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Federico Thea

Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal

Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere and neither side shows signs of blinking first, though a last minute deal can't be discounted.

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IRA contributions: the perils of procrastination

Individual Retirement Account contributions are getting larger - an encouraging sign of a recovering economy and improved habits among retirement savers.

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Wall Street

Wall Street Week Ahead: One volatile day does not a correction make

Volatility spiked on Thursday after the tragedy of a downed civilian jetliner in Ukraine and the mounting death toll in Gaza and Israel interrupted the summer trading slumber.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference on the second day of the G20 summit in Los Cabos June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Further sanctions would have 'chilling effect' on Russia: IIF

The Institute of International Finance warned on Friday that further sanctions on Russia would have a "broader chilling effect on Russia" and its companies who are already largely excluded from raising foreign capital.

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Retirees: Have you checked bank CD rates lately?

Getting low-risk yield has been one of the toughest challenges for retirees ever since the financial meltdown of 2008-2009. Interest rates are near zero, and many retirees are nervous about bonds out of fear that rates might jump.

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PayPal fuels higher eBay revenue even as cyber attack, rivals weigh

EBay Inc posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped the online retailer overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com Inc and a well-publicized cyber attack.

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A general exterior view of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Cynk Tech shares halted on concern over possible manipulation

Trading in shares of Cynk Technology Corp (CYNK.PK) was suspended Friday in the loosely regulated over-the-counter market, amid concerns about possible market manipulation after a 24,000-percent surge in the stock price in the last month.

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Searchtech Ventures Inc. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

Searchtech Ventures Inc., is pleased to announce that it has completed its initial public offering today of 6,847,000 common shares at a purchase price of $0.10 per Common Share by way of a prospectus for gross proceeds of $684,700.

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Silicon Valley Startup

Venture fund 500 Startups uses Jobs Act to raise $100 million from public

500 Startups, the $100 million Silicon Valley venture fund perhaps best known for its incubator program for young companies, said on Thursday it would tap a new source of cash for its latest fund: the public.

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Asian Stocks

Private equity buyouts in Asia take old risks with new money

A little over a month ago, a Texas power utility at the centre of the biggest leveraged buyout in history filed for bankruptcy, sunk by billions of dollars of debt that it took on after being acquired by a trio of top private equity names in 2007.

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Mt. Gox

Failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox gets U.S. bankruptcy protection

The failed Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox, received court approval on Tuesday to begin Chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings in the United States as it awaits approval of a settlement with U.S. customers and a sale of its business.

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Emerging Markets

Moody's: EMEA high-yield market remains set for another record year, as private equity IPOs continue

With high-yield bond issuance of USD13.8 billion in May, and cumulative issuance reaching USD70 billion, 2014 looks well placed to set another issuance record according to Moody's

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin entrepreneur settles SEC charges over stock sales

A well-known proponent of the electronic currency bitcoin agreed to pay nearly $51,000 to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil charges that he publicly offered unregistered shares in two Internet ventures, the regulator said on Tuesday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple allows 'approved' virtual currencies in Apps

Apple Inc will let software developers include virtual-currency transactions in their applications, paving the way for new forms of money to appear on iPhones and iPads.

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Fidelity Contrafund cuts Yahoo stake by 41 percent this year

Fidelity Investments Contrafund, the largest mutual fund investor in Yahoo Inc, cut its stake in the Internet media company by 41 percent during the first four months of 2014, according to the fund's latest disclosure.

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