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  • Oct 21- IBM's woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, companies are run. IBM kicked its 2015 operating earnings goal off the back of the truck on Monday, blaming an outright fall in third-quarter revenues on a sudden downturn in client spending. "We saw a marked slowdown in...

  • Buying Europe? Focus on these stocks     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Discussing if now is the time to get bullish on Europe, with Jim McDonald, Northern Trust Global Investments, and Todd Schoenberger, J. Streicher Asset Management.

  • Time to buy Europe?     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    With Europe entertaining QE measures, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discusses if now is the time to look overseas for big returns.

  • The price of oil is not where Russia would like it Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    The Arctic oil rig 'Prirazlomnaya' in the Barents Sea owned by energy giant Gazprom, near Naryan Mar, Russia.

    Russia could face budget problems if oil stays at recent lows—especially given a sliding ruble and Crimea-related costs.

  • European shares close higher     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday as buying was fueled by corporate earnings and reports the ECB would provide extra liquidity in the near future.

  • ECB looking at corporate bond buys: Sources Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market, deciding as soon as December.

  • Why 'Italy doesn't need Germany's help' Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:24 AM ET
    Milan skyline, Italy

    The president of one of the Italy's richest region said the country doesn't need Germany's -- or anybody else's -- help to recover.

  • Italy doesn't need Germany's help: Politician     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Roberto Maroni, President of Lombardy and senior member of the Northern League, says Italy does not need Germany's help to improve its economy and wants to be "strong enough" to solve its own problems.

  • Roberto Maroni, President of Lombardy and senior member of the Northern League, says Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi needs to boost growth in the country before carrying out certain reforms.

  • Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, and Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, say that German stocks are an attractive buy despite the XETRA DAX being one of the worst performers this year.

  • Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard& Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies. "I think it's too early to call to call this a new rally, but I think there are definite signs that investors...

  • *China Q3 economic growth slows to 7.3 pct from 7.5 pct in Q2 China data positive for gold, despite uptick in Asian equities. SINGAPORE, Oct 21- Gold clung to overnight gains on Tuesday to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008/ 09 financial...

  • China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown. The third-quarter figures, released Tuesday, put China on course for annual growth somewhat lower than the 7.5 percent targeted by...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 21- London copper edged up on Tuesday as hopes grew of more stimulus measures from China after the top consumer of the metal reported a slowing of third-quarter economic growth to its weakest since the 2008/ 09 global financial crisis. "The data looks in line with our central case, which is continued moderation in China's growth outlook, but still on an...

  • China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:09 PM ET

    BEIJING— China's economic growth waned to 7.3 percent last quarter, the lowest rate since early 2009, resuming a slowdown that had been eased by mini-stimulus measures earlier in the year. The International Monetary Fund said in July that China should lower its growth target to no more than 7 percent for next year, but some analysts expect an even deeper decline,...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as worries about booming supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back toward last week's four-year low. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy economic...

  • Ikea makes push for growth Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    The CEO of Ikea Group, the world's largest furniture chain, is pushing for sales growth, while making its ready-to-assemble furniture more accessible to customers increasingly looking for more convenience. "Customers still would like to sit in the sofa and feel how comfortable it is," Peter Agnefjail, Ikea's president and CEO told The Associated Press in a phone...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Monday as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy...

  • No strong recovery until 2017: Economist     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International says markets will have to wait until 2016 or early 2017 for a strong recovery.

  • Cashin: Market deciding on IBM     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Art Cashin

    Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, discusses the influence of IBM's disappointing earnings and the impact of Ebola on the U.S. stock market.

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