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Survey: Trust down at 2009 levels after unpredictable year

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Trust in institutions has fallen to levels not seen since the financial crisis, after a year that produced the twin Malaysia Airlines disasters and the conflict in Ukraine, a global survey found Tuesday.... 



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China's growth slows to 7.4% in 2014

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China's economic growth slows to 7.4% last year from 7.7% in 2013, marking its slowest pace of expansion in 24 years. 



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Consumer goods giant Unilever 2014 net profit up 5 percent

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Consumer goods giant Unilever, maker of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says its net profit for 2014 rose 5 percent from the year earlier to 5.5 billion euros ($6.4 billion) despite tough conditions in its markets.... 



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DealBook: Debates at Davos Get Around to Gay Rights

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While Davos has long hosted controversial conversations, the issue of gay rights had seemed off limits at the World Economic Forum. This year, it’s on the official agenda. 




Asia relieved by China growth

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after China reported its economy had not slowed as far as many had feared, a rare glint of brightness amid gloom over the global outlook.  



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Oil markets dip on weak China GDP data

a shared story    5 days 23 hours 38 minutes ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets dipped on Tuesday as China's economic growth for 2014 undershot a government target and hit its weakest annual expansion in 24 years, adding to worries in energy markets already suffering from slowing demand and oversupply.  



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Winners and losers in China's deepening economic slowdown

a shared story    5 days 23 hours 38 minutes ago
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economy, the world's second largest, grew 7.4 percent last year, its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter century. Forecasters expect growth to wane further in the next several years as China emphasizes consumption over polluting heavy industry and manufacturing, which suffer from...(more) 



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China posts slowest growth in 24 years, more support measures seen

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as a cooling property market weighed on demand and is expected to lose more momentum this year, keeping pressure on policymakers to head off a sharper downturn.  



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Everyday Economics: It’s Time to Think About Refinancing Your Mortgage

a shared story    6 days 38 minutes ago
A drop in mortgage rates is being driven by falling oil prices and a tumultuous global environment. 



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China's economic growth slows to 7.3 percent in fourth quarter, near six-year low

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth held steady at 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, slightly better than expected but still hovering at its weakest since the global financial crisis, keeping pressure on policymakers to head off a sharper slowdown.  



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IMF cuts global growth outlook, calls for accommodative policy

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BEIJING (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, and called on Tuesday for governments and central banks to pursue accommodative monetary policies and structural reforms to support growth.  



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IMF cuts global growth forecast

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The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next. 



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