Articles From: Tech stocks slip; Cisco earnings on tap to Miners, SABMiller send FTSE 100 higher for second day


By Rex Crum, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Tech stocks showed some weakness Wednesday, as the sector tried to shake off broad early losses in advance of Cisco Systems Inc.'s quarterly results, due after the close of trading.
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By Rex Crum, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Tech bellwether Cisco Systems Inc. flexed its muscles Thursday as investors got behind the networking giant after its latest quarterly report, but the company's gains failed to ignite a rally across the tech sector.
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By Robbie Whelan Health care real-estate investment trust Ventas Inc. is buying competitor American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc. in a $2.6 billion cash-and-stock deal announced by the companies Monday morning.
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2014/5/21
By Rolfe Winkler Advertising may be coming to your thermostat and lots of other strange places, courtesy of Google.
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2014/5/21
By Rolfe Winkler Google passed on a potential $4-$5 billion deal for an unnamed foreign company late last year.
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2014/5/13
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't be directed to lower the limits for mortgages that they back, the head of their federal regulator said Tuesday.
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2014/5/13
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won't be directed to lower the limits for home loans that they back, the head of their federal regulator said Tuesday in a move aimed to avoid derailing the housing market's recovery.
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2014/5/22
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- She chose her words carefully, but in her own way Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently rang an alarm about the housing market.
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2014/5/16
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Low mortgage rates have cut the cost of borrowing, driving down the interest that Americans pay on home loans to the slowest pace in almost 14 years.
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2014/5/23
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- She chose her words carefully, but in her own way Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently rang an alarm about the housing market.
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2014/5/22
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- She chose her words carefully, but in her own way Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently rang an alarm about the housing market.
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2014/5/15
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Home builders are the most pessimistic they've been in a year, with makers of new single-family homes reporting fewer sales.
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2014/5/19
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch Low mortgage rates have cut the cost of borrowing, driving down the interest that Americans pay on home loans to the slowest pace in almost 14 years.
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By Ryan Knutson Big communications companies are again starting to pair up, putting pressure on the ones that don't have a partner.
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2014/7/15
By Saabira Chaudhuri Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said second-quarter net income rose 5.5% on strength of its investment banking and investing and lending arms.
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2014/5/13
By Saabira Chaudhuri Morgan Stanley shareholders approved the investment bank's 2013 executive compensation plan by a wide margin in a meeting that ended without a single question from the audience.
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2014/5/16
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets dropped for a third straight day on Friday as investors digested the latest developments in Ukraine and Portuguese stocks tumbled ahead of the country's exit from its international bailout program The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.2% to 337.89, after sliding the most in a month on Thursday.
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2014/5/12
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Monday, as investors largely ignored jitters in Ukraine and instead took inspiration from upbeat trading days in Europe and Asia and continued merger activity.
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2014/5/12
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Monday, as investors largely ignored jitters in Ukraine and instead took inspiration from upbeat trading days in Europe and Asia and continued merger activity.
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2014/5/12
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Monday, as investors largely ignored jitters in Ukraine and instead took inspiration from upbeat trading days in Europe and Asia.
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2014/5/21
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets rose for the first time in three days on Wednesday after euro-zone consumer confidence data rose to the highest level in more than six years in May.
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2014/5/16
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets pushed out a small gain Friday as investors digested mixed U.S. data and the latest developments in Ukraine.
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2014/5/16
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets wavered on Friday as investors digested mixed U.S. data and the latest developments in Ukraine, while Portuguese stocks dropped ahead of the country's exit from its international bailout program.
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2014/5/16
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets dropped for a third straight day on Friday as investors digested the latest developments in Ukraine and Portuguese stocks tumbled ahead of the country's exit from its international bailout program The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.2% to 337.81, after sliding the most in a month on Thursday.
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2014/5/16
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Intertek Group PLC slumped on Friday after cautious guidance from the product-testing company, leading the U.K.'s FTSE 100 index lower for a second straight day.
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2014/5/20
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch)--European stock markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, as companies such as Vodafone and Marks & Spencer declined after full-year earnings, while Credit Suisse advanced after reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
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2014/5/20
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Vodafone and Marks & Spencer dragged the U.K. benchmark index lower on Tuesday after both companies reported full-year earnings, while oil giant BP declined after a legal setback related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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2014/5/22
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets moved higher in afternoon action on Thursday, as investors took inspiration from a strong open in the U.S. where better-than-expected manufacturing data provided support.
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2014/5/22
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.K.'s FTSE 100 index struggled for direction at the close on Thursday as shares of SABMiller rose after a well-received earnings report, while Royal Dutch Shell B shares slumped after a change in buyback programs.
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2014/5/22
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.K.'s FTSE 100 index headed for a second straight day in positive territory on Thursday, as shares of SABMiller rose after a well-received earnings report and miners advanced on the back of encouraging Chinese manufacturing data.
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