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Battles Escalate in South Sudan


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:39:39 EDT
As fighting escalates in South Sudan, firsthand accounts of a massacre of more than 200 civilians are drawing renewed international scrutiny of the conflict threatening to tear apart the world's youngest nation.

Euro-Zone Business Activity Accelerates


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:47:14 EDT
Business activity in the euro zone accelerated at the start of the second quarter, but companies cut prices they charged customers, a sign that the European Central Bank's worries over low inflation are far from over.

Britain Pushes for Probe on Syria Gas Attack


Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:58:52 EDT
Britain called for a U.N. investigation into new reports of alleged chlorine gas attacks in Syria, as the head of the international effort to rid Syria of chemical weapons said Damascus would likely meet a vital deadline on Sunday.


Barron's Online Exclusive


Barron's Online Exclusives
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Undervalued Coal Miner Could Have 30% Upside


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:24:58 EDT
A good stock in a dirty business, Wyoming-based Cloud Peak Energy is outperforming its peers.

Loews Heir's $16 Million Sears Stock Buy


Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:31:34 EDT
Sears director Thomas Tisch bought 475,000 shares of the retailer.


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US Business
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Apple Moves to Reward Investors


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:00:09 EDT
Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split, as it reported strong iPhone sales that defied expectations of a slowdown.

FCC Rules Would Allow Preferred Web Traffic


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:47:02 EDT
Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.

Facebook Results Surge on Ad Revenue


Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:25:10 EDT
The social network displayed new evidence of its advertising momentum, posting a big increase in first-quarter earnings that will give the company more resources to challenge bigger players in the technology industry.


International Business Times


Farmers Concerned About Sourcing As Wal-Mart Rolls Out Wild Oats Organic Line


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As Wild Oats organic foods begin to appear on Wal-Mart shelves across the United States, some organic farmers and distributors are raising concerns that the high-profile move by the world's largest retailer could permanently transform their livelihoods and diminish the quality of the label.

Easter 2014 Sales: 14 Deals And Discounts For The Easter Weekend


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Here are 14 sales, deals and coupons this weekend offered by retailers in honor of the Easter holiday.  Reuters


International Business Times


Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys" Exposes Shady World Of Dark Pools; Some Funds Have Already Pulled Out


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One of the most secretive and fast-growing practices on Wall Street -- the use of dark pools -- is about to be thrust from the shadows into the harsh light of day by author Michael Lewis in his much-anticipated new book, “Flash Boys,” a copy of which was obtained by the International Business Times prior to publication.


International Business Times


Ukrainian & Russian Grain Markets Rare Points Of Stability Amid Ongoing Crisis


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As the crisis between Ukraine and Russia drags on with no resolution in sight, both nations’ grain sectors seem to be weathering the storm without major disruptions. Corn and wheat prices rose in both countries in the beginning of March as observers around the world predicted that uncertainty in Ukraine would disrupt Black Sea shipping and forecast greatly diminished crops of corn and wheat, of which both Ukraine and Russia are leading producers. These projections contributed to a spike in global grain prices.


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