Stocks swept lower as bonds, dollar struggle to steady

LONDON - World financial markets were unsettled again on Thursday as a week-long sell-off in benchmark government bonds, stocks and the dollar, and a race up in oil prices, was compounded by UK election uncertainty.

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Yellen cites 'potential dangers' in U.S. stock valuations

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Alcatel-Lucent defends Nokia deal as weathers U.S. slowdown

PARIS - Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent , which is set to be bought by larger rival Nokia , improved profit margins in the first quarter despite a marked sales slowdown in its biggest market, the United States.

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Paulson, Bernanke: What's said in Vegas stays in Vegas

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Fox says U.S. cable customers like bundles, pay-TV strong

- Twenty-First Century Fox President Chase Carey said on Wednesday "a vast majority of customers want a bundle of channels" rather than to cherry pick networks, an option cable providers are increasingly offering in the face of declining subscriptions.

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U.S. private payrolls growth eases; productivity falls

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