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Nasdaq Stock Market delists 4 small companies (AP)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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AP - The Nasdaq Stock Market on Wednesday said it will delist the stocks of four small companies.

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Stocks mostly rise as Fed sees improving economy (AP)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2008 file photo, a Wall St. street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Investors are making few moves in early trading Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, after a private group's report showed job cuts declined in November for the eighth straight month, but not as much as forecast.(AP Photo/Jin Lee, file)AP - The stock market struggled but held its ground Wednesday as an upbeat assessment of the economy from the Federal Reserve offset drops in bank and energy stocks.


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Delta, Walgreen, Diedrich Coffee are big movers (AP)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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AP - The following stocks were among those that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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Biotech cos. rise as gov’t OKs new stem cell lines (AP)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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AP - Shares of companies developing stem cell therapies surged Wednesday on news that the federal government has cleared 13 new stem cell lines for testing, bringing to a close nearly a decade of restrictions.

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The 10 Strangest Mutual Funds (U.S. News & World Report)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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U.S. News & World Report - When mutual funds step off the beaten path, there's no telling what will happen. In the past, for example, oddball funds have fought the war on terror (the Ancora Homeland Security Fund), tried to prop up the sky (the Chicken Little Growth Fund), and fantasized about swinging a presidential election (the Blue Fund). And although those three particular funds--all of which have been liquidated--failed, others have stepped in to carry the torch and preserve a long and proud tradition of eccentric investing styles. Here are the 10 quirkiest funds we could find:

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Gold pushes TSX to 14-month high (Reuters)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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Reuters - Toronto's main stock index rose to its highest level in more than 14 months on Wednesday, adding to a big gain in the previous session, as record high gold prices sparked a rally in shares of gold miners.

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SEC ramps up probes of hedge funds: source (Reuters)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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Reuters - U.S. securities regulators have stepped up their probes of hedge funds and are asking some firms to hand over information about their performance and trades, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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World markets focus in on key economic events (AP)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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A Tokyo money dealer reacts as the U.S. dollar is traded at 87.43 yen on the Tokyo foreign exchange in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. Japan's central bank decided Tuesday to further ease monetary policy by massaging the economy with cheap loans amid government pressure to respond to a surging yen and falling consumer prices. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)AP - Late buying pushed European stock markets to close modestly higher Wednesday but investors around the world remained focused on key economic news emerging in the next few days about the pace of the global economic recovery.


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Dubai debt questions unanswered, UAE takes new break (AFP)

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Yahoo! News: Stock Markets News.

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A man stands by his camel on a beach in Dubai. Gulf stock markets steadied after heavy losses in the previous two days, with investors hesitant to trade pending further information on Dubai's plans to sort out its debt crisis.(AFP/Karim Sahib)AFP - Gulf stock markets steadied on Wednesday after heavy losses in the previous two days, with investors hesitant to trade pending further information on Dubai's plans to sort out its debt crisis.


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Sec’y Clinton: Obama’s Afghan policy right for US (AP)

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses the media at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday the allies will prevail in their bid to stabilize Afghanistan but only if they answer President Barack Obama's call for more allied troops on the ground. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)AP - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling the Obama administration's newly announced surge-and-exit strategy in Afghanistan "the best way to protect our nation now and in the future."


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