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Putin Strikes Uncompromising Tone Over Crisis Hitting Russia – Businessweek


Businessweek

Putin Strikes Uncompromising Tone Over Crisis Hitting Russia
Businessweek
President Vladimir Putin struck an uncompromising stance over the crisis gripping Russia, accusing the U.S. and European Union of trying to undermine his nation and blaming external factors for the ruble's sharp drop. “They won't give up because they will …
HIGHLIGHTS-Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisisReuters
Putin: Russia's Economic Crisis Could Last Two Years At MostCBS Local
Putin says best to end Ukraine crisis 'sooner the better'Chicago Tribune
Fox News -CNNMoney -NOLA.com
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:00 pm

Amazon Confirms Rollout of One-Hour Delivery Service – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Amazon Confirms Rollout of One-Hour Delivery Service
Wall Street Journal
The planned site of Amazon's store, on 34th Street, will be the a delivery hub for New York City. Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal. By. Greg Bensinger And. Greg Bensinger. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL. BiographyGreg Bensinger · Greg.
Amazon introduces one hour delivery with Amazon Prime NowThe Independent
Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New YorkWPTZ The Champlain Valley
Amazon Introduces Prime Now: One-Hour Delivery on Tens of Thousands of Business Wire (press release)

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:58 pm

Uber says it will toughen background checks – CNNMoney


CNNMoney

Uber says it will toughen background checks
CNNMoney
Uber, under fire around the globe for how it screens drivers, said it will toughen up its background checks and take other measures to improve passenger safety. Phillip Cardenas, the head of global safety at Uber, defended the company's safety record but …
Portsmouth says Uber drivers get same regs as cabsSan Francisco Chronicle
Uber pledges tougher safety checksIrish Independent
Uber pledges to improve driver checksFinancial Times
The Hindu -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:48 pm

Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rates – MarketWatch


MarketWatch

Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rates
MarketWatch
ZURICH — Switzerland's central bank on Thursday said it would introduce negative interest rates next year, a measure designed to cool the strength of the Swiss franc and ward off deflation. Beginning Jan. 22, the Swiss National Bank will charge banks …
UBS says no plans to levy negative interest rates on retail clientsReuters
European Stocks Rally on Yellen CommentsWall Street Journal
Swiss Franc Falls as SNB Introduces Negative Rates; Aussie RisesBloomberg
San Francisco Chronicle -Reuters UK
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:31 pm

Treasuries Drop as Stocks Gain After Fed Rates Pledge – Bloomberg


Christian Science Monitor

Treasuries Drop as Stocks Gain After Fed Rates Pledge
Bloomberg
Treasuries declined after the Federal Reserve's pledge to be “patient” on interest rate increases sent stocks rallying globally, damping demand for the relative safety of government bonds. The yield difference between two-year and 10-year notes widened the …
Gold rises 2 pct as Fed takes patient stance on rate hikeCNBC
PRECIOUS-Gold rises 2 pct as Fed takes patient stance on rate hikeReuters
Fed Sets Stage for Rate Hikes in 2015Wall Street Journal
Bidness ETC -NBCNews.com -The Seattle Times
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:17 pm

Fracking remains banned in New York, health and environmental concerns cited – WRVO Public Media


Kansas City Star

Fracking remains banned in New York, health and environmental concerns cited
WRVO Public Media
Hydrofracking protesters rally against the controversial natural gas drilling process at the New York State Fair. (file photo). Ellen Abbott WRVO. Environmentalists are celebrating after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there will be no hydrofracking in New York for …
New York bans fracking after health reportReuters
NEW YORK STATE TO DRILLERS: No fracking here, no waySky Valley Chronicle
Cuomo administration bans fracking in New YorkMid-Hudson News
Capital New York -Chinatopix -CleanTechnica
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:09 pm

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and The Pantry, Inc. Announce Definitive Merger … – MarketWatch


Financial Post

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and The Pantry, Inc. Announce Definitive Merger
MarketWatch
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.A)(ATD.B), ("Couche-Tard"), and The Pantry, Inc. PTRY, +23.08% today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Couche-Tard will acquire The Pantry in an all-cash transaction valued at US $36.75 per share …
Couche-Tard to Buy Pantry for $860 MillionWall Street Journal
Alimentation Couche-Tard to buy Pantry in $1.7 billion dealReuters
CompaniesAlimentation Couche-Tard buys US rival The PantryFinancial Times
RTT News -Montreal Gazette
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:03 pm

California power regulator to address allegations – MiamiHerald.com


California power regulator to address allegations
MiamiHerald.com
California's chief utility regulator is expected to address alleged backroom dealings with the state's largest utility when he presides over his last voting meeting of the five-member commission Thursday. California Public Utilities Commission President Michael …

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:08 am

German business sentiment climbs in Dec to highest level since Aug – Reuters


Business Recorder

German business sentiment climbs in Dec to highest level since Aug
Reuters
BERLIN Dec 18 (Reuters) – German business morale rose in December for the second month running, a survey showed on Thursday, adding to signs that Europe's largest economy is on course to pick up in the fourth quarter after narrowly avoiding a …
German Business More Bullish as Euro Weakens, Oil Price Falls — UpdateNasdaq
German business confidence rises for 2nd consecutive month, managers' future The Republic

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:33 am

Missed Q2 Forecast: It’s Not A Big Deal For FedEx (FDX) – Seeking Alpha


MiamiHerald.com

Missed Q2 Forecast: It's Not A Big Deal For FedEx (FDX)
Seeking Alpha
FDX announced its 2Q15 financial results with EPS $2.14, up 36% from the same quarter a year earlier although still falling short of the $2.19 forecast by 2.3%. The reported revenue and net profit were $11.9bn and $616 million, separately. The net impact …
FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 percentMaryville Daily Times
FedEx Misses In Q2 As Some Costs Rise, Outlook Disappoints FDX UPSInvestor’s Business Daily

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:25 am