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Claire Hunte

Claire Hunte has worked in the UK and US. She was launch editor of the World Life Insurance Report, and worked on and was managing editor at Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary in the US. She has also worked for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and PwC.

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US update: Stocks slip, shutdown fears averted - maybe, oil decline

Thursday's lull in trading came after record highs yesterday. Pull backs in utilities, financials and healthcare outweighed gains in technology and consumer discretionary.

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What crystal balls tell us about technology in 2018

From investor to customer the technology industry is just plain exciting as possibilities unfold into realities.

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US update: Techs power Dow, Bitcoin keeps it interesting, Apple brings home cash

Another day, seemingly another milestone as the Dow Jones index pushes pass the 26,000 mark at finish on Wednesday powered by gains in technology, healthcare and consumer staples.

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Pearson slides on downbeat expectations for US higher education

Publishing company, Pearson issued its trading update on Wednesday revealing full year results at the upper end of guidance but warns that it expects revenues to be flat in US higher education textbook business.

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UBM share price jumps on Informa £3.8bn bid

Global business events company, UBM was up in early trading on Wednesday after the announcement of a £3.8bn offer from rival Informa.

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Ferrero Group in $2.8bn deal for Nestle’s US chocolate brands

Global confectionary group, Ferrero, announced on Wednesday it will acquire the Nestle’s US candy bar line for $2.8bn in cash.

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ASML delivers the goods: profits and products

Dutch company ASML delivered a profit beat of €644m ($788.32m) for the quarter ending December up from €524m a year earlier and strength of the semiconductor industry buoyed its 2018 outlook.

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US update: Street rally fades, shutdown hangs over, copper loss

Earlier on Tuesday the Dow sprinted to a record high before giving up those gains in mixed trading. 

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Cryptocurrencies all fall down

Cryptocurrencies’ double-digit descent saw the main alt coins falling between 23% and 14% as rattled investors continued a selloff amidst fears of a South Korea crackdown.

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US market update: Earnings focus propels stocks rally, Dow tops 26,000

Stock prices advanced broadly as investors with earnings squarely in sight stepped up buying sending the three main gauges to touch record highs.

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Market update: FTSE 100 backslides

At 15:02 GMT, the Footsie dipped 3 points or -0.046% at 7,759.2 as commodities stocks put pressure reversing earlier gains.  

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BP shares slide on $1.7bn charge for Deepwater Horizon

BP shares slid close to 2% in trading on Tuesday after the oil giant said it would take a charge of around $1.7bn in its fourth quarter 2017 results.

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Google expands network adding new regions and subsea cables

Google aims to ramp up its cloud computing business by hooking up five new regions and adding three subsea cables expanding its networks for its customers the company said on Tuesday. 

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Let the chips fall

Since news broke 3 January about the flaw in chips that exposed computers and devices to securities vulnerabilities Spectre and Meltdown, a few tech companies have seen share prices buffeted and others have seemingly crested the tsunami of bad news.

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Serco, Kier among FTSE risers post-Carillion collapse

Serco and Kier were among gainers today on FTSE 350 that benefitted after construction and services company, Carillion, collapsed on Monday.

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