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G20 strikes hopeful tone, but officials fret over Greece

By Jan Strupczewski and Randall Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Group of 20 leading economies struck a hopeful tone on the outlook for global growth on Friday even as officials fretted that Athen's inability to strike a deal with its lenders could upset Europe's tentative recovery. Show More Summary

The one Bloomberg feature every trader felt lost without

When Bloomberg terminals went down for more than 2 hours on Friday morning, one feature that industry folks particularly missed was the chat tool, known as Instant Bloomberg. Because the outage happened around 3 a.m. EST, most of the people affected were in Europe, where markets were just opening, and Asia, where they were just closing. Show More Summary

The Vix is going nuts (VIX)

The Vix is going nuts. The Vix is also referred to as the volatility index and captures how much markets expect the S&P 500 to move over the near term. In early trading on Friday, the Vix jumped by more than 11%. Of late, the Vix has been tumbling as volatility has declined meaningfully from the stock market. Show More Summary

U.S. consumer sentiment rises in April

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose more than expected in April, a survey released on Friday showed. The University of Michigan's preliminary April reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 95.9, up from the final March read of 93.0. Show More Summary

Jordan Spieth's win at The Masters is worth $3 per share (UA)

Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old golf phenom who just won The Masters, is sponsored by Under Armour. In January, the company locked up Spieth to a new 10-year deal and it is already paying off. In a note to clients on Friday, analysts at Piper Jaffray wrote that following Spieth's win, the sale of Under Armour's golf merchandise has accelerated. Show More Summary

Emirates says still waiting to hear from Airbus on A380 revamp

LONDON (Reuters) - Emirates [EMIRA.UL] president Tim Clark said on Friday the airline is still waiting for a decision from Airbus over whether the planemaker will proceed with a revamp of the A380 superjumbo. Emirates, which is the leading...Show More Summary

UK unemployment just dipped to 5.6%

UK unemployment figures for February are just out, and the headline figure dropped. Analysts were vindicated after expecting unemployment to fall from 5.7% in January. Employment hit a new record proportion again too: 73.4% of people aged 16-64 were in work in February, the highest share since records began in 1971. Show More Summary

College grads and retired pro football players alike experience a high rate of personal bankruptcy

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. 16% of NFLers are broke within 12 years of retirement (Business Insider) A recently released working paper written...Show More Summary

They've made a documentary about Jon Huntsman's time in China

When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was appointed United States Ambassador to China, the charming career politician arrived at his new post with his entire family—including his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie. In "All Eyes and Ears"...Show More Summary

We unboxed the new gold MacBook and this one thing left us scratching our heads

It's finally here: the new gold MacBook. Apple has made some bold changes to the new laptop.  From Apple: With the new MacBook, we set out to do the impossible: engineer a full-size experience into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. Show More Summary

Corporate default rates are at their lowest levels in modern history

Ever since the financial crisis, companies have been either cutting back on debt or refinancing their debt at lower interest rates. And w ith interest rates low, credit markets liquid, and economies growing, corporate defaults have been very low. Show More Summary

Lockheed eyes cost cuts, reputation in satellite business

By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp has long dominated the U.S. military space market, but it is fighting harder than ever to cut costs, become more innovative, and shed a reputation for arrogance, Mark Valerio, the head of its military satellite unit, said in an interview. Show More Summary

A bond trader who lost $1 billion recently resigned from the firm Ben Bernanke just joined

Ben Bernanke is joining asset manager Citadel. In seemingly unrelated news, Citadel's global head of fixed income recently resigned from the firm after losing $1 billion last year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, Derek Kaufman...Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler wants to play major role in industry consolidation: CEO

By Stefano Rebaudo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne wants Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to play a key role in a consolidation of the global auto industry which he sees as inevitable to manage prohibitive capital costs. Show More Summary

China's economy is worse than Beijing admits and demand is plunging for the first time on record

China's economy is not looking too healthy right now. But it's probably even worse than it looks. Yesterday Daiwa Capital Markets economist released their own sceptical take on China's official figures. Though the headline statistics...Show More Summary

Greek bond yields are going wild (GREK, EUR, USD)

Greek debt is flipping out. In trade on Thursday, Greek 2-, 5-, and 10-year bonds were all up more than 10%, with 2-year bonds leading the sell off, rising by more than 16%. Bonds are said to be selling off when yields rise as investors demand more compensation for what they view as increased risk. Show More Summary

Citigroup profit jumps as legal, restructuring costs fall

By David Henry and Anil D'Silva (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc, the third biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a 16 percent jump in quarterly profit as legal and restructuring costs plunged. Citi has been cutting costs and simplifying its structure by selling retail operations in a number of countries, shrinking its U.S. Show More Summary

German government bonds are about to go negative

Germany's benchmark for how much it costs the government to borrow money is plunging lower and lower — and on this trend, it's just a matter of time before investors are actually paying to hold the government's debt. The 10 year bund...Show More Summary

The British housing shortage made property prices grow at their fastest pace in five months

Britain's housing shortage just made house prices grow at their fastest pace in five months in March. Sellers holding off from putting their properties on the market ahead of the May 7, General Election, as well as the overall dearth...Show More Summary

Electric cars won't spread even with rapid chargers: Toyota engineer

By Chang-Ran Kim YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs allow them to be charged quickly, a top engineer at Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday. Show More Summary

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