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  • Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The gambling industry nationwide paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to a report from the American Gaming Association. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report's tax revenue figures before its release Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Greek government bond yields rose to their highest in almost two months on Monday as Athens' plans for an early exit from a bailout programme raised concerns about future financing and debt relief.

  • Bubble bubble, toil and global troubles hit stocks Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:57 AM ET
    Riot police use pepper spray as they clash with protesters, as tens of thousands of protesters block the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 28, 2014.

    Brazil, Hong Kong, Spain —take your pick. International uncertainty abounds, and it's spilling over into U.S. markets.

  • *Hong Kong unrest hits some European shares. LONDON, Sept 29- The dollar traded near four-year highs against a basket of major currencies on Monday on further signs of the relative strength of the U.S. economy, while pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong hurt Asian-exposed European shares.

  • *Hong Kong unrest hits some European shares. LONDON, Sept 29- The dollar hit its highest in almost two years against the euro, with German inflation data expected to keep pressure on the ECB to ease monetary policy. Unrest in Hong Kong hurt Asian-exposed European shares.

  • *Hong Kong unrest hits some European shares. LONDON, Sept 29- The dollar hit its highest in almost two years against the euro, with German inflation data expected to keep pressure on the ECB to ease monetary policy. Unrest in Hong Kong hurt Asian-exposed European shares.

  • GENEVA, Sept 29- The Swiss National Bank does not rule out the use of negative interest rates to defend its cap on the Swiss franc and ward off deflation, Chairman Thomas Jordan said on Monday.

  • *Commerce Ministry sees 2014 exports up 0.5-1.0 pct, not 3.5 pct. BANGKOK, Sept 29- Thai exports unexpectedly fell the most in August since flooding in late 2011 paralyzed the economy, putting pressure on the military government to speed up stimulus measures.

  • Russia warns Ukraine, EU over free-trade pact Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 29- Russia issued a new warning on Monday that it would retaliate if the European Union or Ukraine push ahead with moves to implement a free-trade agreement. Russia says its economy would be hurt by the free trade deal because it would allow Ukraine to export cheaper European goods to Russia, undercutting local products.

  • FOREX-Dollar surges anew, euro zone data eyed Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    *Hong Kong dollar falters after pro-democracy demonstrations. LONDON, Sept 29- The dollar rose to new multi-year highs against the yen, euro and a basket of currencies on Monday, a three-month-old rally showing no signs of dissipating before a week of important economic set pieces.

  • ECB QE good for emerging markets: Turkish Fin Min Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    An employee uses a machine to count a bundle of 100 Turkish lira banknotes inside a currency exchange office in Istanbul, Turkey.

    The finance minister of Turkey has told CNBC that an ECB quantitative easing program will have positive effects for emerging markets like his.

  • *Customs-cleared exports -7.4 pct y/y in Aug, poll saw -3.6 pct. BANGKOK, Sept 29- Thai exports in August fell by the biggest percentage since bad flooding in late 2011, confirming that a key engine of the country's economy is not firing.

  • LONDON, Sept 28- On one side of the Atlantic they're trying to refill the punchbowl. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew last week laid bare Washington's long-standing frustrations with the reluctance of European governments to increase public spending.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 26- Brent crude futures ended flat on Friday as improving supply and concerns about tepid demand for oil in Europe and China offset concerns about the Middle East conflicts, while U.S. crude rose on supportive economic data from the United States.

  • *Spain lifts 2014 GDP forecast to 1.3 pct from 1.2 pct. MADRID, Sept 26- Spain on Friday raised its forecast for economic growth this year and next, in contrast with countries like Italy and France that are lowering their outlook.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- World equity markets climbed on Friday as data showed the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter, while U.S. bond prices dipped after news high-profile investor Bill Gross is leaving Pimco for a rival firm.

  • *Athens hopes to wean itself off bailout plan early. In Berlin earlier this week, Samaras for the first time publicly acknowledged that Athens hoped to wean itself off a 240- billion-euro EU/IMF aid package a year before its scheduled end in early 2016..

  • Not surprised by Scottish vote: Diamond     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Bob Diamond, Atlas Merchant Capital founder, shares his thoughts on Scotland's election amid Europe's financial struggles.

  • US stocks end rocky week with a surge; Nike gains Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Good economic and corporate news helped the stock market stage a rebound at the end of a turbulent week of trading. Nike jumped after turning in higher profits, leading the Dow Jones industrial average higher.

  • Conflicts weighing on German consumer confidence Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    BERLIN— A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence has fallen further amid concerns over conflicts in Ukraine and elsewhere and economic weakness across Europe.

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