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  • James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, and David Blitzer, S&P 500 Index Committee chairman, share their thoughts on where stocks are likely headed from here. I think we are going to spend the year with a flat market and rising earnings, predicts Paulsen.

  • DUBLIN, March 10- The European Central Bank's stance how bad loans are defined will be one of the biggest revelations in an announcement on Tuesday on how it will test the balance sheets of the euro zone's largest banks, three sources with knowledge of the tests told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- Central bank efforts to become more predictable on future interest rate moves have smoothed out short-term upsets in financial markets but could also lead to excessive risk-taking, research from the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.

  • March 9- A Delaware judge said Royal Bank of Canada should be held liable to former shareholders of Rural/Metro Corp because it failed to disclose conflicts of interest that tainted the $438 million buyout of the ambulance operator.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 22 Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    PARIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser participates in the Global Interdependence Center "Monetary Policy& Banks and the Rise of Global Protectionism" conference in Paris, France- 0945 GMT.

  • ATHENS, March 7- Greece and its international lenders will miss a self-imposed March 10 deadline to clinch a deal that will release the next tranche of the country's rescue loans, three senior Greek government sources said late on Friday.

  • Big-name hedge funds like Third Point Capital, Paulson& Co, Pershing Square Capital Management, and Eton Park Capital Management have made it tougher for investors to see fund performance, using complex password-protected websites and putting in settings that forbid things like printing, forwarding, and copying and pasting.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- U.S. consumer credit grew in January but was held back by a contraction in credit card usage that could be a negative sign for the economy. Total consumer credit rose by $13.7 billion to $3.1 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. Economists polled by Reuters had expected consumer credit to rise by $14 billion in January.

  • March 7- Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc said they had launched a cross-industry group to improve security for card transactions and press U.S. retailers and banks to meet a 2015 deadline to adopt technology that would make it safer to pay with plastic.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has hired an outside firm to study fairness in its employees' performance ratings, the agency said on Friday in response to concerns about discrimination. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas and two fellow Republicans made the request in a letter to the bureau.

  • Bank stocks could rise 15% in 3-5 years: Analyst Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Marty Mosby, banking analyst at Guggenheim Partners, told CNBC on Friday that patient investors could be rewarded by putting money in these four stocks.

  • MasterCard, Visa form new payment security group Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Credit card companies MasterCard and Visa said they had formed a new cross-industry group to enhance payment system security across networks.

  • March 7- Credit card companies MasterCard Inc and Visa Inc said they had formed a new cross-industry group to enhance payment system security across networks.

  • Bank of Italy scrutinises banks' property valuations Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    *JPMorgan analysts apply 70 pct haircut on Italian banks' collateral. MILAN, March 7- The Bank of Italy is hiring up to five real estate consultants to assess whether banks are correctly valuing property used as loan collateral amid depressed market prices, potentially forcing them to set aside more cash against defaults.

  • March 7- Credit card companies MasterCard Inc and Visa Inc said they had formed a new cross-industry group to enhance payment system security across networks.

  • Happy Birthday Art Cashin!     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Wall Street legend Art Cashin celebrates his birthday and explains why he thinks this morning's better-than-expected jobs report is a "Goldilocks number." He's intrigued that banking lending seems to be accelerating a little.

  • MOSCOW, March 7- Russia's central bank is taking steps to prevent the bankruptcy of the Moscow subsidiary of Ukraine's Privatbank, the Bank of Russia said on Friday, after Privatbank accused it of putting Moskomprivatbank under administration for political reasons.

  • Cramer: Watch Bank of America     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why the financial sector will likely benefit from today's better-than-expected jobs number

  • The big bank theory     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Marty Mosby, Guggenheim Partners analyst, provides his top banking plays, and weighs in on whether banks are still a buy after last year's rally and this morning's better-than-expected jobs number.

  • LONDON, March 7- Emerging economies may be on the cusp of a great unwinding of borrow-low invest-high carry trades, through which an estimated $2 trillion has flooded mainly into their debt markets in the past five years.

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