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  • AP Top Financial News At 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stocks up in early trading ahead of Fed statement US homebuilder confidence soars in September US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Sony forecasts $2 B loss as smartphones lag Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture Trian wants DuPont to split its business

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:26 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stocks up in early trading ahead of Fed statement US homebuilder confidence soars in September US stocks rise slightly in opening trade US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Sony forecasts $2 B loss as smartphones lag Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:26 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    US stocks move higher in morning trading ahead of Fed statement on rates; DuPont, FedEx surge Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9- year high on stronger sales outlook Stocks open slightly higher ahead of Fed announcement on the economy and interest rates US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates FedEx 1 Q profit, sales top expectations; company will hire 50,000 seasonal workers US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent Alibaba post-IPO' partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control Sony forecasts loss of $2.1 billion, cancels dividend after cutting value of mobile business Family Dollar board recommends shareholders reject Dollar General's tender offer

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.

  • U.S. current account gap narrows in the second quarter Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. current account deficit unexpectedly narrowed in the second quarter, supported by a partial reversal of a large equity disinvestment that had occurred in the previous quarter.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US current account Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account trade deficit for the April-June quarter. WIDER DEFICIT: The expectation is that the deficit widened to $113.8 billion in the second quarter, up 2.3 percent from the first quarter, according to a survey of economists by data firm Fact Set.

  • Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits India Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    AHMEDABAD, India— Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Indian prime minister's home state of Gujarat on Wednesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on India's need to improve worn out infrastructure and reduce its trade deficit.

  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SEES CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS AROUND 2 PCT OF GDP IN 2014, FALLING TO 1 PCT IN 2015-2017- DOCUMENT.

  • Germany on track for record current account surplus Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 11- Germany is on track to achieve a record current account surplus this year, the Ifo think tank said on Thursday, in news that could raise pressure on the government in Berlin to do more to boost domestic demand and invest at home.

  • German exports soar in July Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:29 AM ET

    BERLIN— German exports soared in July to their highest monthly value ever, helping Europe's largest economy post a record trade surplus, another sign it is bouncing back after a surprise second-quarter contraction.

  • BERLIN, Sept 8- Germany posted a record trade surplus of 22.2 billion euros in July, suggesting Europe's largest economy could bounce back strongly in the third quarter after suffering a surprise contraction in the second.

  • Record German trade surplus points to strong Q3 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:06 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 8- Germany posted a record trade surplus of 22.2 billion euros in July, suggesting Europe's largest economy could bounce back strongly in the third quarter after suffering a surprise contraction in the second.

  • BEIJING, Sept 8- China's exports rose more than forecast in August while imports unexpectedly fell, pushing the trade surplus to a record high for the second consecutive month and underlining the challenges facing policymakers as they struggle to revive tepid domestic demand.

  • *Trade deficit narrows to $40.5 billion in July. WASHINGTON, Sept 4- U.S. companies hired fewer workers than expected in August, but an acceleration in services sector activity to a nine-year high offered assurance that the economy remained on track for a sturdy rate of growth in the third quarter.

  • *Private payrolls rise 204,000 in August, miss expectations. *Trade deficit narrows to $40.5 billion in July. WASHINGTON, Sept 4- U.S. companies hired fewer workers than expected in August, but the trend in job growth remained consistent with a sturdy economic performance in the third quarter.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 4- Canada's trade surplus in July jumped to a near six-year high of C $2.58 billion in another sign the long-battered export sector could be on its way to a lasting recovery.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in July to its lowest point in six months as exports rose to a record high, supporting views of sturdy economic growth in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade gap fell 0.6 percent to $40.5 billion, the lowest since January.

  • Japan July exports rise 3.9 pct year/year - MOF Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 20- Japan's exports rose 3.9 percent in July from a year earlier, government data showed on Wednesday, up for the first time in three months in an encouraging sign that a pick-up in external demand will bolster economic growth. That resulted in a trade deficit of 964.0 billion yen, versus an expected shortfall of 702.5 billion yen.

  • *Current account surplus narrows to 16 bln ringgit. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15- Malaysia's economy grew 6.4 percent in the second quarter, faster than expected, as exports kept up their strong performance and consumer spending stayed buoyant despite steps by the central bank to curb high household debt levels.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 14- Indonesia's central bank on Thursday reported a larger than expected second quarter current account deficit, but kept its key policy rates unchanged, and predicted improvement later this year.