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October 1, 2014

Sydney Pads Costing More Than New York Spurs RBA Rethink - Bloomberg

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September 24, 2014

Big new iPhone brings Apple more profit

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version.

Apple said it sold more than 10 million of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in their first three days on sale. Both have larger screens than earlier iPhone models, and analysts say consumers like the new, bigger sizes. The Plus has a 5.5-inch screen, as measured diagonally, while the regular iPhone 6 is at 4.7 inches.

The new iPhones went on sale Friday and address a key advantage rival Android phones have long had: size. The iPhone has been Apple’s main source of profits and is expected to remain so for at least the next year.

Apple will make more profit on the Plus version, according to a report from research firm IHS Technology. The full, no-contract price for the 16-gigabyte iPhone 6 is $650. IHS estimates it costs Apple $200.10 for materials and manufacturing. The iPhone 6 Plus retails for $750 without a contract, but IHS says it costs Apple $215.60.

With a two-year service contract with a wireless carrier, a 16-gigabyte iPhone 6 costs consumers $200. An iPhone 6 Plus costs $300 with a contract.

The Plus model also has a bigger battery and a slightly more expensive camera than the regular iPhone 6, according to IHS.

Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the report. The Cupertino, California, company usually doesn’t disclose details of its manufacturing costs.

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September 8, 2014

Dubai to spend $32 billion on airport expansion

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s airport operator says the emirate’s ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city’s second airport that officials envision will eventually become the world’s biggest.

The announcement Monday sets in motion a vast building project that aims to give the airport known as Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central the capacity to handle more than 200 million passengers per year.

The airport opened for cargo flights in 2010 in the desert south of central Dubai. It received its first passengers in October at a single terminal that is mainly used by smaller airlines and low-cost carriers.

The currently larger Dubai International Airport is by far the Mideast’s busiest airport and is home to Dubai-based Emirates, the region’s largest carrier.

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September 7, 2014

9-year-old from Saskatoon steals city bus, goes on joyride

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SASKATOON—A 9-year-old boy has a lot of explaining to do after taking a city bus for a joyride in Saskatoon.

Police say the boy hopped into the empty bus while it was parked with the engine running outside the transit yard on Saturday morning.

He hit the gas and got two blocks before hitting a curb and getting stuck, but during that time smashed another city bus and a parked vehicle.

No one was injured and police say that due to the boy’s age there won’t be any charges.

He has since been taken home by police.

Eyewitness Michael Pritchard says the bus was left running with the door open, and he had seen the boy ride past on a bicycle just moments before.

Pritchard was sitting in his truck in an alley waiting for his son at the time. But as his son approached, he noticed something that caused him to do a double-take.

“I looked in my mirror and I saw a little head in the driver’s seat of the bus,” said Pritchard in an interview.

The bus rolled out of view and the two men heard a crash as the vehicle hit another bus.

They raced out to the street and saw the bus continuing on so they jumped into the truck and took off after it.

Pritchard said they tried not to make it look like they were following.

The bus hit a parked car but kept going towards Idylwyld Dr., a busy thoroughfare. As it attempted to turn onto Idylwyld, it clipped stop sign and became lodged against the curb.

Pritchard jumped out of his truck and ran up to the bus.

“He was looking at me. With his foot — like you could hear the bus wanting to go but he couldn’t go anywhere because I’m guessing the back tire was locked into the curb somewhere,” Pritchard said.

“I had to pry open the bus doors. I told him to get out of the bus. He got out of the bus and I grabbed him because I didn’t want him to take off. That’s when the transit guy came.”

Pritchard said the boy wouldn’t answer any questions.

“He just kept saying, ‘No. No.’ ”

Staff Sgt. Ryan Smith said the boy was alone and hadn’t been with any other children at the time.

Pritchard said the boy did a lot of damage and it’s lucky no was injured.

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September 5, 2014

Outgunned Philippine General Seeks Upgrade as China Expands - Bloomberg

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Philippine military chief Gregorio Pio Catapang likens his task to a boxing match. Dwarfed by neighbors like China, with whom ties are strained, he

September 2, 2014

Bond Market Tilts Toward Frankfurt as Draghi Negates Fed

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August 13, 2014

Carney Pledges No Rush to Raise Rate as BOE Focuses on Wages - Bloomberg

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August 8, 2014

US stocks rise in early trading, buck global slump

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher in late morning trading Friday as investors weighed productivity gains against escalating geopolitical troubles in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq. U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq a day after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes to protect U.S. civilians there and Iraqi refugees. Investors bought up the U.S. 10-year Treasury notes, a refuge in troubled times.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose eight points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,919 as of 11:20 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial was up 72 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,440. The Nasdaq composite rose 14 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,349.

GEOPOLITICAL JITTERS: U.S. fighter planes dropped laser-guided 500-pound bombs on an Islamic State artillery device and the truck towing it, according to a military spokesman. The move follows President Obama’s authorization on Thursday of airdrops of humanitarian aid and airstrikes to counter advancing Sunni radical militants.

Investors are also keeping an eye on Ukraine and on Gaza, where a three-day cease-fire came to an end. In addition, the World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

BOND BUYING: Investors sought safety in U.S. Treasurys, driving the yield on the benchmark 10-year note to its lowest level since June 2013. The yield fell to 2.37 percent from 2.41 percent late Thursday.

PRODUCTIVITY GAIN: U.S. workers were more productive in the April-June quarter and labor costs rose slightly, a sharp turnaround from grim first-quarter figures bad credit payday advance. The Labor Department said Friday that that productivity increased 2.5 percent at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, after plummeting 4.5 percent in the first quarter.

EUROPEAN STOCKS: Germany’s DAX fell 0.3 percent while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares dropped 0.5 percent. France’s CAC-40 was flat.

All those indexes look set to close down for the week. The three major U.S. indexes are also set to post weekly losses.

THE QUOTE: “A red end to another red week looks firmly entrenched for equities,” said Will Hedden, premium client manager at IG. “The weekend will feel like a long time for potential bad news to fester after many geopolitical events have come to a head all at the same time.”

LULU SURGES: Shares of Lululemon Athletica rose $1.11, or 2.8 percent, to $40.14. The company founder, Dennis “Chip” Wilson, has agreed to sell half his stake in the company as part of a truce to avert a potentially messy battle for control of the retailer of yoga apparel and other exercise gear.

JAPAN TUMBLE: In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 slid 3 percent to 14,778 as the yen strengthened. Elsewhere in Asia, South Korea’s Kospi lost 1.1 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.2 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.3 percent to 2,194.42.

COMMODITIES: Crude oil rose 29 cents to $97.63 a barrel. Gold rose 0.1 percent at $1,313 an ounce.

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August 5, 2014

Fed Says U.S. Banks Eased Loans Amid Broad Pickup in Demand - Bloomberg

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Banks in the U.S. eased lending requirements amid a widespread increase in demand during the second quarter, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

July 30, 2014

Pound Bulls Beat Retreat With Economic Gains Tapped - Bloomberg

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The shine is starting to come off the U.K. pound, which has given up its reign as the most popular bullish bet for 2014 among the Group of 10 currencies.

Hedge funds and other large speculators cut their net wagers on a sterling advance by 28,915 contracts in the three weeks ending July 25, the biggest reduction in a year, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington show. The currency slipped to $1.6944 yesterday in New York from an almost six-year high of $1.7192 July 15 amid speculation much of the good news on Britain

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