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Economic Growth Inched Forward in September: Fed

The U.S. economic outlook grew dimmer in September, leading businesses to be wary of spending and of building up inventories ahead of the holiday sales season, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.

Starbucks profit-sharing to boost U.S. non-profits

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will share profits from two of its U.S. coffee shops with non-profit groups in New York City and Los Angeles to help offset expected government funding cuts to programs for children and education.

Canada a magnetic north for U.S. retailers

More U.S. retailers looking for fresh markets are turning to Canada, lured by their northern neighbor's resilient economy, strong currency and the familiarity with their brands.

Harvard to fund triple-net lease venture: source

Harvard University's endowment is the main investor in a venture that could buy more than $1 billion of triple-net leased property, a form of investment that offers higher yields and relative stability at a time of financial market volatility, a source familiar with the deal said.

Stern Advice: Where to Put Your Money Now

You've got to put your money somewhere, right? Under the mattress doesn't really work as a retirement program. It's lumpy, vulnerable to theft and your kids might find it.

Stern Advice: Where to Put Your Money Now

You've got to put your money somewhere, right? Under the mattress doesn't really work as a retirement program. It's lumpy, vulnerable to theft and your kids might find it.

At trial, Gundlach describes bad vibes from SocGen exec

Star bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach did not instruct anyone to copy analytic systems from his former employer, Trust Company of the West, but did devise a "defensive plan" in the event he would be fired, he testified in court.

U.S. Banks Continue to Ease Lending Standards: Fed

U.S. banks continue to ease lending standards and most terms on all major non-real estate loans during the past three months, the Federal Reserve reported in its quarterly survey of senior loan officers.

5 Reasons China's Bubble Will Burst

China raised interest rates for the third time this year in response to rising inflation in the country. That's just one of the problems the world's second-largest economy faces.

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Marcellus Shale Creates Opportunities for Western Pennsylvania Banks

FBR Capital Markets remains positive on the Marcellus Shale as a catalyst for banks in Western Pennsylvania, following a recent investor field trip. Meanwhile, the brokerage upgraded its rating on shares of First Commonwealth Financial Corp. (FCF) to "outperform" from "market perform".
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SEC scanning bank loan practices: report

U.S. securities regulator is seeking information from an unknown number of regional and community banks that have restructured troubled loans in order to make them appear healthier than they really are, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation.
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