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Chrysler-Fiat Merger Dodges a Pothole, Paves the Way to IPO

The merger between Fiat and Chrysler has avoided its latest challenge and now appears on its way to an initial public offering (IPO) in New York as early as October. ...
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How Warren Buffett Is Helping Burger King and Tim Horton Merger

A conference call is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, at which the CEOs of Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) and Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) will discuss the ...
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Is Boeing on Track to Surpass Airbus Production of Single-Aisle Jets?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced Monday morning that it has received an order for 80 of the company’s 737 single-aisle narrow-body jets and two of its 777-300ER dual-aisle wide-body passenger ...
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Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

By Robert Bensh for Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, ...
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Fresh Ukraine-Russia Tensions and Fighting Dominate Markets Friday (Update-Final)

This was almost looking like a great week for the stock market, but geopolitical news interrupted this positive trend late on Friday morning and markets took a sharp turn for ...
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Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax

By James Stafford of Ukraine doesn't need Russia to take it down -- Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes ...
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Petrobras Earnings Slip as Government Keeps Voters Happy

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras, reported second quarter results after markets closed on Friday. The Brazilian oil giant posted quarterly revenues of 82.3 billion reais (about ...
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Mercedes, BMW, Audi: Face-Off in the Luxury Car Market

Just like effective bank robbers, companies that want to earn handsome profits have to go where the money is. And there’s no one more stuffed with the money than the ...
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The Sweet Life: Chocolate at 3-Year High

Chocolate prices closed just short of $3,200 per metric ton last Friday, after rising to a three-year high of $3,284 on Thursday. The Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY) announced the week ...
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Can National Bank of Greece and Bank of Ireland Recover?

The woes of Europe are supposed to be abating, at least somewhat. That is certainly supposed to be the case in the lands of the PIIGS -- Portugal, Ireland, Italy, ...
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The Russia Crash Back On: Bears Loving Putin

Did you remember the White House saying to short Russian stocks in recent months as tensions were mounting between Russia and Ukraine and over sanctions? Well, their timing was way ...
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Credit Suisse Pans the United States in Global Investing Strategy for Rest of 2014

Credit Suisse issued its regional allocation for global investors on Monday. The firm's Andrew Garthwaite sees several key changes taking place in the second half of 2014. Keep in mind ...
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Abbott, Mylan Join Forces to Dodge U.S. Taxes

Add one more to the litany of pharmaceutical company mergers that are being made to avoid U.S. taxes. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) has agreed to sell its non-U.S. generic drug business ...
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Airbus Set to Announce Boeing Dreamliner Competitor at Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow officially takes off on Monday, but Airbus is making news ahead of the show, reportedly telling customers that it is going ahead with plans to upgrade ...
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Boeing 20-Year Forecast Calls for $5.2 Trillion Plane Market

Over the next 20 years to 2033, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) expects the commercial market for jet aircraft to total $5.2 trillion. The world's airlines will acquire a total of ...
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