Archive for April, 2015

Visa quarterly operating revenue rises 7.8 pct

April 30th, 2015

Visa quarterly operating revenue rises 7.8 pct
April 30 (Reuters) – Visa Inc, the world’s largest credit and debit card company, reported a 7.8 percent rise in second-quarter operating revenue as more customers used cards for payments.


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Reuters: US Dollar Report

TSX falls as earnings reports disappoint

April 30th, 2015

TSX falls as earnings reports disappoint

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in TorontoTORONTO (Reuters) – Canada's main stock index ended lower on Thursday, but still notched a 2.2 percent gain on the month, as investors punished companies whose earnings reports failed to impress. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 124.20 points, or 0.81 percent, at 15,223.14. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp, editing by G Crosse)

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Stock Markets News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Manitoba forecasts C$422 million deficit in 2015-16

April 30th, 2015

Manitoba forecasts C$422 million deficit in 2015-16
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – The western Canadian province of Manitoba forecast on Thursday a C$422 million ($349.40 million) deficit for its 2015-16 budget, its seventh straight annual deficit. Manitoba, a flood-prone province whose economy depends on farming, manufacturing and mining, projected spending at C$15.535 billion, up 1.9 percent from 2014-15. (Reporting by Rod Nickel; editing by G Crosse and Jeffrey Hodgson)
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Economy News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Comedy at work: From menial, low-paid jobs comes laughter

April 30th, 2015

Comedy at work: From menial, low-paid jobs comes laughter
(Note offensive language in fourth and fifth paragraphs of Kathleen Madigan section)


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Reuters: Money

US stocks drop as investors assess corporate earnings

April 30th, 2015

US stocks drop as investors assess corporate earnings

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. A weak batch of earnings reports is sending the stock market slightly lower in early trading Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A sell-off in stocks worsened in Thursday afternoon trading as investors assessed the latest corporate earnings. Harman International, which makes audio systems for cars, and Yelp, an online listings company, fell sharply after posting weak earnings.

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Stock Markets News Headlines – Yahoo! News

FOREX-Dollar up vs yen on U.S. data; but index posts worst month in 4 years

April 30th, 2015

FOREX-Dollar up vs yen on U.S. data; but index posts worst month in 4 years
* Euro rises to 2-month high, posts best month in 4-1/2 years


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Reuters: US Dollar Report

UPDATE 8-Oil has best monthly gain in 6 years but rally may hit 'speed bumps'

April 30th, 2015

UPDATE 8-Oil has best monthly gain in 6 years but rally may hit 'speed bumps'
* Brent up 21 pct in April, US crude 25 pct; best since May 2009


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Reuters: US Dollar Report

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares fall on weak results, dollar pares losses

April 30th, 2015

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares fall on weak results, dollar pares losses
* Shares worldwide set for second session of losses * Euro surges above $1.12 * Bond yields climb again after spiking on Wednesday * Dollar pares losses after hitting nine-week lows (Updates prices…


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Reuters: US Dollar Report

UPDATE 2-U.S. lawmaker optimistic on fast-track trade bill vote

April 30th, 2015

UPDATE 2-U.S. lawmaker optimistic on fast-track trade bill vote
WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) – A key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday he is optimistic Congress will approve legislation key to a Pacific trade pact even though the top Democrat in the House of…


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Reuters: US Dollar Report

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real drops to 3 per dollar on fiscal data, U.S. outlook

April 30th, 2015

EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's real drops to 3 per dollar on fiscal data, U.S. outlook
SAO PAULO, April 30 (Reuters) – The Brazilian real weakened sharply on Thursday following disappointing government fiscal results and strong labor market data in the United States. Other Latin…


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Reuters: US Dollar Report