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Spring fever brings hope for US earnings

Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust. Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest American company by market value, as well as Microsoft,... Read More

A man looks at a giant advertising board showing information on second-hand apartments at a real estate exhibition in Shenyang, Liaoning province yesterday. China

A man looks at a giant advertising board showing information on second-hand apartments at a real estate exhibition in Shenyang, Liaoning province yesterday. China's real estate investment rose 16.8% in first quarter of 2014 from a year ago while revenues from property sales dropped an annual 5.2%, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. – Reuters, April 18, 2014

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