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Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern

By Sumanta Dey and Wayne Cole BANGALORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy

Big protests are coming to Hong Kong

Thousands of protesters gathered outside Hong Kong’s government offices on Sunday. The stage has been set for major pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong’s financial district following a decision by Beijing to restrict voting reforms in the city

Passive funds an active threat for Europe’s fund managers

By Simon Jessop and Nishant Kumar LONDON (Reuters) – Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife

Wall Street is betting on prison growth

  There’s a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons. Geo Group (GEO)and Corrections Corporation of America (CXW) are two of America’s largest for-profit

How Shiller is signaling ‘significant upside’ for S&P

  Yale professor Robert Shiller has been one of the many market watchers warning of lofty valuations in assets this summer, but one research firm has detailed how his own economic indicator could actually be signaling a

Big bonuses are coming

  Are you a superstar on the job, exceeding all of your company’s goals? Good news: You’re likely to get a boffo bonus for this year and most likely next year, too. Companies are setting aside a

Should there be a new Buffett rule?

This cries out for a “Write your own caption contest here,” right? The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and

Buffett backs Burger King deal with $3 billion

  Warren Buffett has been a vocal supporter of higher tax rates for the wealthy but when push comes to shove the Oracle is all about the bottom line. As you know yesterday Burger King (BKW) shares

China is ditching Windows and Android

China is developing its own operating system, which will compete with Microsoft Windows and Google Android. China is once again taking a nationalist stance on technology, this time, with its own PC and mobile operating system. The

Bull market still alive? 3 indicators to watch

  Editor’s Note: The following was written by Yahoo Finance Contributor Milanee Kapadia. You can follow her on Twitter @MilaneeKapadia On Friday, the SP 500 (^GSPC) finished at 1,988.40 after fluctuating near an all-time high. Investors were focused