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Reuters

Stocks fell Friday but have best month since October 2011
USA TODAY
Stocks fell Friday as the Nasdaq failed to hit the 5000 mark again, but markets still managed to post strong gains for the month. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 81.72 points, or 0.5%, to close at 18,132.70, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 6.24 ...
Wall Street ends down after data; posts strong gains for monthEconomic Times
Nasdaq Caps Best Month Since '12 as Apple Stock Adds $66 BillionBloomberg
Stock Market Finishes February With Massive Gains but Buyer BewareTheStreet.com
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06:17pm Fri, February 27, 2015

Forbes

Walmart Learns It's Better To Lead Than To Follow
Forbes
Walmart's announcement that it would increase the minimum wage beginning this year to $9, and ultimately $10 per hour for all employees came as something of a surprise, given how entrenched the company had become in maintaining and defending the ...
Wal-Mart, the Market Combine in Minimum Wage HikeWall Street Journal
Walmart, other big companies, increase minimum wage for its workersKHON2
$nine an hour: Pressure for franchises to hike wagesBeacon Review
MarketWatch -Supermarket News -KQED (blog)
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04:18pm Fri, February 27, 2015

Wall Street Journal

Fed's Fischer Puts Spotlight on June or September for Rate Rise
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Friday the central bank looked most likely to raise interest rates in June or September, although economic developments might warrant different timing for liftoff. “I don't think there is an ...
Fed's Fischer: 'It's about time' for rate hikeCNBC
Dudley, top US economists urge later Fed rate hikeReuters UK
Fischer: Fed Closer to Rate Rises, But Exact Timing Remains Unclear -- UpdateNasdaq
MarketWatch
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05:08pm Fri, February 27, 2015

MiamiHerald.com

J C Penney Company Receives "Hold" Rating from Deutsche Bank (JCP)
WKRB News
J C Penney Company Inc logo Deutsche Bank reiterated their hold rating on shares of J C Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) in a research report released on Friday morning. Deutsche Bank currently has a $9.00 price objective on the stock. Several other ...
Credit Suisse Sees Slight Improvement In FY15 For JC Penney (JCP)Bidness ETC
J.C. Penney Tumbles as Forecast Disappoints InvestorsBloomberg
J C Penney Company Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank (JCP)sleekmoney
Beacon Review -OctaFinance.com -TheStreet.com
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05:31pm Fri, February 27, 2015

Los Angeles Times

US fourth-quarter economic growth is revised down to 2.2%
Los Angeles Times
The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic ...
US Economic Growth at Year's End Is Revised Down to 2.2%New York Times
Confident consumers propel US growth in fourth-quarter as job market growsBuffalo News
5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggestsMadison.com
Investor's Business Daily
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06:01pm Fri, February 27, 2015

KOLO

Large price increases at the pump predicted
Grand Forks Herald
BISMARCK -- GasBuddy predicts large price increases at the pump in the next two to three weeks. “Just since Monday, Feb. 2, wholesale prices nationwide have increased by an average of 54 cents per gallon,” Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for ...
Analyst: Price Of Gas To Rise 15 Cents Over Next Week…Then HigherCBS Local
Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinksGlens Falls Post-Star
Gas prices jump 15 cents overnight in SoCalKABC-TV

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05:30pm Fri, February 27, 2015

New York Times

Robert Benmosche, Rescuer of AIG, Dies at 70
New York Times
Robert H. Benmosche, a former MetLife chairman who engineered one of the greatest financial turnarounds in American corporate history when he took charge of the failed industry giant American International Group and restored it to health after it had been ...
Benmosche Recalled as Tenacious, Fighter as Colleagues MournBloomberg
Former AIG head Benmosche dies; led insurer after bailoutFortune
AIG stronger because of Benmosche: CEOCNBC
Fox News -Beacon Review -U-T San Diego
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05:33pm Fri, February 27, 2015

MarketWatch

Oil up sharply, posts first monthly gain since June
Reuters
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Crude Oil Puts End To Monthly Losing StreakInvestor's Business Daily
Most in OPEC are Nervy But Saudis Aren'tForbes
Brent rises above $61, set for first monthly gain since JuneGrand Forks Herald
Nasdaq -MarketWatch -Beacon Review
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04:56pm Fri, February 27, 2015

Wall Street Journal

Weight Watchers Shares Drop to Record Low
Wall Street Journal
Weight Watchers could be shedding market cap faster than its members are shedding pounds. Shares of the weight-loss company had their largest daily fall ever Friday, plunging 36% to a record low, after a dismal earnings report Thursday, in which ...
Weight Watchers shares fall after disappointing forecastSFGate
Fitness trackers are more or less killing Weight WatchersFortune
Examining Block Trading Activity & Unusual Options Volume for Weight ...AVAFIN

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04:31pm Fri, February 27, 2015

Chicago Tribune

Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rise to 18-month high
Chicago Tribune
The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. cComments. Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment.
Pending home sales hit 18-month high in JanuaryThe Hill

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10:41am Fri, February 27, 2015