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UPDATE 2-Visa reports better-than-expected quarterly profit

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:53
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as a strengthening U.S. job market and cheaper gasoline prices...
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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate banking chair says interested in Fed audit

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:38
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The new Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday he was "very interested" in requiring a government audit of the Federal Reserve and...
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Chubb operating profit rises 3.4 pct as premium income increases

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:36
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Property and casualty insurer Chubb Corp's quarterly operating profit rose 3.4 percent as premium income increased.
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COLUMN-Alibaba combines China and hot stock risks: James Saft

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:34
Jan 29 (Reuters) - If the political risk of Alibaba isn't enough for you, maybe the very considerable execution risk will be.
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Visa's quarterly profit rises 11.5 pct

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:09
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported an 11.5 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday as a strengthening U.S. job market and cheaper gasoline...
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UPDATE 1-U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low, but new households growing

Thu, 2015-01-29 15:19
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. homeownership fell to a 20-year low in the fourth quarter, but a sharp rebound in the rate at which Americans are setting up home is expected to help drive a...
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UPDATE 2-Lagardere enters race for Benetton's World Duty Free - sources

Thu, 2015-01-29 15:14
* Dufry seen as strong contender - sources (Adds comment from Edizione Holding para 7)
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Obama would veto bill for congressional approval of Iran deal -spokesman

Thu, 2015-01-29 14:58
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama would veto a bill crafted by U.S. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker that would require the administration to receive...
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UPDATE 1-U.S. lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

Thu, 2015-01-29 14:33
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first step in Congress...
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Greece says it has no plans to act against all-inclusive resorts

Thu, 2015-01-29 14:30
ATHENS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Greece's tourism minister promised on Thursday Athens had no plans to curb all-inclusive resorts on its sun-drenched islands, after suggestions new Prime Minister Alexis...
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UPDATE 2-Blackstone seeks energy investments as Q4 profit falls

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:45
* Total assets under management of $290.4 bln as of end of December
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European shares knocked as oil slide hits earnings

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:35
* Vallourec warns of impairment, shares fall (Updates with closing prices)
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COLUMN-College is not just for the young

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:25
CHICAGO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Stanford University welcomed 25 unusual students onto its campus this month - all in their 50s and 60s.
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IMF team extends Kiev stay beyond planned departure date - Ukraine central bank

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:44
KIEV, Jan 29 (Reuters) - An International Monetary Fund team is extending its mission in Kiev beyond a planned departure date of Jan. 29, a representative of the press service of Ukraine's central...
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Russian economy ministry to base 2015 f'casts on oil price of $50 per barrel -minister

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:40
MOSCOW, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Russia's Economy Ministry will base its main macroeconomic development scenario for 2015 on an oil price of $50 per barrel, Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday.
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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:21
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted 18-4 on Thursday to advance a bill that would toughen sanctions on Iran if international negotiators fail to reach an agreement...
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UPDATE 1-MOVES-Dutch bank ABN AMRO appoints new UAE country head

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:15
* Jagdish Hirani takes up role (Adds confirmation of move from bank, quote)
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U.S. Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:02
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted 18-4 on Thursday to advance a bill that would toughen sanctions on Iran if international negotiators fail to reach an agreement...
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UPDATE 4-France: no waiver for Greece, maybe more time to pay debts

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:01
* France sees mediation role between Athens, EU (Adds Sapin comments to lawmakers)
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UPDATE 1-Travelex and UAE Exchange to merge and list in Abu Dhabi - chairman

Thu, 2015-01-29 11:47
* Plan listing of merged co in Abu Dhabi by early-2017 (Adds detail, further quotes, context)
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