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  • AltaMarea Group co-owners Ahmass Fakahany and Michael White, discuss where the banking industry should go from here, and the importance of Wall Street to their business.

  • AltaMarea CEO: Dense markets outside of the US     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    AltaMarea Group co-owners Ahmass Fakahany and Michael White, provide insight on their global business strategy, and the most important market outside of the U.S.

  • Holy cow! US edges toward 'dairy cliff,' $8 milk Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Jugs of milk on sale.

    Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will not extend current farm law if Congress can't agree on a new farm bill before adjourning next week.

  • UPDATE 1-Weaker Swiss stocks push down European shares Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 10- European shares slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by major Swiss stocks as a rally in the Swiss franc raised fresh concern about the country's exports. Swiss stocks such as chemicals groups Roche, drugs group Novartis and food company Nestle took the most points off the index.

  • Weaker Swiss stocks push down European shares Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 10- European shares slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by major Swiss stocks as a rally in the Swiss franc raised fresh concern about the country's exports. Swiss stocks such as chemicals groups Roche, drugs group Novartis and food company Nestle took the most points off the index.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record high, as traders awaited more clues from the Federal Reserve on whether the U.S. central bank would soon begin winding down its economic stimulus. The Dow industrials traded within 43.11 points from session high to intraday low, in the Dow's tightest daily range since Aug. 17, 2012.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Monday after positive Chinese trade and inflation data, while remarks by top Federal Reserve officials about the outlook for slowing the Fed's stimulus had little impact on the market.

  • Jeffrey Lacker, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will speak at an economic outlook conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 12:30 p.m.. St. Louis Fed Bank President James Bullard will also speak on the economy in St. Louis in the afternoon, and Dallas Fed Bank President Richard Fisher will speak in Chicago in the evening.

  • Dec 9- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported another sluggish month of sales at established restaurants, results that suggest the famed hamburger chain is losing U.S. market share to rivals.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Wall Street rose modestly on Monday after Chinese inflation data eased worries about policy tightening there, while investors were cautious before speeches on the economy by four top Federal Reserve officials. Richmond Fed Bank President Jeffrey Lacker will speak at an economic outlook conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at 12:30 p.m..

  • Dec 9- McDonald's Corp continued to grapple with slack demand and intense competition in November, as weakness in the United States, Germany and Japan dragged on sales at established restaurants.

  • Sysco bites into US Foods in $3.5 billion deal Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    A Sysco Corp truck.

    Sysco said it would buy rival US Foods for about $3.5 billion, creating a company with about $65 billion in annual revenue.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Monday, supported by inflation data from China but gains were likely to be capped with a number of top Federal Reserve officials lined up to speak throughout the day.

  • Dec 9- Sysco Corp said it would buy rival US Foods Inc for about $3.5 billion and assume about $4.7 billion in debt to cement its position as the biggest U.S. food distributor, driving up Sysco's shares 30 percent before the bell.

  • Dec 9- McDonald's Corp reported weaker-than-expected global sales at established restaurants for November, hurt by a sharp drop in comparable-store sales in the United States. The company said high competition and relatively weak customer traffic hurt sales in the United States, its second biggest market after Europe.

  • Sysco to buy US Foods for $8.2 bln including debt Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 8:13 AM ET

    Dec 9- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it would buy rival US Foods for about $3.5 billion and assume about $4.7 billion in debt to create a company with about $65 billion in annual revenue.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 9- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, is to create a joint venture for potash distribution with Malaysia as it seeks to boost sales in South East Asia, the company said on Monday. Malaysia, along with other countries in South East Asia, is a major market for the crop nutrient due to demand from its palm oil industry.

  • Tens of thousands of fast-food workers around the U.S. are demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15/hour. Popeye's crew member Mary Coleman discusses the challenges of trying to get higher pay from her employer.

  • Fast-food workers demand fair living wage     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Fast-food workers around the U.S. are on strike demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. About a hundred employees tried to block the lunchtime rush outside a Wendy's in Brooklyn, reports NBC News' Katy Tur.

  • A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.

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