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Boeing 777-9X

Japanese Supplier for Boeing 777X to Build New Plant: Report

The company best known in the United States for its Subaru cars is preparing to build a new $98 million factory to fabricate a major part for the new 777X ...
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Russian Economy May Fall From World’s Top Ten

Russia is the world's seventh largest economy based on gross domestic product (GDP). The CIA World Factbook puts its GDP for 2013 at $2.55 trillion. An even modest contraction would ...
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Why NBG Should Like Greece’s Bond Sale But Didn’t

The capital markets have opened back up to Greece. The struggling, or very struggling, island nation in the eurozone (and one of the PIIGS), has tapped the capital markets for ...
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HP Pays Large Sum to Settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

Paying out $108 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges may sound expensive on the surface, but for a company like Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) it may be cheaper ...
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Microsoft, Nokia Deal Almost Done

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) announced Tuesday morning that the sale of virtually all the company's devices and services business to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) received approval from China's Ministry of ...
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Walmart Still Struggles in India

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) tried for at least the past two years to persuade the government of India to allow more foreign direct investment in the country so that ...
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No Big Macs for Crimea; No Tacos for Putin

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) will close its three restaurants in Crimea, saying that it is “currently evaluating potential business and regulatory implications which may result from the evolving situation” in ...
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Oil Tanker

Enbridge, Valero Get Approval to Export Crude

Independent oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) and Canada-based pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) have been granted licenses from the U.S. Commerce Depart to re-export crude oil ...
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Boeing to Sell Parts to Iran; Are Airplanes Next?

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday issued a license to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) allowing the company to sell airplane parts to Iran. The license is related to the deal ...
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Does a Wider Trade Deficit Even Matter?

The trade balance has begun to matter again. After all, lower energy imports and higher energy exports have been a game changer in America. That being said, should we be ...
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J.P. Morgan Backs Off Russian Payment Halt

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced Thursday that it has received clearance from U.S. regulators to process a transfer of funds from the Russian embassy in Kazakhstan to ...
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Boeing Battles Airbus for Korean Tanker Contract

The government of South Korea has announced that it will seek bids for four military refueling tankers in June, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) said on Wednesday that it intends ...
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Tesla Model S

Best-Selling Car in Norway: Tesla Model S

The second-largest market for the Model S from Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is Norway. And in the first quarter of 2014, the Model S is the best-selling car in ...
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J.P. Morgan Denies Russian Money Transfer

In what is the first action by a large U.S. financial institution as a result of sanctions against Russia, mega-bank J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) blocked a transfer ...
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Is a Nine-Day Winning Streak in Emerging Market ETFs Too Much?

How long should a winning streak really last in the stock market? A casual market observer might think the market has a 50-50 chance of being up or down on ...
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