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  • Emerging Stocks Advance for Fourth Day as Gazprom Rallies

    Emerging-market stocks rose for a fourth day as OAO Gazprom followed oil higher while investors awaited the outcome of a U.S. budget standoff. Brazil’s real capped the biggest weekly advance among major currencies.

  • The "Worry List"

    February 8, 2013 - In investing, every silver lining has a cloud. Almost all good news can be spun as bad news, and vice versa. The economy’s booming? Watch out for inflation and higher interest rates. The market crashed? What a buying opportunity!

  • For Dividend Income, Grab Your Passport

    Income-starved investors have been showing plenty of love lately for exchange-traded funds that focus on U.S. dividend stocks. According to Bloomberg data, three of the 10 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with the strongest 2011 inflows--a combined $8.7 billion--focus on U.S. dividend stocks. With an average yield of 2.8 percent, it’s easy to see the attraction. A 10-year Treasury yields 2.0 percent these days.

  • Emerging Stocks Fall a 3rd Day as Power Stocks Hit Brazil

    Emerging-market stocks fell for a third day as power producers led declines in Brazilian equities and markets in China, South Korea and Poland retreated. Russian shares advanced on their first day of 2013 trading.

  • RTS Futures Rise as U.S. Economy Shows Gains: Russia Overnight

    RTS stock futures rose and OAO Mechel rebounded as better-than-forecast U.S. data signaled the world’s largest economy is weathering Europe’s debt crisis.

  • Inflation at Two-Year Low Spurs Commodity Slump: China Overnight

    Chinese stocks traded in the U.S. fell the most in two weeks as energy and commodity producers slid, after inflation in the world’s second-largest economy eased to the lowest level since January 2010.

  • Mechel to Norilsk Sink in Worst Rout Since May: Russia Overnight

    Russian stocks traded in New York are set for their biggest monthly plunge since May after a slump in commodities sank OAO Mechel and OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel.

  • Qihoo Tumbles as ISoftStone Sinks to Record: Overnight

    Technology companies led Chinese stock traded in New York lower on concern retail and industrial output data due this week may provide further proof that the world’s second-largest economy is growing at a slower pace.

  • Surgut Leads ADR Tumble as Commodities Slump: Russia Overnight

    Russian stocks traded in New York posted the longest run of declines since at least 2005 after commodities erased this year’s gains and oil retreated for a second week.

  • Emerging-Market Stocks Rise for a Fourth Day on U.S. Data

    Emerging-market stocks rose for a fourth day, the longest winning streak in more than two weeks, after an unexpected rebound in U.S. manufacturing improved the outlook for exporters.

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