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Weak demand weighs on China factory, services firms in March, more easing seen

BEIJING - Surveys of China's manufacturing and services sectors showed persistent weakness in the world's second-biggest economy in March, adding to bets that Beijing will have to roll out more policy support to avert a sharper slowdown.

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Ex-Fannie Mae CEO testifies in $1 billion mortgage trial of Nomura, RBS

NEW YORK - Former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd testified on Tuesday in a $1 billion civil trial over losses the company suffered on mortgage-backed securities and said it did not predict the severe decline in U.S. housing prices during the financial crisis.

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New York court dismisses foreclosure lawsuit against HSBC

- A court in Buffalo, New York, dismissed a petition on Monday filed by New York state, alleging that HSBC Holdings Plc ignored a law designed to protect homeowners from being thrown into foreclosure without getting a chance to renegotiate their mortgages.

Berkshire's Buffett says Grexit 'may not be bad' for euro zone: CNBC

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said Tuesday that an exit by Greece from the euro zone could be constructive for the region.

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Wall St. earnings estimates may not foretell currency impact

- Wall street analysts may be inadequately accounting for the dollar’s sharp rise in the first quarter, setting up a scenario in which some multinationals may miss already low consensus estimates - and their shares sell off as a result.

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U.S. consumer confidence, house prices offer hope for economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market while house prices increased in January, hopeful signs that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity was probably a blip.

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