NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were down modestly on Friday, keeping the S&P below a key support level for a second day, with investors reluctant to make big bets ahead of a referendum in Crimea this weekend.
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MILAN/ROME - UniCredit could spend up to 10 billion euros ($14 billion) to take on payments owed to companies by Italy's public administration, the bank's chief executive said in a newspaper interview on Friday.
- Starbucks Corp will get a wider selection of Keurig Green Mountain Inc's single-serve K-Cup coffee packs, in exchange for giving up the exclusive license for Keurig's highest-end coffee packs, the companies said on Friday.
FRANKFURT - Ford increased European car sales by 11.6 percent in February, the brand's ninth straight monthly gain, fueled by demand for compact vehicles and SUVs.
NEW YORK - Consumer sentiment dipped modestly in early March, entirely due to reduced expectations for the future, a survey said on Friday.
The state of the US job market is essentially unchanged. On Wednesday morning, the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLTs) data showed that the rate of hiring, turnover, and the number of open jobs was largely unchanged.
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- The end of the boom in emerging markets reserves