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  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 4- After the votes are counted for the midterm U.S. elections, cable operators will be among the big winners, nearly doubling ad sales to about $800 million, while the nation's TV station operators will see far more modest increases. In 2010, TV stations benefited from competitive gubernatorial contests in California and New York, the two largest...

  • JAKARTA, Oct 31- Indonesia's mining-to-telecoms conglomerate Bakrie Group will negotiate with creditors to restructure part of its $8 billion in debt rather than sell major assets, people familiar with its strategy say. Some creditors sued one Bakrie company in New York while a Jakarta supplier has asked an Indonesian court to supervise a debt...

  • McGraw Hill Financial Inc took a $60 million charge in the third quarter for a possible accord, which is unrelated to the U.S. Department of Justice's $5 billion lawsuit against S&P. The charge contributed to a 12 percent decline in McGraw Hill's profit from a year earlier. In July, McGraw Hill disclosed that it had received a "Wells notice" from the U.S. Securities...

  • McGraw Hill Financial Inc took a $60 million charge in the third quarter for a possible accord, which is unrelated to the U.S. Department of Justice's $5 billion lawsuit against S&P. The charge contributed to a 12 percent decline in McGraw Hill's profit from a year earlier. In July, McGraw Hill had disclosed that it had received a "Wells notice" from the U.S....

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28- Newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday that the Brazilian economy will recover in her second term and avoid a downgrade of its credit rating. Earlier on Tuesday, a senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service said the ratings agency was in no rush to decide whether to cut Brazil's rating but could act quickly if it...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28- Moody's is in no "rush" to decide whether to cut Brazil's credit rating but could act quickly if it sees re-elected President Dilma Rousseff is not making significant policy changes in her second term, a senior analyst with the firm said on Tuesday. Less than two months after the ratings agency threatened to downgrade Brazil if the government...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- Corporate America spent part of its record $1.65 trillion cash stockpile to buy companies and their own stocks in the past three months as their confidence in the U.S. economy grew, a survey showed. They feel a bit more confident about the economy, " Jim Kaitz, president of AFP, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland said of its survey released late Monday.

  • Why many more EU banks could've failed tests Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 7:42 PM ET
    The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany

    Europe's banking health check has shown countries and lenders are implementing global capital rules at vastly different speeds.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Standard& Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict. S&P also said another cut might come if Russia's monetary policy or exchange-rate flexibility weakens. Russian Finance Minister...

  • Early Movers: F, PG, UPS, AMZN, MSFT Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US stock futures mildly lower as Amazon disappoints Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall St on Friday after the first Ebola case is confirmed in New York.

  • NYC Ebola case shakes global markets Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall St on Friday after the first Ebola case is confirmed in New York.

  • China is asserting control over local government financing by filling the gap with a huge expansion of the fledgling municipal bond market.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Corporate America's cash stockpile increased to a record $1.65 trillion in mid-2014 from $1.64 trillion at the end of 2013, although the pace of growth has slowed sharply, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. "U.S. corporate cash balances continue to grow on the back of modest economic expansion," Richard Lane, Moody's senior vice president,...

  • Oct 17- Moody's Investors Service cut Russia's sovereign debt rating to' Baa2' from' Baa1', becoming the second ratings agency to cut the country's ratings this year, after S&P initiated a downgrade in April. Moody's said the prolonged crisis in Ukraine was weighing on Russia's medium-term growth prospects. "The military confrontation in Ukraine and escalating...

  • Moody's cuts Russia's rating to 'Baa2' from 'Baa1' Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    Oct 17- Moody's Investors Service cut Russia's sovereign debt rating to' Baa2' from' Baa1', citing increasingly subdued medium-term growth prospects due to the prolonged Ukraine crisis. Moody's kept a negative outlook on Russia's rating. The military conflict in Ukraine and escalating sanctions against Russia are likely to further hurt Russia's investment...

  • In Qiqihar, a glimpse at China's slowdown Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    Qiqihar, an old industrial and agricultural hub in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, offers a glimpse of what Beijing is anxious to avoid.

  • iPhone rollout likely widened T-Mobile's growth lead Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Apple's iPhone 6 only went on sale in the last two weeks of the quarter, but the device's rollout may have been the U.S. cellular industry's top growth catalyst in the period, with T-Mobile US benefiting the most. "The iPhone cycle is going to favor the smaller operators, particularly T-mobile, which poses the biggest challenge for AT&T because it...

  • Who’s afraid of bond defaults? Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:25 PM ET

    As yield-chasers move further out the risk spectrum, covenants on loans and bonds have loosened, but it isn't clear whether investors need to worry.

  • DETROIT, Oct 9- Mediation for the last, and potentially one of the biggest, settlements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has moved to New York City, a Detroit spokesman said on Thursday, amid a newspaper report that a potential deal with Financial Guaranty Insurance Co is still days away. Nearly a month ago, Detroit struck a deal with another bond insurer,...