Today's Top Stories - April 1, 2015  


BEWARE THE BELL! U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat-to-higher open on Wednesday, ahead of the ADP private sector payroll report, and a key manufacturing survey that will likely show that the harsh winter weather has continued to hit growth More

Something Scary Happened in the Stock Market Late Tuesday, and What One Analyst Said About It Was Even Scarier … The bottom fell out of the U.S. stock market futures contracts about 9 p.m. More

EUROPE: European equities turned higher on Wednesday, as new economic data was released for the euro zone More

ASIA: On the first trading day of the second quarter, Chinese shares outperform the region as data suggesting a sluggish economy fueled hopes of more monetary stimulus measures More

OIL: Brent crude oil futures slipped below $55 a barrel on Wednesday on speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear program would be reached, opening the way for more Iranian crude to come into world markets More

GOLD: Gold eased on Wednesday after ending March down more than 2 percent, as the dollar edged higher and as expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise this year weighed on the metal More

Peak gold: Only 20 years' worth of metal left? A new report from Goldman Sachs suggests there are only two decades of "mineable" gold left. Wake the gold bugs. The scenario they've warned us about is finally at hand More

After huge Q1, here's what the dollar will do in Q2 After the best quarter in years for the greenback, traders make the call on the second quarter More

Forecasters look for job gains of 248,000 in March to be reported Friday, which would make it an eye-opening 13th month in a row above the 200,000 mark But this time, there are some questions about whether Wall Street is set up for a disappointment More

Obama Vetoes Attempt to Halt Union Ambush Elections … Draws ire of businesses and lawmakers More

Surveys show investors have no idea what's going to happen with the stock market next That's with good reason as this particular economic mix of slow growth, full employment, low rates and zero inflation has never existed before … Here's how to trade the unknown … More

Rough seas ahead for container shipping industry… The world's shipping lines risk bankruptcy and will have to shed assets in order to stay afloat, an industry expert has warned CNBC More

GoDaddy prices IPO at $20 per share …GoDaddy will price its initial public offering at $20 per share, above its previously indicated range, the web-hosting company said late on Tuesday More

Oil fortune heir Andrew Getty found dead at California home Andrew Getty, 47, grandson of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, was found at his Hollywood Hills home, his family said Tuesday night. No cause of death was given More

Pew Poll: Federal Tax System Seen in Need of Overhaul Wow, 4% of people say they pay too little. Who are those people? I wish these people would read Growls before responding to the Pew survey people More

The Left wages total war; and then plays victim … On one side is the CEO of the world's largest company, the president of the United States and a growing chunk of the Fortune 500. On the other side is a solo wedding photographer in New Mexico, a 70-year-old grandma florist in Washington and a few bakers …One side wants the state to conscript the religious businesswomen and men into participating in ceremonies that violate their beliefs. The other side wants to make it possible for religious people to live their own lives according to their consciences More


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