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    Stocks set for fifth week of gains with the help of central bankers

    Efforts to stimulate economic growth boosts investor sentiment; S&P up 11% this year.

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    Soros' Quantum puts $500 million with Gross at Janus

    Bill Gross, the bond manager who joined Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) in September, won a $500 million mandate from a vehicle managed by George Soros's investment firm.Quantum Partners LP, a private vehicle managed by Soros Fund Management, invested in a separate account with a strategy similar to

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    Global economic worries send stocks lower; focus turns to U.S. data

    Salesforce, Keurig knocked lower by weak forecasts; secondary offering sinks GoPro.

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    Investor appetite for China A-shares sends ETF assets toward record

    X-trackers Harvest, Market Vectors ChinaAMC exchange-traded funds get surge of cash as stock pipeline opens.

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    Investors hit pause button awaiting Fed minutes

    With massive bond buying program over, investors seek hints of rate hike plan.

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    Alan Greenspan dishes on fear and inertia

    On today's midweek Breakfast with Benjamin, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan talks fear of bubbles. Plus: Catching a ride on Japan's QE wave, Russia is sweating over low oil prices, and a union stalemate could lead to lower-cost Christmas trees.

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    Investor confidence boosts European stocks; U.S. shares flat

    European stocks rose for a second day as a report showed German investor confidence advanced for the first time this year. U.S. futures were little changed, while Asian shares rallied.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.6% to 339.23 at 10:16 a.m. in London. It has rebounded 9.4% from this year's

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    Despite wrong call this year, investors still forecasting bond bomb

    After the legions of market savants missed out on hundreds of billions of dollars in gains this year anticipating a tumble in bonds, you'd think they would have found another target. You'd be wrong.

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    Prolific U.S. oil production raises questions about a new tipping point

    Friday Breakfast with Benjamin highlights the downsides to cheap U.S. oil. Plus: Maybe you don't need long-term-care insurance, the high risks of not saving for retirement, Putin becomes a gold bug, and why you might get a raise in 2015.

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    Stock-index futures signal pullback from record highs

    U.S. stock-index futures declined, signaling benchmark gauges may fall from record levels, as investors consider valuations that are the highest since 2009.Citigroup Inc. dropped in German trading after U.S., Swiss and British regulators fined the bank to settle a probe into the rigging of

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    SEC penalizes 13 firms for improper sales of Puerto Rican bonds

    The SEC cracks down on financial firms, including Schwab, J.P. Morgan Securities, Lebenthal, Oppenheimer, TD Ameritrade, UBS and Wedbush for selling risky debt beneath the minimum allotment of $100,000 for a single transaction.

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    UBS facing nearly $1 billion in Puerto Rico claims

    Claims over the firm's Puerto Rican bond funds exceed $900 million, three times as much as in the first quarter, and plaintiffs' attorneys say the number will probably climb higher.

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    The Fed struts its market-timing skills to inject a sense of calm

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed tries to inject a sense of calm in the market, Mohamed El-Erian passes on Pimco, all economists get it wrong, a global currency war is unfolding before our eyes, and more.

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    The bitter economic costs of cheap oil

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The bitter economic costs of cheap oil, plus notes on taking advantage of the rising dollar, avoiding bond funds like the plague, and running toward market volatility.

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    Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains

    Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.