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US economy slowed in the fourth quarter, but growth outlook still favorable
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter as businesses slowed their pace of stock accumulation and the trade deficit widened, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid.
US Growth in 2014 Looking Less Robust  Wall Street Journal
US economic growth in fourth quarter revised down to 2.2%  Los Angeles Times
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FCC vote could help Comcast-TWC deal: Analyst
The FCC's adoption of net neutrality regulations might actually pave the way for the completion of the proposed megamerger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, analyst Daniel Ernst told CNBC on Friday.
Verizon uses typewriter font to lambast net-neutrality rules  MarketWatch
Comcast VP On Net Neutrality Ruling: 'I Think It Was An Unfortunate ...  CBS Local
Signed Contracts to Buy US Homes Rise to 18-Month High
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year.
January Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Level In 18 Months, Says NAR  Forbes
Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise to Highest Since 2013  Bloomberg
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With S&P 500 Heading Toward Monthly Gain
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks were little changed, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index heading for the biggest monthly gain since 2011, as the economy expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter than previously reported.
US STOCKS-Wall St flat as mixed data provides scant incentives  Reuters
Wall St opens flat after GDP data  AsiaOne
US consumer sentiment drops from 11-year peak in February
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment fell from an 11-year high in February, weighed down by an unusually severe winter, a survey released on Friday showed.
End-February Consumer Sentiment Index at 95.4  Nasdaq
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Drops Less Than Initially Estimated In February  RTT News
Why Is Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) Splitting Again?
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) recently announced its intention to separate its college business from its retail business, splitting into two, distinct, publicly traded companies.
Barnes & Noble Stock Soars as Company Announces Nook Won't Be Spun Off  Modern Readers
Barnes & Noble to spin off its college bookstore division  NY City News
Stock market slips after weaker-than-expected growth in US
U.S. stock indexes edged slightly lower in early trading Friday after the U.S. economy slowed more sharply than expected in the final three months of 2014.
Stock market opens lower after weaker than expected US growth late last year  Fox Business
Greek debt crisis: German MPs back bailout extension
The German parliament has voted to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months. The extension - approved by creditors last week in exchange for a series of Greek government reforms - needs to be ratified by eurozone members.
German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension  Sacramento Bee
Sch´┐Żuble's Greece vote exposes slight rift in CDU-CSU bloc  Deutsche Welle
Volkswagen profits up 20 percent for full year
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German automaker Volkswagen says net profit rose 20 percent last year to 10.8 billion euros ($12.1 billion), but offered a cautious outlook for this year.
VW keeps profit outlook, raises sales target after record earnings  Reuters
Volkswagen profits up 21 percent for full year  Milton Daily Standard
Shoppers found the color-changing dress on Amazon. Their reviews are amazing.
By now, you know about the color-changing dress that's destroying the internet and, probably, all of your friendships. After the image of the dress went viral on tumblr and BuzzFeed, people found what appears to be the actual dress listed on Amazon - for ...
The Dress Debate Was Dumb, But Did It Make Us Dumber?  TechCrunch
#TheDress: The story behind the internet sensation