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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.
Asian Morning Briefing: Dow Soars Despite Oil's Fall  Wall Street Journal
Fed promises 'patient' approach to any interest rate increase  SFGate
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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 Jones soars 400 points, has best day in 3 years  WBAY
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Jobless Claims in U.S. Decrease to Lowest Level in Six Weeks
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the economy's continued improvement tempered dismissals.
US jobless claims point to firmer labor market  CNBC
US jobless aid applications decline to 289000  The Denver Post
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Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
MOSCOW - Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.
Everything's fine, says Putin in press conference � including my love life  The Guardian
Central Asia Stuck Between A Sinking Russia And A Dominant China  Forbes
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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 Designated As 'Systemically Important' by US Panel  Wall Street Journal
UPDATE 1-MetLife says US regulators declared it 'systemically' important  Reuters
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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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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.
Grand Central: Yellen Playbook Puts Slack Over Oil Price Declines  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Out of ammo, velocity and confidence are inverse.  Gold Seek
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Red Hat's stock jumps 10 percent after 3Q results top Wall Street forecasts
RALEIGH, N.C. - 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
Linux distributor Red Hat's revenue up 15 pct on subscription growth  Reuters
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The Union That Stole Christmas
Christmas may come late for many Americans this year thanks to a West Coast labor brawl. Manufacturers and retailers complain that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents about 20,000 dockworkers on West Coast ...
US shippers, West Coast dockworkers union resume contract talks  Reuters
Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations  Lebanon Express
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Fed Grants Banks Two-Year Delay of Volcker Ban on Private Funds
Banks got a reprieve from the Volcker Rule that will let them hold onto billions of dollars in private-equity investments for at least two more years.
Banks win more time to sell private equity stakes  USA TODAY
Fed Delays Volcker Rule, Giving Wall Street Another Holiday Gift  Huffington Post
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