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Asian shares, dollar cheered by upbeat U.S. data

published about 4 hours ago
Asian shares, dollar cheered by upbeat U.S. data
By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks started the week on a brighter note on Monday, after solid U.S. data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worried about the health of the world economy. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment was surprisingly strong in early October, rising to more than a seven-year high. Other data also showed new housing starts rose more than expected last month, suggesting U.S. economic growth was ... more

Trial date set for dispute over canceled sale of state-owned buildings

published about 4 hours ago
After almost four years, a legal spat over a busted deal to buy billions of dollars' worth of state government office buildings could finally be going to trial.

No Signs That Liverpool And Arsenal Are Ready To Push On In The Premier League

published about 4 hours ago
NBC commentator Lee Dixon described QPR?s defending as school boyish ? the comparison was an insult to school boy defenders through out the world.

DealBook: Shouts on Bond-Trading Floor Yield to Robot Beeps

published about 4 hours ago
DealBook: Shouts on Bond-Trading Floor Yield to Robot Beeps
JPMorgan Chase is moving more of its bond trading to electronic platforms, following a trend on Wall Street in stock trading, which was transformed by automation years ago.

Stephen Colbert Has a Mock Feud With Google Over Search Results

published about 4 hours ago
Stephen Colbert Has a Mock Feud With Google Over Search Results
Stephen Colbert chided the search engine for getting his height wrong, a situation that highlighted challenges about the accuracy and sources of its information.


Qatar Buys Into Hong Kong Department-Store Operator

published less than 1 hour ago
Qatar Buys Into Hong Kong Department-Store Operator
Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund is buying around a fifth of Lifestyle International Holdings for $616 million, making a play for department stores that are popular with ... more

Australia Sets Medibank IPO

published less than 1 hour ago
Australia Sets Medibank IPO
Australia’s government said it aims to raise as much as $4.82 billion through an initial public offering of the country’s biggest health insurer.

Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Holes

published less than 1 hour ago
Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Holes
Apple Inc. on Monday will begin its bold undertaking to add a wallet to its iPhones. Participants include McDonald’s, Whole Foods and Walgreen. Yet the ... more

Tesoro Logistics Buying QEP Natural-Gas Business

published about 1 hour ago
Tesoro Logistics is buying a natural-gas pipeline and processing business owned by QEP Resources in a $2.5 billion deal, the companies said late Sunday.

Globalfoundries to Take Over IBM Chip Unit

published about 1 hour ago
Globalfoundries to Take Over IBM Chip Unit
IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over IBM’s semiconductor operations.
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Steve Jobs' bio man tackles geeks who 'created the digital revolution'

published about 16 hours ago
The Innovators: Explained Page File This is an enthralling but slightly flawed read written by Walter Isaacson – of Steve Jobs' authorised biography fame.…

Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...

published about 18 hours ago
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead Worstall @ the Weekend As is ever the case, by the time squares have caught on to the ... more

Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

published 1 day ago
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already TV Review El Reg's resident Doctor Who fans – Brid-Aine Parnell, Gavin Clarke ... more

Citizenfour: Poitras' doco is about NSA and GCHQ - NOT Snowden

published 1 day ago
Forget the character - concentrate on the PLOT ... against YOUR freedom Review There is no subtlety in the political stance of Laura Poitras, which ... more

Weekend reads: Neil Young and Brian Cox ponder cars and universe (in that order)

published 1 day ago
And we also have stroppy teenagers saving the world Page File Phil Strongman joins El Reg bookworm Mark Diston to review the pick of publishing ... more

British economic growth to slow, says leading forecaster

published less than 1 hour ago
British economic growth to slow, says leading forecaster
London (AFP) - The British economy will slow down sharply next year due to political uncertainty and a potential referendum on membership of the EU, ... more

France calls on Germany for 50 bn euros in investments

published about 8 hours ago
France calls on Germany for 50 bn euros in investments
Berlin (AFP) - Cash-strapped France on Sunday called on Europe's economic powerhouse Germany to invest 50 billion euros more by 2018 to match the amount ... more

A Full Blown Deflationary Growth Scare is Riling Markets

published about 12 hours ago
Friday's market snap-back was triggered  by strong hints from the Federal Reserve and the Bank  of England that interest rates will not be raised until ... more

Political worries grow for UK, forecasters say

published about 17 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Business investors are increasingly worried about political risks in Britain, including the outcome of a national election in May and a possible ... more

India fuel reform puts diesel under market control

published about 19 hours ago
NEW DELHI (AP) — India has deregulated prices for diesel fuel while raising the cost of natural gas in the biggest-yet economic reform announced by ... more

Economic View: When a Stock Market Theory Is Contagious

published 1 day ago
Economic View: When a Stock Market Theory Is Contagious
Is the world economy suffering from “secular stagnation”? True or false, the idea alone could keep hurting stock prices.

Behind Private Equity’s Curtain

published 1 day ago
Behind Private Equity’s Curtain
Public pensions have invested billions of dollars in buyout funds, but the terms — including some startling fees — are big secrets.

Obama Orders Stronger Security on U.S. Payment Systems

published 2 days ago
Obama Orders Stronger Security on U.S. Payment Systems
The president acted as part of a push to protect Americans from identity theft and fraud after several large-scale data security breaches this year.

Shortcuts: The Downsides of Generous Workplace Perks

published 2 days ago
Shortcuts: The Downsides of Generous Workplace Perks
Some high-tech companies offer top-shelf extras like gourmet meals and child care, but critics say this just keeps people at work longer.

Your Money Adviser: Tax Credits for College Can Help Ease Costs

published 2 days ago
Lower- and moderate-income families should keep in mind a pair of federal tax benefits for students or their parents.