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U.S. jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate

BRUSSELS - The state of the U.S. labor market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike.

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ChemChina chairman says hopes to re-list Pirelli in Italy

BEIJING - The chairman of China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) said on Sunday he hopes to re-list Italy's Pirelli on the Italian stock exchange after his firm agreed earlier this month to acquire the world's fifth-largest tire maker.

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Stocks likely to drift as investors await Fed, earnings

NEW YORK - Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves next week as they await monthly U.S. jobs data and any news that could change expectations for the first interest rate hike in almost a decade.

27 Mar 2015

Best Buy warns of profit hit as it consolidates Canadian stores

CHICAGO - Best Buy Co Inc plans to close some stores and consolidate its operations in Canada, the U.S. electronics retailer's second-largest market, in a move that will hurt earnings this year, the company said on Saturday.

28 Mar 2015

Denmark applies to join China-backed AIIB investment bank

BEIJING - Denmark has applied to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), China's Ministry of Finance said on Sunday, becoming the latest European power to join the institution despite misgivings of the United States.

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Investment banks eye potential trading boost from ECB stimulus

LONDON - Investment banks feeling the pinch from increased regulation since the financial crisis could reap an earnings reward from a boost in trading activity under the European Central Bank's (ECB) trillion-euro quantitative easing (QE) program.

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