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Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

Thursday, 30 October 2014 02:14
30 October 2014Last updated at 07:47 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Continue reading the main story Overview Stock markets Share prices Currencies Commodities Gilts & Bonds UK Earnings London | Wall Street | AsiaContinue reading the main story Nikkei 225 IndexLast Updated at 30 Oct 2014, 02:45 ETvaluechange% 15658.20 ++104.29++0.67 Continue reading the main story Related StoriesUS Fed ends QE stimulus programmeEnd of QE is whimper not bang
US economy is expected to reach steady speed and remain at a solid pace through 2015
Thursday, 30 October 2014 02:14
WASHINGTON – It's taken years, but the U.S. economy may finally be reaching a sustainable cruising speed. Many economists predict that overall growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, reached a healthy 3 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Commerce Department will release its first estimate of GDP growth in the third quarter at 8:30 a.m. EDT Thursday.
Record five black women seek state offices in Georgia, showing shift
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:05
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Five black women are on the November ballot for statewide offices in Georgia, a record in a state that just 11 years ago featured a Confederate battle emblem on its flag. The candidates, all Democrats, have come to be known as the "Georgia Five." Political commentators say that while only one of them has a real shot at cracking the Republican stronghold on statewide offices in Georgia, their nominations…
Will there be a Republican wave in the midterm elections?
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 23:04
This article originally appeared on Slate. Will this be a wave election? In these uncertain times, when we use a weather metaphor it should be clear. You're either wet or you're not. But it's not clear, because we're using the wrong metaphor. The Republican tide is coming in this election -- the GOP will pick up seats in the House and Senate -- but the question remains: How big will the wave be? Will it…
Democratic Senator Begich touts Alaska bona fides to lure independents
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 19:00
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU (Reuters) - In family video footage recorded in 1970, a young Senator Mark Begich is seen in a bucolic park catching a ball thrown by his father, a U.S. Congressman from Alaska who died just two years later in a small plane crash en route to Juneau. "When we were young, our father loved to bring us here, to this spot," Begich says in the campaign commercial four decades later, listing…
Washington state support for gun control measure strong before vote
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 19:00
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A ballot measure to tighten background checks for gun buyers in Washington state, which is reeling from a deadly school shooting last week, was drawing strong support ahead of a Nov. 4 vote, a poll showed on Wednesday. Washington state voters are deciding on two competing gun legislation measures in next week's election. One would require background checks on all gun sales, including at gun shows, online and transfers.
After latest WH breach, more needed to defend against cyber attacks
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 18:00
WASHINGTON - There has been another security breach at the White House but this time the intruders didn't go over the fence, they hacked their way in. There have been more than a few fence jumpers at the White House lately. But as security threats go, they don't amount to much. The more pressing threat: cyber attacks on White House computers. Those happen every day. Officials acknowledge that over the last few weeks, one penetrated…
Inside the costliest race of the most-expensive congressional election ever
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 18:00
The congressional elections being held in six days will go down in history as the most expensive ever. More than $4 billion has been spent on behalf of candidates, and that's just the money we know about. The costliest race is the Senate battle in North Carolina, where spending topped $100 million this week. What does all that money buy? Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, and North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis shake hands…
Wall St dips as Fed turns money tap off
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:08
US share markets had a subdued reaction to the widely anticipated end of QE3. Wall Street dipped as investors came to terms with the end of the US Federal Reserve's stimulus program. The US Federal has been pumping money into the US economy by buying bonds since 2008 to lift growth battered by the global financial crisis. The Fed has spent around $US4 trillion doing so, to the great benefit of asset prices such as…
Millennial surprise: Who gets their vote?
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:00
A new poll has upended the conventional wisdom that Democrats are sure to win with younger voters on election day. A Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) survey of the nation's 18- to 29-year-olds found that while so-called "millennial" voters still prefer Democrats to Republicans, a slight majority of the ones who will actually show up on Election Day are expected to pull the lever for the GOP. Fifty-one percent of young Americans who say they…

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