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Netflix Inc is an acquisition target, Mark Cuban says as he snaps up more than 50,000 shares — Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, is buying Netflix Inc shares because he considers the video streaming company to be an acquisition target. "I'm buying NFLX stock ... Someone will try to buy them," Cuban tweeted on Friday.

10 reasons to be bullish on the global economy — There's no mistake that this week has been a wild one for financial markets, living up to October's billing as the cruelest month for equities. Still, as the week ends, some economists are wondering if things are all that bad for the world economy.

Canadian stocks spike most in 2 years after brutal 4-day sell-off — TORONTO - The Toronto stock market fell sharply for a fifth, consecutive session with energy stocks in the crosshairs while oil prices breached the US$80 a barrel level as a faltering global economy dampens demand prospects and supplies increase. Five things investors need to do as a small correction potentially becomes a bigger one.

Warren Buffett slashes stake in the world’s second-largest retailer, calls investment a ‘huge mistake’ — Tesco Plc said Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. cut its stake in the troubled retailer to less than 3% after the billionaire said his eight-year investment was a "huge mistake." Berkshire had held 3.7% at Dec. 31, according to its annual report.

Investors on edge after $672-billion wiped off global shares in worst turmoil in four years — Treasuries and the dollar climbed, oil fell toward $80 a barrel and U.S. futures plunged more than 1% in one hour as concern deepened that global growth is slowing. European stocks slid an eighth day in the longest rout since 2003 and bonds from Greece to Spain tumbled.

U.S. sin stocks could be safe haven for rattled investors — Most stock markets in the developed world are down in the past month, which can make it hard for investors to figure out where to hide. Global unrest continues to be a big concern, with military operations against extremist group ISIS in Iraq and Syria, an ongoing Ebola outbreak and protests in Hong Kong creating noise in the market.

Canadian stocks fall as oil producers post longest slump in 3 years — Canadian stocks fell, after rallying from a five-month low Wednesday, as energy producers slumped after Brent crude entered a bear market. U.S. stocks also fell on Thursday, dragged by commodity-related shares on demand concerns after yet another weak data point out of Germany, the eurozone's largest economy.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc is looking to triple last pool with $3-billion global buyout fund, sources say — Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Canada's biggest manager of alternatives to stocks and bonds, is seeking a global private-equity fund three times the size of its last pool, said two people with knowledge of the matter.

Carl Icahn to Apple Inc: ‘Interesting’ open letter on the way to Tim Cook — Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted on Wednesday, saying he would send an open letter to Apple Inc on Thursday. "Tmrw we'll be sending an open letter to @tim_cook. Believe it will be interesting," he tweeted through his handle @Carl_C_Icahn. Just over 1yr ago we tweeted our large position in $AAPL & belief the company extremely undervalued.

Wall Street is getting a new communications platform — Symphony Communication Services, which will allow financial firms, corporate customers and individuals to put all of their digital communications on one centralized platform, represents a threat to existing data and communications networks on Wall Street, including those run by Bloomberg LP, Thomson Reuters Corp and Markit Ltd.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @SBarlow_ROB: U.S. earnings season 20% done. Rev growth up 5.2% yoy, profits 11.4% so far:

Oct 09, 2014

RT @StockTwits: Here's what the entire stock market is doing today $DJIA -290 points #SPX -33 points

Oct 08, 2014

RT @Reuters: #BREAKING: Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies: hospital spokesperson

Oct 03, 2014

Down 28% last year, gone nowhere this year. RT: @BloombergNews Gold erases 2014 gains:

Oct 02, 2014

Saying goodbye to Chris Watson tonight, who's been at FP since 1977.

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