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Fed could hint on rate-hike plans as it prepares for policy turn

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday could offer fresh clues on when it plans to begin lifting interest rates and how quickly it will move, as it prepares for a momentous policy turn after years of aggressive monetary stimulus.

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Credit Suisse loans under U.S. Fed scrutiny: WSJ

- The U.S. Federal Reserve has asked Credit Suisse Group AG to immediately address problems relating to the bank's underwriting and sale of leveraged loans, or high-interest-rate loans used by private-equity firms to finance deals, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.

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Variety is key in Mondelez coffee growth strategy

LONDON - Offering an array of hot and cold single-serve drinks is central to the growth strategy of Mondelez International Inc's European coffee business, which will soon merge with D.E Master Blenders 1753.

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Alibaba options expected to be listed on September 29: exchanges

NEW YORK - Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company. | Video

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Europe new car registrations rise 1.8 percent in August: ACEA

FRANKFURT - Car sales in Europe rose 1.8 percent in August with volume makers Volkswagen , Ford and Opel benefiting from improved demand in Spain, Portugal and Ireland, while premium makers lost ground due to a drop in sales in Germany.

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Microsoft boosts dividend 11 percent, adds new directors

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp on Tuesday announced the smallest percentage increase in its quarterly dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members who decided not to seek re-election.

16 Sep 2014

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