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IMF hikes outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy a short-term boost. The IMF on Monday forecast global growth of 3.7 percent for 2017, which would be the most substantial annual growth since 2011, and to 3.9 percent for this year and 2019. The...

January 22, 2018

Liz Weston: Should we pay people to save?

Long ago, people were rewarded for saving. Banks contributed something known as "interest" to the amounts deposited in savings accounts. OK, technically they still do, but you'd be forgiven for not noticing the tiny amounts added in a low-rate environment. The current average interest rate on savings accounts is 0.06 percent. Anemic rates may not be a major reason why Americans don't save enough, but...

January 22, 2018

Asian stocks advance despite US government shutdown

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,497.08 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 ended flat at 23,816.33. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.3 percent to 32,353.73. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.2 percent to 5,991.90 and Seoul's Kospi tumbled 0.7 percent to...

January 22, 2018

Markets Right Now: Indexes open lower as industrials slip

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Losses for industrial companies are pulling U.S. stocks lower at the start of trading, but high-yield stocks are making small gains. Boeing slid 0.7 percent and General Electric lost 0.9 percent Monday morning. Investors didn't appear troubled by the federal government shutdown. Corporations announced a series of deals to start the weak. French drugmaker Sanofi said it will buy hemophilia treatment companies Bioverativ for $11.6 billion. Bioverativ climbed 62.5 percent. Biotech drugmaker Celgene said it will pay $9 billion for cancer therapy maker Juno Therapeutics, and Juno jumped 26.9 percent. The Standard...

January 22, 2018

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Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America's lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match that covered those enrollees, the state is calling on voters to decide how to pay for its ballooning Medicaid costs. A special election on Tuesday asks Oregonians whether they approve of a tax on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies that would leave Medicaid, as it is now, untouched. More than 1 in 4 residents here rely on it. Maine voters were in the national spotlight when they recently approved Medicaid expansion. But experts say...

January 22, 2018
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Trades for September 6, 2017.

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Insurer AIG is buying Validus in deal worth about $5.56B

NEW YORK (AP) — Insurer AIG is buying Validus, a provider of reinsurance, primary insurance, and asset management services, in a deal worth approximately $5.56 billion. American International Group Inc. said Monday that it will pay $68 for each share of Validus Holdings Ltd. That's a 45.5 percent premium to the Bermuda company's Friday closing price of $46.72. Shares of Validus rose almost 5 percent before...

January 22, 2018
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Trades for August 30, 2017.

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France's Sanofi buys US hemophilia specialist Bioverativ

PARIS (AP) — France-based drugmaker Sanofi is buying U.S. hemophilia...

January 22, 2018
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Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in...

January 22, 2018
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Asian stocks mixed after US government shutdown

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January 22, 2018