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J.P. Morgan’s 5 Top International Stock Picks

While the U.S. markets have absolutely been on fire, the terminally slow-growth European bourses have been miserable this year for the most part, lagging domestic markets by 22% in U.S. ...
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GM Continues to Take a Beating in Europe Car Sales

Car sales in Europe have continued to grow as the European Union slowly emerges from its deep recession. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) was the only major car company that ...
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Draghi Talks More About Coming Quantitative Easing

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), spoke on Monday to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. While there are many comments in the prepared notes ...
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Eurozone GDP and Inflation Show Why Quantitative Easing Is Becoming More Certain

Eurostat has released the flash estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) for the eurozone. The report has a mixed bias to it. The good news is that it was ...
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European Commission Slashes EU Growth Rates

The deep recession in Europe -- the European Union and the euro area -- was supposed to be over. Economies across the region had started to overcome years of drops ...
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Amazon Faces Strike by German Workers

Some of Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) German workforce have called another strike. The action follows several others, as Amazon employees at several of its distribution centers try to get better ...
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Chrysler European Sales Good, Should Get Better

For the month of September, what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) sold a total of 67,743 vehicles in the European Union (EU) nations, up 6.1% compared with ...
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GM’s Europe Sales Continue to Drop

Car sales in Europe were decimated by the deep recession, which is not over in some countries, at least based on employment and gross domestic product. However, the very modest ...
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As Interest Rates Hit 2014 Lows, Fed Fund Futures See Later Rate Hikes

The financial markets just keep facing the same conundrum, over and over ... and over. The common belief has been for years now that interest rates would rise, perhaps handily, ...
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Ford Challenge: Are Europe Car Sales in Trouble Again?

When Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) set out its plans and projects for the next several years, one of the focuses was on Europe. Part of that focus was weakness ...
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Downside Risks to Global GDP Growth

Fitch Ratings' latest Global Economic Outlook forecasts that global growth will pick up in 2015 and 2016. Unfortunately, Fitch sees the risks being weighted to the downside. Growth in emerging ...
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GM Europe Sales Drop Sharply in August

The General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sales train wreck in Europe continued in August, which means the company may post another loss in the region for 2014 after decades of ...
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Google Implements ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Rules in Europe

Following the decision by the European Court of Justice in early May that individuals can ask Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) to remove links to certain documents that turn up in ...
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GM Europe Sales Fall Sharply

General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) trouble in the United States continues to be joined by its battle for vehicle sales in Europe. While recalls in America have topped 17 million, ...
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U.K. Adds Illegal Drug Sales and Prostitution to GDP

When the United Kingdom reports its gross domestic product (GDP) for 2014 in September, the figure for the first time will include an estimate that covers the importation, production and ...
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