International Markets


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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Why Petrobras Investors Love Brazil’s World Cup Loss

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR) rallied on Wednesday on perhaps the zaniest of all reasons seen in the past three months -- Brazil's soccer team took a beating from Germany in the ...
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J.P. Morgan’s Top 4 Gaming Stocks to Buy as China Growth Reignites

For a few years, the non-stop growth of gambling in Macau was a fire lit under the top gaming names on Wall Street. A confluence of rule changes, VIP trends ...
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How Badly Could Boeing Be Hurt If Ex-Im Bank Closes Down?

The Tea Party wing of the Republican party has declared that it will not support the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank when the bank's charter comes up for ...
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BMW Global Sales Top a Million for First Half of 2014

For the first time in its history, BMW has sold more than a million cars in the first six months of the year. Through June 2014, the company delivered 1.02 ...
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Delta Air Lines Sinks on Cuts to Venezuelan Service

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said on Monday that it is cutting service to Venezuela from one flight per day between Atlanta and Caracas to one flight per week. American ...
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Why DJIA May Slip Back to 15,000

Most media and analyst forecasts call for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to remain at about 17,000, or for it to plow ahead toward 20,000. The June jobs reports ...
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Mercedes-Benz Sales at All-Time High

For the first six months of 2014, Mercedes-Benz reports that it has sold 783,520 vehicles, up 12.8% over sales in the first half of last year and the best six-month ...
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OECD Projects Slowing Global Growth, Rising Income Equality to 2060

A new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) projects that global economic growth will slow and income inequality will continue to rise to 2060. The "Policy ...
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