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Stocks Drop As Report Shows Fewer Jobs Created Than Expected

Wall Street strategists lower S&P 500 estimates

Contrary to earlier bullish predictions for 2016, several Wall Street strategists have started lowering their forecasts on S&P 500 stocks. The Chinese economy slowdown, volatile oil prices and interest rates are the major reasons for drop in forecast. The gap between highest and lowest forecast has been widening.

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San Francisco Shuttle Buses To Silicon Valley

After robust phase, venture capital heads to pre-recession level

Venture capital (VC) funding activity seems to be heading towards pre-recessionary mark. The VC activity recorded robust growth phase for over seven years. The sluggish financial markets are discouraging VC funding and raising money.

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Stocks Dive On Dropping Energy Prices

Wall Street monitors USD, while oil price drops

Investors are concerned as the US stock index futures turned weaker. The marginal recovery in oil price amid drop in the US dollar puts the Wall Street on cautious note. On the other hand, Asian and European stocks were trading marginally higher on oil price recovery and drop in US dollar.

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Views Of Tankers & Refineries As Oil Trades Near 12-Year Low

Cheap oil benefits consumers, hits governments

The lower oil price for about 19 months is benefiting the consumers, but creating a lot of problems for the global governments and business firms. Many banks and the US government forecast oil price above $40 a barrel this year. The oil price fell to below $30 during the past 19 months from $107 a barrel.

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Views Of Tankers & Refineries As Oil Trades Near 12-Year Low

Oil price may rebound 50% in 2016

The latest forecast indicates 50 percent rebound in oil prices by the end of 2016. The oil price could be higher by $15 per barrel this year taking the New York crude to $46 a barrel by fourth quarter and Brent to $48 during the same period. The drop in US shale output is likely to drive oil price up in the second half of 2016.

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Citigroup Inc. Bank Branches Ahead Of Earnings Figures

It's too early to dump Chinese stocks, Citigroup tells investors

Citigroup holds view that it's too early to come to a conclusion about the state of the world's largest economy. It advises investors not to offload stocks over China. Citigroup in its latest research reports terms the present uncertainty and sluggishness in the Chinese economy and markets as a 'correction.'

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The New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference

Xerox splits into two; Carl Icahn to get 3 berths on board

Xerox Corporation will be split into two separate business entities for hardware and services businesses. It's learnt that activist investor Carl Icahn will get multiple positions on the boards of the two companies including three on the board of services company. Xerox's fourth quarter numbers are expected to be released on Friday and an official statement about division may also be announced simultaneously.

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ClassPass is a service that allows users to take classes at a variety of fitness studios. One location is Bonza Bodies Fitness in Denver.

KFit App Raises $12M In Funding For Asia Expansion With Sequoia Capital, SIG, and Venturra Capital In The Round

KFit, a fitness-sharing platform that based in Kuala Lumpur, has raised a $12 million Series A funding from Sequoia Capital, SIG, and Venturra Capital. The fund will be used to enlarge its services to cities in Asia. Offering a cheaper rate, KFit will compete with its Singaporean rival, GuavaPass.

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Silicon Roundabout As U.K. Tech Startups Raise Record Venture Capital In 2015

Chinese Venture Capital Cocoon Networks Open a $700M Fund in London

Cocoon Networks, a Chinese-backed venture capital group is setting up a £500 ($700) million fund in London. The fund is aimed to invest in European tech startups.

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Silicon Roundabout As U.K. Tech Startups Raise Record Venture Capital In 2015

TrueBridge Capital Closed Its Fourth Venture

TrueBridge Capital Partners announced the closing of its fourth venture capital fund-of-funds on January 13. The fourth fund-of-funds is secured at its $400 million hard cap.

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The Queen And Duke Of Edinburgh Host Reception To Recognise The UK Technology Sector

UK technology sector mobilizes $3.6-bln VC in 2015

The UK-based technology firms mobilized $3.6 billion (£2.5 billion) funds from venture capitalists (VC) in 2015 and this is 70 percent higher than $2.1 billion in 2014. London technology companies accounted for more than half of the mobilized VC funds. The increasing investor appetite for technology startups and fintech firms has been the main factor that propelled the VC funding.

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Key Speakers At The TechCrunch Disrupt Summit

Y Combinator Reshuffles Executives, Gmail Creator Flagships ‘The Startup Accelerator’

In a major setback, Silicon Valley’s largest startup accelerator reshuffles assignments for top executives. After five years of joining, Gmail and FriendFeed dreamer Paul Buchheit replaces Sam Altman as managing partner of startup accelerator’s core program. Sam Altman is reportedly assigned to advise his successor managing partners while overseeing the entire program.

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A child's handwriting on a whiteboard

As women earn more, fund managers buy shares of U.S. daycare company

U.S. fund managers are finding a lot to like about finger-painting and naptime. Fund ownership of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc, the only publicly traded daycare company in the United States, swelled 21 percent in the most recently reported quarter according to fund tracker Morningstar.

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