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Japan's business confidence quarterly survey up to plus 4

TOKYO, July 1 (UPI) -- Japan's major manufacturers' business confidence index jumped to plus 4 in June, giving a boost to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe government's economic policies.

Wall Street wary of Fed move

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- News the U.S. Federal Reserve could wind down its quantitative easing prices next year has economists debating the repercussions, some approvingly, some not.

Retail week shows modest gain

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts rose modestly in the week that ended Friday, the International Council of Shopping Centers said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 9, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. retailers have an off week

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts slipped in the week ending Friday, dropping for the third week out of the past four, the International Council of Shopping Centers said.

Retail week posts marginal gains

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts rose marginally in the week after two consecutive weeks of declines, the International Council of Shopping Centers said Wednesday.
Dow Jones industrial average posts 22nd high of the year

Dow Jones industrial average posts 22nd high of the year

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Investors took to heart speeches by two regional U.S. Federal Reserve presidents and sent the Dow Jones industrial average to its 22nd high of the year Tuesday.

Rajat Gupta's lawyers contest conviction

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta are arguing in New York his insider trading conviction should be overturned.

Bloomberg hires consultants to handle privacy breach problem

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Wall Street data distributor Bloomberg LP said it was taking steps to get ahead of damage that may erupt from revelations of a privacy breach at the company.

Some firms consider alternatives to Bloomberg

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- At least three major Wall Street banks said they were working on replacing some of the features offered by Bloomberg LP.

Retail sales has another off week

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts slipped for the second consecutive week, the International Council of Shopping Centers reported Tuesday.

Bloomberg says reporters have long looked at terminal data

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- The editor in chief at Bloomberg News said company reporters had tracked Wall Street personnel through terminal use since the early days of the company.

Bloomberg begins damage control on privacy concern

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- The chief executive at New York financial information firm Bloomberg called a privacy-impacting news-gathering technique used by reporters a mistake.

Retail sales off slightly week to week

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts slipped 1 percent in the week ending Saturday, the International Council of Shopping Centers reported Tuesday.

Retail up modestly in week

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts rose modestly in the week ending Saturday, climbing 0.4 percent from the previous week, a U.S. trade group said.
J.C. Penney close to securing $1.75B loan

J.C. Penney close to securing $1.75B loan

PLANO, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney Co. is close to securing a $1.75 billion loan that would be secured by the U.S. department store chain's property, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Retail sales up slightly in week

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts rose 0.8 percent in the week ending Saturday, a U.S. trade group said.

U.S. retail sales slip week to week

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts dropped 1.1 percent in the week ending Saturday, a U.S. trade group said.

Stocks regain ground on upbeat reports

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. stock indexes regained about 60 percent of Monday's losses and gold put the brakes on a historic two-day plunge on upbeat economic reports.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
By United Press International

Lagarde: 'Too big to fail' banks 'dangerous'

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- "Too big to fail" banks are "more dangerous than ever" to the U.S. and world economies and must be reined in, the International Monetary Fund chief said.

Ex-Goldman trader pleads guilty to fraud

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- A former Goldman Sachs trader admitted in a federal court in New York to hiding a trading position from his supervisor that resulted in a $118.8 million loss.

Easter week sales hop

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. retail receipts jumped 4.7 percent in the week ending Saturday, a trade group in Washington said.

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