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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.
US Stocks Drive Global Rally as Treasuries, Oil Decline  Businessweek
Fed chief Yellen: Oil drop is 'positive' for US  CNNMoney
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P 500 posts biggest gain since Jan 2013; tech leads
NEW YORK Dec 18 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 posted its biggest jump since January 2013 on Thursday, extending a Fed-fueled rally from the previous session, as tech shares gained after stronger-than-expected results from Oracle.
Stocks soar as Fed reassurance outweighs renewed drop in crude oil  Seeking Alpha
Dow Jones industrial average surges more than 400 points, its biggest gain ...  Town Hall
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U.S Unemployment benefits declined to 289000 Last Week
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits for the first time declined last week and stayed near 14-year lows. This is a strong and current indicator that the labor-market is improving.
Jobless claims drop as economy strengthens  Los Angeles Times
Jobless Claims Fall to 289000 in Latest Week  Wall Street Journal
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Defiant Vladimir Putin digs in for two-year slump, dismisses talk of palace coup
Russian president Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the Western powers for imposing a new ´┐ŻBerlin Wall´┐Ż across Europe and warned the Russian people to brace for two years of hardship, admitting that sanctions are doing more damage than originally thought ...
How Disruptive Is Russia's Ruble Dive?  Newsweek
Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear  Washington Post
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MetLife Gets Risk Tag From U.S. Panel, Weighs Options
MetLife Inc. (MET), the biggest U.S. life insurer by assets, was labeled a systemically important financial institution by a council of regulators and said it will consider whether to sue the government over the decision.
US Risk Panel to Solicit Input on Asset-Manager Oversight  Businessweek
MetLife Deemed 'Systemically Important,' but Says It's Not  New York Times
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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.
Fed Rate Decision: Learn from Greenspan?  Nasdaq
Grand Central: Yellen Playbook Puts Slack Over Oil Price Declines  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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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 Prime Now promises deliveries in one hour  Metro Weekly
Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC  Wired
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Interest rate cut shocks Swiss franc lower
The Swiss franc hit a 28-month trough against the dollar and also fell against the euro on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank said it would introduce negative interest rates to stop further currency appreciation.
Swiss franc falls after central banks adopts negative rates  MarketWatch
Central Banks Are Now Uncorking The Delirium Phase  Seeking Alpha
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Icahn Gambles to Keep New Jersey's Taj Mahal Casino Afloat
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn vowed to keep trying to settle with unionized workers at the Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.'s Taj Mahal in a bid to keep the foundering New Jersey casino open.
As Deal To Save Trump Taj Mahal Falls Through, Icahn Pledges $20 Million In ...  Forbes
Icahn promises Taj Mahal casino $20m to stay open  Boston Globe
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Goldman's Waldron promoted to co-head of investment banking
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc GS.N has promoted John Waldron to co-head of its investment banking business, replacing John S. Weinberg, a vice chairman whose family has been in the senior echelons of the investment bank since the ...
Goldman's Waldron Replaces Weinberg as Co-Head of Investment Banking  Wall Street Journal
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