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Asia stocks slip, euro languishes at 11-year low before ECB

TOKYO - Asian stocks slipped on Thursday after Wall Street continued to pull back from record highs ahead of Friday's closely-watched U.S. jobs data, while the nervous euro languished at an 11-year low prior to the European Central Bank's policy meeting.

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U.S. Fed struggled with 2009 bailouts, bond-buying: transcripts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve struggled with the message being sent by its role in bank bailouts and worried about the impact of a bond-buying program aimed at easing the 2007-2009 financial crisis, according to transcripts released by the U.S. central bank on Wednesday.

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UBS poaches executives from Evercore for its U.S. unit: WSJ

- UBS Group AG has hired a team of three executives for its U.S. consumer and retail investment banking unit from boutique investment bank Evercore Partners Inc , the Wall Street Journal reported citing an internal memo it saw.

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Euro zone rebuffs Spanish talk of new Greek bailout

BARCELONA/BRUSSELS - Germany and the European Commission slapped down talk of a third financial rescue for Greece as premature, after Spain once again suggested on Wednesday that a new aid package for Athens was almost inevitable. | Video

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U.S. mortgage applications rise in latest week: MBA

NEW YORK - Applications for U.S. home mortgages edged up last week as interest rates dipped, an industry group said on Wednesday.

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U.S. oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran news

NEW YORK - U.S. oil futures rose on Wednesday and benchmark Brent pared losses as OPEC member Iran stressed that it opposed a timeline for a freeze on nuclear activities, news that helped crude rebound from an early slide tied to swelling U.S. stockpiles. | Video

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