Archive for December 7th, 2012

Stocks mixed as investors work through jobs report

December 7, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market was mixed Friday after the government released its latest jobs report.
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S&P, Nasdaq drop as consumer sentiment offsets jobs

December 7, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 eked out only a slight gain on Friday as weak consumer sentiment data offset enthusiasm from a better-than-expected jobs report, while the Nasdaq slipped after some investors resumed a sell-off of Apple shares.
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Jobless rate hits four-year low, but economists skeptical

December 7, 2012
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As much as his fans scream and yell when he walks on water or levitates, most people have a pretty good idea that magician/illusionist Criss Angel is somehow tricking them and not actually defying the laws of physics.
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Nurse hoaxed by Middleton call found dead

December 7, 2012
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The hospital receptionist who was hoaxed by a prank call from a DJ claiming to be the queen asking about Kate Middleton has been found dead.
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Stock index futures fall, focus on jobs data

December 7, 2012
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LONDON (Reuters) – Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.1 to 0.2 percent.
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Asia shares at 2012 high, markets await U.S. jobs data

December 7, 2012
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares touched fresh 16-month highs on Friday as investors awaited U.S. nonfarm payrolls data due later in the day, with sentiment underpinned by signs that China‘s economy is stabilising.
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Strong earthquake hits off NE Japan

December 7, 2012
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong quake centered off northeastern Japan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo on Friday and triggered a one-meter tsunami in an area devastated by last year’s Fukushima disaster, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious damage.
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Both sides hint at renewed ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

December 7, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With little to show after a month of posturing, the White House and Republicans in Congress dropped hints on Thursday that they had resumed low-level private talks on breaking the stalemate over the “fiscal cliff” but refused to divulge details.
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FERC not trying to push Wall Street out of power markets – chief

December 7, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal electricity regulator has turned heads with recent manipulation cases against large banks that trade power, but its chairman said on Thursday the agency is not aiming to push Wall Street out of the market.
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Washington Post likely to charge for online access: WSJ

December 7, 2012
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(Reuters) – The Washington Post, one of the few major newspapers not yet charging readers for online access to newspaper articles, is likely to introduce a payment system next year, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.
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