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Markets & Investing
by Liz Ann Sonders, Brad Sorensen and Jeffrey Kleintop
November 21, 2014
US stocks continue to set records with few obstacles seemingly in the way, but it’s rarely that easy.
by Michelle Gibley
November 14, 2014
The "Stock Connect"—a trading link between the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges—could be a milestone for China and offer increased opportunities for foreign investment.
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