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Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Turn Positive On Better-than-expected Nonfarm Jobs Data - Nasdaq.com

The company announced top-line results of its double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2b clinical trial of AGS-004 in patients chronically infected with HIV-1. The primary endpoint of the trial, which required a 1.1 Log lower median viral load (VL) after 12 weeks of interruption of antiretroviral therapy (ATI) in the treatment group versus the placebo group, was not achieved. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ best site OMX Group, Inc. Copyright (C) 2014 MTNewswires.com.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-turn-positive-on-better-than-expected-nonfarm-jobs-data-cm430977

Greek Contagion Concerns Attract Bears to Spain, Italy - Bloomberg

But they are ready to discuss relief with Greeces next government. The ECB is expected to announce a quantitative-easing program on Jan. 22, three days before the Greek election. European stocks fell last week on speculation the central banks stimulus measures will fail to shore up the economy. Its really difficult because youve got the next ECB meeting just before the Greek election, said William Davies, the London-based head of global equities at Threadneedle Investments, which manages about $140 billion in assets. If we were to see an increased likelihood of a Greek exit, equities in the euro zone would come under further pressure.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-11/greek-contagion-concerns-attract-bears-to-spain-italy.html

Obama to propose laws on data hacking notification, student privacy as he previews address | Fox Business

Obama will also propose a bill that would prevent companies from selling student data to third parties. A White House official says Obama will unveil the proposals Monday during a speech at the Federal Trade Commission. The announcement is part of the White House's efforts to preview components of the president's State of the Union address in the lead-up to the Jan. 20 speech. The official was not authorized to be named and insisted on anonymity to discuss the proposed legislation ahead of Obama's announcement.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2015/01/11/obama-to-propose-laws-on-data-hacking-notification-student-privacy-as-previews/

China arrests more than 110 people for selling pork from diseased pigs, tons of meat seized | Fox Business

The Public Security said in a statement Monday that more than 1,000 tons of contaminated pork and 48 tons of cooking oil produced from the meat had been seized in the operation that began last year across 11 provinces. The ministry said the suspects belonged to 11 different syndicates who purchased pigs that had died of disease from farmers at cut-rate prices then processed them into bacon, ham and oil. It said the producers sourced the pigs by bribing government livestock insurance agents, several of whom were also sent for prosecution. A series of scandals in China have deeply undermined public trust in food safety.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/01/11/china-arrests-more-than-110-people-for-selling-pork-from-diseased-pigs-tons/

Gold climbs to one-month high on weaker dollar, oil - Yahoo Finance

Global oil prices are at their lowest level since April 2009. Weaker oil prices tend to hurt gold as they reduce the need for gold as a hedge against oil-led inflation. But equity markets are taking a hit from persistent weakness in oil prices, fuelling the flight to safety. "Normally, lower oil prices are a negative for gold, but prolonged oil price declines may be fanning concerns that further losses could have a dislocative impact on the financial markets and oil-exporting economies," HSBC analyst James Steel said. "This is creating safe-haven demand for gold." Spot gold climbed to $1,228.20 an ounce, its highest since Dec. 11, and was trading up 0.3 percent at $1,226.76 at 0329 GMT.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gold-climbs-one-month-high-035058155.html

Hong Kong Stocks Rise After Li Ka-shing Restructures Empire | Fox Business

and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. -- both controlled by Li, and both constituents of the Hang Seng -- soared 14.7% and 12.5%, respectively. Li said Friday that the property assets of the companies will be carved out into a new company, to be called CK Property, while the rest of the two companies' businesses will be listed as CKH Holdings. Among other movers, mainland Chinese developer Greentown China Holdings Ltd. inched up 0.1%, as the company said its December contract sales climbed more than 40% from a year earlier.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/01/11/hong-kong-stocks-rise-after-li-ka-shing-restructures-empire/

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