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IPO plan for China bear bile company raises ire

| February 17, 2012

SHANGHAI (AP) — A storm of criticism in China over share listing plans by a company that sells tonics made with bear bile is highlighting the increasingly affluent country’s changing attitudes toward the environment and wildlife.

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IPO plan for China bear bile company sparks ire

| February 17, 2012

SHANGHAI (AP) — A share listing plan by a company that sells tonics made with bear bile has provoked a storm of criticism in China ‘s online media from animal rights groups and celebrities . Reports Friday said dozens of well-known entertainers, writers and other celebrities signed a petition to the China Securities Regulatory Commission urging it to withhold approval for the initial public offering by Guizhentang, a Chinese medicines maker.

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Stock futures decline on Moody's warnings, Greece

| February 16, 2012

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures fell on Thursday after a Moody’s warning of a possible downgrade of global banks and a further holdup in a bailout for debt-laden Greece.

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On the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up

| February 16, 2012

WALL STREET JOURNAL : Oil prices are rising again, threatening the U.S. economic recovery just as it appears to be gaining traction, as tensions increase with Iran which could disrupt supplies worldwide, the Wall Street Journal reports…Two months after AT&T’s (T) $39B offer to buy T-Mobile USA collapsed, AT&T is looking at new deals that could increase its access to the airwaves, including potential transactions with Leap Wireless International (LEAP), Dish Network Corp

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Asian stock markets decline amid Greece fears

| February 16, 2012

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, following Europe and Wall Street down amid growing fears the latest deal to resolve Greece’s debts is faltering. Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 0.2 percent to 9,238.63 and Hong Kong ‘s Hang Seng was off 0.8 percent at 21,194.4. Seoul’s Kospi fell 1.1 percent to 2,002.60

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Stock futures up on China comments, euro zone data (Reuters)

| February 15, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures briefly trimmed gains on Wednesday after news euro zone finance officials were examining ways of delaying parts or even all of a second bailout for Greece, while still avoiding a disorderly default.

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Asia stocks rise on hopes for Greece debt fix (AP)

| February 15, 2012

BANGKOK – Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, swayed by a late-day rally on Wall Street, after Greece indicated a willingness to commit to spending cuts demanded by lenders in exchange for a bailout vital to the country’s solvency. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8 percent to 9,216.62.

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Japanese Stock Futures Rise on Greece Debt Bailout Optimism, Yen’s Decline

| February 14, 2012

Japanese stock futures rose as optimism Greece will commit to austerity measures and the yen’s drop to a three-month low against the dollar boosted the earnings outlook for the nation’s exporters. Australian equities gained. American depositary receipts of Toyota Motor Corp

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Indications: U.S. stock futures slip after retail sales

| February 14, 2012

By Kate Gibson and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures slid Tuesday after the government reported that retail sales increased last month but at a less-than-expected rate

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Asia stocks mixed after Europe credit downgrade (AP)

| February 14, 2012

BANGKOK – Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after ratings agency Moody’s slapped credit downgrades on six European Union countries due to the region’s weak economic outlook and uncertain attempts to implement reforms. Benchmark oil hovered above $100 per barrel while the dollar rose against the euro and the yen

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