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Syrian Kurds Seek Help in Fight With Militants

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:39:10 EDT
Syrian Kurdish forces renewed their call for international intervention as the United Nations said 70,000 people had fled into Turkey to escape an Islamic State offensive on a strategic border town.

Canada Urges Euro-Zone Stimulus as Deflation Is 'Perilously Close'

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:06:16 EDT
European economies need to quickly embrace a fiscal-stimulus plan because the region is "perilously close" to deflation, Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said Sunday, warning such a turn could have negative consequences for a global economy.

G-20 Plans to Raise Growth by 2%

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:13:55 EDT
The Group of 20 industrial and developing nations on Saturday agreed to raise global growth by 2% in the next five years via a wide-reaching package of structural measures.

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Lowe's CEO Sells $28M in Stock Near Record High

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:19:01 EDT
Robert A. Niblock exercised options and sold 523,000 shares of the home-improvement retailer last week. US Business

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Once Again, Oracle Must Reinvent Itself

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:20:22 EDT
Larry Ellison's departure as CEO intensifies the central issue surrounding Oracle's future: Can it endure tectonic shifts that are reshaping its market?

Boeing Faces a Future Without Fighter Jets

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:35:12 EDT
Aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to shift away from fighter jets as orders dry up, leaving a company with a rich military history without a fighter and ceding the market to Lockheed.

Why Taylor Swift and One Direction Play for Peanuts

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:41:07 EDT
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is expected to draw some 20,000 fans to Las Vegas this weekend—but it won't be much of a payday for the headlining acts, including Taylor Swift and One Direction.

International Business Times

US Retail Sales Rose Broadly In August, Sign That Consumer Spending Will Pick Up In Second Half

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U.S. retail sales rose solidly in August -- with an upward revision to July’s growth -- suggesting that American consumer spending will continue to pick up this fall and into 2015.

Labor Day Sales 2014: 20 Stores To Score The Best Deals And Discounts This Weekend

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The end of August is one of the best times of the year to get your retail therapy fix, thanks to unlimited Labor Day sales. This weekend, expect markdowns on everything from clothes and electronics to mattresses and furniture. 

Teen Retailers Struggling To Be Cool On Sinking Profits

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Wearing T-shirts with “AERO” or eagle logos emblazoned prominently across the front used to be cool among American teens trying to blend in with their peers. Not anymore. Brands like Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), American Eagle (NYSE:AEO), Abercrombie (NYSE:ANF) and its offshoot Hollister are known for classic, preppy styles like collared polos and denim mini-skirts. But they’ve been losing shoppers in recent years to trendier retailers like Forever 21 and H&M, stores that move merchandise through much quicker and sell cheaper, funkier looks that individualize the wearer.

International Business Times

Exxon Mobil In Russia: Sources Disagree About Pullback Amid US Sanctions

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Update 3:35 p.m. EDT  Exxon announced on Friday that the U.S. Treasury Department had granted it a temporary license to continue working past the Sept. 29 deadline. “We’re following this short time extension to ensure a safe and environmentally responsible completion of the well,” Exxon spokesperson Richard Keil told International Business Times. “The license is non-renewable and no further work is permitted.” 

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Biggest Economic Losses Fueled By Fear, Experts Say

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The Ebola outbreak has already killed at least 2,622 people and shows no signs of stopping. And experts say the economic devastation will continue far into next year, due in large part to growing fears among business owners, farmers and policymakers.

Scotland Referendum 2014: Global Markets Relatively Calm, Expect A No Vote

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Hours away from Scotland’s referendum vote on splitting from the U.K., the latest polls suggest that the No contingent could prevail. Bookmakers also say a No majority vote is the odds-on favorite. And markets, which had been spooked in recent weeks by the prospect of Scottish independence and the economic chaos that would ensue, seem to agree.

International Business Times

Glut In Natural Rubber Seen Shrinking As Prices Drop And China Car Sales Rise

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Natural rubber supplies ballooned in recent years as Asian producers cranked up the tree taps and consumers curbed their demand. Now, the glut appears ready to pop. The global surplus is poised to shrink by nearly 50 percent in 2015 as the trends reverse, according to the International Rubber Study Group.

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