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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:29 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:29 AM ET

    German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations Apple expected to unveil iPhone with bigger screen, possible smartwatch at Sept. 9 event US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act Japan economy in doldrums, as incomes and spending languish Ecuador's' digital currency' plans raises questions over future, dilution of dollar Japan's Nikkei leads Asian stock declines after weak economic data

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:23 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:23 AM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations Apple expected to unveil iPhone with bigger screen, possible smartwatch at Sept. 9 event US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act Japan economy in doldrums, as incomes and spending languish Ecuador's' digital currency' plans raises questions over future, dilution of dollar Japan's Nikkei leads Asian stock declines after weak economic data Abercrombie dumps logo on clothes as teen retailer adapts to their customers' changing tastes

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:17 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:17 AM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Tesla, state-owned Chinese phone carrier announce plans for 400 charging stations Apple expected to unveil iPhone with bigger screen, possible smartwatch at Sept. 9 event US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act Japan economy in doldrums, as incomes and spending languish Ecuador's' digital currency' plans raises questions over future, dilution of dollar Japan's Nikkei leads Asian stock declines after weak economic data Abercrombie dumps logo on clothes as teen retailer adapts to their customers' changing tastes

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:12 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Apple expected to unveil iPhone with bigger screen, possible smartwatch at Sept. 9 event US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated Japan economy in doldrums, as incomes and spending languish German fears of economic impact of Ukraine crisis growing, but Merkel's support strong Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act Ecuador's' digital currency' plans raises questions over future, dilution of dollar Japan's Nikkei leads Asian stock declines after weak economic data Abercrombie dumps logo on clothes as teen retailer adapts to their customers' changing tastes

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:03 a.m. EDT Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to shed 6,000 staff as part of overhaul plan after disasters Fed Chair Yellen's assets rose 8 pct. during 2013 to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million Apple expected to unveil iPhone with bigger screen, possible smartwatch at Sept. 9 event US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated Japan economy in doldrums, as incomes and spending languish Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act Ecuador's' digital currency' plans raises questions over future, dilution of dollar Japan's Nikkei leads Asian stock declines after weak economic data Abercrombie dumps logo on clothes as teen retailer adapts to their customers' changing tastes Workers cheer return of former CEO amid settlement in New England supermarket chain feud

  • LONDON, Aug 29- The euro was on track for a second straight month of losses on Friday, with selling likely to accelerate if data show euro zone inflation has slowed further, making it more likely the European Central Bank will loosen policy. The euro was trading at $1.3165, down 0.1 percent on the day, not far from the one-year low of 1.31525 it struck on Wednesday.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 29- The yuan edged higher versus the dollar on Friday and is set to rise nearly 1 percent in August in the third straight month of gains, with China's improving exports helping boost market sentiment towards the Chinese currency, traders said.

  • Ecuador heralds digital currency plans Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    QUITO, Ecuador— Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.

  • *Euro wilts as tensions between Ukraine& Russia flare up. SYDNEY, Aug 29- The safe-haven yen held firm early on Friday, while the euro was on track to post its second straight month of declines as tensions between Ukraine and Russia flared up again.

  • *Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar got a modest lift on Thursday from better-than-expected U.S. economic data and a worsening of the Ukraine crisis that weighed on the steadily declining euro.

  • Dollar rises after strong US GDP report; euro sags Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Better-than-expected U.S. growth data lifted the dollar on Thursday as the euro fell amid worries about tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Here are the problems facing retailers Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Sale sign in window of Abercrombie & Fitch store

    Retailers are under pressure due to elevated promotions, nimble competitors and kids' preference of tech over clothes.

  • European markets close: Russia effect     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including questions about if the ECB will launch QE and the euro's gains were erased by Ukraine tensions

  • *Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar got a lift from better-than-expected U.S. growth data on Thursday as the euro fell amid reawakened investors' worries about a serious escalation in tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Wall Street puts out APB on missing trade volume Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    It's the biggest complaint of the trading community this year: where has all the volume gone?

  • *Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. LONDON, Aug 28- The yen and Swiss franc gained on Thursday, while the euro fell, as concerns about a serious escalation in tensions between Ukraine and Russia rattled investors and drove them to seek safe-haven currencies.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- European shares, the euro currency and Bund yields fell on Thursday after the Ukrainian president said Russian forces had invaded his country. In a statement on the presidential website, Petro Poroshenko called an urgent meeting of Ukraine's security and defence council to decide the next steps to take in the crisis.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- The euro clung to modest gains and a rally in Europe's share and bond markets cooled on Thursday as investors put bets on possible fresh ECB stimulus next week on hold ahead of German inflation data.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- The euro rose further off a one-year low against the dollar on Thursday as feverish speculation of an imminent round of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank cooled. The common currency rose 0.1 percent to $1.3213, up from Wednesday's low of $1.3151 on trading platform EBS- the euro's weakest since early September 2013.

  • "The growth in usage of the renminbi in Europe is going gangbusters," said Evan Goldstein, global head of renminbi services at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong.