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The Cuban Economy by the Numbers

With word that relations between the United States and Cuba may be taking a serious turn for the better, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to show what we have done for ...
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The Cuba Trade for Investors, Sort Of

With news breaking on Wednesday that American Alan Gross has been released from prison in Cuba, after five years or so, there is also news that President Obama is overhauling ...
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Can Anything Save Russian ADSs, ETFs and Funds?

Despite efforts to stabilize the crumbling ruble, the Russia trade just seems to keep going from bad to worse. The carnage has gone to the point that a financial trade ...
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Spain’s Repsol Gets Talisman for a Bargain Price

Madrid-based oil company Repsol announced Tuesday morning that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE: TLM) in an all-cash deal for $8 a share, ...
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Why Boeing Shares Were Hurt by Airbus Meeting Commentary

Shares in Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) dropped nearly 4% on Wednesday even though there was little in the way of news to account for the tumble. Unfortunately for Boeing, the ...
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World Demand for OPEC Crude to Fall in 2015

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released its December Oil Market Report Wednesday morning, and the cartel said that demand will fall and supply will rise in 2015. No ...
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Norway’s Oil Decline Accelerating

By Nick Cunningham of New oil projects are being scrapped in Norway amid falling production and low oil prices. Long held up as the model for managing oil abundance, ...
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Italy Downgraded on Deflation, Debt Concerns by S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday lowered its real and nominal growth projections for Italian GDP and, as a result, cut the country’s long- and short-term debt ratings in ...
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German PMI Contracts: Worry About Recession?

Germany is the largest nation by gross domestic product (GDP) in Europe, and its economic engine is in deep trouble financially. The carefully watched Markit purchasing managers index (PMI) report ...
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Boeing, Airbus Battle for Korean Tanker Deal Is Still Going

The government of South Korea wants to buy 4 military refueling tankers for a total price of about $1.25 billion. The world’s two largest aircraft makers, The Boeing Co. (NYSE: ...
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Apple Goes (RED) in Battle Against AIDS

Beginning Monday, November 24, and continuing for the next two weeks, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is offering 25 unique apps in a special section of the App Store called Apps ...
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Petrobras Stock Recovers 8% on Some Good News

Listing all the troubles that have hit Petrobras, formally Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), over the past several years would take a long time. Better just to look at the ...
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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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Companies Spending the Most on R&D

For the third consecutive year, the company spending the most on research and development (R&D) was Germany’s Volkswagen. The automaker’s 2014 R&D spending will total $13.5 billion, just ahead of ...
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Boeing Nabs $8.5 Billion Order Ahead of Zhuhai Air Show

Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced on Sunday an order worth $8.5 billion at list prices for 80 737 MAX 8 aircraft from the leasing company. ...
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