Today's Top Stories - April 17, 2015  


BEWARE THE BELL! U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors focused on inflation data that could influence Federal Reserve policy on interest rates More

S&P to start its correction today, analyst warns … Bullish short-term traders might do well to take their foot off the gas Friday, with two technical analysts telling CNBC that major global benchmarks were set for a short correction over the next month More

EUROPE: European markets were sharply lower in morning trade on Friday, as investors become increasingly nervous about the funding crisis in Greece More

ASIA: Asian equities traded mixed on Friday as a soft finish on Wall Street soured sentiment, but China's Shanghai Composite index continued its bull run to clinch a new multi-year high More

OIL: Oil eased below $64 a barrel on Friday as evidence this week of rising crude supplies from OPEC members outweighed signs of a slowdown in U.S. output and Middle East tensions More

Prepare for a 'messy' year-end for oil: Citi The price of oil could come under heavy pressure towards the end of the year if a recent bounce back in prices holds for the next few months More

Oil Slips Below $64 As Ample Supplies Weigh on Market More

Is Saudi Arabia Setting The World Up For Major Oil Price Spike Upping Production To Decades High Levels in Attempt to Force U.S. Shale Producers Out of Business? More

GOLD: Gold edged back above $1,200 an ounce on Friday but stayed on track for a second straight weekly drop as a run of downbeat U.S. data fuelled uncertainty over the timing of the Federal Reserve's first rate rise in nearly a decade More

Verizon to offer custom pay TV with monthly bundles Verizon Communications is rolling out a new pay TV plan that allows consumers to choose every month bundles of channels they want to see, hoping the flexibility will lure customers away from cable rivals and upstart Web TV companies More

Bloomberg terminals experience outage Bloomberg's trading terminal experienced an outage on Friday morning, with some users saying they were unable to perform their usual trading activity More

Google embraces 'mobile-friendly' sites in search shake-up Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information More

At what age can you really retire? Nearly three out of 10 workers expect to retire before they're 65, according the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Unfortunately, many Americans are financially unprepared to retire at all More

Pay Us Or Else, International Monetary Fund’s Lagarde tells deadbeat Greece More

Biggest Death Tax Defenders Are the Experts at Getting Around It … The Clintons may be stupid-rich, but they aren't stupid -- they know how to avoid paying the estate tax More

Why even high earners are struggling to save Even wealthier Americans are struggling to save enough for retirement, according to a new survey. The report, released Thursday by SunTrust, found that even among households with incomes of $75,000 or more, roughly a third live paycheck to paycheck at least some of the time, and one-fourth of those with incomes of $100,000 or more do the same More

America, Europe told to work with BRICS: A completely new economic system, initiated by the BRICS, is emerging with extremely rapid speed, said an international think tank Thursday, urging the United States and Europe to ditch geopolitics and work with them. More

World Bank, IMF voice willingness to cooperate with AIIB: The heads of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday that they are willing to strengthen cooperation with the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to unleash the huge potential in the region. More


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