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HSBC

HSBC not the troublemaker made out to be, rival Swiss banker says

HSBC (HSBA.L), in the spotlight after details emerged about how its Swiss unit allegedly helped clients dodge taxes, isn't the troublemaker it is currently depicted as, the head of a rival private bank was quoted saying on Saturday.

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Warren Buffett

Buffett says 'sprawl' is good, but may not be good enough

Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average.

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New York Stock Exchange

Jobs report may test market's complacency

The U.S. stock market has been quiet this week - too quiet. Wall Street has traded in a tight range of late, with both volatility and trading volumes drying up as the earnings season winds down and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's recent Congressional testimony delivered no surprises.

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Asian stock market

Global stocks fall on mixed data; oil rebounds

U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed U.S. economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June.

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Traders

Wall Street ends down after data; posts strong gains for month

The S&P 500 posted its best monthly gain since October 2011 on Friday, but U.S. stocks ended lower for the day as U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter.

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Warren Buffett

Buffett, a cheerleader for America, takes his checkbook abroad

Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity."

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Frankfurt stock exchange

European shares at fresh seven-year high as ECB QE nears

European shares rose to fresh seven-year highs on Friday, extending a two-month rally fueled by the European Central Bank's money printing program which starts in the coming weeks.

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Japan's Nikkei

Japanese stocks at 15-year peak, dollar firm after data boost

Japanese stocks crawled to a fresh 15-year peak on Friday after the dollar surged against the yen as upbeat U.S. data flipped expectations back in favor of an early interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

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The Euro sign

Euro zone lending shows sign of turnaround as morale improves

Bank lending in the euro zone fell slightly in January but at a slower pace than a month earlier, suggesting the economy may be turning a corner as consumer morale picks up in the bloc's largest economies.

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J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney holiday-quarter adjusted profit misses estimates

Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) reported a lower-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit as it discounted more during the holiday season and invested in store expansions.

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NASDAQ

Nasdaq resumes climb; S&P 500, Dow fall with energy

The Nasdaq resumed its recent advance on Thursday after deal news in the technology sector, while the Dow and S&P 500 dipped as energy shares sank with oil prices.

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Frankfurt stock exchange

Global equities hit new record as cheap money reigns

Global equities set a new record high and bond yields sank to fresh lows on Thursday as investors positioned for an extended era of cheap money ahead of the European Central Bank's looming bond-buying scheme.

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NYSE

S&P, edge down with Apple; Dow ends at record high

The S&P 500 closed down and the Nasdaq snapped a 10-session winning streak on Wednesday as investors took profits in Apple shares, while the Dow eked out another record high close.

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Japan's Nikkei

Asian shares rise after Yellen stresses policy flexibility

Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, taking their cues from Wall Street's gains after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the Fed would not rush into raising interest rates.

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Hewlett-Packard

Strong dollar hurts HP's earnings forecast, shares plummet

Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) reported flat or lower quarterly revenue in all its operating units on Tuesday, and forecast full-year earnings well below analysts' expectations due to the strong U.S. dollar.

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