Asian shares skid as China data raises growth concerns

TOKYO - Asian shares got off to a downbeat start on Monday, after weekend Chinese data raised concerns about growth in the world's second-largest economy.

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CRH to buy Lafarge, Holcim assets for 6.5 billion euros

DUBLIN - Irish building supplies group CRH said on Sunday it had agreed to pay 6.5 billion euros for assets Lafarge and Holcim were obliged to sell ahead of their planned merger.

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Budweiser, Snickers win in high-stakes Super Bowl ad battle

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Snickers generated laughs with a nostalgic nod to "The Brady Bunch" and Budweiser capitalized on cuteness with the return of a puppy as advertisers risked big bucks to stand out in the hard-fought battle to win buzz for their Super Bowl commercials.

Ford CFO says sees ongoing problems in Russia: Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT - The finance chief of Ford Motor Co expects ongoing problems in Russia where the decline of the rouble and the struggling economy was weighing on its market share, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

11:55am EST

Fed's 'solid' growth view faces test as Greek drama unfolds

BRUSSELS - The Federal Reserve's upgraded view that growth in the world's biggest economy is "solid", and so capable of withstanding an interest rate rise this year, will be put to the test by U.S. jobs data this week.

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Energy may see further weakness as key names report

NEW YORK - Stock prices in the U.S. energy sector have been under pressure in 2015, and there could be more bad news to come when several key players report their fourth-quarter results next week.

31 Jan 2015


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