Today's Top Stories - April 24, 2015  


BEWARE THE BELL! U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday, as investors cheered a record Nasdaq close spurred by positive earnings and Greece debt talks get under way in Europe More

Major Opinion Index Might Be Warning of Big Changes in Markets and Economy - ANALYSIS More

EUROPE: European equities were higher Friday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings news More

ASIA: Asian stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors took profits after the recent run-up and as earnings season gets underway in some parts of the region More

OIL: Brent crude was on pace to finish the week near 2015 highs on Friday as air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns over the security of Middle East oil shipments More

Bulls are backing oil price breakthrough After a period of relative stability in oil prices, a slew of market participants are growing increasingly upbeat on a turnaround for the commodity, predicting a sustained rally in the near term More

GOLD: Gold dipped on Friday and looked set for a third successive weekly loss as strength in global equities, which offset a falling dollar, and uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise pegged prices in a narrow range More

’Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty we are free at last’ - almost … Today Is Tax Freedom Day Up until this point, everything you've earned this year has gone to the government. Only money earned in the remaining 252 days of the year is yours to spend as you please More

BB&T profit falls 1.6% on rate squeeze More

New Home Sales Plunge 11.4% After Months of Strong Gains New U.S. single-family home sales in March recorded their biggest drop in more than 1-1/2 years, snapping three straight months of hefty gains, in a temporary setback for the housing market More

Hillary Campaign Fires Back: Schweizer Book 'Lacks a Shred of Evidence' As the East Coast woke up Thursday to a new round of stories questioning the Clinton Foundation's financial dealings, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ramped up its effort to paint a forthcoming book on the subject as little more than a partisan attack More

U.S. Maps Sites Where Earthquakes Are Tied to Drilling The report identifies 17 regions with significant levels of “induced seismicity,” mostly from oil and gas drilling More

Deutsche Bank fined 2.5 bln USD for interest rate manipulation: Deutsche Bank agreed to pay a fine of about 2.5 billion U.S. dollars to U.S. and UK authorities for manipulating London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for years. More

US business investment falls for 7th straight month Business investment spending plans fell, suggesting the economy could struggle to rebound from a soft p More

The major problem with GDP More


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