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Betting on the beaten up? Investors pin hopes on stocks in Europe, Japan

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NEW YORK - Some very big investors are betting on an upswing in two problematic parts of the world right now, Europe and Japan, their confidence bolstered by the brisk money-printing from central banks in both regions.

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Spectre of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

WASHINGTON - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy.

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Fresh turbulence tests post-crisis financial markets

LONDON - A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose potential new cracks in the system.

Bond funds stock up on Treasuries in prep for market shock

BOSTON - U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations.

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Investors return to periphery debt as ECB mulls corporate bond buys

LONDON - Low-rated euro zone bond yields fell on Tuesday after several sources told Reuters the ECB was considering buying corporate bonds, quelling some concerns that the central bank was not doing enough to stoke inflation and growth.

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IBM struggles to reinvent itself in an age of cloud

WASHINGTON - When IBM Corp CEO Ginni Rometty was asked recently for her tips on how to transform companies, she spoke of "relentless reinvention" and not protecting the past.

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No export bonanza this year from record U.S. harvest

CHICAGO - The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world's largest food exporter. Not this year.

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Investors search for signs of end to stock market correction

NEW YORK - Measuring the point at which investors have exhausted their selling in a market downturn is an inexact science at best, and at its worst akin to sticking a finger in the air to judge shifting winds.

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China Inc's spending cuts deepest in six years as economy slows

BEIJING/SHANGHAI - Chinese companies are on a pace to cut capital spending by around 7 percent this year, the biggest annual reduction since the global financial crisis, deepening an economic chill.

Falling oil price threatens Petrobras oil output rebound

RIO DE JANEIRO - After five years of delays, cost overruns and rampant borrowing, Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is setting production records again.

Markets

 

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