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BlackRock raises $2 billion for Global Credit Opportunities Fund

BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset management firm, said on Wednesday it had raised $2 billion for its flagship opportunistic credit fund, Global Credit Opportunities, reflecting investor demand for alternative investments.



3 years ago

Apple lifts Wall Street higher; Fed decision on the horizon

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday on a boost from Apple's upbeat earnings report, but a drop in chip stocks capped gains, while investors awaited a widely expected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve.



3 years ago

Ryanair tells staff it has 900 more pilots and crew than needed

Ryanair has 500 more pilots and 400 more cabin crew than needed, and job losses will be announced in the coming weeks, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told staff in a video message https://vimeo.com/350780012/5abde31242.



3 years ago

GE raises 2019 forecast but posts loss, shares fall

General Electric Co raised its 2019 forecast on Wednesday amid a modest improvement at some of its industrial units, but posted a net loss and stirred investor concerns, sending its shares lower.



3 years ago

U.S. Midwest factory index sags to lowest since December 2015: Chicago PMI

U.S. Midwest manufacturing activity unexpectedly deteriorated to its weakest level since December 2015 in July amid ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States, an index jointly developed by MNI Indicators and ISM-Chicago released on Wednesday showed.



3 years ago

China to buy more U.S. farm products, talks to resume in September: White House

China will ramp up purchases of American agricultural exports, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday after U.S.-China trade talks concluded in Shanghai, offering no other details.



3 years ago

Amazon buys Israeli startup E8 Storage: source

Amazon has bought Israeli storage technology startup E8 Storage, a source familiar with the deal said on Wednesday.



3 years ago

Jack Dorsey is having an epic year — and he's not talking about it

Jack Dorsey is not one to brag about a winning streak.

3 years ago

Oil rises as U.S. crude stocks fall, market awaits U.S. Fed rate cut

Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday, supported by a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and investor expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower borrowing costs for the first time in more than a decade.



3 years ago

Here's how the Fed sets interest rates and how that rate has changed over the last four decades

While Wall Street insiders spar over monetary tea leaves, what remains uncontested is just how low interest rates are on a historical basis.

3 years ago

Devil in the data as funds call for scrutiny of LSE's Refinitiv deal

Some trading and investment firms are calling for competition regulators to scrutinize London Stock Exchange's proposed $27 billion takeover of financial information provider Refinitiv to prevent further market data price hikes.



3 years ago

Explainer: What do you do after a data breach?

A hacker has stolen the personal information of over 100 million people from Capital One Financial Corp , the company said this week, in the latest high-profile breach of sensitive consumer data.



3 years ago

Cramer: Tim Cook proves innovation at Apple can still happen even without Steve Jobs

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not just an operator — he's also an innovator, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

3 years ago

Traders on tenterhooks ahead of Fed verdict; pound rebounds

The dollar index was flat on Wednesday while the pound bounced back from a 'no-deal Brexit' slump, with oil up for a fifth day and stocks little changed ahead of a highly anticipated statement from the U.S. central bank.



3 years ago

Italy's UniCredit says carrying out own probe in relation to Capital One data breach

Italy's biggest bank by assets UniCredit said on Wednesday it was carrying out its own investigation in relation to a major data breach at capital one Financial Corp.



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