Feb 4, 2016

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U.S. stocks rise for second day; materials a boost

(Reuters) - A jump in materials shares helped U.S. stocks eke out a second straight day of gains on Thursday, though disappointing forecasts from retailers and anxiety ahead of Friday's jobs report... ...[Reuters Business]»

Shell shares rise as profits fall

Royal Dutch Shell shares rise as it confirms it will cut 10,000 jobs amid its steepest fall in annual profits for 13 years. ...[BBC Business]»

LinkedIn shares fall 26% on profit miss

Professional social networking site LinkedIn saw its shares fall 26% after projecting a lower than expected profit for the first quarter of 2016. ...[BBC Business]»

Obama to propose new levy on oil firms

President Barack Obama plans a fee of $10 (£6.85) on every barrel of oil produced by US firms to fund green transportation projects. ...[BBC Business]»

Asia Markets: Asian stocks mixed in run-up to Lunar New Year holiday

Asian markets began mixed Friday after the U.S. dollar weakened again overnight, with many countries in the region preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday next week. ...[MarketWatch]»

Currencies: Dollar could hit ¥115 if jobs data disappoints: analyst

The U.S. currency has come under selling pressure in recent trade on speculation that the Federal Reserve may not be able to raise rates in March and possibly not even for the rest of the year amid... ...[MarketWatch]»

Feb 3, 2016

WHO calls for further investigation into sexual spread of Zika virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern on Wednesday over a report the Zika virus had been sexually transmitted in the United States... ...[Yahoo News]»

Asia stocks jump as dollar slide boosts oil

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied on Thursday as speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve might opt to not raise interest rates at all this year hammered the dollar and sparked a huge rally in oil... ...[Reuters Business]»

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