Today's Top Stories - February 27, 2015  

 

BEWARE THE BELL! U.S. stock index futures continued to point to a lower open on Wall Street Friday after a second reading of U.S. fourth quarter gross domestic product (GDP) showed slower growth than the initial report on the quarter More

US Q4 growth rate revised down to 2.2% U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid More

EUROPE: European equities were lower in morning trade on Friday, but looked to close out the trading month with gains of over 6 percent amid corporate earnings releases and fresh economic data More

ASIA: Asian equity markets were mixed on Friday, following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street, but Japanese stocks managed to overlook a mixed bag of economic data to settle at a new 15-year high More

OIL: Crude oil futures rebounded on Friday, and Brent headed for its first monthly gain since July, helped by strong investor inflows, an improving demand outlook and supply outages More

What rout? Oil on track for best month since 2009 … Brent crude oil prices were poised on Friday for their biggest monthly gain since 2009, lifting the outlook for the battered commodity More

GOLD: Gold edged down on Friday and was heading for its biggest monthly loss since September as European shares traded near seven-year highs and upbeat U.S. data supported expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year More

Opponents Call on Feds to Stop Pepco-Exelon Merger … Proposed merger would put much of the Mid-Atlantic under control of one electricity utility More


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