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  • Futures soared, pointing to a sharply higher open on the first trading day of the New Year as investors were encouraged by a manufacturing report from China.

  • Wall Street closed with a head of steam Tuesday, with a rally powered ahead by hopes for the financial market, relief for banks and a bit of short-covering thrown in for good measure.

  • US stock index futures were pointing to a strongly higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday after a report showing German business optimism rising unexpectedly and as Spanish short-term financing costs fell sharply.

  • Considering Iran said it captured an American drone, will lawmakers turn negative on the technology as they cut defense spending?

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  • Stocks ended lower in a thin, volatile session Tuesday, with the S&P and Nasdaq logging a fifth-consecutive decline as investors remained cautious over uncertainty in the euro zone and after a tepid GDP report.

  • Futures edged lower Tuesday following a lower-than-expected GDP figure and following the previous session’s sharp sell off.

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    There are still some things made in America. Inside a massive building in Niles, Ohio, furnaces burning at temperatures of up to 4,000 degrees are melting titanium, a lightweight but strong metal which goes into airplanes, tanks, and artillery.

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    On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.

  • The German Bundestag has reportedly approved a strengthening of the European Financial Stability Facility. China is waiting, but will make a move soon. The head of the EFSF, Klaus Regling, is going to China and likely other Asian countries to seek money for his fund.

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    About 65 companies in the S&P 500 have increased dividend payouts by more than 1 percent so far this year.

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    A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclays bank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. It is the most ambitious effort yet to jump-start a national market for energy upgrades that many people believe could eventually be worth billions. The New York Times reports.

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    A six-second clip on Chinese state television has provided a rare glimpse into purported cyber hacking attacks launched by the country's military, despite long-standing official denials that the government engages in such activity. 

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    The White House's chief information officer is working to shrink the federal government's budget for information technology using cloud computing. His vision is being met with caution by at least a few of the technology chiefs at the federal agencies that are carrying it out, the New York Times reports.

  • Anonymous

    While all eyes have been on recent swings across the global markets, the looming threat of cyber attacks has increased. The latest target is the social-networking giant, Facebook.

  • Most of the pundits had expected a relief rally in stocks following a resolution to the debt ceiling crisis. That did not happen. So what gives? Why is the market behaving so poorly despite the hard-fought compromise by lawmakers?

  • Out of Work

    Private sector payrolls rose at a faster pace than expected in July, but a surprising increase in layoffs helped push the number of announced  jobs cuts to a 16-month high, separate reports showed.

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    A new wave of corporate layoffs could pick up momentum if the economy does not kick into a higher gear soon — and that has traders thinking Friday's US jobs report may be a huge disappointment.

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    A new wave of corporate layoffs could pick up momentum if the economy does not kick into a higher gear soon.