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The truth about solar, gold and marijuana

Marketwatch readers are some of the most vocal and inquisitive bunch of investors and traders around. Here are the highlights from my emails with readers of The Cody Word from this week.... Read more...

Nielsen's top programs for March 31-April 6

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 31-April 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.... Read more...

Profits at Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC more than double

Profits at Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC more than doubleLAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC Holdings, a unit of South Africa's Standard Bank, said on Thursday its 2013 pretax profit rose to 24.62 billion naira, an increase of 116 percent from 11.41 billion naira a year earlier. Gross earnings grew to 111.22 billion naira during the period, compared with 91.86 billion naira in 2012, it said in a filing with the Nigeria Stock Exchange. Stanbic IBTC proposed a dividend of 0.10 naira per

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Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base

Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian baseArmed forces took what may prove to be one of their final stands in Crimea.

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California senator denies Chinatown scam

California senator denies Chinatown scamA California state senator denied Tuesday plotting to smuggle guns from the Philippines and trading political favors for cash, in a colorful case centred on San Francisco's Chinatown underworld. Appearing in a federal courthouse, now-suspended Democratic Senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges for which he could face life in prison if convicted. The five-year FBI sting that ensnared the politician was initially aimed

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Fed's Kocherlakota: Don't raise rates to head off possible crisis

Fed's Kocherlakota: Don't raise rates to head off possible crisisBy Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Raising interest rates to head off a potential financial crisis is simply not worth it, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday. With economists forecasting very low odds of a crisis anyway, there is "little benefit to reducing or eliminating the probability of a crisis" with tighter monetary

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