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Buffett’s Lame Excuse

“Now we have lots of money and no ideas.” So says the Oracle of Omaha to the crowd and the inquiries of Doug Kass at the big Omaha showdown. And I come back and say, “Give me a break.” You have a million ideas, and because of who you are, you can make them happen very easily Continue reading

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Regions Financial: Bank Stock Winner Again

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Regions Financial was the winner among major U.S. financial names on Wednesday, with shares rising 3% to close at $8.22. Continue reading

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Businesses signal a rise in investment plans

A gauge of planned U.S. Continue reading

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Canada-U.S. price gap report calls for import tax cut

Senators who studied why Canadians pay more than Americans for many products are calling on the government to review the taxes on imported goods. Continue reading

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Sharp posts Q3 profit, on course to clear earnings hurdle

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sharp Corp eked out a quarterly operating profit on Friday, improving the bailed-out consumer electronics maker's chances of convincing lenders and shareholders that it remains a viable company. Sharp stuck to its forecast for a 13.8 billion yen ($151 million) operating profit in the second half, after losing 168.9 billion yen in the first half as the maker of goods from airconditioners to televisions was savaged by lower-cost rivals. .. Continue reading

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Businesses plan to boost spending, gauge shows

The Commerce Department said on Monday that non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for investment plans, edged higher 0.2 percent. Continue reading

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Stopping child labor: There’s an app for that

Kids at stoplights offering to wipe a windshield for a few coins, or little ones hawking goods at produce markets: In much of the developing world, it’s common to see children as young as eight or nine hard at work. Continue reading

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Wall Street keeps an eye on Amazon’s sales tax hit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc's unfamiliar role as tax collector may have dented its crucial holiday quarter by reducing the online retail giant's longstanding price advantage over its rivals in several major markets. Sales growth in California for merchants who sold their goods via Amazon lagged growth in the rest of the country after the company began collecting state sales tax there on September 15, according to an analysis by e-commerce firm ChannelAdvisor. Continue reading

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Retail sales point to firmer consumer spending

Retail sales rose more than expected in December as Americans shrugged off the threat of higher taxes and bought automobiles and a range of other goods, suggesting momentum in consumer spending as the year ended. Continue reading

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2 charged in $18M maple syrup heist

Three people have been arrested and two charged with theft, conspiracy, handling stolen goods and fraud related to the $18-million maple syrup heist in Quebec in the summer. Continue reading

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