor sentiment.
China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter  Reuters
China GDP Growth Slows to 7.4%  Wall Street Journal
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US stocks higher after wild swings
US stocks finished higher on Tuesday after a wild swing lower led by tech stocks that saw the Nasdaq Composite index down nearly two percent at one point.
Stocks slip but then mount a comeback  Boston Globe
Wall Street ends higher as blue chips rally  Independent Online
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expected to file for US IPO next week
San Francisco: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering.
Alibaba Earnings Surge Boosts Valuation Ahead of IPO  Bloomberg
Alibaba's Q4 revenue climbs 66% ahead of US IPO  Times of India
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Census survey changes mask law's effects
WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Barack Obama's health care law in the ...
The Fog of the Obamacare War  National Review Online (blog)
McArdle: Obama's cooking the Census for Obamacare?  Newsday
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Global shares slide as 'gusts from the East' scare investors
London - Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets yesterday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher.
Upswing for German economy but investors still wary  Irish Times
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ONS: After six years, wages finally overtake inflation
After nearly six years of falling living standards, weekly earnings have finally edged above inflation. Weekly wages, including bonuses, rose by 1.7% in the year to February, up from 1.4% in January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
wage growth rises to match inflation  Financial Times
U.K. unemployment falls below BoE threshold  MarketWatch
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China denies US warning of undervalued currency
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China rejected on Wednesday a warning from the Obama administration that its currency was too weak, urging the United States to recognise that China aims to "perfect and regulate" the exchange rate system.
Slackening Growth Pressures Beijing  Wall Street Journal
US warns China its currency is still undervalued  Business Standard
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Credit Suisse Profit Below Expectations -- 2nd Update
ZURICH-- Credit Suisse Group AG's investment banking business weighed on profit in the first quarter, forcing Switzerland's second-largest bank by assets to lean heavily on its roots in private banking.
Credit Suisse Profit Falls 34% in First Quarter  New York Times
UPDATE 2-Credit Suisse Q1 profit falls as trading tumbles  Reuters
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Detroit Cuts Deal With Retired Police and Firefighters
Detroit has reached a deal with some retired workers over pension benefits, but cut monthly payments for other former employees, in a move that could give a boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October, officials said Tuesday.
Detroit strikes two deals over pensions with police, firefighters, other ...  Fox News
Obama, Michigan in talks to free up $100M to aid Detroit pension deal  Detroit Free Press
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Intel's Mobile-Chip Progress Falters as PC Market Stabilizes
Intel Corp. (INTC)'s main personal-computer processor business is showing signs of improvement after a record industry slump, yet the company's push to get into faster-growing mobile-phone chips has gone backward.
Intel CEO Bets on Android Tablets Rather than Windows to Bring Profitability ...  Android Headlines - Android News
Intel Reports First-Quarter Revenue of $12.8 Billion Operating Income  Al-Bawaba
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