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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.
U.S. layoffs tracking near the lowest level in years  MarketWatch
Weekly jobless claims trending at 2006 levels  USA TODAY
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Draghi's Lack of Stimulus Target Disappoints Investors
Mario Draghi disappointed investors seeking a firm target for how far he's willing to go to revive the euro-area's faltering economy.
Europe Stocks Drop With Oil Shares, Banks After ECB Plan  Businessweek
ECB Says Impact of Asset-Buying Plan Will Be 'Significant,' but Does ...  New York Times
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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 ...
Billionaire Buffett Says Tesco Investment Was 'A Huge Mistake'  Bloomberg
Buffett the car buff? Berkshire Hathaway buys Van Tuyl Group.(+video)  Christian Science Monitor
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US factory orders posted record drop in August
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders.
US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent in August, as demand for aircraft ...  Washington Post
U.S. Factory Orders Pull Back Sharply In August After Jumping In July  RTT News
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Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.19 Percent
A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.19 percent from 4.20 percent last week.
US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.19 percent  Businessweek
Mortgage rates hold steady on mixed economic news  Washington Post (blog)
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Berkowitz's Fairholme Loses Annual Gain in Day on Fannie-Freddie
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) --- Bruce Berkowitz's main mutual fund erased more than a year of gains yesterday after a court ruling sent the value of securities tied to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tumbling.
The Mortgage Professor: Instead of scraping them, use Fannie and Freddie to ...  The San Luis Obispo Tribune
UPDATE 3-Fannie, Freddie shares slump after investor lawsuits dismissed  Reuters
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TCW had roughly $1 billion of net inflows into its flagship fund since Friday ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - TCW, a Los Angeles-based investment firm that is a major rival of Pimco, had roughly $1 billion of net inflows into its Metropolitan West Total Return Bond Fund since Friday, according to data by Morningstar.
Ivascyn Isn't the Only One Wondering What to Do: Opening Line  Businessweek
No Pain, No Gain: When Bosses Need to Rip the Band-Aid  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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U.S. Stocks Extend Losses
U.S. stocks fell Thursday, extending the previous day's sharp losses, as heavy selling in Europe spilled over to put the S&P 500 index on course for its first four-day slide of the year.
US Stocks Pause After Sharp Selloff  Wall Street Journal
Stocks Drop As Ebola Fears, Mixed Economic Data Weigh On Market  Forbes
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Twitter gives MIT $10 million for social network research
Add comment. Twitter gives MIT $10 million for social network research. October 2, 2014 7:31 AM By REUTERS. Twitter icons are hung in a tree in Sproul Plaza at the University if California, Berkeley on Oct. 1, 2014, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ...
Twitter Wants MIT to Make Sense of Your Tweets  PC Magazine
MIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project  Westport News
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Dow Chemical expects to raise over $2 billion from sale of 3 units
(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N) said it expected to raise more than $2 billion from three businesses that it has put on the block as part of a plan to raise up to $6 billion from asset sales.
Dow Chemical to divest three more businesses  MarketWatch
Dow Chemical to Raise $2B from Sale of Three Units  Fox Business
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