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    1. April 26, 2016

      S&P 500 companies’ taste for buybacks grows

      The number of large US companies reducing their share count through buybacks jumped this year, reinforcing the appeal...

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      April 25, 2016

      Stock buybacks a boon to US Q1 earnings

      US companies continued using stock buybacks to lift their bottom lines in the first quarter as revenues took a hit from...

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    1. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      US stocks futures dip as crude slips

      US stock futures suggest markets look poised to begin Monday on the backfoot amid a slide in crude prices and following...

    2. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Valeant in talks to hire Perrigo chief as new CEO

      Valeant is negotiations with Joseph Papa, the chief executive of Irish drugmaker Perrigo, about appointing him as its...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 20, 2016

      It's a hard knock deposit-less life for online lenders

      Consider this headline from the New York Times last year: Goldman Sachs Plans to Offer Consumer Loans Online, Adopting...

    4. The World

      April 16, 2016

      White House Countdown: When in Rome

      After a rough and tumble debate with Hillary Clinton on Thursday night in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders flew overnight to...

    5. April 15, 2016

      Bank regulators probe alleged ‘living wills’ leak

      Bank regulators in the US are probing an alleged leak on the eve of the first-quarter earnings season, as they battle...

    6. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Valeant receives notice of default from bondholder

      Valeant on Tuesday said it received a notice of default from one of its bondholders after it previously broke one its...

    7. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Daily Mail group joins jostle for Yahoo

      The publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper is considering a takeover of Yahoo in conjunction with private equity firms,...

    8. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Yahoo! Japan shares softer amid Daily Mail takeover reports

      Shares in Yahoo! Japan were softer in morning trade in spite of reports the parent company of the UK’s Daily Mail...

    9. April 7, 2016

      US newspapers raise alarm over new ad-blocker Brave

      US newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal are raising the alarm over...

    10. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Yen reaches new high against the greenback

      Things are going pear-shaped for the Bank of Japan again. Yesterday the Japanese currency broke past Y110 to the...

    11. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Glencore nearing deal to sell stake in agriculture unit

      Glencore is nearing a deal to sell a 40 per cent stake in its agriculture business to a Canadian pension fund in a deal...

    12. April 1, 2016

      S&P 500’s record dividend run ends in first quarter

      A run of record dividend payments for S&P 500 companies ended in the first quarter as energy groups slashed payouts and...

    13. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Anbang loses to Marriott in bidding war for Starwood

      An investor consortium led by China’s Anbang Insurance has lost in the bidding war for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, after...

    14. Tech blog

      March 30, 2016

      #techFT - Revenues trickle from music streams

      Spotify, Soundcloud and Pandora are singing the same old song about the state of music streaming, the Sharp-Foxconn...

    15. Brussels Blog

      March 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The man in white

      This is Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    16. March 24, 2016

      Active managers defend their performance record

      The idea that investors are potentially better off putting their money in cheap passive funds rather than expensive...

    17. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Yum Brands shares pop on KKR China talks

      Yum Brands is in talks with KKR and other private equity funds to sell a minority stake in their Chinese business,...

    18. March 20, 2016

      86% of active equity funds underperform

      Almost every actively managed equity fund in Europe investing in global, emerging and US markets has failed to beat its...

    19. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      Twitter: employee compensation included in outlook

      Twitter has tried to calm the market by insisting that all employee compensation has already been included in its...

    20. March 10, 2016

      TransCanada in talks to buy Columbia Pipeline

      TransCanada is in talks to acquire Columbia Pipeline in an effort to bolster its presence in the US, people familiar...

    21. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      TransCanada in talks to acquire Columbia Pipeline

      TransCanada, the company that had hoped to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the US, is in talks to...

    22. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Happy seventh birthday, US bull market

      Despite an exacting start to 2016, the bull market for US equities has its seventh birthday on Wednesday, marking the...

    23. FT Alphaville

      March 8, 2016

      London's former blue chips

      To cite Investopedia… The name “blue chip” came about because in the game of poker the blue chips have the highest...

    24. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      CSX shares jump on Canadian bid hopes

      Shares in US railway operator CSX spiked by as much as 8 per cent following a report that rival Canadian Pacific...

    25. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      US stock futures point to higher open in March

      US stock futures suggest markets will begin March on the frontfoot after logging three consecutive monthly losses. S&P...

    26. February 26, 2016

      Transport delivers hope for equities rebound

      One of Wall Street’s leading barometers of the US economy suggests a gloomy outlook may be misplaced, bolstering...

    27. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2016

      Delinquencies rev up in US subprime auto

      So how are US car loans doing these days? Well, from Fitch on Thursday: Delinquencies on U.S. subprime auto ABS have...

    28. Lawrence Summers

      February 25, 2016

      In defence of killing the $100 bill

      This post is written by Peter Sands and Larry Summers Our advocacy of ending the printing of high denomination notes —...

    29. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Valeant to restate earnings

      Canadian drugmaker Valeant has said it needs to restate its earnings following a review into how it booked revenue when...

    30. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Valeant slides on report company to restate earnings

      Valeant shares tumbled more than nine per cent in after-hours trading on Monday on the back of a report that the...

    31. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      S&P 500 briefly sinks below Jan lows

      The broad S&P 500 skidded more than 2 per cent on Thursday, breaking past lows struck last month to trade at the...

    32. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Theranos put on notice by key partner Walgreens

      Theranos, the blood testing company, has been put on notice by its most important partner, the US pharmacy chain...

    33. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Cancel those Omaha tickets, Berkshire to webcast investor meeting

      Is Warren Buffett shorting stocks in Omaha hotels companies? For the past couple of years, he has been telling the...

    34. January 29, 2016

      Tough January challenges investors

      “As goes January, so goes the year,” is a long standing Wall Street adage. For the US market at least, a poor January...

    35. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Xerox to split in two, Icahn to get seats - report

      Xerox, the US company best known for its printers and photocopiers, reportedly plans to split in two following pressure...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 28, 2016

      Don't bank with us, says fintech bank

      It looks like 2016 is going to be a big year for SoFi, the online lender whose march towards bankdom is as inevitable...

    37. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Peak iPhone? A brief history

      It’s one of the most successful consumer products in history, has generated billions of dollars in profits and helped...

    38. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Sharp jumps on reports of takeover bid from Foxconn

      Shares in Sharp have surged by as much as 22 per cent in Tokyo following reports that Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision...

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