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    Shares of Brink's Company  dropped -7.95% to $26.30, the most in two years, after the provider of secure logistics and security solutions services said "that it will no longer use Venezuela's official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per U.S. dollar and has adopted the government's SICAD II floating rate of approximately 50 bolivars per U.S. dollar, which took effect on March 24."

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    The U.S. March consumer price report showed slightly higher-than-expected monthly numbers that largely resulted from rising shelter costs, but these probably are not the start of a generalized jump in inflation. The March CPI was up 0.2% overall and also up 0.2% in core. Food posted +0.4% as meats, dairy, and fruits & vegetables gained.

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    WASHINGTON-- Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged up slightly in April to a reading of 47 from 46 in March, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index released Tuesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 50. The index has now held below 50 for three straight months. The HMI index gauging current sales conditions in April held steady at 51 while the component gauging traffic of...

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    U.S. homebuilder sentiment edged up in April but remained mostly dour on lingering concerns about stiff credit conditions for buyers and tight supply of building lots and labor, the National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index rose to 47 in April from a downwardly revised 46 in March, the group said in a statement.

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    High-income folks are painfully aware that many valuable tax breaks are phased-out as income climbs up the ladder. Examples include personal and dependent exemption deductions; higher-education tax credits; deductions for traditional IRA contributions; and deductions for home mortgage interest, state and local income and property taxes, and charitable donations. As a result, high-income individuals may be completely or partially ineligible for tax goodies that others...

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    *Prices steady, 30- year bond prices rise* NY manufacturing disappoints, inflation data benign* Fed to buy $1.75 bln- $2.25 bln notes due 2020, 2021 By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. Treasuries prices were steady on Tuesday after a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish economic momentum, and as consumer price pressures remained...

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    Foreign appetite for long-term U.S. assets staged a comeback in February to its strongest level in over two years, following three straight months of net sales, data from the U.S. Treasury showed on Tuesday. Foreigners bought $76.5 billion in long-term U.S. assets, compared with the revised $2.1 billion they sold in January.

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    * Consumer price index up 0.2 percent in March. * Food, shelter costs account for much of the increase. * Homebuilders downbeat on housing market. By Lucia Mutikani. U.S. consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course.

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    - The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering adopting more measures to address the remaining financial-stability risks in the short-term wholesale funding markets, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday. In a video speech, Yellen praised new liquidity standards for global banking firms, but warned that they do not apply to so-called shadow banks or to the financial system as a whole.

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    WASHINGTON-- U.S. consumer prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in March due to higher shelter and food costs, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Food prices jumped 0.4% for the second straight month while shelter costs rose 0.3%. Energy prices fell 0.1% led by lower gasoline costs.

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    The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering adopting more measures to address the remaining financial-stability risks in the short-term wholesale funding markets, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday. In a video speech, Yellen praised new liquidity standards for global banking firms, but warned that they do not apply to so-called shadow banks or to the financial system as a whole.

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    U.S. consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course. The increase should allay concerns among some Federal Reserve officials that inflation was running too low, although the rise was mild enough to suggest the central bank could keep benchmark interest rates near zero for quite some time.

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    WASHINGTON-- The Empire State manufacturing index, the first of the many regional manufacturing gauges to be released, slipped to 1.3 in April from 5.6 in March, the New York Fed said Tuesday. The drop was counter to the MarketWatch-compiled economist forecast of a gain to 8. Any reading above zero indicates improving conditions. The new- orders and inventories components both fell to negative territory from positive ground, while employment indexes showed a modest rise in...

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    Health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will cost slightly less than previously thought, helping to slow down the forecast growth of U.S. deficits over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

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    WASHINGTON-- The Congressional Budget Office on Monday cut its estimate of the deficit for the current fiscal year, but warned that the era of shrinking shortfalls "will soon come to an end" if current laws don't change. In an update of budget projections for 2014 to 2024, the nonpartisan agency said the deficit for fiscal 2014 would be $492 billion. That's $23 billion less than was estimated in February, and would represent 2.8% of gross domestic product-- down dramatically from a peak...

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     GasLog  rose to an all-time high of $27.38 as of 2:15 p.m. on Monday amid a positive day for the energy sector. Peer companies Goodrich Petroleum , Halcon Resources  and Comstock Resources  all surged on Monday. More than 1.8 million shares of GasLog (GLOG) had changed hands as of 2:15 p.m. on Monday, compared to the average volume of 1,068,880. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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    Hitting the grocery store is getting more costly. Beef prices are at a record high, and the cost of other staples, such as milk, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables are climbing. The price of a pound of ground beef has hit $3.55 a pound, a record high even when adjusted for inflation, according to government readings for February. And it's gotten worse lately.

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    WASHINGTON-- U.S. retail sales rose a strong 1.1% in March, Commerce Department data released Monday revealed, showing the economy is improving after the cold winter. The firm report, which shows the largest gain for sales since September 2012, adds to the perception that the U.S. economy has taken a turn for the better. But it will take several months to know for sure whether this strong spending can be sustained.