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  • SYDNEY, July 25- London copper edged down on Friday but was still set to log its fifth weekly advance in six, as investors grow more positive towards metals given encouraging signs of economic revival and a brighter outlook for China in particular.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:23 p.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    Air Algerie jetliner with 116 people on board crashes in rainstorm in restive Mali Fewer and fewer US layoffs mean job security is as strong as it's been in more than 8 years Obama calls anew for limits on US company mergers overseas, says it's a question of patriotism Amazon shares fall on deeper-than-expected 2nd- quarter loss Starbucks 2nd- quarter profit rises as food offerings become a bigger driver to cafes Growth in payments volume helps drive Visa's 3 Q profit higher; outlook misses Street view Stocks end little changed as investors work through earnings and economic reports IMF cuts global growth forecast because of slowdowns in US, Russia and emerging markets Oil falls near $102, erasing previous day's gains, amid concern about US gasoline demand Revenue increases lift 2 Q profits at airlines, which share the bounty with investors

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:05 p.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing Air Algerie flight found in Mali Fewer and fewer US layoffs mean job security is as strong as it's been in more than 8 years Obama calls anew for limits on US company mergers overseas, says it's a question of patriotism Amazon shares fall on bigger-than-expected 2nd- quarter loss Starbucks profit rises as new food, drinks help drive sales Growth in payments volume helps drive Visa's 3 Q profit higher; outlook misses Street view Stocks end little changed as investors work through earnings and economic reports IMF cuts global growth forecast because of slowdowns in US, Russia and emerging markets Oil falls near $102, erasing previous day's gains, amid concern about US gasoline demand Revenue increases lift 2 Q profits at airlines, which share the bounty with investors

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014 Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in 2014, below its April forecast of 3.7 percent.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:22 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:22 AM ET

    World shares subdued despite China manufacturing as reports say EU mulls new Russia sanctions Nokia says Q2 profit up 20 percent, gives upbeat outlook after sale of troubled handset unit Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop amid strong franc, diagnostic charges European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights amid ongoing safety concerns Chairman of US meat supplier apologizes for China subsidiary at center of food scandal Facebook on a roll as 2nd- quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations European Central Bank: contact data stolen in breach of website database security South Korea unveils stimulus plans as shock of ferry sinking slows growth $300 million later, Social Security trying to salvage computer system that doesn't work Spain's jobless rate edges down to 24.5 percent in second quarter as economy gains traction

  • Vermont revenue forecast down; Shumlin wants cuts Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Recovery from the Great Recession almost seven years ago is still slogging through Vermont, with lower-than-expected state revenues forecast Thursday that prompted Gov.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:27 a.m. EDT Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    World shares subdued despite China manufacturing as reports say EU mulls new Russia sanctions Nokia second-quarter profit up 20 percent to $285 million, company gives upbeat outlook Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop amid strong franc, diagnostic charges European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights amid ongoing safety concerns Chairman of US meat supplier apologizes for China subsidiary at center of food scandal Facebook on a roll as 2nd- quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations European Central Bank: contact data stolen in breach of website database security South Korea unveils stimulus plans as shock of ferry sinking slows growth $300 million later, Social Security trying to salvage computer system that doesn't work Spain's jobless rate edges down to 24.5 percent in second quarter as economy gains traction

  • *Asian growth outlook dims with feeble China, India recovery. BANGALORE, July 24- The outlook for emerging Asia has dimmed further this year on weak demand for exports, although growth in India is expected to accelerate into 2015 even as China is held back in part by a slowing property market, Reuters polls showed.

  • BANGALORE, July 24- India's economic growth will accelerate this fiscal year but economists in a Reuters poll trimmed their forecasts, tempering their optimism the first majority government in three decades would quickly bring in reforms and spur business investment.

  • TOKYO, July 24- Japan's economic recovery appears more fragile after a recent tax increase but the central bank looks less likely to ease policy, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring the uncertainty surrounding the world's third-biggest economy.

  • SEJONG, South Korea, July 24- South Korea unveiled stimulus measures on Thursday to prop up slowing economic growth, including plans to boost public spending by some $11 billion and ease mortgage borrowing rules.

  • *Japan logs record two full years of trade deficits. TOKYO, July 24- Japan's exports unexpectedly fell in June for a second straight month in a worrying signal that weak external demand could continue to drag on the economy's recovery from a sales tax rise.

  • July 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it expects to "imminently" sign an agreement with Indonesia that would enable it to immediately resume copper concentrate exports which have been halted for more than six months. Indonesia introduced a mineral ore export ban and a steep export tax in January.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices ended slightly lower on Wednesday in thin trading, but their near-term outlook remained positive on safe-haven demand as global tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine persisted. Treasuries maturing August 2022 through May 2024 as part of its economic stimulus program, also helped keep a lid on yields.

  • Pro confident market heads higher     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    Mark Martiak, Premier Wealth Management, is confident the market will go higher; and CNBC's Bob Pisani questions whether the market deserves a higher multiple.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it expects the U.S. economy to grow 1.7 percent in 2014, even more slowly than it predicted a month ago, as weakness in the first quarter offsets an expected pick-up in the second half of the year.

  • IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter. That's below last year's 1.9 percent pace and would be the slowest annual rate since the recession ended in June 2009.

  • IMF snips U.S. 2014 growth forecast to 1.7 percent Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 23- The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it expects the U.S. economy to grow even more slowly this year than it predicted a month ago due to weakness in the first quarter. The IMF said the world's largest economy should grow 1.7 percent in 2014, below its June prediction of 2 percent growth.

  • IMF SAYS FED CAN KEEP POLICY RATES AT ZERO FOR LONGER THAN MID-2015 IF INFLATION STAYS SUBDUED, SEES GRADUAL RATE NORMALIZATION.

  • July 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said Wednesday it expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with Indonesia "imminently" and the agreement would immediately allow it resume copper concentrate exports, which have been halted for more than six months.