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Unknown Election Outcome Is Stocks' Big Fear

10/31/14 A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility. U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin. They just want to know - come Wednesday morning - the actual outcome. ...Read More »

U.S. Probing Standard Chartered Over Dubai Banking - Sources

10/31/14 U.S. authorities are investigating London-based Standard Chartered Plc for potential U.S. sanctions violations connected to its banking for Iranian-controlled entities in Dubai. The latest investigation involving the bank is based, in part, from evidence that emerged during a separate probe of BNP Paribas, the French bank that pleaded guilty this summer to charges related to sanctions-busting and agreed to pay $8.9 billion in penalties.

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Weekly Market Wrap: October 31, 2014

10/31/14 The forty-fourth trading week of 2014 comes to a close with the S&P 500, NASDAQ composite and Dow Jones all higher in early-afternoon trading on Friday. Most actively traded stocks include Groupon (GRPN) up 20.3%, Bank of America (BAC) higher by 0.65%, American Realty Capital (ARCP) down 4%, Facebook (FB) up 1.2% and Intel (INTC) higher by 3.8%. ...Read More »
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Friday Sector Laggards: Precious Metals, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Stocks

10/31/14 In trading on Friday, precious metals shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 4%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Kinross Gold (KGC), off about 10.4% and shares of Almaden Minerals (AAU) down about 9.7% on the day. ...Read More »

AbbVie Says Strong Results Lessen Need For Big Deal

10/31/14 AbbVie, which this month abandoned its planned $55 billion purchase of Dublin drugmaker Shire reported impressive quarterly earnings on demand for its Humira arthritis drug and said it could deliver strong long-term growth without rushing into another big merger attempt. The Chicago drugmaker, which significantly boosted its full-year earnings forecast, said it had earned $506 million, or 31 cents per share, in the third quarter. ...Read More »

Creative Productions is Tapped to Launch a Breakthrough Automotive Technology at SEMA Show in Las Vegas

10/31/14 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Creative Productions, a marketing and licensing agency that specializes in automotive technology, will be presenting a new revolutionary estimating tool for the collision repair industry at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on ...Read More »

Dow Movers: CVX, INTC

10/31/14 In early trading on Friday, shares of Intel (INTC) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 2.7%. Year to date, Intel registers a 28.9% gain. ...Read More »

CHS to open Wisconsin propane rail terminal


ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS (NASDAQ: CHSCP), a leading energy, grains and foods company and the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, is nearing completion of a new propane rail terminal in Hixton, Wis., in time to meet demand for the upcoming..... ...Read More »

Russell & Smith Ford Announces Exciting Changes to Management Team

10/31/14 HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The family owned and operated Auto Group, who has been selling to Texans since 1917, is announcing a change in management. ...Read More »

Chevron Quarterly Profit Jumps 13 Percent

10/31/14 Chevron said on Friday its quarterly profit rose 13 percent as lower crude oil prices boosted its refinery operations, helping to offset sagging results in its oil and gas production. The company posted net income of $5.59 billion, or $2.95 per share, compared with $4.95 billion, or $2.57 per share, in the year-ago period. Production fell nearly 1 percent to 2.57 million barrels of oil equivalent per day as new wells failed to offset declines at old wells.

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Hungary Suspends Internet Tax After Huge Protests

10/31/14 Hungary's prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet usage and reconsider the matter next year after backlash. Two protests within the past week attended by tens of thousands of people were sparked by a scheme to make Internet service providers pay $0.62 per gigabyte of Internet traffic, later proposed to be capped at different monthly rates for individual and business users. ...Read More »

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