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The Fed Hiked a Quarter Percent: Now What?

So here we have it – the first rate hike in nearly a decade. The Fed hiked rates a quarter point on the federal funds rate in a unanimous vote. This is the overnight rate member banks get when they need to borrow to meet reserve requirements. Dropping that little...
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The Fed Hikes Rates – What Next?

As expected, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates this week, and there’s obvious nervousness out there regarding the impact this will have, if any. In his recent Big Picture podcast, Jim Puplava, Founder of Financial Sense and Chief Investment Strategist at PFS Group, said the Fed should hike once and...
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Business Responsibility Reports Must for Top 500 Listed Firms: Sebi

New Delhi: To ensure better compliance with corporate governance norms, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has notified new rules making it mandatory for top 500 listed companies to prepare annual business responsibility reports, covering their activities related to environment and stakeholder relationships. Currently, the business...
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Apple, GE, HP Among U.S. Firms Eyeing Iran Market

General Electric (NYSE:GE), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ), Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) and other U.S. companies are reportedly preparing for the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran so they can enter the market of 77 million people. Concerned they might lag Asian and European competitors in Iran, some U.S. companies...
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Market Wrap: Dow, S&P 500 Slip as Apple, Energy Weigh

NEW YORK — The Dow and the S&P 500 edged lower Monday as energy shares dropped with oil prices and Apple retreated a day before its quarterly results. Investors were cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting, which begins Tuesday. The market is looking for clues...
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Market Wrap: Stocks Slip on Rate Uncertainty, Earnings

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday on uncertainty over the U.S. rate outlook and disappointing results from Ford and other companies. Upbeat results from Apple after hours, however, could give the market a boost Wednesday. Shares of Apple (AAPL), the biggest company by market capitalization, rose 2.8...
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