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US jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening.
Decline in U.S jobless claims indicates improved Labor market strength  Beta Wired
Jobless Claims in US Unexpectedly Decreased Last Week (3)  San Diego Source (subscription)
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ECB to Start Bond Buys This Month
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and the governing council are hoping that the measures they have already announced will be enough to return inflation to a healthier level.
ECB keeps door open for more stimulus  Businessweek
Draghi's Lack of Stimulus Target Disappoints Investors  Bloomberg
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Warren Buffett Hijacks The Auto Business With Dealership Splash
The Oracle of Omaha only recently bought a new Cadillac - now he's in the business of selling them. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced that his Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway has entered into agreement to purchase the Van Tuyl Group ...
Warren Buffett to buy Van Tuyl auto dealership group  Los Angeles Times
Warren Buffett gets into the car business  USA TODAY
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US factory orders post record 10.1 percent decline as aircraft demand falls
The US factory goods' new orders posted their record biggest decline in August as the volatile aircraft orders plunged badly during the month.
US Factory Orders Posted Record Drop in August  ABC News
U.S. factory orders plunged in August  DigitalJournal.com
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage dips to 4.19 percent; 15-year loan at 3.36 ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo, developer Michael Capponi, left, photographs a waterfront property he renovated, during a viewing for brokers, in Miami Beach, Fla.
US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.19 percent  Businessweek
Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19 percent  Kansas City Star
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Fannie And Freddie Shares Tumble Again After Legal Ruling
Investors continued to flee Fannie Mae Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Freddie Mac on the second trading day following a legal ruling that made it seem less likely that anyone but the federal government would ever get their hands on the mortgage giants' ...
Berkowitz's Fairholme Loses Annual Gain in Day on Fannie-Freddie  Businessweek
Forging a Path out of Conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac  ValueWalk
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai's Emaar Malls Group jumps on listing
... * Emaar Malls Group surges after heavily oversubscribed IPO. * Other stocks decline, including parent firm Emaar Properties. * Most markets edge down ahead of Eid break.
Dubai bourse may see further listings by year-end � chairman  gulfnews.com
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MIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them.
MIT and Twitter Partner to Study Social Networks  Design & Trend
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Dow Chemical looking to sell 3 more businesses
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Dow Chemical is looking to sell three more of its businesses for more than $2 billion in proceeds as it continues to try to shed non-core assets.
Dow acquires full ExxonMobil stake in PE venture Univation Technologies  Hydrocarbon Processing
Dow Chemical expects to raise over $2 bln from sale of 3 units  Daily Mail
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UPDATE 2-Allianz CEO Diekmann to step aside in May
... * Diekmann to step down next May. * Successor Baete to take helm until 2019. * Baete had been in charge of regional operations (Adds analyst comment, detail on board moves).
Allianz SE: Oliver B�te to become new CEO after 2015 Annual General Meeting  The Wall Street Transcript
Allianz Chief to Step Down in May  New York Times
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