Archive for March 11th, 2013

U.S. stocks extend winning streak; oil rebounds

March 11, 2013
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By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks rose on Monday, driving the Dow to another record high, on optimism about the U.S. economy, while U.S. oil prices rebounded after disappointing Chinese industrial data spurred an initial drop.
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News Summary: Dow rises for seventh day running

March 11, 2013
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SEVEN DAYS: The stock market crept higher Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its seventh straight day of gains. The streak began last Tuesday, when the blue-chip index blew past its all-time high.
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Syria used local militias for mass killings

March 11, 2013
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The Syrian government is reportedly using local militias known as Popular Committees to commit mass killings which are at times sectarian in nature, U.N. human rights investigators said on Monday.
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In a first, the pope could be American

March 11, 2013
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What are the prospects of an American being elected pope when 115 cardinals from around the world solemnly enter the frescoed splendor of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to begin the voting process known as the conclave?
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S&P 500 hits highest intraday level since Oct 2007

March 11, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street edged higher on Monday as earlier weakness linked to global economic concerns prompted buying and investors pushed the S&P 500 to its highest intraday level since mid-October 2007.
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S&P 500 hits highest intraday level since Oct 2007

March 11, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street edged higher on Monday as earlier weakness linked to global economic concerns prompted buying and investors pushed the S&P 500 to its highest intraday level since mid-October 2007.
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Japan marks two years since tsunami

March 11, 2013
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TOKYO (AP) — Amid growing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of recovery, Japan marked the second anniversary Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and has displaced more than 300,000.
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North Korea cuts off hotline with South Korea

March 11, 2013
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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has cut off a Red Cross hotline with South Korea as it escalates its war of words against Seoul and Washington in response to a military drill in the South and U.N. sanctions imposed for its recent nuclear test.
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Stock index futures signal lower open

March 11, 2013
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PARIS (Reuters) – Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.2 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.1 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.2 percent at 0846 GMT.
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Goldman leads decline as Wall Street commodity revenues plummet

March 11, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street commodity revenues crashed last year to their lowest on record, as tighter regulation and limited price swings squeezed the once dominant traders of Goldman Sachs Group Inc , JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley .
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