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Thursday December 18th 2014

  

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Thursday December 18th 2014: Latest financial news from the world

Franc falls as Swiss go sub-zero; stocks jump after Fed -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsFranc falls as Swiss go sub-zero; stocks jump after Fed

People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in TokyoLONDON (Reuters) - The Swiss franc tumbled on Thursday as its central bank slapped a charge on deposits, wary of a flood of money exiting Russia and the likely pressure from the euro zone if the ECB starts full-scale money printing early next year.



Oil jumps three percent to $63 as energy firms slash investments -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsOil jumps three percent to $63 as energy firms slash investments

A customer uses a petrol nozzle to fill up his tank in a gas station in NiceLONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude jumped 3 percent to above $63 a barrel on Thursday, extending a rebound from five-year lows this week as oil's six-month price rout forced more energy firms to cut investments in new production.



Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsFed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike

An eagle tops the U.S. Federal Reserve building's facade in WashingtonBy Howard Schneider and Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy. Closing out a two-day meeting against a backdrop of solid domestic growth but trouble overseas, the U.S. central bank said it would take a "patient" approach in deciding when to bump borrowing costs higher. ...



Russian ruble weakens as traders see no major measures in Putin speech -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsRussian ruble weakens as traders see no major measures in Putin speech

A board showing currency exchange rates is on display in VladivostokMOSCOW (Reuters) - The ruble weakened against the dollar and euro on Thursday with traders saying President Vladimir Putin had so far offered no concrete measures to pull Russia out of a crisis at his end-of-year news conference. At 0954 GMT (04:54 a.m. EST), the ruble was around 3 percent weaker against the dollar at 62.04 after opening more than 1 percent higher. The rouble was also around 2 percent weaker versus the euro at 76.50 on the Moscow Exchange. ...



Takata says has sufficient funds to deal with recalls: Nikkei -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsTakata says has sufficient funds to deal with recalls: Nikkei

Takata Corp's company plate is seen at an entrance of the building where the Takata Corp headquarters is located in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Air bag maker Takata Corp has sufficient funds to deal with a global recall that has climbed to about 21 million vehicles after five deaths linked to its products, the company executive told the Nikkei newspaper. Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada, the grandson of the company founder, said it was analyzing collected inflators to determine the cause of defects with its air bags, which can explode with excessive force and spray shrapnel into cars. Takada, whose family owns nearly 60 percent of the company, has not made a public appearance since an annual shareholder meeting in June. ...



Deutsche Bank says to review strategy, no comment on Postbank sale report -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsDeutsche Bank says to review strategy, no comment on Postbank sale report

Logo of Deutsche Bank AG is seen in TokyoBy Thomas Atkins FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG said it would review its strategy in 2015 after a business magazine said it was considering major changes, possibly including the sale of its Postbank-branded retail unit and a revision of its profit targets. However, in comments following a report by Manager Magazin, Germany's biggest lender said it would be irresponsible to speculate on the sale of any business and declined further comment. ...



U.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; rate hike likely in 2015 -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsU.S. consumer prices fall on gasoline; rate hike likely in 2015

A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls ChurchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but did little to change views the Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates in mid-2015.



Top Herbalife salesman acknowledges high failure rate in video -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsTop Herbalife salesman acknowledges high failure rate in video

The Herbalife logo is seen on a building housing some of their offices in downtown Los Angeles, CaliforniaBOSTON (Reuters) - A top Herbalife salesman said that most people who sell the company's weight loss and nutrition products are doomed to fail, adding fresh grist to accusations by a hedge fund manager that the company is a fraud. "We sell people on a dream business that they can make it yet deep down inside what do we really know? Yeah we know that the reality is that most of them are not going to make it," Stephan Gratziani said at a 2005 distributor training session. Gratziani is a member of Herbalife's elite Chairman's Club sales team. ...



Boeing to make 754 commercial jet deliveries in 2015: trade group -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsBoeing to make 754 commercial jet deliveries in 2015: trade group

The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co will deliver a record 754 commercial aircraft in 2015, an increase of up to 5.5 percent, the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association forecast on Wednesday, reflecting expectations of steadily rising production at the world's biggest plane maker. The Washington, D.C.-based trade group said its forecast is based on information supplied by Boeing, and comes amid concern that Boeing may have to cut production of some models to keep the assembly lines from running out of orders. ...



Airbus reshuffle prepares planemaker for record jet output -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsAirbus reshuffle prepares planemaker for record jet output

Airbus's logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in ToulouseBy Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - A management reshuffle at Airbus this week marks another step towards focusing Europe's biggest aerospace company on industrial performance rather than the political interests of key shareholders France and Germany, industry sources said. But Tuesday's announcement also includes a nod towards national sensitivities, while not letting these dominate the choice of industrial leadership as Airbus prepares to crank up production to meet an 8-year waiting list, they said. ...



General strike shuts down services across Greece -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsGeneral strike shuts down services across Greece

Members of pro-communist union PAME take part in an protest during a general strike in Athens, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Services across Greece shut down Wednesday as unions held a 24-hour general strike to protest further austerity cuts in the cash-strapped country. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Services across Greece shut down Wednesday as unions staged a 24-hour general strike and held peaceful demonstrations to protest further austerity cuts in the cash-strapped country.



Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsUnemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states
Unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month, evidence that modest economic growth is boosting hiring in most areas of the country.
US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsUS stocks edge higher in afternoon trading

FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday, May 22, 2014, extending gains from a day earlier. Investors cheered earnings news from several retailers, including Best Buy, Dollar Tree and L Brands. Sears fell sharply after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Stocks were on track to finish higher Thursday afternoon for the second day in a row as investors drew encouragement from reports on Chinese manufacturing, U.S. home sales and some positive earnings from Best Buy, Dollar Tree and other retailers.



US stocks edge higher in midday trading -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsUS stocks edge higher in midday trading

FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday, May 22, 2014, extending gains from a day earlier. Investors cheered earnings news from several retailers, including Best Buy, Dollar Tree and L Brands. Sears fell sharply after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Major stock indexes shifted higher in midday trading Thursday, getting a lift from an encouraging report on Chinese manufacturing and some positive earnings from Best Buy, Dollar Tree and other retailers. The market also got a boost from data showing modest improvement in sales of previously occupied homes.



US stocks are mixed in early trading -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsUS stocks are mixed in early trading

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 as investors weigh gains in productivity against worsening geopolitical concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening mixed as investors look over more earnings reports from big companies.



Amputee simultaneously controls two prosthetic arms with his mind -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsAmputee simultaneously controls two prosthetic arms with his mind

Amputee simultaneously controls two prosthetic arms with his mindIn a world first, a double amputee has been fitted with two prosthetic limbs -- which he can control simultaneously just by thinking.>



Snapchat CEO 'devastated' by email leak in Sony hack -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsSnapchat CEO 'devastated' by email leak in Sony hack

Snapchat CEO 'devastated' by email leak in Sony hackRecent acquisitions by the ephemeral message service revealed in Evan Spiegel emails with Sony Pictures' CEO.>



LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015 -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsLG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015

LG to show off webOS 2.0 smart TV at CES 2015LG is set to show off an upgraded smart TV at CES 2015, powered by a new version of webOS that offers an "intuitive and convenient" user experience.>



Have a merry Sithmas with this 'Star Wars' music parody -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsHave a merry Sithmas with this 'Star Wars' music parody

Have a merry Sithmas with this 'Star Wars' music parodyChewbacca, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and even Han Solo in carbonite sing their favorite festive hits in the parody video "Star Wars Lost Holiday Album Collection.">



Intel to power two new 4G Lenovo smartphones in early 2015 -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsIntel to power two new 4G Lenovo smartphones in early 2015

Intel to power two new 4G Lenovo smartphones in early 2015The chipmaker is expected to expand its smartphone partnership with Lenovo, introducing phones for both China and the global market in the coming weeks.>



Curiosity has discovered organic matter on Mars -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsCuriosity has discovered organic matter on Mars

Curiosity has discovered organic matter on MarsMolecules found by Curiosity on Mars have been confirmed as organic matter -- the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life.>



Steve Jobs video in iPod lawsuit to stay under wraps, judge rules -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsSteve Jobs video in iPod lawsuit to stay under wraps, judge rules

Steve Jobs video in iPod lawsuit to stay under wraps, judge rulesAfter weeks of back-and-forth argument, the judge in the now-settled iPod antitrust suit says never-before-seen footage of the late Apple CEO won't be made available to the public.>



This is what happens when severe turbulence hits a plane -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThis is what happens when severe turbulence hits a plane

This is what happens when severe turbulence hits a planePassengers on an American Airlines flight between Seoul and Dallas post videos showing the sheer fright during turbulence.>



Sony cancels 'The Interview' as US links hack to North Korea -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsSony cancels 'The Interview' as US links hack to North Korea

Sony cancels 'The Interview' as US links hack to North KoreaBowing to pressure from hackers who threatened theatergoers with a terrorist attack, Sony halts release of the comedy focused on North Korea as the US says it has evidence North Korea was behind the attack.>



Microsoft likens Google to knucklehead, then changes its mind -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsMicrosoft likens Google to knucklehead, then changes its mind

Microsoft likens Google to knucklehead, then changes its mindA blog post, critical of Google Apps and written by a senior product manager at Microsoft, appears, and then disappears. But why?>



BlackBerry CEO Talks 'Classic' Debut, Strategy -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsBlackBerry CEO Talks 'Classic' Debut, Strategy
BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled the company’s new smartphone at an event at Cipriani restaurant in Manhattan Wednesday. 
Why send a Christmas card when you can send a 100-foot-tall gif? -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsWhy send a Christmas card when you can send a 100-foot-tall gif?

Why send a Christmas card when you can send a 100-foot-tall gif?This Saturday, everyone in the world can send a gif that will be projected onto two buildings in San Francisco, as well as sent to the recipient by e-mail.>



Sprint faces federal lawsuit over illegal 'cramming' -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsSprint faces federal lawsuit over illegal 'cramming'

Sprint faces federal lawsuit over illegal 'cramming'A federal consumer protection agency is suing Sprint over allegations that it allowed third-party companies to "cram" customers' bills with fraudulent charges.>



The 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (podcast) -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThe 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (podcast)

The 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (podcast)Today's the last video episode of The 404. Ever. To help us say goodbye to our video feed, Steve Guttenberg joins us to discuss his dreams, speakers and FLAC audio.>



State Dept. said to have OK'd 'The Interview' -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsState Dept. said to have OK'd 'The Interview'

State Dept. said to have OK'd 'The Interview'Not only did US officials view the upcoming film, they were fine with Sony keeping the final assassination scene, according to a new report.>



Have yourself an ugly Christmas sweater, by renting one -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsHave yourself an ugly Christmas sweater, by renting one

Have yourself an ugly Christmas sweater, by renting oneWhy spend full price on festive fashions if you can rent a wacky wardrobe to show off your love for reindeer, snowmen, wreaths, holly, Santa Claus, elves and candy canes?>



The Secret of Ugly Sweater Day -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThe Secret of Ugly Sweater Day

The Secret of Ugly Sweater DayTo date, we've been fortunate enough to acquire three great companies, which have enhanced our reach and expanded our breadth of services. That would be all well and good by itself, but the ability to build a cohesive group of folks with many different work experiences is quite another thing.As I write, today is Ugly Sweater Day 2014. It...



Top 5 Tips for Balancing Business and Family -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsTop 5 Tips for Balancing Business and Family

Top 5 Tips for Balancing Business and FamilyBeing a parent and an entrepreneur is amazing. It gives you the ability to work while raising a family. However, challenges of juggling all the roles can at times get daunting. Adding a busy holiday season doesn't help. However, I have found ways to make this juggling act a lot easier. 1.Write out a list of all the tasks (for your business and...



Priest jams cell phones in church -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsPriest jams cell phones in church

Priest jams cell phones in churchFed up with his services being disrupted by technology, an Italian priest installs a jamming device. Not everyone is pleased.>



Sony Scraps 'The Interview' Debut After Hacker Threat -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsSony Scraps 'The Interview' Debut After Hacker Threat
Sony canceled plans for a Christmas Day release of its controversial upcoming film "The Interview" following a new spat of threats from hackers.
Patient Fed Energizes Markets -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsPatient Fed Energizes Markets
Stocks were positive all throughout the session ahead of the FOMC meeting and oil prices found some consistency. The markets extended those gains further following the Fed’s announcement that while economic activity is expanding, it could remain patient in enacting interest rate hikes and planned to keep rates at market friendly low levels for a ‘considerable’ time.
Monosyllabic Yo app gets more talkative for the holidays -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsMonosyllabic Yo app gets more talkative for the holidays

Monosyllabic Yo app gets more talkative for the holidaysOn Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Yo users will hear a festive ho ho ho when receiving a message from their Yo contacts.>



The Force is with this 'Star Wars'-themed light show -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsThe Force is with this 'Star Wars'-themed light show

The Force is with this 'Star Wars'-themed light showMusic teacher and director Tom BetGeorge has put together a light show set to "Star Wars" tracks. It even includes a little lightsaber action.>



Fed In No Hurry to Raise Rates -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsFed In No Hurry to Raise Rates
The Fed surprised most everyone by essentially doubling-down on its dovish policy of keeping interest rates at near-zero for the foreseeable future.
Flour Power: Women Chefs Reap Just Desserts in Food & Wine and White House -  BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A(MDLOX) newsFlour Power: Women Chefs Reap Just Desserts in Food & Wine and White House

Flour Power: Women Chefs Reap Just Desserts in Food & Wine and White HouseThe proof is in the pudding this year. Women chefs cracked the "glacé" ceiling repeatedly to achieve record "first female" milestones in culinary history, magazines, James Beard Awards, the White House and Michelin guides.According to Dana Cowin, longtime Editor-In-Chief of Food & Wine: To help encourage the ongoing and important...



  

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