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  • *Total compensation set to hit 20 bln stg. LONDON, April 28- British banks are unlikely to face hefty fines for mis-selling loan insurance products because the financial industry watchdog is more concerned about how they treat customers as they shell out 20 billion pounds in compensation.

  • LONDON, April 28- Britain's financial regulator has not yet concluded that there was any misconduct in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market despite working hand in hand with other authorities to coordinate a complex, global investigation.

  • Eric Decker wants to help you with your 'problems' Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Eric Decker tries to avoid a tackle against the New England Patriots, January 19, 2014, during his days with the Denver Broncos.

    Ruffles has hired the wide receiver to be its frontman for a funny promotion called "Rough Life."

  • What to watch ahead of Twitter's earnings Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the NYSE as Twitter launches its IPO.

    Twitter's share have been falling after a strong IPO last fall. The company needs to rise again and soon as its rivals are doing well on Wall Street.

  • Taco Bell's waffle taco.

    The breakfast battle is on between McDonald's and Taco Bell. The two companies have invested in the market where billions of dollars are at stake.

  • PARIS, April 28- France said it would defend jobs and its national interest as it met suitors for engineering group Alstom on Monday, suggesting Germany's Siemens may have an edge over U.S. giant General Electric.

  • Earnings, econ data loom, but the real worry is this Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 6:28 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors will navigate a Fed meeting, an earnings flood, and significant economic data, but traders agree global tensions will continue to dominate the market.

  • Chair of House Financial Services Capital Markets Subcommittee. Tracey McDermott Director of Enforcement Financial Conduct Authority Gabriel Bernardino Chairman European Insurance and. Follow Reuters Summits on Twitter zReuterstSummits.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Wary of brokers who make their money by "riding the calendar" of new stock and bond issues rather than patiently building the firm's wealth management business, Morgan Stanley is cracking down where it hurts the most: compensation.

  • Cramer’s game plan: Stock strategies amid earnings Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    With the market in the thick of earnings, next week promises to be an eventful five days for investors. Are you ready? Cramer sure is.

  • *Amazon shares fall after results; Visa, Ford also down. NEW YORK, April 25- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pulled lower by a selloff in consumer discretionary stocks as bellwether names Amazon.com and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.

  • SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ MOSCOW, April 25- The United States said on Friday it was prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, where armed pro- Moscow separatists seized a bus carrying international mediators, escalating the two-month-old crisis.

  • *Amazon shares fall after results; Visa, Ford also down. NEW YORK, April 25- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pulled lower by a decline in consumer discretionary stocks, as bellwether names Amazon.com and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings. Amazon was the S&P 500' s worst performer, down 9.3 percent, and other high-flying sectors were dropping with it.

  • *Slaviansk separatists say Kiev planted "spy" with the group. SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 25- Armed pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk were holding a group of international observers on Friday, saying they had found a Ukrainian spy travelling with them.

  • *No tech bubble seen in Europe since fewer big web firms. PARIS, April 25- European technology stocks are ripe for a rebound as investors look for bargains following a sharp sell-off in pricey U.S. tech and internet firms that spilled over into Europe and Asia.

  • Review of Ronald McDonald's new look? #NotLovinIt Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    Ronald McDonald: Out with the old, in with the new...

    The Twitterverse has spoken: Ronald McDonald's new look has gotten a thumbs down so far.

  • As property prices cool in Hong Kong and Singapore, which have long been magnets for Chinese investment, more money is flowing to real estate markets such as New York, London and Sydney. Chinese buyers invested $13.5 billion in overseas property last year, compared with $6.3 billion a year earlier, according to real estate consultancy Savills.

  • Was that it? Pros had hoped for more from pullback Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some market strategists lament the S&P 500's early April pullback wasn't stronger.

  • Wall Street in 2039: Will it still exist? Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Exterior of the New York Stock Exchange

    Automated trading and government regulation are transforming the Wall Street ecosystem. Will these forces make the financial epicenter obsolete?

  • *Tech results lift Nasdaq futures, Apple and Facebook rally. *Attention on Apple after announcing seven-for-one stock split. NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq futures jumping more than 1 percent following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook.